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School district accused of retaliation

The Pennsylvania Record May 25, 2016, 7:58pm

PHILADELPHIA — A former employee has filed a class-action lawsuit against Coatesville Area School District and Superintendent Cathy Taschner, citing alleged retaliation and wrongful termination.

Woman claims discrimination by former employer

The Pennsylvania Record May 25, 2016, 7:53pm

PHILADELPHIA — An African-American woman is suing St. Lukes Physician Group, Inc., a former employer, citing alleged racial discrimination, disparate treatment and wrongful termination.

Man claims retaliation, wrongful termination

The Pennsylvania Record May 25, 2016, 7:48pm

PITTSBURGH — A man is suing Norfolk Southern Corp., his former employer, citing alleged retaliation and wrongful termination.

Woman says former employer violated rights

The Pennsylvania Record May 25, 2016, 7:45pm

PHILADELPHIA — A former fresh food manager is suing former employer Wawa Inc., citing alleged hostile work environment, violation of civil rights, and wrongful or constructive termination.

Government sues over alleged indebtedness

The Pennsylvania Record May 25, 2016, 7:37pm

PITTSBURGH — The federal government is suing over allegations of default on a loan.

Happy-hour violations can lead to severe penalties

Dawn Brotherton May 25, 2016, 10:34am

HARRISBURG—Happy hour laws govern how alcoholic drinks can be discounted or promoted at restaurants, breweries, wineries or hotels; however, violating those laws can be costly and even result in a suspension of a business' liquor license.

Pennsylvania False Claims Act deemed fiscal risk by opposition

Mark Powell May 25, 2016, 10:19am

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania's legislature may consider passing a False Claims Act (FCA) aimed at preventing Medicare and Medicaid fraud.

June hearing set to resolve discovery contest in Yahoo email alert service lawsuit

Nicholas Malfitano May 25, 2016, 8:45am

PHILADELPHIA – A hearing has been set in a Philadelphia federal court for June 3, in order to resolve a discovery dispute connected to a putative class action lawsuit against Yahoo, Inc. and its now-discontinued text message email alert service.

Federal appeals court dismisses legal malpractice action based on claim preclusion doctrine

Nicholas Malfitano May 25, 2016, 8:44am

PHILADELPHIA – On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upheld a trial court ruling to dismiss a legal malpractice complaint with prejudice and dismissed as moot a plaintiff’s “motion for extension of time” to file an appeal.

Default judgment awarded to laborers council for failure to defend against unpaid contribution claims

Nicholas Malfitano May 25, 2016, 8:43am

PHILADELPHIA – Last Friday, a Philadelphia federal court entered a default judgment in the favor of the Laborers’ District Council of the Metropolitan Area of Philadelphia and Vicinity and its various Benefit Funds, who sought damages and equitable relief under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA).

Copyright holders say music played without license or permission

The Pennsylvania Record May 24, 2016, 10:04pm

HARRISBURG — Creators of musical compositions are suing The New A-Ville, Inc. and Nancy Wolfe, establishment operators, citing alleged copyright infringement.

Man claims harm from inaccurate credit information

The Pennsylvania Record May 24, 2016, 10:00pm

PHILADELPHIA — An Alabama man is suing Trans Union LLC, Experian Information Solutions Inc., Equifax Information Services LLC and Enhanced Recovery Company LLC, citing alleged false credit information.

Man says he was harassed and wrongfully terminated

The Pennsylvania Record May 24, 2016, 9:53pm

HARRISBURG — A man is suing United Methodist Homes and Brad Picchini, former joint employers, citing alleged unlawful employment practices, discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination.

Woman claims wrongful termination by health care agency

The Pennsylvania Record May 24, 2016, 9:47pm

PHILADELPHIA — A health aide is suing A.H. Home Health Care Service LLC, a former employer, alleging wrongful termination and failure to provide accommodation.

Women say restaurant didn't pay proper overtime

The Pennsylvania Record May 24, 2016, 9:43pm

PITTSBURGH — Two employees have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Dairy Queen Grill and Chill Restaurant franchise in Johnstown, claiming the restaurant did not properly compensate them for overtime work.

Employment discrimination lawsuit against Department of Homeland Security's Secretary to remain dismissed

Nicholas Malfitano May 24, 2016, 9:43am

PHILADELPHIA – According to a federal appellate court ruling Tuesday, a former Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent’s employment discrimination lawsuit against the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will remain dismissed.