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Woman says debt collector violated telephone law

The Pennsylvania Record May. 5, 2016, 6:07pm

PITTSBURGH — A consumer is suing Medicredit, Inc., a debt collection company, citing alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes.

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Employers should maintain strong policies following $188M Wal-Mart decision

Karen Kidd May. 5, 2016, 3:47pm

Pennsylvania employers need to be wary of their procedures in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision earlier this month not to review an appeal in a $187.6 million Wal-Mart class action case, say two attorneys who've blogged about the case.

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Emotional distress and due process claims dismissed from woman's ADA suit against Harcum College

Nicholas Malfitano May. 5, 2016, 3:17pm

A federal court has dismissed a woman’s claims for intentional infliction of emotional distress and violation of due process from her lawsuit alleging a college violated the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).

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Federal appellate court upholds denial of woman's disability insurance benefits

Nicholas Malfitano May. 5, 2016, 3:11pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently announced it upheld a trial court verdict of denial in the case of a woman who was seeking disability insurance benefits.

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Psychologist's most recent litigation seeking license reinstatement deemed 'meritless'

Nicholas Malfitano May. 5, 2016, 3:06pm

A federal appeals court determined Tuesday that a psychologist who continues to fight for the reinstatement of his license to practice medicine brought forth “meritless” litigation.

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Lansdowne resident accuses business of violating telephone law

The Pennsylvania Record May. 4, 2016, 5:24pm

PHILADELPHIA - A consumer is suing Rhode Island company CVS Health and Does 1-10, citing alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes.

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Man sues employer and foreman for alleged sexual harassment

The Pennsylvania Record May. 4, 2016, 5:19pm

PHILADELPHIA — A man is suing electrical construction company Carr and Duff Inc. and Thurmond Pace, his former employer and foreman, citing alleged gender discrimination and sexual harassment.

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Man accuses former employer of racial discrimination

The Pennsylvania Record May. 4, 2016, 5:12pm

PHILADELPHIA — A man is suing PSC Industrial Outsourcing LP, a former employer, citing alleged employment discrimination.

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Sellersville resident accuses company of telephone harassment

The Pennsylvania Record May. 4, 2016, 5:09pm

PHILADELPHIA — A consumer is suing Navient Solutions Inc. and Does 1-10, Arizona corporation, citing alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes.

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Car buyer claims repossession was in error

The Pennsylvania Record May. 4, 2016, 5:05pm

PHILADELPHIA — A consumer is suing Best Buy Motors Inc., International Recovery Systems Inc. and John Doe Repo-Agent, citing alleged breach of contract, unlawful repossession, trespass and conversion.

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Former employee of hospital alleges age discrimination

The Pennsylvania Record May. 4, 2016, 4:53pm

PHILADELPHIA — A woman is suing Mercy Philadelphia Hospital and Mercy Health System, her former employer, citing alleged age discrimination, disability discrimination, and wrongful termination.

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ERISA pre-empts breach of contract lawsuit against Reliance Standard Insurance Company, IBEW

Nicholas Malfitano May. 4, 2016, 3:31pm

A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit alleging breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty filed against Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 380 and the Union’s Trustees of the Health, Welfare and Pension Plans.

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Third Circuit: Sewer authority had no right to break right-to-cure provision

Nicholas Malfitano May. 4, 2016, 2:59pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled Thursday that Travelers Casualty & Surety Co. of America overcame an appeal from the Milton Regional Sewer Authority in a breach of contract lawsuit.

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Federal judge says valid questions of fact raised in wrongful termination case against elevator company

Nicholas Malfitano May. 4, 2016, 2:09pm

A pair of former mechanics from Otis Elevator Company will have their claims of age and gender discrimination resulting in alleged unlawful termination proceed, after a federal court found a “genuine issue of material fact” as to their claims.

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Sex and race discrimination claims against call-notice firm to proceed

Nicholas Malfitano May. 4, 2016, 1:26pm

A federal court has determined a Pennsauken, N.J., woman’s allegations of sex discrimination and race discrimination against her former employer will proceed.

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Collingdale resident accuses giftware maker of sex discrimination

The Pennsylvania Record May. 3, 2016, 8:04pm

PHILADELPHIA — A former employee is suing Swarovski North America Ltd. and Swarovski Retail Ventures Ltd., a crystal giftware manufacturer, citing alleged retaliation and sex discrimination.

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