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Third Circuit decision in product-hopping case may be at odds with prior case, attorney says

Karen Kidd Oct. 26, 2016, 1:37pm

PHILADELPHIA – A decision out of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit earlier this fall that a pharmaceutical company in a Pennsylvania product-hopping case did not violate the Sherman Antitrust Act seems to be at odds with a prior precedent-setting case, a Washington, D.C.-based attorney says.

Princeton Review says Penn Law graduates have best prospects

Deb Rogers Oct. 26, 2016, 1:30pm

PHILADELPHIA - The combination of cross-disciplinary offerings, collaboration and superb schooling adds up to a job and paycheck for University of Pennsylvania law graduates.

Reduction in divorce waiting period aimed at ending conflict for children, families

Carrie Salls Oct. 26, 2016, 1:19pm

HARRISBURG – For J. Paul Helvy, the chairman of the Family Law Practice Group at McNees Wallace & Nurick LLS and the immediate past chairman of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Family Law Section, the fight for a reduction in the divorce waiting period in the state was primarily about children and the overall well-being of families.  

Expert: Decision to abandon Penn State Hershey/Pinnacle merger 'not particularly surprising'

Carrie Salls Oct. 26, 2016, 1:09pm

HARRISBURG – Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Pinnacle Health system abandoned their proposed merger after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit overturned a district court order denying a preliminary injunction against the merger.

DuPont's employees to proceed with class action over unpaid time getting ready for shift

Dawn Geske Oct. 26, 2016, 1:03pm

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has overturned a lower court's ruling, allowing a class action lawsuit brought by employees against DuPont to proceed.

Appellate court says newspaper and its employees did not libel Allentown woman

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 25, 2016, 8:04am

PHILADELPHIA – According to a panel of federal appellate judges, an Allentown woman’s motion for post-judgment relief in a libel case brought against The Morning Call newspaper, its parent company and several of its personnel did not present a substantial question.

McDonald's and owners violated WCPL and summary judgment motion upheld, says Superior Court

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 25, 2016, 8:04am

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently ruled a motion for summary judgment reached in the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas in a class-action lawsuit involving McDonald’s hourly employees and wage payments would stand.

Wesco Insurance Company claims failure to properly indemnify

Louie Torres Oct. 25, 2016, 8:03am

PHILADELPHIA — An insurance firm is suing Penn National Security Insurance Company, d/b/a Penn National Insurance, citing alleged breach of duty and unjust enrichment.

Widow of Rodale employee seeks death benefits

Louie Torres Oct. 25, 2016, 8:02am

PHILADELPHIA — An administrator of the estate of a man killed in an automobile crash is suing Life Insurance Company of North America, Rodale Inc. and Cigna Corporation, alleging breach of contract.

Geico policyholders claim they are due payout

Louie Torres Oct. 25, 2016, 8:02am

PHILADELPHIA — A married couple's lawsuit against Geico General Insurance Company alleges breach of duty.

Otsuka America Pharmaceutical accused of using software after termination of agreement

Louie Torres Oct. 25, 2016, 8:01am

PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania corporation is suing Otsuka America Pharmaceutical Inc., a Maryland corporation, citing alleged breach of contract.

Lincoln National Life Insurance Company accused of wrongly denying benefits

Louie Torres Oct. 25, 2016, 8:01am

PHILADELPHIA — A man is suing The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, citing alleged breach of contract.

Convergent Outsourcing Inc. accused of calling consumer after he revoked consent

Louie Torres Oct. 24, 2016, 9:11am

PITTSBURGH – A Latrobe man alleges a debt collector continued to call him after he revoked his consent.

Man alleges he was injured by carpet in Walmart store

Louie Torres Oct. 24, 2016, 9:11am

SCRANTON – A Hawley man alleges he was injured when he tripped on a rug in a Walmart.

Loan officer alleges BB&T Corp. did not pay overtime, minimum wages

Louie Torres Oct. 24, 2016, 9:11am

PHILADELPHIA – A loan officer alleges a bank owes him wages.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules that wrongful death suit should go to arbitration

Kate Jacobson Oct. 21, 2016, 11:33am

PHILADELPHIA – The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that survival claims brought as part of a wrongful death lawsuit against a nursing facility should be sent to arbitration hearings.