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Honey Locust Farms accused of violating wage law

Louie Torres Sep. 30, 2016, 1:13pm

HARRISBURG — A former employee is suing Thomas Bross IV and Honey Locust Farms LLC, alleging unpaid wages and violation of workers compensation acts.

GC Services Limited Partnership accused of improper collection tactic

Louie Torres Sep. 30, 2016, 1:12pm

PHILADELPHIA — A man is suing GC Services Limited Partnership, a business entity, citing alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Penn State Industries accused of not paying proper overtime

Louie Torres Sep. 30, 2016, 1:12pm

PHILADELPHIA — An employee has filed a class action lawsuit against Penn State Industries and John Does 1-10, alleging violation of wage laws.

Insurer blames Electrolux Home Products for house fire

Louie Torres Sep. 30, 2016, 1:11pm

PHILADELPHIA — An insurance firm is suing Electrolux Home Products Inc., a Georgia business, citing alleged negligence and product liability.

Bar on Oak accused of copyright infringement

Louie Torres Sep. 30, 2016, 1:10pm

HARRISBURG — Several record companies are suing a bar, alleging copyright infringement.

NLRB finds King of Prussia charter school is a private corporation

Tara Mapes Sep. 30, 2016, 12:59pm

WASHINGTON – The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decided in two separate cases Aug. 24 that although publicly funded, the Hyde Leadership Charter School in Brooklyn, New York, and the Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School, based in King of Prussia, are private corporations subject to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

Pastor urges changes to education funding formula

Quinten Plummer Sep. 29, 2016, 12:42pm

BRYN MAWR – Reformers inside and on the outskirts of Pennsylvania's education system are anxiously waiting the results of a recent hearing in which the state Supreme Court heard a petition imploring the judiciary to intervene in public school funding.

Third Circuit court makes surprising decision to decertify class action suit

S. Laney Griffo Sep. 29, 2016, 11:55am

PHILADELPHIA – Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit made a surprising decision to decertify a class action lawsuit regarding the drug Modafinil.

Lawyer for 3M says class action suit over chemical agent used for firefighting has no merit

April Bamburg Sep. 29, 2016, 11:43am

PHILADELPHIA – Eight individuals have signed on to a class-action lawsuit alleging that 3M and several other defendants should be held responsible for injuries they sustained from water contaminated when others used the aqueous film forming foam, or AFFF, that 3M has sold in the past.

Primanti Bros. could have significant liability for alleged wage law violations, worker advocate says

Carrie Salls Sep. 29, 2016, 10:13am

PITTSBURGH – If the plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit filed against Primanti Bros. can prove alleged wage law violations, the company will likely face significant liability, according to a senior adviser for the organization Workplace Fairness.  

Commonwealth Court reverses decision on access to Department of Corrections' outside vendor contract records

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 29, 2016, 9:38am

HARRISBURG – The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has reversed a decision from the Office of Open Records (OOR), which had partially granted and partially denied a request for information made on behalf of a Florida-based magazine which analyzes criminal justice issues.

Litigation costs relieved for plaintiff in employment discrimination lawsuit versus pharmaceutical company

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 29, 2016, 9:38am

PHILADELPHIA – A federal appellate court has upheld a trial court verdict which relieved litigation costs for a plaintiff involved in an employment discrimination lawsuit versus an Indiana pharmaceutical company.

Bad faith claim against Geico Insurance Company dismissed through motion for judgment

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 29, 2016, 9:37am

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia federal court has granted a motion for judgment to dismiss a claim of bad faith against Geico Insurance Company, in a lawsuit revolving around underinsured motorist insurance benefits.

Dismissal of post-trial motion in medical malpractice case upheld by Superior Court

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 29, 2016, 9:37am

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania ruled the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas was correct in dismissing a medical malpractice plaintiff’s post-trial motion, for not obtaining Notes of Testimony prior to filing that motion.

Superior Court reverses trial court's grant of summary judgment against Nationwide Insurance

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 29, 2016, 9:36am

HARRISBURG – Judges from the Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently reversed an order granting summary judgment against Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company on breach of contract and negligence claims.

Plaintiffs permitted to intervene in subrogation action tied to vehicle, residence fire

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 29, 2016, 9:35am

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia judge granted a petition from two prospective plaintiffs to intervene in an insurance subrogation action tied to residential damage sustained in an automobile fire.