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Woman claims age discrimination in firing

Annie Hunt Apr. 29, 2016, 6:38pm

PITTSBURGH — A former employee of UPMC Jefferson Regional Home Health is suing the company for allegedly firing her on the basis of her age.

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American Indian sues dairy company over land ownership issue

Gene Johnson Apr. 29, 2016, 6:34pm

HARRISBURG – A dairy company is being sued by an Aboriginal/Indigenous American Indian woman who claims that she is an owner of the land where the company manufactures its products and is entitled to $3,500 for monthly land rental expenses.

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Woman claims she was fired due to her medical conditions

Gene Johnson Apr. 29, 2016, 6:18pm

PHILADELPHIA – A former employer at a pharmaceutical company is suing the business over a claim that she was fired because of her medical conditions.

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Produce company claims losses due to bad kiwis

Gene Johnson Apr. 28, 2016, 5:30pm

PHILADELPHIA – A New Jersey produce company that regularly ships or receives products in the port of Philadelphia is suing a German-based shipping company for $15,000 to compensate the plaintiff for losses allegedly connected to bad kiwis transported from Italy to Philadelphia.

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Seafood distributor sues to bar union contractual ties

Gene Johnson Apr. 28, 2016, 4:45pm

PHILADELPHIA – A wholesale seafood distribution company is suing a union on a claim that the company is no longer a purchaser and distributor of Florida crab meat and, therefore, does not have to contribute to an employee retirement fund.

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Union fund trustees says company didn't contribute in timely fashion

Gene Johnson Apr. 28, 2016, 4:36pm

HARRISBURG – Union fund trustees are suing a concrete company on a claim of failing to make timely contributions to their employees’ retirement fund.

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Company sued over claim of violating Family and Medical Leave Act

Gene Johnson Apr. 28, 2016, 4:24pm

PHILADELPHIA – A company is being sued by a former employee over a claim that she was fired because she took lawful absence of leave as mandated under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

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Township sued over occupancy permit dispute

The Pennsylvania Record Apr. 28, 2016, 4:12pm

PHILADELPHIA — Three plaintiffs are suing a township and the township's zoning hearing board, alleging violation of civil rights.

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At-will status defeats account director's employment action appeal in Superior Court

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 28, 2016, 2:55pm

PITTSBURGH – A presumed condition of at-will employment status defeated an appeal motion for an advertising company’s former project manager, according to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

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Third Circuit Court rules AAMCO right to receive injunction, ex-franchisee plans rehearing of case

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 28, 2016, 2:54pm

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently decided a federal court was correct in issuing a permanent injunction to AAMCO Transmission, Inc., against one of its former franchisees.

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Commonwealth Court determines religious organization not under auspices of hotel tax

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 28, 2016, 2:53pm

HARRISBURG – The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled April 21 that a religious organization which hosts multi-day retreat events was not subject to Susquehanna County’s amended ordinance related to hotel room taxes.

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Discovery requests denied in SEC's civil trial against man convicted of securities fraud

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 28, 2016, 2:53pm

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Monday denied requests made by a man previously convicted of securities fraud crimes.

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After overcoming preliminary injunction motion, vehicle fraud case proceeds

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 28, 2016, 2:50pm

PHILADELPHIA – Having overcome a motion for preliminary injunction, a fraud case against a vehicle towing agency is proceeding through the normal course of litigation in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

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Former Bethel Township police officer's wrongful termination claims to proceed

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 28, 2016, 2:48pm

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge ruled a former Bethel Township police officer’s claims of wrongful termination without due process under the Police Tenure Act (PTA) and the Fourteenth Amendment would proceed, while other claims against the township, its police chief and five supervisors were defeated by summary judgment.

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Ford Motor Company did not infringe on fuel injection system patent, federal court says

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 28, 2016, 2:48pm

PHILADELPHIA – A federal court ruled Ford Motor Company did not infringe on the patent copyrights of a Wayne–based fuel injection system manufacturing company.

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Lack of client cooperation compels plaintiff counsel to leave premises liability case

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 28, 2016, 2:47pm

PHILADELPHIA – Counsel for a pair of plaintiffs injured in a deck fall on the premises of a property service company is seeking to leave the litigation.

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