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Man claims negligence in collision of tractor-trailer, police interceptor

Louie Torres Aug. 24, 2016, 9:46pm

PENNSYLVANIA — A man is suing Hartt Transportation Systems Inc. and Dana A. Wing, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Woman claims wrongful termination after FMLA leave

Louie Torres Aug. 24, 2016, 9:41pm

HARRISBURG — A former employee is suing Cetera Financial Group d/b/a ESSA Investment Services, ESSA Bank and Trust and Gary Olsen, citing alleged violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act and wrongful termination.

Labor fund says company hasn't paid contributions

Louie Torres Aug. 24, 2016, 9:32pm

PITTSBURGH — A labor fund is suing Bunting Graphics Inc. a/k/a Bunting Inc., an employer, citing alleged breach of contract.

Man says incorrect credit information was reported

Louie Torres Aug. 24, 2016, 9:27pm

PHILADELPHIA — A consumer is suing Universal Credit Services LLC and Equifax Information Services LLC, consumer credit reporting agencies, citing alleged negligent misrepresentation.

Driver claims unsecured pallet caused injuries

Louie Torres Aug. 24, 2016, 9:20pm

HARRISBURG — A motorist is suing Granite Construction Northeast Inc. and Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

EEOC settles case over Muslim server fired for wearing headscarf

Dawn Geske Aug. 24, 2016, 8:16am

PHILADELPHIA – A settlement has been awarded in a case against a Philadelphia restaurant with an apparent "no hoodies" policy regarding an employee’s right to wear a headscarf as part of her religious freedom.

Wage and labor agencies hoping to reduce duplicate efforts, attorney says

Karen Kidd Aug. 24, 2016, 7:46am

HARRISBURG – Reducing duplicate effort is among the benefits that government wage and hour officials hope will result from a recent partnership between federal and state agencies, a Philadelphia labor and employment attorney says.

Labor funds say employers owe money

Louie Torres Aug. 23, 2016, 6:30pm

PHILADELPHIA — Labor funds are suing Caliber Elevator Corp. and Peter Fierro, alleging breach of contract.

Woman accused of not repaying debt

Louie Torres Aug. 23, 2016, 6:24pm

PITTSBURGH — The federal government is suing Faith D. Slampak, alleging unpaid debt.

Man says he was misclassified in bid to avoid overtime pay

Louie Torres Aug. 23, 2016, 6:18pm

PHILADELPHIA — An employee is suing U-Haul International Inc., Collegeboxes LLC and eMove Inc., alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Law and the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law.

Government claims debt wasn't repaid

Louie Torres Aug. 23, 2016, 6:11pm

PITTSBURGH — The federal government is suing Chad G. Chronick, alleging unpaid debt.

Labor organizations say company didn't make contributions

Louie Torres Aug. 23, 2016, 6:07pm

PITTSBURGH — Labor unions and funds are suing Mon Valley Construction Co. Inc., an employer, alleging breach of contract.

Supermarket management company's lawyer believes litigation should be re-filed in New Jersey

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 23, 2016, 3:59pm

PHILADELPHIA – Defense counsel for a supermarket management company believes an Atco, N.J. woman’s premises liability action belongs in New Jersey as opposed to Philadelphia, and should be dismissed on that basis.

Counsel wants tractor-trailer accident lawsuit transferred to Cumberland County court

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 23, 2016, 3:58pm

PHILADELPHIA – One attorney says a motor vehicle accident involving a pair of tractor-trailers should be sent to Cumberland County, saying the case has no connection to Philadelphia County.

City of Philadelphia again seeking sanctions against religious entity in injury lawsuit

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 23, 2016, 3:57pm

PHILADELPHIA – The City of Philadelphia is once again pursuing sanctions against a local church and co-defendant in a lawsuit filed against both entities.

Lack of client communication spurs plaintiff counsel to withdraw from SEPTA accident case

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 23, 2016, 3:57pm

PHILADELPHIA – A member of plaintiff counsel identified a lack of communication between him and client as the reason he is withdrawing from a motor vehicle accident lawsuit against the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA).