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State AG's Office settles with Utah home security firm in consumer protection action

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 20, 2017, 8:52am

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania’s Office of the Attorney General (OAG) recently announced a settlement with a Utah firm which supposedly violated the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (UTPCPL) when it sold home security systems in Pennsylvania.

Attorney General's Office pays firm $1.4 million for fees billed in email scandal

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 20, 2017, 8:51am

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has agreed to pay an international law firm in excess of $1.4 million in legal fees, for its work in examining damaging e-mails found on the Office’s servers.

False arrest and malicious prosecution claims against Philly police officers are settled

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 20, 2017, 8:51am

PHILADELPHIA – The City of Philadelphia has settled a civil rights complaint which alleged various constitutional and state law violations against the City, the Philadelphia Police Department and several department officers.

Man who suffered eye injury at farmers market appeals to Third Circuit

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 20, 2017, 8:50am

PHILADELPHIA – A lawsuit from a man who suffered an eye injury while working at a farmers market has now advanced to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, where he claims the original trial court made an error of law in dismissing his case.

District Court did not err in dismissing man's amended discrimination complaint, Third Circuit says

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 17, 2017, 1:30pm

PHILADELPHIA – A panel of appellate judges have ruled to affirm a trial court ruling to dismiss a man’s second amendment complaint in a federal discrimination litigation.

Third Circuit says PennDOT not liable for damages tied to trucking company owner's unregistered trailer

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 17, 2017, 1:30pm

PHILADELPHIA – In a per curiam decision, federal appellate judges have decided to uphold a lower court’s ruling that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and its associates are not liable for damages in allegedly failing to register a man’s trailer for the trucking company he owned.

Third Circuit rules man's $217K penalty not able to be discharged in bankruptcy proceeding

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 17, 2017, 1:29pm

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for Third Circuit has ruled a man’s debt tied to a finding of intentional infliction of emotional distress was not permitted to be discharged in the midst of his Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings.

Missing testimony notes leads to dismissal of car wreck lawsuit

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 17, 2017, 1:28pm

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania said a complaint brought by a pair of plaintiffs in a motor vehicle accident is missing mandatory testimony notes, which then led the judiciary to dismiss the complaint entirely.

ADA and breach of contract litigation against Harcum College settled

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 17, 2017, 1:22pm

PHILADELPHIA – A federal lawsuit from a woman who claimed a local college was responsible for intentionally inflicting emotional distress on her and denying her due process in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), has been settled.

Montreal Convention doesn't apply to transit shipment dispute, Pa. federal judge says

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 17, 2017, 1:20pm

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge says the Montreal Convention hasn’t been proven to govern a dispute centered on a shipment of human growth hormone that was damaged in transit.

Statute of limitations makes sheriff's sale property case time-barred from further proceedings

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 12, 2017, 9:11am

PHILADELPHIA – The statute of limitations applied to a complaint regarding outstanding costs related to a Philadelphia property sold at sheriff’s sale more than three years ago, has led that complaint to be dismissed in federal court.

Lab quality manager's wrongful termination action not headed back to Lehigh County court

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 12, 2017, 9:11am

PHILADELPHIA – A healthcare lab quality manager’s wrongful termination lawsuit will not be remanded to the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas, per a federal court’s decision reached Monday.

Cell phone repair and recycling company's unjust enrichment claim has no basis, appeals court says

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 12, 2017, 9:09am

PHILADELPHIA – A federal appeals court has upheld the trial court dismissal of a Souderton cellular phone repair and recycling company’s claim of unjust enrichment against an insurance agency based in New York City.

Third Circuit rules in case of worker killed by on-the-job accident

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 12, 2017, 9:09am

PHILADELPHIA – A panel of federal appellate judges believe the local District Court incorrectly interpreted and characterized the injury claims of a plaintiff whose husband lost his life in a work-related crane accident, and have remanded the case for further proceedings.

Negligence and wrongful death action against nursing case facility returning to Lancaster court

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 10, 2017, 9:49am

HARRISBURG – A negligence and wrongful death action against a Lancaster nursing care facility has been remanded to the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas, per a recent decision from the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Civil rights claims against Pennsylvania state trooper dismissed for lack of standing

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 10, 2017, 9:49am

PHILADELPHIA – Federal appellate court judges have thrown out a civil rights action filed against a member of the Pennsylvania State Police for a perceived lack of merit, per court records.

Bucks County men file lawsuit over firearms ownership restrictions

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 9, 2017, 10:01am

PHILADELPHIA – Two men from Bucks County have filed a lawsuit against the Attorney General of the United States, the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, among a number of other legal and law enforcement entities, claiming their Second Amendment rights were unfairly revoked.

Monroe County man's civil rights suit against legal and law enforcement entities dismissed on appeal

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 9, 2017, 9:55am

PHILADELPHIA – A group of appeals court judges have decided to uphold the dismissal of a Henryville man’s lawsuit against a municipality, attorney and a number of law enforcement entities in a civil rights action.

Superior Court: Appeal in mortgage foreclosure case lacks standing

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 6, 2017, 10:18am

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court decided late last week that an appeal in a mortgage foreclosure action would not move forward due to a perceived lack of basis for the appeal itself.

Third Circuit rules against former Temple University athlete in harassment case

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 6, 2017, 10:17am

PHILADELPHIA – A panel of appellate judges has ruled a former Temple University athlete's claims of sexual harassment, mistreatment and retaliation in the form of a loss of her athletic scholarship were time-barred, and upheld a prior granting of summary judgment.