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Employer accused of failing to make labor fund contributions

Louie Torres Jul. 20, 2016, 6:29pm

PHILADELPHIA — Labor union funds have filed suit against Precision Electric Inc. and company owner William Tyler, alleging breach of contract.

Federal court rejects reconsideration motion in ERISA insurance benefits case

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 16, 2016, 3:56pm

PHILADELPHIA – A federal court has rejected a May 26 motion for reconsideration connected to a dismissal of a lawsuit alleging breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty filed against Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 380 and the Union’s Trustees of the Health, Welfare and Pension Plans.

ERISA pre-empts breach of contract lawsuit against Reliance Standard Insurance Company, IBEW

Nicholas Malfitano May 4, 2016, 3:31pm

A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit alleging breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty filed against Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 380 and the Union’s Trustees of the Health, Welfare and Pension Plans.

Local IBEW chapter required to provide financial accounting information

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 27, 2016, 8:53am

According to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, an electrical union will need to furnish financial information to satisfy a counterclaim filed by the case’s defendant.

Discrimination and retaliation claims against IBEW will not receive new trial

Nicholas Malfitano Dec. 31, 2015, 9:19am

PHILADELPHIA – On Dec. 15, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled to deny a new trial to a woman who filed both federal and state race and gender discrimination claims, plus retaliation claims against her former employer.

Pa. court declines jurisdiction over union's lawsuit

Nicholas Malfitano Dec. 22, 2015, 9:31am

Claims brought by an electrical workers union against a Quakertown drilling firm for outstanding benefits have no place in a Pennsylvania court, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania said in a decision this past week.

Federal agency sues Life Safety Group alleging failure to fulfill contract

Carrie Bradon Dec. 21, 2015, 9:56am

PHILADELPHIA – A federal labor agency is suing a corporation alleging that it owes money for back pay from a previous settlement.

Philly judge dismisses union leader's malpractice suit against former attorney

Jim Boyle Aug. 4, 2014, 3:17pm

A Philadelphia union leader's legal malpractice suit against his former attorney's has been

Superior Court reverses Phila. judge's denial of labor leader's request disqualifying firm in defamation case

Jon Campisi Feb. 13, 2014, 3:28pm

A state appellate court panel has found that a Philadelphia judge

Commonwealth Court: OOR wrong to order university to give benefits records to union rep

Jon Campisi Jun. 20, 2013, 5:02pm

A Pennsylvania appellate court panel has determined that the state’s Office of Open

Phila. Traffic Court Judge, wife, legislative aide to state rep. charged with fraud by feds

Jon Campisi Sep. 14, 2012, 7:03am

A Philadelphia traffic court judge and an aide to a Pennsylvania legislator

Philadelphia courts under fire in ticket-fixing probe

Michael P. Tremoglie Nov. 15, 2011, 3:23pm

The Philadelphia Traffic Court is a target of a federal grand jury probe of ticket-fixing, according to a report in the