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Unum Life Insurance Company of America accused of wrongful denial of benefits

Louie Torres Jan. 19, 2017, 10:05am

PHILADELPHIA — A woman is suing Unum Life Insurance Company of America, alleging that she was wrongly denied disability benefits.

JCS Military Support Services Inc. and Magellan Health accused of wage-law violation

Louie Torres Jan. 19, 2017, 10:05am

PHILADELPHIA — A Utah man has filed a class action lawsuit against JCS Military Support Services Inc. and Magellan Health Inc., alleging that they violated wage law by not compensating him properly for overtime.

Dun and Bradstreet Short Term Disability Plan and Metlife accused of improper benefit denial

Louie Torres Jan. 19, 2017, 10:05am

PHILADELPHIA — A man is suing Dun and Bradstreet Short Term Disability Plan and Metlife, alleging breach of contract in connection with disability insurance.

Court finds that accuracy is not part of 'complete and up to date' reporting requirement

Carrie Salls Jan. 18, 2017, 11:33am

PHILADELPHIA – A Dec. 22 opinion issued by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania found that the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requirement that a credit reporting agency must submit “complete and up to date” information on a job candidate does not refer to accuracy or identifying information on the consumer in question.

Attorney: UberBLACK plaintiffs have good argument in notable class action case

S. Laney Griffo Jan. 18, 2017, 9:51am

PHILADELPHIA – A group of UberBLACK drivers will be able to continue their class action, a judge recently ruled in a Philadelphia federal court.

Woman says credit reporting agencies gave inaccurate information

Louie Torres Jan. 18, 2017, 9:44am

PHILADELPHIA — A woman is suing TransUnion LLC, Experian Information Solutions Inc., Equifax Information Services LLC and Select Portfolio Servicing Inc., alleging violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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.

Kashkashian & Associates accused of preventing appeal

Louie Torres Jan. 12, 2017, 8:01pm

PHILADELPHIA — Two people are suing Michael Gigliotti and Kashkashian & Associates, citing alleged breach of contract by the law firm.

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.

Rockhill Mennonite Community accused of FMLA violation

Louie Torres Jan. 11, 2017, 10:19am

PHILADELPHIA — A former employee is suing Rockhill Mennonite Home, doing business as Rockhill Mennonite Community, alleging violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

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.

Magazine sues rival publication's proprietors for allegedly violating non-compete agreement

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 6, 2017, 10:16am

SCRANTON – A Newfoundland, Pa. magazine has filed litigation against the proprietors of a rival publication, claiming they infringed on the stipulations of a non-compete contract they signed as a part of a former franchisee agreement.

Dollar Tree Stores, others blamed for injuries

Louie Torres Jan. 6, 2017, 10:12am

PHILADELPHIA — A married couple's lawsuit against Dollar Tree Stores Inc.; Awesome Products Inc. d/b/a LA's Totally Awesome; and John Does 1 to 4 alleges negligence, liability and loss of consortium in connection with a slip-and-fall incident.

Summary judgment granted to defendant in Fair Credit Reporting Act case

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 5, 2017, 9:58am

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff’s lack of response in litigation related to alleged violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by a related agency, has led a federal judge to grant summary judgment to the case’s defendant.

Joinder motion denied and complaint amendment permitted in vehicle personal injury case

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 5, 2017, 9:57am

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge says an Ashley man will not be permitted to join the alleged driver of the vehicle which injured him as a necessary party, but will be allowed to amend his complaint to add a charge of negligent entrustment.

Delaware Co. correctional facility accused of not tending to broken foot

Louie Torres Jan. 4, 2017, 8:34am

PHILADELPHIA — A man is suing Community Education Centers, a New Jersey corporation that operates the private George W. Hill Correctional Facility in Delaware County, alleging negligence.

Federal court: Insured failed to pay $160K in additional premium costs

Nicholas Malfitano Dec. 30, 2016, 12:58pm

A federal judge decided this month to grant an insurance company’s summary judgment motion on the grounds its insured failed to pay a requisite additional premium amount.

International Recovery Systems, others accused of violating law in repossession case

Louie Torres Dec. 30, 2016, 12:28pm

A Philadelphia woman is suing American Credit Acceptance, Par North America, International Recovery Systems and Clifford Williams, alleging violation of debt collection laws, breach of contract, assault and battery, conversion and negligence.