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Food-service employees file class action suit against Starwood Hotels

Louie Torres Mar. 23, 2017, 11:15am

SCRANTON — Five employees have filed a class action lawsuit against Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide LLC, citing alleged breach of contract, unpaid wages, violation of applicable minimum wage law and violation of workers compensation acts.

Doctoral resident trying to avoid forced return to Egypt, files suit against federal officials

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 22, 2017, 9:40am

HARRISBURG – A doctor enrolled as an internal medicine resident at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville is seeking a federal judge to waive a two-year foreign residency requirement of his exchange visitor program, and prevent his forced return to his native Egypt.

Service tech seeks unpaid wages from Dickson City auto center

Louie Torres Mar. 22, 2017, 8:57am

SCRANTON — A Jefferson Township man is suing Gibbons Ford L.P. and its managing partner, citing alleged unpaid wages and violation of minimum wage law.

FedEx driver claims Cigna/LINA owe long-term disability benefits

Louie Torres Mar. 16, 2017, 8:54am

SCRANTON — A delivery driver for Federal Express is suing Cigna Group Insurance d/b/a Life Insurance Company of North America (LINA), citing alleged failure to pay his rightful long-term disability benefits.

Employee seeks unpaid overtime from Mountain Energy Services

Louie Torres Mar. 9, 2017, 9:44am

SCRANTON — A New York man has filed a class action lawsuit against Mountain Energy Services Inc., citing alleged unpaid wages and violation of Workers' Compensation acts.

Hong Kong business claims ATT Southern failed to pay for custom planters

Louie Torres Mar. 9, 2017, 9:39am

SCRANTON — Kentex Asia Limited of Hong Kong is suing ATT Southern Inc., a Georgia corporation, citing alleged breach of contract for failure to pay for nearly $1 million in custom planters.

Summa & Iezzi Inc. alleged to have not contributed to union funds

Louie Torres Feb. 27, 2017, 8:20am

SCRANTON – The trustees of several labor union funds claim a Dunmore business has failed to pay monthly contributions.

Class action says firmware update damaged drones

Louie Torres Feb. 27, 2017, 8:09am

SCRANTON — A Pennsylvania man has filed a class action lawsuit against two California technology corporations, alleging breach of contract.

Watsontown company says it suffered financial damages after its lease was ended early

Louie Torres Feb. 16, 2017, 9:30am

SCRANTON — A Watsontown corporation is suing Clean Harbors Environmental Services Inc., citing alleged breach of contract.

Harrisburg man's injuries due to rug blocking entryway, suit claims

Louie Torres Feb. 16, 2017, 9:23am

PHILADELPHIA — A Harrisburg couple are suing an Ohio-based company, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries, liability and negligence.

Employee alleges hospital violated family leave law

Louie Torres Feb. 13, 2017, 8:53am

SCRANTON — An employee is suing a York hospital, alleging violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act and wrongful termination.

Canadian business accuses Pennsylvania corporation of contract breach

Louie Torres Feb. 13, 2017, 8:45am

HARRISBURG — A Canadian business is suing a Pennsylvania corporation, alleging breach of contract.

Plaintiffs say York attorney, law firm failed to secure portion of late grandfather's assets

Nicholas Malfitano Feb. 10, 2017, 10:12am

HARRISBURG – A trio of plaintiffs believe a York law firm and one of its attorneys committed legal malpractice in not securing a portion of their late grandfather’s estate.

Unum Life Insurance Company of America accused of wrongly denying benefits

Louie Torres Jan. 27, 2017, 9:57am

SCRANTON — A man is suing Unum Life Insurance Company of America, alleging breach of contract.

Trial court decision on attorneys fees vacated, contract case remanded

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 5, 2017, 9:40am

PHILADELPHIA – A panel of appellate judges has ruled to vacate a trial court’s decision with respect to the determination of appropriate attorney’s fees in a contract action, and remand the litigation to its trial court for a “reasonable” fee examination.

Don E. Bower Inc. accused of terminating employee while on medical leave

Louie Torres Dec. 13, 2016, 9:58am

SCRANTON – A Great Bend man alleges his construction company employer wrongfully terminated him while he was on leave to care for an ill family member.

Bayada Home Health Care Inc. accused of not paying employees overtime

Louie Torres Dec. 5, 2016, 10:01am

SCRANTON – A Luzerne County home health clinician has filed a class action lawsuit against her former employer over allegations that she was not paid overtime.

Motel 6 trademark infringement case headed back to Pennsylvania federal court

Nicholas Malfitano Nov. 30, 2016, 8:56am

PHILADELPHIA – A panel of appellate judges has ruled to vacate a trial court’s decision with interpretation to statutes surrounding counterfeiting and pre-judgment interest in a trademark use action.

BMI, others accuse The Orchards of performing music without license

Louie Torres Nov. 28, 2016, 10:07am

SCRANTON – The owners of several songs allege a Chambersburg business has been performing their songs without authorization.

ADA case highlights need for workplace policies to accommodate disabilities

Taryn Phaneuf Nov. 25, 2016, 10:16am

For jobs that place real and necessary physical requirements on employees, employers encounter some challenges to maintain those standards without violating laws protecting individuals with disabilities.