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Federal court dismisses Scranton law firm's suit versus JPMorgan Chase Bank, pending final settlement

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 28, 2017, 9:38am

HARRISBURG – A Pennsylvania federal judge ruled to dismiss a Scranton law firm’s contract litigation against JPMorgan Chase Bank without prejudice, pending the finalization of a settlement which counsel says is already agreed to in principle.

Loan servicing company did not violate TCPA in trying to collect college class payments

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 27, 2017, 1:01pm

HARRISBURG – A federal judge has decided that a loan servicing company did not violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) in its attempt to collect on an education loan-related debt from one of its customers.

Magazine non-compete case dismissed after injunction, settlement

Carrie Salls Apr. 24, 2017, 9:51am

SCRANTON — A lawsuit that pitted Our Town Magazine against a husband and wife who allegedly violated a non-compete agreement was dismissed on March 27 by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania after a settlement was reached.

Former poultry exec claims Hain Pure Protein denied him year's pay, benefits after firing without cause

Louie Torres Apr. 10, 2017, 11:58am

SCRANTON — A former executive is suing Hain Pure Protein Corporation for alleged breach of contract, unpaid wages, violation of workers compensation acts and wrongful termination.

Land owner alleges energy companies failed to pay full royalties

Louie Torres Apr. 10, 2017, 11:58am

SCRANTON — A Pennsylvania property owner has filed a class action lawsuit against several energy companies, citing alleged breach of contract for not receiving full royalties for the use of his land.

E-Trade, Harborside Financial failed to account for assets left by decedent, suit claims

Louie Torres Apr. 7, 2017, 8:33am

Representatives of an estate are suing E-Trade Consumer Finance, E-Trade Financial Corp., E-Trade Securities LLC and Harborside Financial Center, citing alleged breach of contract.

Shickshinny woman files class action against Samsung stemming from smartphone recall

Louie Torres Apr. 7, 2017, 8:32am

A Shickshinny consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against Samsung Electronics America Inc., citing alleged design defect, insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries, liability, negligence and product liability for issues surrounding its Galaxy Note 7 phone.

Lebanon herbicide seller alleges ICT Organics used identical mark on products

Louie Torres Apr. 6, 2017, 11:09am

A Lebanon corporation is suing ICT Organics LLC, based in Baltimore, citing alleged copyright infringement and unfair competition for using identical marks on a product it sells.

Pa. warranty provider says Georgia home builder breached builder agreement

Louie Torres Apr. 6, 2017, 11:06am

A Pennsylvania home warranty company is suing Taylor Morrison of Georgia LLC, citing alleged breach of contract.

Nurse's assistant alleges failure to pay overtime by Colonial Park Care, files class-action

Louie Torres Mar. 31, 2017, 9:39am

PHILADELPHIA — A nurse's assistant has filed a class-action lawsuit against Colonial Park Care Center LLC d/b/a Colonial Park Care Center, citing alleged unpaid wages, violation of applicable minimum wage law and violation of workers compensation acts.

Utah drilling company claims Dobrinski Brothers failed to pay for Athens road work

Louie Torres Mar. 31, 2017, 9:39am

SCRANTON — A Utah company is suing Dobrinski Brothers Inc., a construction firm specializing in civil projects, citing alleged breach of contract for failing to pay for services rendered.

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.