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'I'm happy, but you have the wrong number'

The Pennsylvania Record Apr. 12, 2017, 12:21pm

Who wants to get unsolicited phone calls? Who would take steps to maximize the likelihood of receiving them by buying multiple cell phones with separate numbers?

Phoney Lawsuits: TCPA defendant awaits application of Pa. decision to N.J. serial plaintiff

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 12, 2017, 12:07pm

TRENTON, N.J. – In a federal court in New Jersey, a company targeted by a Polish immigrant who has filed more than 30 lawsuits is trying to avoid contributing to his apparently growing bank account, as the case draws to a close.

Judge orders administrative closing of attorney's online privacy lawsuit against Obama, national intelligence officials

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 10, 2017, 12:49pm

PHILADELPHIA – A federal court judge has issued a temporary administrative closing in a case in which a Canonsburg attorney sued former President Barack Obama and national intelligence officials for allegedly compromising the security of his online accounts.

Iron workers' union alleges Penn-Ohio failed to make required contributions

Louie Torres Apr. 7, 2017, 1:47pm

An iron workers' labor group is suing Penn-Ohio Ironworks LLC, a contractor located in Farrell, citing alleged breach of contract for failing to contribute to union funds.

Erie company claims Helen's House of Wisconsin failed to pay monthly residual fees

Louie Torres Apr. 7, 2017, 1:42pm

An Erie corporation is suing Helen's House LLC and Greg Calmes, Ryan Calmes, Tony Hawley and Jeremy Verkiulen, the four owners of the Wisconsin business, citing alleged breach of contract.

Steel workers group alleges Pittsburgh company owes monthly union dues

Louie Torres Mar. 22, 2017, 9:03am

PITTSBURGH — A labor chairman representing a steel workers' union is suing International Steel Services Inc. d/b/a American Iron Oxide Company, citing alleged breach of contract.

Car wash exec alleges Ryko Solutions failed to pay agreed-upon commission

Louie Torres Mar. 22, 2017, 8:56am

PITTSBURGH — An executive is suing Ryko Solutions Inc., citing alleged breach of contract and fraud for being denied commission for securing a contract.

Finleyville woman alleges Aetna wrongfully terminated disability benefits

Louie Torres Mar. 22, 2017, 8:55am

PITTSBURGH — A Finleyville woman is suing Aetna Life Insurance Company, citing alleged breach of contract for denying her disability benefits.

Nevada company accused of fraud after allegedly misrepresenting business to obtain $40,000 investment

Louie Torres Mar. 22, 2017, 8:54am

PITTSBURGH — Two Allegheny County individuals and their companies are suing Timothy King and Clear Lake Development Company LLC, citing alleged fraud.

California man claims electronics firm sells identical computer AC adapter

Louie Torres Mar. 22, 2017, 8:54am

PITTSBURGH — A California man is suing Quail Electronics Inc., an electronics company, citing alleged patent infringement for computer hardware.

Phoney Lawsuits: A federal law is giving litigious people a new income stream

John O'Brien Mar. 16, 2017, 11:34am

In June 2014, Melody Stoops began a business venture that would lead to the collection of at least 35 cell phones that she stored in a shoebox. Though she lived in a small town in central Pennsylvania, she used Florida area codes when she registered for a new phone number for each.

Summit Township in violation of Clean Water Act for sewage pollution, plaintiff says

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 13, 2017, 12:54pm

PITTSBURGH – A Meyersdale man believes a municipality is violating the Clean Water Act and Pennsylvania Clean Streams Law, through discharging raw sewage into the Casselman River and into his property’s water supply.

Westmoreland County woman seeks disability benefits from Met-Life, Verizon

Louie Torres Mar. 10, 2017, 11:03am

PITTSBURGH — A Westmoreland County woman is suing Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Verizon Long-Term Disability Plan for Mid-Atlantic Associates and The Verizon Employee Benefits Committee, citing alleged breach of contract.

Allegheny County woman claims LuLaRoe clothing marketer defrauds customers

Louie Torres Mar. 10, 2017, 9:33am

PITTSBURGH — An Allegheny County woman has filed a class-action lawsuit against LLR Inc. d/b/a LuLaRoe, a Wyoming multi-level marketer, citing alleged fraud.

Ohio bank employee alleges insurance company wrongfully denied benefits

Louie Torres Mar. 10, 2017, 8:56am

PITTSBURGH — An Ohio woman is suing Life Insurance Company of North America d/b/a Cigna Group Insurance, citing alleged breach of contract for denying her disability benefits.

Labor group seeks unpaid fringe benefits from construction contractor

Louie Torres Mar. 10, 2017, 8:53am

PITTSBURGH — A Western Pennsylvania labor group is suing Juanton Williams, the owner of a construction flagging contractor, citing alleged breach of contract for withholding funds meant for employee fringe benefits.

Fla. advocacy group filing majority of lawsuits in Pittsburgh

John O'Brien Mar. 7, 2017, 2:35pm

PITTSBURGH – A Miami advocacy group for the disabled is increasingly focusing its efforts in a Pennsylvania courthouse.

Knife maker says Massachusetts attorney defamed him and his business

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 3, 2017, 9:28am

PITTSBURGH – A North Carolina man and Pennsylvania knife manufacturer and seller recently began legal action against a Massachusetts attorney, alleging the defendant engaged in defamatory and disparaging behavior towards them in his online commentary.

Ryanair alleges Koppel man posted threatening messages that harmed business

Louie Torres Feb. 21, 2017, 9:21am

PHILADELPHIA — An Irish airline is suing a Koppel man, citing alleged defamation.

Erie woman says she received unwanted called from Fingerhut

Louie Torres Feb. 21, 2017, 9:21am

PHILADELPHIA — An Erie woman is suing a retailer, citing alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes.