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Former employees bring class action against MEC Construction for unpaid wages

Louie Torres May 18, 2017, 9:46am

PITTSBURGH — Two former employees have filed a class action lawsuit against MEC Construction LLC, of Mount Morris, citing alleged unpaid wages and violation of Workers' Compensation acts.

Allen Sleep Trend Pad infringes on patent, company claims

Louie Torres May 18, 2017, 9:45am

PHILADELPHIA — A New Kensington corporation is suing Allen Medical Systems Inc., a Massachusetts business, citing alleged patent infringement.

Case & Sons Cutlery says Colorado knife seller infringed trademarks

Louie Torres May 18, 2017, 9:44am

ERIE — A Pennsylvania cutlery seller is suing Roadsideimports LLC, a Colorado company, citing alleged unfair competition for using the plaintiff's trademark on its products.

Consumer files class action against Samsung for overheating cell phones

Louie Torres May 18, 2017, 9:43am

PITTSBURGH — An individual has filed a class action lawsuit against Samsung Electronics America Inc., alleging design defect, liability and product liability for selling cell phones that overheated and caught fire.

Recycling company says former president used proprietary data to start competitor

Louie Torres May 17, 2017, 9:07am

ERIE — A Cochranton company is suing Buck Baldwin and Envirothink Inc., a former employee and the company he founded, citing alleged breach of duty.

Aetna allegedly denied man's benefits claim despite plaintiff's evidence

Louie Torres May 15, 2017, 9:36am

PITTSBURGH — An Westmoreland County man is suing Pennsylvania Transformer Technology Inc. Health & Welfare Plan and Aetna Life Insurance Company, citing alleged breach of contract for denying his health benefits claim.

Mass. lawyer says knife maker's defamation case against him lacks Pa. jurisdiction

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 24, 2017, 9:55am

PHILADELPHIA – A Massachusetts lawyer accused of defaming a North Carolina man and Pennsylvania knife manufacturer and seller through his online commentary, is attempting to have the case against him dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction.

'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.