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Pittsburgh police prevail, will not be required to live within city limits

David Hutton Jun. 9, 2017, 11:54am

PITTSBURGH — The state Supreme Court on May 22 ruled that police officers in Pittsburgh must only live within 25 air miles of downtown instead of within city limits, upholding a 2014 decision by an arbitrator.

84 Lumber Company granted default judgment against Energy Tech

Laura Halleman Jun. 5, 2017, 9:24am

PITTSBURGH — 84 Lumber Company has won a default judgment of $82,307.01 against Energy Tech Inc., of North Carolina, due to a lack of response from the company.

Wilkinsburg says borough code enforcement officer was not fired as whistleblower

Dee Thompson Jun. 5, 2017, 9:02am

PITTSBURGH — A former employee of the Borough of Wilkinsburg who filed suit in March was not terminated in retaliation for whistleblowing, the borough alleges in a newly filed answer to the complaint, but for misconduct and insubordination.

JD Palatine claims it terminated former executive for just cause

Glenn Minnis Jun. 2, 2017, 3:43pm

PITTSBURGH — Risk mitigation firm JD Palatine LLC and its CEO Chad Killian have filed a series of preliminary objections to former Senior Vice President of Sales Joseph DeSanzo’s wrongful termination suit, where he seeks punitive damages in their ongoing dispute.

Appeals court upholds illegality of City of Pittsburgh paid sick leave ordinance

Mike Helenthal May 25, 2017, 9:12am

HARRISBURG — The City of Pittsburgh has lost its appeal of a 2015 verdict striking down a city ordinance requiring employers to offer paid sick leave to employees.

Pittsburgh loses bid to require emergency preparedness training

Carrie Salls May 23, 2017, 9:54am

PITTSBURGH — The City of Pittsburgh cannot force security officers and building service employees to complete emergency preparedness training as part of its Safe and Secure Building Act, according to a May 17 opinion entered by the Commonwealth Court.

Woman whose bowel was cut nearly in half during hysterectomy to get new trial, appeals court rules

Melissa Busch May 15, 2017, 9:58am

PITTSBURGH — An appeals court granted a new trial to a woman who lost her medical malpractice suit against a surgeon who severed her bowel while performing her hysterectomy.

Former USAir flight attendant loses appeal in legal malpractice case

Dee Thompson May 12, 2017, 10:07am

A former flight attendant for USAir, after years of battling in court to receive disability benefits, has lost her legal malpractice case against the attorneys who formerly represented her.

Superior Court affirms dismissal of wrongful termination case against Nova Chemicals

Sara McCleary May 11, 2017, 10:52am

PITTSBURGH — The state Superior Court has found that the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County was correct in dismissing Joseph Gross’s wrongful termination case against Nova Chemicals Services.

Banks seek alleged debt of over $36,000 from Pittsburgh consulting company

Louie Torres May 3, 2017, 5:57pm

PITTSBURGH — A bank based in Buffalo, New York, is suing Source Consulting Services LLC and owner Thomas K. Sorce, citing alleged breach of contract for an outstanding balance on a loan.

Allegheny judge dismisses first count of woman's lawsuit against former employer

S. Laney Griffo Apr. 27, 2017, 12:59pm

PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania court ruled to dismiss one of two counts of a woman’s complaint for damages due to alleged work-related abuse.

Cemetery, through insurance company, seeks over $70,000 for crash damaging iron gate

Louie Torres Apr. 24, 2017, 9:24am

PITTSBURGH — An insurance company is suing Danne L. Olivis, citing alleged negligence for a one-car crash in which she crashed into a cemetery gate.

Pittsburgh company Jenmar claims Precision Mine Repair owes it nearly $80,000

Louie Torres Apr. 19, 2017, 2:24pm

A Pittsburgh company is suing Precision Mine Repair Inc., of Illinois, citing alleged breach of contract for outstanding invoices for products it delivered.

Doctor responds to lawsuit filed against Allegheny Health Network, others

Shanice Harris Apr. 18, 2017, 10:12am

PITTSBURGH — Defendants in a case dealing with the alleged wrongful death of an Allegheny Health Network patient filed multiple objections against the plaintiff's lawsuit recently, arguing that several sections be stricken from the complaint.

Former Heart II Heart care worker claims she was wrongfully fired

Louie Torres Apr. 18, 2017, 9:49am

PITTSBURGH — An employee is suing Heart II Heart LLC, a company that provides in-home care-giving, citing alleged retaliation, wrongful discharge and wrongful termination.

Woman claims Heart II Heart retaliated for refusal to falsify information to state and federal agencies

Louie Torres Apr. 14, 2017, 8:48am

PITTSBURGH — An employee is suing Heart II Heart LLC, a caregiving group for people with disabilities, citing alleged retaliation, unpaid wages and violation of Workers' Compensation acts.

Illinois company alleges unpaid business loans from Turtle Creek contractor

Louie Torres Mar. 22, 2017, 9:07am

PITTSBURGH — An Illinois company is suing Bitkowski Contracting LLC and Kenneth Bitkowski, of Turtle Creek, citing alleged breach of contract.

US Foods says Pittsburgh Athletic Association failed to pay nearly $40,000 for deliveries

Louie Torres Mar. 22, 2017, 9:06am

PITTSBURGH — An Illinois food wholesaler is suing the Pittsburgh Athletic Association and David M. Bruce, citing alleged breach of contract for failing to pay for food delivered to it.

Man says he was hypnotized at home for mentally ill, files lawsuit

Louie Torres Mar. 22, 2017, 9:02am

PITTSBURGH — A man is suing his health care providers, citing alleged violation of civil rights.

Teacher at American Indian Center alleges racial and disability discrimination

Louie Torres Mar. 21, 2017, 11:28am

PITTSBURGH — A teacher is suing the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center, citing alleged racial discrimination and wrongful termination due to disability.