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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.

Met Life sues group of defendants making competing claims for insurance payout

Louie Torres May 23, 2017, 8:54am

SCRANTON — An insurance company is suing a number of competing claimants to a life insurance policy, citing breach of contract.

Technician claims Field and Technical Services failed to pay overtime

Louie Torres May 23, 2017, 8:54am

PITTSBURGH — An employee has filed a class action lawsuit against Field & Technical Services LLC, citing alleged unpaid wages and violation of Workers' Compensation acts.

Prudential allegedly wrongly denied long-term disability claim from Pittsburgh woman

Louie Torres May 23, 2017, 8:53am

PITTSBURGH — An individual is suing Prudential Insurance Company of America, citing alleged breach of contract for wrongly denying disability benefits.

Man says he experienced harmful side effects from drug from Bayer, Merck

Louie Torres May 23, 2017, 8:53am

PHILADELPHIA — A consumer is suing Bayer and Merck, drug makers, alleging breach of implied warranty, failure to warn, fraud, liability and negligence.

Meat mixer manufacturers deny injured plaintiff's claims, file cross-claims against one another

Nicholas Malfitano May 22, 2017, 9:58am

Meat mixer manufacturers deny injured plaintiff's claims, file cross-claims against one another

Attorney's negligence lawsuit vs. Lawyer.com dismissed, may be refiled in New York state court

Nicholas Malfitano May 22, 2017, 9:58am

Attorney's professional negligence action versus legal website dismissed, may be refiled in New York state court

North Wales accident plaintiffs end lawsuit against Norristown HVAC firm and employee

Nicholas Malfitano May 22, 2017, 9:57am

North Wales accident plaintiffs end lawsuit against Norristown HVAC firm and employee

Superior Court upholds exclusion of expert testimony in Zoloft birth-defect lawsuit

Pam Wright May 22, 2017, 9:57am

PHILADELPHIA — The state Superior Court upheld a lower court's decision to exclude expert testimony in a lawsuit filed by a Philadelphia couple against pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline who claimed that the anti-depressant drug Zoloft led to their son's birth defect.

Commonwealth Court upholds firing of Liquor Control Board district manager

Russell Boniface May 22, 2017, 9:42am

HARRISBURG — The state Commonwealth Court on May 10 turned back an argument from a Liquor Control Board district manager who was fired for gambling during work hours and claimed his employer made no accommodation for his gambling addiction.

Defendants want breach of contract case brought by event planner dismissed

Denise Royal May 22, 2017, 9:34am

PHILADELPHIA — Four Philadelphia-area companies named in a breach of contract lawsuit have asked a federal court to dismiss the case.

Racketeering lawsuit against Philadelphia asbestos firm refiled in Pennsylvania

Jessica Karmasek May 19, 2017, 11:49am

After having its lawsuit dismissed by an Illinois federal judge in March, Illinois-based industrial manufacturer John Crane Inc. has filed another lawsuit against a Philadelphia asbestos law firm -- this time, in a Pennsylvania federal court.

Conrail and CSX claim they didn't violate FELA in case of injured former machinist and trackman

Nicholas Malfitano May 19, 2017, 9:31am

PHILADELPHIA – Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) and CSX Transportation, Inc. have categorically denied the claims of a New York man and former employee who alleged they violated the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), by not providing him with a safe work environment over the course of a near four-decade-long career.

Defective vehicle case involving General Motors headed to arbitration

Nicholas Malfitano May 19, 2017, 9:29am

PHILADELPHIA – A case brought by a Littlestown woman against General Motors, revolving around an allegedly-defective Chevrolet vehicle and GM’s supposed violation of consumer protection laws will head to arbitration this fall.

Additional defendant denies liability in tenants' bed bug lawsuit

Nicholas Malfitano May 18, 2017, 11:47am

PHILADELPHIA – An additional defendant in a personal injury action has denied responsibility for allegations they did not protect a group of tenants from being attacked by bed bugs.

Third Circuit finds State Police troopers did not use excessive force

Nicholas Malfitano May 18, 2017, 11:46am

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently affirmed a lower court’s ruling that entered a jury verdict for four Pennsylvania State Police troopers accused of using excessive force after a high-speed chase.

Conrail denies violating FELA in former machinist's personal injury lawsuit

Nicholas Malfitano May 18, 2017, 11:44am

PHILADELPHIA – Counsel for Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) assert the company did not forgo its responsibilities under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) and did provide a plaintiff with a safe work environment over the course of his 39-year career, despite his allegations to the contrary.

Superior Court reverses ruling, says six-figure sum in Wells Fargo account not exempt from garnishment

Shanice Harris May 18, 2017, 11:39am

PHILADELPHIA — The state Superior Court has reversed a Bucks County judgment, with the appeals court holding that nearly $200,000 in a Wells Fargo bank account wasn't exempt from garnishment by Bollard & Associates.

Superior Court reinstates wrongful death lawsuit against hospital

Laura Halleman May 18, 2017, 11:36am

HARRISBURG — The Superior Court of Pennsylvania on May 8 reversed a lower court’s decision that granted judgment to a hospital where a woman died in an emergency room based on the timeliness of the plaintiff's filing.

Lighting company says OKT Lighting infringed patent

Louie Torres May 18, 2017, 9:53am

PHILADELPHIA — A Massachusetts company is suing OKT Lighting a/k/a Shenzhen OKT Lighting Co. Ltd. a/k/a OKT Lighting International Group Ltd., citing alleged copyright infringement and patent infringement.