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State AG's Office settles with Utah home security firm in consumer protection action

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 20, 2017, 8:52am

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania’s Office of the Attorney General (OAG) recently announced a settlement with a Utah firm which supposedly violated the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (UTPCPL) when it sold home security systems in Pennsylvania.

Attorney General's Office pays firm $1.4 million for fees billed in email scandal

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 20, 2017, 8:51am

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has agreed to pay an international law firm in excess of $1.4 million in legal fees, for its work in examining damaging e-mails found on the Office’s servers.

False arrest and malicious prosecution claims against Philly police officers are settled

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 20, 2017, 8:51am

PHILADELPHIA – The City of Philadelphia has settled a civil rights complaint which alleged various constitutional and state law violations against the City, the Philadelphia Police Department and several department officers.

Man who suffered eye injury at farmers market appeals to Third Circuit

Nicholas Malfitano Jan. 20, 2017, 8:50am

PHILADELPHIA – A lawsuit from a man who suffered an eye injury while working at a farmers market has now advanced to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, where he claims the original trial court made an error of law in dismissing his case.

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company accused of wrongly denying benefits

Louie Torres Jan. 20, 2017, 8:45am

PITTSBURGH — A woman is suing Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, citing alleged breach of contract.

F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts accused of retaliation by former employee

Louie Torres Jan. 20, 2017, 8:43am

HARRISBURG — A former employee is suing F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, alleging that the defendant eliminated her position as an act of unlawful retaliation and discrimination and breached its fiduciary duty.

Target Corporation accused of allowing slip-and-fall hazard

Louie Torres Jan. 19, 2017, 10:20am

PHILADELPHIA — A married couple's lawsuit against Target Corporation alleges negligence in connection with a fall.

Supreme Court to weigh appeal of woman convicted after alleged GM ignition failure

Glenn Minnis Jan. 19, 2017, 10:19am

HARRISBURG – A Pennsylvania woman is set to have her involuntary manslaughter and reckless driving conviction case reheard on the grounds of timeliness requirements after the state Supreme Court granted her Petition for Allowance of Appeal.

Customers Bank agrees to penalty for fees charged to students as part of partnership

Glenn Minnis Jan. 19, 2017, 10:18am

WASHINGTON – A Pennsylvania bank has agreed to a pay a civil penalty of almost $1 million for violations of the Federal Trade Commission Act.

Child welfare workers, doctors accused of responsibility in false abuse claim

Louie Torres Jan. 19, 2017, 10:18am

HARRISBURG — A mother and her child are suing Mifflin County; child welfare caseworkers Casey O'Dell and Kristen Matula and supervisor David L. Smith; and doctors Pat J. Brune and Evan Wallace Crowe, alleging that the mother was unjustly accused of abusing the child.

Employee blames Norfolk Southern Corporation for fall injuries

Louie Torres Jan. 19, 2017, 10:17am

HARRISBURG — An employee is suing Norfolk Southern Corporation, his employer, citing alleged hostile work environment, insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries, liability, and negligence.

Fullcircle Media LLC of Florida says Pittsburgh business failed to pay invoices

Louie Torres Jan. 19, 2017, 10:17am

PITTSBURGH — A Florida company is suing Pittsburgh company One Cavo LLC and dissolved Colorado company 1 Cavo LLC, alleging failure to pay for services.

New rule requires employers to file unemployment taxes electronically

Taryn Phaneuf Jan. 19, 2017, 10:06am

HARRISBURG — New this tax season, Pennsylvania businesses are required to submit unemployment taxes electronically, the state Department of Labor & Industry announced.

Unum Life Insurance Company of America accused of wrongful denial of benefits

Louie Torres Jan. 19, 2017, 10:05am

PHILADELPHIA — A woman is suing Unum Life Insurance Company of America, alleging that she was wrongly denied disability benefits.

JCS Military Support Services Inc. and Magellan Health accused of wage-law violation

Louie Torres Jan. 19, 2017, 10:05am

PHILADELPHIA — A Utah man has filed a class action lawsuit against JCS Military Support Services Inc. and Magellan Health Inc., alleging that they violated wage law by not compensating him properly for overtime.

Dun and Bradstreet Short Term Disability Plan and Metlife accused of improper benefit denial

Louie Torres Jan. 19, 2017, 10:05am

PHILADELPHIA — A man is suing Dun and Bradstreet Short Term Disability Plan and Metlife, alleging breach of contract in connection with disability insurance.

Pair claim Aielland Guys restaurant had unsafe stairway

Louie Torres Jan. 19, 2017, 9:45am

PITTSBURGH — A former married couple's lawsuit against restaurant owner Aielland Guys LLC and restaurant operator Shelly Pie LLC, alleges negligence, liability and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Carmeuse Lime & Stone accused of not paying bill in full

Louie Torres Jan. 19, 2017, 9:45am

PITTSBURGH — A Carlisle company is suing Carmeuse Lime & Stone Inc. of Pittsburgh, alleging breach of contract.

No immunity for teacher who let kindergartner leave with stranger who sexually assaulted her

Nancy Crist Jan. 18, 2017, 12:48pm

PHILADELPHIA — A federal appeals court has denied immunity to a substitute teacher who allowed a stranger to remove a kindergarten student from his class despite the fact she failed to show proper identification.

Many possible factors led to racial discrimination case against Dept. of Corrections, advocate says

Carrie Salls Jan. 18, 2017, 12:43pm

HARRISBURG – Any number of factors could have played into the alleged racial discrimination that resulted in a former Pennsylvania Department of Corrections director of equal employment opportunity’s decision to file a lawsuit against the department and individual defendants, according to Workplace Fairness senior adviser Paula Brantner.