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Motorist reinstates complaint against Uber driver and parent company for injury-related liability

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 27, 2017, 1:01pm

PHILADELPHIA – Counsel for a Philadelphia motorist suing an Uber driver and the ride-hailing company for injuries she says she suffered in an automobile accident in the city last summer, are seeking to reinstate the issuance of the complaint.

Loan servicing company did not violate TCPA in trying to collect college class payments

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 27, 2017, 1:01pm

HARRISBURG – A federal judge has decided that a loan servicing company did not violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) in its attempt to collect on an education loan-related debt from one of its customers.

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.

Court says PHRC can review racial discrimination case brought by former student against Chestnut Hill College

Melissa Busch Apr. 27, 2017, 12:54pm

HARRISBURG — The Commonwealth Court recently ruled that the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission has the right to review a racial discrimination case filed against a Catholic college.

Field worker says Killion and Sons Well Service denied overtime pay

Louie Torres Apr. 27, 2017, 12:52pm

PITTSBURGH — A field employee is suing Killion and Sons Well Service Inc., an oil-field services company, citing alleged unpaid wages for lack of overtime pay.

Chevron claims former employee took trade information before resigning

Louie Torres Apr. 27, 2017, 12:51pm

PITTSBURGH — Chevron is suing Brian Lipinski, a former employee, citing breach of contract for allegedly taking large amounts of confidential and trade information before resigning to join a competitor.

Illinois company says Kraft Heinz misused trade information regarding food packaging

Louie Torres Apr. 27, 2017, 12:51pm

PITTSBURGH — An Illinois food-packaging corporation is suing Kraft Heinz Foods Company and The Kraft Heinz Company, citing breach of contract for allegedly distributing trade secrets to its competition.

Hypoallergenic pillow the subject of patent-infringement dispute

Louie Torres Apr. 27, 2017, 12:51pm

PITTSBURGH — A Pittsburgh-area textile manufacturer is suing Hollander Sleep Products LLC, a Florida corporation, alleging that the defendant wrongly accused it of patent infringement.

Superior Court affirms medical malpractice win for defendants

Shanice Harris Apr. 26, 2017, 11:35am

PHILADELPHIA – The Superior Court recently ruled in favor of defendants Chestnut Hill Hospital, Tri-County Emergency Physicians and many of its associates in an appeal filed by Ellesia Blaque of a trial court decision clearing the healthcare provider of medical malpractice.

Commonwealth Court issues rulings in lawsuit over exposed Philadelphia trolley track

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro Apr. 26, 2017, 11:33am

PHILADELPHIA — The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has reversed some decisions of a trial court regarding the case of a Philadelphia man who sustained injuries when his motor scooter struck an exposed and discontinued trolley track in 2013.

Retiree claims union failed to keep record of employment, denied pension

Louie Torres Apr. 26, 2017, 11:23am

PHILADELPHIA — A retiree from the newspaper industry is suing Teamsters Local Union No. 1414, Newspaper and Magazine Employees Union, citing alleged breach of contract for denying his pension.

Doctor claims Optum Inc. sent unwanted faxes advertising business

Louie Torres Apr. 26, 2017, 11:23am

PHILADELPHIA — A Center Valley doctor has filed a class action lawsuit against Optum Inc. and Optuminsight Inc., a Minnesota medical services firm, alleging violation of telephone harassment laws.

York County woman says Hanover Foods denied her FMLA rights

Louie Torres Apr. 26, 2017, 11:22am

HARRISBURG — An assembly-line employee is suing Hanover Foods Corporation, citing alleged discrimination and violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

BMI, other publishing companies sue Yorgos Restaurant for playing music without license

Louie Torres Apr. 26, 2017, 11:22am

PHILADELPHIA — A number of music publishing companies are suing Yorgos Restaurant and Lounge, citing alleged copyright infringement for playing their songs in the restaurant without a license.

Medical, cosmetic tech company denied employees overtime wages, suit says

Louie Torres Apr. 26, 2017, 11:21am

PHILADELPHIA — Four employees are suing Transdermal Specialties Inc., Intellectual Property Trust and Bruce K. Redding Jr., citing alleged unpaid wages.

Killion and Sons failed to pay overtime to oil-field contractor, suit claims

Louie Torres Apr. 26, 2017, 11:21am

PITTSBURGH — A oil-field worker is suing Killion and Sons Well Service Inc., alleging unpaid wages and violation of Workers' Compensation acts.

Luzerne County judge cites Right To Farm Act and rules to dismiss neighbors' nuisance complaints

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 26, 2017, 8:39am

WILKES-BARRE – A state court judge cited Pennsylvania’s Right To Farm Act (RTFA) in recently dismissing a case from neighbors who filed a lawsuit over the use of liquid swine manure as part of the defendants' farming operations.

Third Circuit agrees with lower court that Rooker-Feldman doctrine precludes claims in FDCPA case

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 26, 2017, 8:36am

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit agreed with a lower federal court that the Rooker-Feldman doctrine precluded the claims of plaintiffs who believed U.S. Bank breached its mortgage obligations and the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA).

Third Circuit Court says tax attorney's whistleblower-related retaliation claims not precluded

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 25, 2017, 9:08am

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has decided that a tax attorney was not precluded from claiming wrongful termination against his former employer, for blowing the whistle on their allegedly illegal practices.

Claims of improper treatment at veterans medical facility remanded to District Court, Third Circuit rules

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 25, 2017, 9:08am

PHILADELPHIA – A federal appeals court says a woman’s claims of improper treatment at a veterans medical facility will be remanded to the U.S. District Court for further proceedings.