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Lawsuit claims drug label lacked adequate warning

Louie Torres Jul. 27, 2016, 7:01pm

PENNSYLVANIA — A couple's lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, Janssen Research & Development LLC and Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. alleges breach of implied warranty, failure to warn, fraud, negligence, negligent misrepresentation and product liability.

Woman says she is due long-term disability benefits

Louie Torres Jul. 27, 2016, 6:52pm

PITTSBURGH — A woman is suing Sun Life Financial, an insurance firm, citing alleged breach of contract and violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

Woman seeks order for long-term disability benefits

Louie Torres Jul. 27, 2016, 6:47pm

PHILADELPHIA — A woman is suing Principal Life Insurance Company, citing alleged breach of contract and violation the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

Woman says disability benefits were improperly denied

Louie Torres Jul. 27, 2016, 6:41pm

PITTSBURGH — An employee is suing Standard Insurance Company, citing alleged breach of contract and violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

Employer accused of not paying contribution

Louie Torres Jul. 27, 2016, 6:36pm

PITTSBURGH — Labor union funds are suing Schaaf Excavating Contractors Inc., an employer, citing alleged breach of contract.

Court decision in 'take-home toxic-tort' case more subtle than widely reported, attorney says

Karen Kidd Jul. 27, 2016, 10:18am

TRENTON, N.J. – A New Jersey Supreme Court decision reported to extend company responsibility for employees exposed to potentially hazardous material to include their housemates is more subtle than has been widely reported, an insurance attorney says.

New Pennsylvania tax credit available to investors in waterfront redevelopment

Whitney Wright Jul. 27, 2016, 10:07am

HARRISBURG – A new tax credit for Pennsylvania was signed in on July 13 by Gov. Tom Wolf to encourage investment and development of various waterfront properties.

Pharmaceutical companies accused of inadequate labeling

Louie Torres Jul. 26, 2016, 6:50pm

PHILADELPHIA — A couple's lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, Janssen Research & Development LLC and Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. cites alleged breach of implied warranty, failure to warn, fraud, negligence, negligent misrepresentation and product liability.

Woman claims Amtrak responsible for injuries

Louie Torres Jul. 26, 2016, 6:43pm

PHILADELPHIA — A passenger is suing National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Woman claims pay was beneath minimum wage

Louie Torres Jul. 26, 2016, 6:38pm

PITTSBURGH — A former employee has filed a class-action lawsuit against Brinker International Inc., alleging violation of wage laws.

Man seeks pay for travel time, other hours

Louie Torres Jul. 26, 2016, 6:32pm

PENNSYLVANIA — A man has filed a class-action lawsuit against Allegheny Technologies Inc. and Strom Engineering Corporation, claiming violations of wage laws.

Woman claims she wasn't paid proper overtime

Louie Torres Jul. 26, 2016, 6:25pm

PITTSBURGH — A former employee is suing Keystone Clearwater Solutions LLC, alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Liability lawsuit against York grocery store may be transferred to that county's court

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 26, 2016, 1:46pm

PHILADELPHIA – A premises liability lawsuit versus a York-based grocery store could be transferred to that jurisdiction’s county court, if a defense motion proves successful.

Wrongful death lawsuit to stay in Philadelphia court, judge says

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 26, 2016, 1:46pm

PHILADELPHIA – A wrongful death and survival action will remain in the local court system, per a recent order from a judge in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

Delaware County court to now hear legal action against maintenance service firm

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 26, 2016, 1:45pm

PHILADELPHIA – A preliminary objection to change the venue of a premises liability lawsuit against a Folcroft-based maintenance company proved successful in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas this week.

Norristown builder's venue objections overruled in Philadelphia court

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 26, 2016, 1:45pm

PHILADELPHIA – A Norristown building company’s preliminary objections as to a possible change of venue in a slip-and-fall case have been overruled in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

Several preliminary objections raised in Philadelphia car crash case

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 26, 2016, 1:44pm

PHILADELPHIA – A series of preliminary objections is being contested in a Philadelphia-based car crash case in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, connected to legal sufficiency of the included claims. 

Attorneys say borough missing from construction injury case necessitates transfer to Montgomery County

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 26, 2016, 1:42pm

PHILADELPHIA – A defense attorney in a personal injury case says a plaintiff did not include a necessary defendant in the subsequent litigation, and summarily wants the case transferred to the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas.

Philadelphia judge denies transfer of accident litigation to Luzerne County

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 26, 2016, 1:41pm

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia judge has denied a motion to transfer a motor vehicle accident case to Luzerne County, despite a defense attorney claiming the case being heard in a local jurisdiction was a form of “harassment.”

Labor panel hits reset button on collective bargaining rule

Taryn Phaneuf Jul. 26, 2016, 11:33am

CHAMBERSBURG — With more employers using contingent workers, including temporary and part-time staff, a new labor relations decision broadens a collective bargaining rule that makes it easier for these increasingly common alternative workforces to organize.