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Federal judge paves way for treble damages in 'robo-calling' lawsuit

Andrew Burger Aug. 29, 2016, 3:03pm

HARRISBURG – Lawsuits alleging "robo-calling" on the part of telemarketers, as well as debt collectors, have been on the rise in recent years, in parallel with the growing use of automated telephone dialing and voice calling systems.

Years after passage, Fair Share Act still a question mark in asbestos cases

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 29, 2016, 2:34pm

PHILADELPHIA – Appellate court guidance on how to use 2011's Fair Share Act in asbestos trials has not yet occurred, leaving state trial court judges to decide on their own.

Bucks County court is proper venue for snow-based fall case, attorney says

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 29, 2016, 2:21pm

PHILADELPHIA – Defense counsel in a slip-and-fall lawsuit originating in Southampton has objected to the case being heard in Philadelphia County, saying the case has no connection to that jurisdiction.

City sidewalk fall litigation no longer subject to settlement compulsion motion

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 29, 2016, 2:21pm

PHILADELPHIA – A personal injury litigation in Philadelphia is no longer facing a motion to compel resolution through the delivery of a settlement payment.

McDonald's slip-and-fall injury case settled in Philadelphia County court

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 29, 2016, 2:21pm

PHILADELPHIA – According to records in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, a premises liability litigation connected to an injurious fall at a McDonald’s restaurant in Ardmore has been settled.

Man alleges he was injured in collision near Waterworks Mall

Louie Torres Aug. 28, 2016, 7:05pm

PITTSBURGH – A passenger in a vehicle involved in an accident has filed a suit over his alleged injuries.

Federal government seeks repayment of student loan

Louie Torres Aug. 28, 2016, 6:55pm

PITTSBURGH – A Sharon resident is alleged to owe on a student loan.

Newly serviced vehicle allegedly was source of fire

Louie Torres Aug. 26, 2016, 5:49pm

PHILADELPHIA — An insurance firm and its insured parties are suing Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc., d/b/a Lexus, and Wilkie Lexus, citing alleged liability and negligence.

Harrah's blamed for man's fall injuries

Louie Torres Aug. 26, 2016, 3:29pm

PHILADELPHIA — A couple's lawsuit against Harrah's Atlantic City Propco LLC and Harrah's Atlantic City Operating Company LLC, hotel and casino operators, alleges negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Man accused of not repaying debt

Louie Torres Aug. 26, 2016, 3:25pm

PHILADELPHIA — The federal government is suing Raymond L. McKnight Sr. a/k/a Raymond L. McKnight a/k/a Raymond McKnight, alleging unpaid debt.

Kraft Heinz says rebate requests were unsupported

Louie Torres Aug. 26, 2016, 3:19pm

PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania corporation is suing ACME Food products Company Inc., a New Jersey corporation, citing alleged breach of contract, fraud, and unjust enrichment.

Plaintiffs' attorney says SEPTA hiring decision affects civil and privacy rights, goes against state edict

Carrie Salls Aug. 26, 2016, 11:33am

PHILADELPHIA – The use of background checks in making hiring decisions is facing increased scrutiny, according to the lead plaintiffs’ attorney in Long v. the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA).

EPA fines manufacturer $7,090 for alleged violations connected to PCBs

Dawn Geske Aug. 26, 2016, 11:27am

PHILADELPHIA – A specialty chemical and emulsion polymer manufacturer received a $7,090 fine for alleged violations of transporting oil containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).

Man says disability benefits should have continued

Louie Torres Aug. 25, 2016, 6:09pm

PITTSBURGH — A man is suing Life Insurance Company of North America and Diebold Inc. Long-Term Disability Plan, alleging breach of contract and violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

Debt hasn't been repaid, government claims

Louie Torres Aug. 25, 2016, 6:03pm

PITTSBURGH — The federal government is suing Deborah A. Pugsley a/k/a D.A. Pugsley a/k/a Deborah Ann Pugsley, alleging unpaid debt.

Government claims debt wasn't repaid

Louie Torres Aug. 25, 2016, 5:59pm

PITTSBURGH — The federal government is suing David A. Green, alleging unpaid debt.

Woman says dangers of talc weren't disclosed

Louie Torres Aug. 25, 2016, 5:55pm

PHILADELPHIA — A consumer is suing Johnson & Johnson; Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.; Imerys Talc America, Inc., f/k/a Luzenac America, Inc.; Personal Care Products Council (PCPC), f/k/a Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association (CTFA); John Does/Jane Does 1-30; and unknown businesses and/or corporations 1-50, citing alleged failure to warn and product liability.

Woman accused of failure to repay loan

Louie Torres Aug. 25, 2016, 5:50pm

PITTSBURGH — The federal government is suing Mary T. Beschen a/k/a Mary Beschen, alleging unpaid debt.

Duquesne prof: Professional exile will follow jail time for former Pa. AG Kane

Dawn Geske Aug. 25, 2016, 11:54am

NORRISTOWN - Kathleen Kane, the former attorney general of Pennsylvania who recently resigned after being found guilty of perjury, won't spend much time in prison, but she likely won't be practicing law for a long time - if ever again - a Duquesne University law professor says.

Independent presidential candidate claims Pennsylvania improperly excluded him from ballot

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 25, 2016, 11:04am

HARRISBURG – An independent presidential candidate from Florida has initiated legal action against a pair of state election officials, claiming they are improperly preventing his name from appearing on ballots for the general election in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.