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Delco judge accused of misconduct in case involving friend's daughters

Jim Boyle Jan. 5, 2015, 1:19pm

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - A Delaware County Court of Common Pleas judge has been charged with judicial misconduct for failing to recuse herself from a case involving a friend, according to a complaint filed by the Judicial Conduct Board of Pennsylvania.

Commonwealth Court approves PTSD benefits for victim of gunpoint robbery

Jim Boyle Jan. 5, 2015, 1:35pm

HARRISBURG - A Bucks County liquor store manager will receive full benefits and back pay after the state Commonwealth Court ruled he was eligible for Workers' Compensation stemming from the mental trauma he suffered during a gunpoint robbery in April 2008.

Philly asbestos firm fighting to have RICO suit against it moved out of North Carolina

John O'Brien Jan. 5, 2015, 1:38pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – An asbestos plaintiffs firm named in one of the racketeering cases filed by Garlock Sealing Technologies believes the debtor’s objections to a venue transfer improperly seek to attribute unrelated facts to each individual RICO case.

Owners of online furniture company will pay $50,000 restitution

Jim Boyle Jan. 6, 2015, 10:37am

PHILADELPHIA - Victims of an online furniture seller who failed to deliver items purchased on the website will receive a portion of $50,000 in restitution, according to a settlement agreement reached last month between the Pennsylvania Bureau of Consumer Protection and the owners.

Former pharmacist files class action against CVS for overtime pay

Jim Boyle Jan. 6, 2015, 10:41am

PHILADELPHIA - More than 1,000 pharmacists are owed unpaid overtime wages from one of the top pharmacy retail stores in the United States, according to a federal class action suit filed last week at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Saylor inducted chief justice of Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Jim Boyle Jan. 7, 2015, 9:11am

HARRISBURG - Thomas G. Saylor was inducted Tuesday as Pennsylvania’s 56th chief

Easton Hospital agrees to $662K settlement of False Claims Act allegations

Jim Boyle Jan. 7, 2015, 2:57pm

PHILADELPHIA - Northampton Hospital Company, LLC and Northampton Hospital Corporation, owners and operators of Easton Hospital in Northampton County, have agreed to a $662,000 settlement with the government to resolve allegations of health care fraud arising under the False Claims Act.

Hospital worker sues after alleged fall from mobile medical trailer

Jim Boyle Jan. 7, 2015, 4:01pm

PHILADELPHIA - A Delaware County hospital worker says that the failure by the providers of a mobile

Biotech company accuses deceased accountant of stealing $300K from bank account

Jim Boyle Jan. 8, 2015, 10:36am

PHILADELPHIA - A New Jersey biotech company says that its deceased accountant and his wife fraudulently

Same-sex partner of deceased college VP claims Cigna wrongfully denied life insurance claim

Jim Boyle Jan. 8, 2015, 12:00pm

ERIE - The same-sex domestic partner of a deceased official at a northwest Pennsylvania university says he was wrongfully denied payment from his loved one's life insurance claim.

Duane Morris law firm sued over alleged FMLA, ADA violations

Jim Boyle Jan. 9, 2015, 10:01am

PHILADELPHIA - An ex-employee of a Center City law firm says her termination was in retaliation for her requests for time off that were protected under the Family Medical Leave Act, according to a wrongful termination lawsuit filed at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Kane defends record in statement about grand jury report

Jim Boyle Jan. 12, 2015, 12:35pm

HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has maintained her innocence in light of

Investor accuses former Five Below CEO of artificially inflating stock before exit

Jim Boyle Jan. 12, 2015, 1:42pm

PHILADELPHIA - The co-founders of national discount retail chain Five Below fraudulently concealed their intent to resign from the company last year and artificially inflated the company's public stock price while planning to hand over the reigns to a much less experienced CEO, causing the stock to crumble upon their exit, according to allegations in a class action suit filed at the U.S. District Court

Tenants at apartment complex claim employee's sexual harassment violated Fair Housing Act

Jim Boyle Jan. 12, 2015, 1:46pm

PHILADELPHIA - Two women living at a Philadelphia apartment claim that the owners

Pa. ADA lawyer says firm steered customers away with allegations of cocaine use

Jim Boyle Jan. 12, 2015, 1:59pm

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Suit: Former medical lab worker denied severance after shift change forced termination

Jim Boyle Jan. 13, 2015, 10:49am

PHILADELPHIA - A medical laboratory denied a veteran employee's severance package after

Free speech law inspired by cop-killer challenged by media outlets, ACLU

Jim Boyle Jan. 14, 2015, 10:43am

HARRISBURG - The three weeks it took to propose, pass and sign legislation designed to prevent convicted felons from making public remarks that could cause the families of victims mental anguish have left too many unanswered questions, according to a federal lawsuit filed at the District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania by several media and civil rights organizations.

Railroad company sues property manager for loss of two locomotives

Jim Boyle Jan. 14, 2015, 12:02pm

PHILADELPHIA - A national transportation company says the owners of a business complex near the

Judge: Pitt student's dismissal justified, not a result of ADA violations

Jim Boyle Jan. 14, 2015, 12:09pm

PITTSBURGH - A student's dismissal from the University of Pittsburgh's graduate nursing program was

Former car salesman claims sexual harassment by female supervisor caused termination

Jim Boyle Jan. 15, 2015, 10:12am

PHILADELPHIA - A former auto salesman claims that his reporting of sexual harassment by his female supervisor led the dealership owner and the woman's father to retaliate with the wrongful termination of the plaintiff, according to a discrimination suit filed at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.