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Passenger cites Amtrak for multiple injuries in derailment

Carol Ostrow Jun. 1, 2015, 12:14pm

A Pennsylvania passenger has sued a national transit carrier, alleging negligence in a fatal train deramilment.

Property manager sues employer alleging willful wage evasion

Carol Ostrow Jun. 1, 2015, 12:22pm

A woman brought allegations against a property management firm and three of its officers alleging labor law violations from 2011 to 2015. Tammy Fogarty of Macungie sued Hereford Homes Greater Reading Management Corp.; David Rittenhouse, Emily D’Orsogna, and Scott Darrenkamp, all of Audubon, in the U.S.

Worker alleges age discrimination at Starbucks

Carol Ostrow Jun. 1, 2015, 12:28pm

A Bensalem woman has sued Starbucks, alleging employment law violation.

Waitress sues Pittsburgh restaurant alleging wrongful termination

Carol Ostrow Jun. 1, 2015, 1:07pm

A Pittsburgh resident brought allegations against her employer alleging discrimination in 2012. Lucy Dufala of city brought a complaint against Primanti Brothers and Primanti Bros. Restaurant Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, in the U.S.

Hair salon owner loses case against Philadelphia over settlement of slip-and-fall lawsuit

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 2, 2015, 10:45am

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge dismissed all claims from a Philadelphia hair salon owner who claimed the City of Philadelphia violated her constitutional rights when it settled a slip-and-fall lawsuit without including her in the proceedings.

Man, allegedly injured by defective resistance band, can't seek punitive damages

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 2, 2015, 10:51am

PHILADELPHIA – A Richboro couple who filed suit against multiple manufacturers and retailers of sports equipment alleging a faulty resistance band caused a serious eye injury have been given leave by a federal judge to file a second amended complaint, albeit without a call for punitive damages against the defendants on a presumed breach of warranty claim.

Judge tosses beaten customer's claims against Family Dollar

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 2, 2015, 1:33pm

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed Family Dollar from a Chicago couple’s lawsuit against it and officers of the Philadelphia Police Department for allegedly assaulting the husband and covering it up through filing a false report.

Older worker cites age discrimination

Carol Ostrow Jun. 2, 2015, 1:54pm

An elderly Lycoming County woman has sued her employer, alleging age discrimination.

Prisoner cites deliberate indifference to medical needs

Carol Ostrow Jun. 3, 2015, 9:33am

An Allegheny County man brought allegations against a prison warden and several staff, alleging civil law infringement in 2013. Michael K.

Defendants in slip-and-falls suits say they weren't properly noticed, object to 'recklessness' charge

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 3, 2015, 12:42pm

PHILADELPHIA – Separate negligence lawsuits filed against Philadelphia condominium management companies will be the subject of a hearing to ascertain whether the defendants were improperly served, according to court records.

Cleaning company sued over slip, says plaintiff filed it in the wrong court

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 3, 2015, 12:55pm

PHILADELPHIA – A Reading couple have sued a pair of commercial cleaning and sanitation companies for negligence after the wife allegedly slipped on a wet floor in the course of her work duties.

Trucker who fell on ice at plant asked to prove why case should be heard in Philadelphia

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 3, 2015, 1:02pm

PHILADELPHIA – A trucker allegedly injured in a fall at an energy plant will have to show why his case should be heard in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

Defendants want slip-and-fall case heard in Delaware County

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 3, 2015, 1:24pm

PHILADELPHIA – Defendants accused of negligence in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas have requested an evidentiary hearing to determine if that court is the proper venue to hear their case.

Attorney withdrawing from case against strip club, cites disagreement over case strategy with plaintiff

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 3, 2015, 1:45pm

PHILADELPHIA – A man who claims he was injured in a fall in a local gentleman’s club may need to seek new representation, after his attorney motioned to withdraw his appearance from the litigation.

Longtime hospital worker cites discrimination in lack of promotion

Carol Ostrow Jun. 3, 2015, 2:31pm

A Warrington woman has sued her former employer, alleging violation of employment law.

Prisoner alleges damages from transport treatment

Carol Ostrow Jun. 3, 2015, 2:55pm

A Florida man has sued a Tennessee transport firm, a correctional facility, six officials and a municipal entity, alleging multiple counts of negligence and civil rights violations.

Partner's exit from NFL concussion plaintiffs firm leads to lawsuit

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 4, 2015, 10:41am

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – On May 26, a former partner in a law firm that played a key role in the NFL concussion lawsuit in Philadelphia federal court has sued his former firm, alleging it owes him millions of dollars in compensation.

Judge limits recovery in class action against Rite Aid to actual damages

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 4, 2015, 12:50pm

PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia federal judge has dismissed a portion of a class action lawsuit filed against Rite Aid over its practice of conducting background screenings on new hires.

Roman Catholic dioceses of Pittsburgh, Erie petition U.S. SC over contraception mandate

Jessica Karmasek Jun. 4, 2015, 12:54pm

WASHINGTON - The Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh and Diocese of Erie have filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court over the contraception requirement of President Barack Obama’s federal health care law.

Judge finds no reason slip-and-fall suit against NYC McDonald's should be heard in Philly

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 4, 2015, 1:27pm

PHILADELPHIA – Because of a lack of personal jurisdiction, a lawsuit brought by a Pennsylvania couple against a McDonald’s location in New York City has been dismissed by a Philadelphia federal judge.