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York man loses records access, benefit denial claims against U.S. Navy

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 1, 2016, 6:36am

A federal appellate court believes, just as a trial court did, that a York man was not prevented from correcting his military service records, denied access to a U.S. Navy building and improperly denied disability benefits, among other claims.

Third Circuit: Trial court correct in citing Eleventh Amendment to bar case against state Department of Welfare

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 1, 2016, 6:55am

A per curiam decision rendered May 25 by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit cited the Eleventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in continuing to bar a civil rights lawsuit in federal court, since the state was named as a defendant.

Improper venue and denial of motions for document production dot library negligence action

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 1, 2016, 8:57am

A federal appellate court affirmed a district court finding dismissing a woman’s negligence complaint for improper venue, and denied her motions to compel the production of documents in a library fall negligence action.

Insurance contract policy allows insurer to withdraw defense, Third Circuit says

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 1, 2016, 9:06am

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled Nationwide Property & Casualty Insurance Company is not required to defend policyholders in litigation over an insurance contract dispute.

No appeal expected in Giant slip-fall case

Andrew Burger Jun. 1, 2016, 9:12am

The Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas judge earlier this year awarded plaintiff Tamika Ortiz $39,000 in a lawsuit brought against Giant Food Stores, which was far less than the $65,000 her lawyers originally were seeking in the slip-and-fall case. 

Parks LLC trademark case offers roadmap for future litigants

Jamie Kelly Jun. 1, 2016, 9:16am

A recent false advertising and trademark infringement case in federal court offers an outline of what to do when a trademark is expired but a company still wants to bring an infringement case, says an expert on trademark law.

Woman accuses employer of race discrimination

The Penn Record Jun. 1, 2016, 7:53pm

PHILADELPHIA — An African-American woman is suing Dental Care Alliance LLC, an employer, citing alleged hostile work environment and racial discrimination.

Ephrata resident accuses former employer of unlawful termination

The Penn Record Jun. 1, 2016, 8:00pm

HARRISBURG — A certified nursing assistant is suing former employer CMS Senior Care Inc., doing business as Comforcare Senior Services, and president/CEO Christopher Smith, citing alleged retaliation and wrongful termination.

Roof bolter sues coal facility for alleged wrongful termination

The Penn Record Jun. 1, 2016, 8:03pm

PITTSBURGH — A roof bolter is suing Consol Energy Inc. and Consol Pennsylvania Coal Company LLC, citing alleged failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act regulations and wrongful termination.

Former data center supervisor accuses hospital of wrongful termination

The Penn Record Jun. 1, 2016, 8:07pm

PHILADELPHIA — A former data center supervisor is suing The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, citing alleged retaliation and wrongful termination.

Couple's lawsuit says man drove negligently

The Penn Record Jun. 1, 2016, 8:12pm

HARRISBURG — A Florida couple's lawsuit against a Hazleton resident blames the defendant for allegedly causing a rear-end collision.

Public housing manager sues employer

The Penn Record Jun. 1, 2016, 9:21pm

Scranton resident accuses Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna of unlawful age discriminationHARRISBURG — A public housing manage is suing Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna, an employer, citing alleged age discrimination.Stephen Jones filed a complaint on May 3, in the U.S.

False arrest, malicious prosecution lawsuit's appeal stopped in Third Circuit

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 2, 2016, 6:52am

A failure to state a claim for a lack of probable cause was a key factor in a Pittsburgh man’s case alleging false arrest and malicious prosecution not proceeding forward, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently ruled.

Venue objections in Huntingdon Valley parking lot fall case overruled in Philly court

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 2, 2016, 6:55am

Defense counsel objections in a slip-and-fall lawsuit occurring in Huntingdon Valley have been overruled in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

Bar fight participant not entitled to insurance company's defense or indemnity

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 2, 2016, 7:03am

A federal court granted a motion of partial summary judgment to State Farm Fire & Casualty Company, which sought to establish it had no obligation to defend a policyholder involved in an underlying lawsuit related to a bar fight.

Bad faith claim against Hartford Insurance Company of Illinois dismissed without prejudice

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 2, 2016, 7:13am

On Friday, a federal court dismissed a bad faith claim against Hartford Insurance Company of Illinois without prejudice, in advance of possible refiling.

Philadelphia resident alleges unlawful collection practices

The Penn Record Jun. 2, 2016, 1:06pm

PHILADELPHIA — A woman is suing Stern & Eisenberg PC, a debt collector, citing alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Beaver resident claims wrongful termination

The Penn Record Jun. 2, 2016, 1:11pm

PITTSBURGH — A former employee is suing National Link, citing alleged wrongful termination.

Inmate claims unlawful release of information

The Penn Record Jun. 2, 2016, 1:15pm

PHILADELPHIA — An inmate has filed a class-action lawsuit against Montgomery County and Montgomery County Correctional Facility, citing alleged unlawful dissemination of information.

Woman accuses Postal Service of wrongful termination

The Penn Record Jun. 2, 2016, 1:24pm

PITTSBURGH — A former employee is suing the U.S. Postal Service, citing alleged violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act and wrongful termination.