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Third Circuit will not reopen Erie man's civil rights violation complaint

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 1, 2016, 12:03pm

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has said it won’t reopen an Erie man’s civil rights violation case, affirming a decision from the trial court.

Doctor's wrongful termination claims set to proceed, per federal court ruling

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 1, 2016, 12:06pm

ALLENTOWN – A federal court has found a doctor’s wrongful termination claims against his former employer, a Lehighton hospital, will proceed.

Chester inmate given leave to further amend civil rights complaint against corrections officials

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 1, 2016, 12:07pm

PHILADELPHIA – An area prisoner’s civil rights complaint filed against a number of correctional officials has been dismissed, though another iteration may come forward in the future.

Second Circuit affirms dismissal of PSERS from investment fraud lawsuit

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 1, 2016, 12:08pm

NEW YORK – A federal appeals court in New York City affirmed a ruling which denied class certification to a large-scale investment fraud lawsuit, which had included Pennsylvania’s Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) as a plaintiff.

Fired health care worker accuses Advance Urgent Care of sexual harassment

Robert Hadley Mar. 1, 2016, 1:42pm

SCRANTON – A Pennsylvania woman is suing a Montgomeryville health care business, alleging she was fired for objecting to her supervisor’s sexual harassment.

Labor union accuses Matcon Diamond of unpaid fees

Annie Hunt Mar. 1, 2016, 1:50pm

PITTSBURGH — An iron labor union is suing a Pittsburgh ironwork contractor, alleging the company failed to promptly pay union fees.

Client alleges Liberty Life unlawfully denied disability benefits

Annie Hunt Mar. 1, 2016, 2:00pm

PHILADELPHIA — A former Wells Fargo employee is suing Liberty Life, alleging she was wrongfully denied disability benefits.

Disabled veteran accuses Arcelormittal Plate of discrimination

Robert Hadley Mar. 1, 2016, 2:06pm

PHILADELPHIA – A Pennsylvania man is suing a Coatesville business, alleging racial discrimination and failure to accommodate his medically verified disability.

Passenger blames Amtrak for injuries in train derailment

Annie Hunt Mar. 1, 2016, 2:15pm

PHILADELPHIA — An Amtrak passenger is suing the rail company, alleging negligence for injuries she says incurred during a train derailment.

Client alleges Life Insurance Company of North America violated ERISA

Annie Hunt Mar. 1, 2016, 2:25pm

PHILADELPHIA — A Louisiana woman is suing the Life Insurance Company of North American, alleging ERISA violations.

Dentist accuses former practice of defamation, misrepresentation

Robert Hadley Mar. 2, 2016, 12:30pm

PITTSBURGH – A Pittsburgh dentist is suing a dental practice, alleging it is refusing to remove her name from its sign, despite terminating her more than four months ago.  

Third Circuit: Corrections officials didn't interfere with Waynesburg prisoner's legal affairs

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 2, 2016, 1:22pm

PHILADELPHIA – Due to “not presenting a substantial question," a federal appeals court has dismissed a civil rights complaint claiming corrections officials at Waynesburg prevented an inmate from filing legal documents.

Pittsburgh couple won't be reimbursed for withheld tax funds, Third Circuit says

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 2, 2016, 1:23pm

PHILADELPHIA – A Pittsburgh couple will not be refunded for tax funds withheld from one of their 401(k) plans in 2012, a federal appeals court said.

Progressive Insurance's declaratory judgment action in jet ski accident case will proceed

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 2, 2016, 1:32pm

Progressive Insurance's declaratory judgment action in jet ski accident case will proceed

Quincy Mutual will not be reimbursed $1 million for defending policyholder

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 2, 2016, 1:33pm

PHILADELPHIA – A Massachusetts-based insurance company will not be reimbursed in excess of $1 million for defense and indemnification of one of its policyholders, according to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Cheese companies and executive plead guilty to selling altered products throughout U.S.

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 2, 2016, 1:35pm

PITTSBURGH – A pair of cheese companies and one cheese company executive entered guilty pleas in federal court on Friday, in response to charges of introducing “adulterated and misbranded cheese products” into interstate commerce.

Third Circuit Court rules against attorneys suing for age discrimination

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 2, 2016, 1:38pm

PHILADELPHIA – A federal appeals court has ruled against a pair of attorneys who filed suit for age discrimination, based on a supposed lack of pretextual evidence.

Federal court grants summary judgment to lab group that fired general manager in 2013

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 2, 2016, 1:39pm

PHILADELPHIA – A federal court in Philadelphia has granted summary judgment to a laboratory company and against one of its former employees who claimed he was fired due to age discrimination.

Customer blames Blakeslee Post Office for slip-and-fall injuries

Annie Hunt Mar. 2, 2016, 2:27pm

HARRISBURG — A Blakeslee woman is suing the Blakeslee Post Office, alleging its negligence caused her to fall and severely injure herself.

Ex-worker alleges Chesapeake & Delaware Brewing owes him wages

Annie Hunt Mar. 2, 2016, 2:37pm

PHILADELPHIA — A former employee is suing the Chesapeake & Delaware Brewing Company, alleging unpaid minimum wages.