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Asbestos attorney Benjamin Shein finds himself in the dock

The Penn Record Jun. 20, 2017, 1:18pm

When first targeted by asbestos lawyers, Garlock Sealing Technologies accepted its victim role and strove to accommodate the predators. When it later changed tactics and started fighting back instead, the bullies with briefs turned into snowflakes.

Panel explores overlapping criminal enforcement actions against companies and how penalties are determined

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 20, 2017, 1:06pm

NEW YORK – Insight into the process of crafting of financial penalties for companies alleged to have engaged in corporate misconduct was a prominent topic of discussion in a recent seminar held June 7.

Officers had probable cause to seize $100 from man supposedly overpaid in Harrah's casino, says appellate court

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 20, 2017, 12:23pm

PHILADELPHIA – Federal appellate judges have dismissed the case of a casino patron who claims he was unlawfully seized without probable cause by Pennsylvania State Police officers in a dispute over $100 which had allegedly been overpaid to the plaintiff.

Third Circuit: Client's former attorney not proven to be state actor, case dismissed

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 20, 2017, 12:23pm

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled that a plaintiff who accused his former attorney of malpractice and being a state actor therein will have his case dismissed.

New Jersey syrup company believes Philly restaurant breached terms of working agreement

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 20, 2017, 12:22pm

PHILADELPHIA – A New Jersey-based syrup distributor believes a restaurant in Southwest Philadelphia and its owners/proprietors have breached an agreement for goods and services with the company, and now seek restitution through legal action.

Amtrak trackman alleges company's unsafe environment and tools led to his serious injuries

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 20, 2017, 12:22pm

PHILADELPHIA – A trackman who worked for Amtrak for 40 years claims the company violated the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) by forcing him to use tools which he says later led him to develop a series of bodily injuries.

Philly accounting firm claims client still owes it $21K for services rendered

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 20, 2017, 12:21pm

PHILADELPHIA – A local accounting office believes an investment fund firm based in Delaware and a Paoli management firm owes it in excess of $21,000 for services rendered over a nearly four-month period in 2016.

Heritage customers' remediation work dooms water-damage case

Carrie Salls Jun. 20, 2017, 12:01pm

HARRISBURG — A pair of homeowners lost their bid for reconsideration of a ruling granting summary judgment against them in a water-damage lawsuit because they began fixing the issue before a contractor could determine who was at fault, according to an opinion filed May 30 by the state Superior Court.

Superior Court upholds decision in favor of Conrail in case of foreman who suffered heart attack

Glenn Minnis Jun. 20, 2017, 11:56am

PHILADELPHIA — The state Superior Court earlier this year affirmed a lower court’s decision in a lawsuit in which a former Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) employee claimed negligence by the company after he suffered a heart attack on the job.

Altman Law Firm's appeal of attorney fees award upheld as late

Christopher Mobley Jun. 20, 2017, 11:14am

HARRISBURG — The state Superior Court recently denied The Altman Law Firm's appeal of the amount of legal fees it was awarded from a client, claiming that the appeal was untimely.

Mallinckrodt pharmaceuticals company says Bethlehem firm infringed on patents

Louie Torres Jun. 19, 2017, 1:29pm

PHILADELPHIA — An Irish pharmaceutical company is suing B. Braun Medical Inc., alleging patent infringement relating to a drug and its delivery method.

Man sues Justice Department over alleged failure to treat inmate, now deceased

Louie Torres Jun. 19, 2017, 1:29pm

PHILADELPHIA — The relative of a former inmate is suing the United States of America c/o the U.S. Department of Justice over a claim of negligence.

Norfolk Southern worker claims he suffered spinal, nerve injuries from job

Louie Torres Jun. 19, 2017, 1:29pm

SCRANTON — An employee is suing Norfolk Southern Railway Company, alleging negligence and that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Coraopolis woman sues Liberty Life Assurance for denying her long-term disability claim

Louie Torres Jun. 19, 2017, 1:28pm

ERIE — An employee of Highmark Inc. is suing Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston, alleging breach of contract for wrongful termination of disability benefits.

Man says Philadelphia VA failed to prevent blindness in one eye

Louie Torres Jun. 19, 2017, 1:28pm

PHILADELPHIA — An individual is suing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, alleging that it denied his claim for damages stemming from what he claims was negligent care for an eye condition.

Consol Energy foreman says Liberty Life Assurance wrongly denied disability benefits

Louie Torres Jun. 19, 2017, 1:28pm

PITTSBURGH — A Kentucky man is suing Consol Energy human resources, Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston, and Liberty administrator Amanda Pipenbacher, alleging breach of contract and violation of Workers' Compensation acts.

Family says Human Services Secretary wrongly refused to cover accommodations for girl's disability

Louie Torres Jun. 19, 2017, 1:27pm

SCRANTON — A minor, through her parents, is suing state Secretary of Human Services Theodore Dallas, alleging discrimination for refusing to furnish their home with eligible accommodations for the girl's disability.

UN4 Productions says nine local Comcast subscribers shared movie on BitTorrent

Louie Torres Jun. 19, 2017, 1:27pm

PHILADELPHIA — A Nevada film distributor is suing nine unknown individuals, alleging copyright infringement for sharing a movie released in April.

Neshannock School District sues FieldTurf over defective artificial turf fields

Louie Torres Jun. 19, 2017, 1:27pm

PITTSBURGH — A school district has filed a class action lawsuit against FieldTurf USA Inc., FieldTurf Inc. and FieldTurf Tarkett SAS, based in Georgia, alleging breach of warranty and product liability.

Newpark says Checkers Safety Group sells industrial mats that infringe on patents

Louie Torres Jun. 19, 2017, 1:26pm

ERIE — A Texas company is suing Checkers Industrial Products LLC d/b/a Checkers Safety Group, alleging patent infringement.