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Bristol-Myers Squibb employee sues his company and Aetna for disability benefits

Louie Torres Apr. 12, 2017, 9:37am

PHILADELPHIA — A New Jersey man is suing Aetna Life Insurance Company and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, citing alleged breach of contract for denying his disability benefits.

Contractor claims Valley Forge Sewer Authority made incomplete payments for upgrades

Louie Torres Apr. 12, 2017, 9:37am

PHILADELPHIA — A New Jersey contractor is suing Valley Forge Sewer Authority, citing alleged breach of contract for failing to fully compensate the company for its work.

Labor Department claims Exeter Family Restaurant failed to pay adequate wages

Louie Torres Apr. 12, 2017, 9:31am

PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Department of Labor has brought suit against Exeter Family Restaurant and Michael J. Nanouh, citing alleged unpaid wages and violation of Workers' Compensation acts.

Laborers' District Council alleges concrete contractor missed union payments

Louie Torres Apr. 12, 2017, 9:26am

PHILADELPHIA — A labor group is suing St. Clair Concrete Co. Inc., St. Clair Concrete Company LLC, St. Clair Construction Group LLC, Michael St. Clair and Jacqueline St. Clair, alleging they failed to pay into union funds.

Risperdal plaintiffs, batting .500 but packing $76M verdict, flood Philadelphia court

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 11, 2017, 12:57pm

PHILADELPHIA – Records from the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas reveal more than 3,000 new Risperdal lawsuits were filed in the first three months of 2017, driving up the total number of filings in this mass tort program to more than 5,500.

Woman settles with U.S. over alleged fall at post office

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 11, 2017, 10:12am

PHILADELPHIA – Litigation between a Philadelphia woman and the federal government over injuries she sustained at a post office in the city has been settled, according to court records.

Sexual harassment case closed

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 11, 2017, 10:11am

PHILADELPHIA – The case brought by five female employees against their employer, claiming he engaged in sexual harassment and discrimination due to physical disabilities, has been given an administrative closing by a federal judge.

Superior Court says slip-and-fall case against Parx Casino was properly transferred from Philadelphia

Dee Thompson Apr. 11, 2017, 10:07am

PHILADELPHIA — In a lawsuit over a woman's alleged fall at a casino, the Superior Court has upheld a ruling that Bucks County, where the casino does business, was ruled the proper venue over Philadelphia, despite the appellant's claims of heavy advertising in that city.

Newtown woman says Prudential wrongly denied her long-term disability claim

Louie Torres Apr. 11, 2017, 10:05am

PHILADELPHIA — An employee of Johnson & Johnson is suing The Prudential Insurance Company of America, citing alleged breach of contract for denying her claim for long-term disability benefits.

Yardley chemical company claims Betachem of New Jersey owes over $200,000

Louie Torres Apr. 11, 2017, 10:05am

PHILADELPHIA — A chemical distributor is suing Betachem Inc., a pharmaceutical company, citing alleged breach of contract for unpaid invoices of over $200,000.

Pennsylvania DOC did not discriminate against former employee, Third Circuit says

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 10, 2017, 12:51pm

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff’s appeal to the dismissal of his complaint for failure to state a claim for discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and age discrimination under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) has been rejected by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Amended material stricken from complaint in nursing home negligence case

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 10, 2017, 12:51pm

PHILADELPHIA – A judge has ruled that a plaintiff did not have permission of the Court to amend a portion of his complaint and violated a Federal Rule of Civil Procedure, which resulted in those portions being stricken.

Plaintiffs challenge federal's judge ruling of res judicata in foreclosure case

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 10, 2017, 12:51pm

PHILADELPHIA – Plaintiffs in a mortgage foreclosure action have challenged the ruling of a federal judge who ruled the doctrine of res judicata effectively barred their claims from proceeding in court.

Decedent's suit over injuries suffered in stairway of Mexican resort settled

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 10, 2017, 12:50pm

PHILADELPHIA – Months subsequent to the death of the plaintiff, a settlement was reached in litigation featuring the estate of a Feasterville-Trevose man who sued a Miami, Fla.

Separation of insurance case claims leads to denial of remand motion

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 10, 2017, 12:50pm

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff’s attempt to return his vehicle insurance case to state court has been deemed unsuccessful, due to the proper separation of his claims for declaratory judgment and breach of contract.

Man who feels he was improperly committed has complaint dismissed in federal court

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 10, 2017, 12:49pm

PHILADELPHIA – A judge has ruled that a lack of proper attribution for federally-based jurisdiction has led to the dismissal of a complaint from a man who alleged he was improperly committed to a hospital for treatment.

Judge orders administrative closing of attorney's online privacy lawsuit against Obama, national intelligence officials

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 10, 2017, 12:49pm

PHILADELPHIA – A federal court judge has issued a temporary administrative closing in a case in which a Canonsburg attorney sued former President Barack Obama and national intelligence officials for allegedly compromising the security of his online accounts.

Third Circuit says lack of connection between defendants and state actors in housing nuisance case results in dismissal

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 10, 2017, 12:48pm

PHILADELPHIA – A federal appeals court affirmed a district court ruling last month, dismissing a plaintiff’s lawsuit against various defendants for alleged constitutional rights violations, state and criminal statutes.

Former manager says AIT Worldwide wrongly classified her as exempt from overtime pay

Louie Torres Apr. 10, 2017, 12:43pm

PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia woman is suing AIT Worldwide Logistics Inc., citing alleged unpaid wages, violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act and violation of Workers' Compensation acts.

Factory worker says he suffered amputation due to defective machine

Louie Torres Apr. 10, 2017, 12:43pm

PHILADELPHIA — A box factory worker is suing Bobst Lyon and Bobst Mex SA, French and Swiss companies, respectively, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries, liability and negligence after a workplace accident.