Bree Gonzales News

Woman says she tripped on traffic sign on Upper Darby property, files lawsuit

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 22, 2019

MEDIA — A citizen and resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is suing Upper Darby Township and Aqua America Inc., d/b/a Aqua Pennsylvania, a government subdivision and water utility company, citing alleged premises liability.

Para-transit driver sues SEPTA for alleged discrimination, retaliation

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 18, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — A para-transit driver is suing Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, Eden's Transit LLC and Total Transit Corp., transport companies, citing alleged discrimination and retaliation.

Maternity ward patient claims UPMC Mercy Hospital employee exposed himself

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 16, 2019

PITTSBURGH — A maternity ward inpatient is suing Michael T. Booker, a UPMC Mercy Hospital employee, citing alleged intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Fired Hollywood Casino bartender accuses employer of discrimination, retaliation

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 15, 2019

HARRISBURG — A female Hollywood Casino Final Cut bartender is suing Penn National Gaming Inc., citing alleged gender discrimination and retaliation.

Shopper accuses City of Pittsburgh, Giant Eagle of false arrest

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 15, 2019

PITTSBURGH — A shopper is suing Giant Eagle Inc., Police Officer Matthew Coleman and the City of Pittsburgh, citing alleged violations of the Fourth Amendment, Pennsylvania Law Section 1983 False Arrest, Excessive Force, Malicious Prosecution, and ADA/Rehabilitation Act.

Firearms collectors sue Dan Morphy Auctions for alleged breach of bailment

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 11, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — Owners of a large collection of antique and collectible firearms are suing Dan Morphy Auctions LLC, Morphy Auctions Las Vegas and Morphy Firearms LLC.

Day Apollo Subaru employees face accusation of using competitor's trade secrets

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 7, 2019

PITTSBURGH — Automotive retailers are suing Christopher Gordish, Jason Xenakes, and Day Apollo Inc., d/b/a Day Apollo Subaru, former employees and competitor, citing alleged misappropriation of trade secrets in violation of the Defend Trade Secrets Act; misappropriation of trade secrets under the PUTSA; breach of fiduciary duty; and conversion.

General Nutrition Centers files petition to confirm final award against franchisees

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 7, 2019

PITTSBURGH — A health and wellness product company is suing Representaciones Vitamin C.A., et al, and Samuel Levy, all General Nutrition Centers franchisees, citing alleged failure or refusal to comply with an arbitration award.

Class action lawsuit claims Seterus used unlawful debt collection practices

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 7, 2019

WILLIAMSPORT — A home owner has filed a class-action lawsuit against Seterus Inc., a specialty mortgage service company, citing alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, violations of the Pennsylvania Fair Credit Extension Uniformity Act, and violation of the Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law.

Penn State student sues school over sexual misconduct allegations

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 31, 2018

HARRISBURG — A third-year electrical engineering student is suing Pennsylvania State University, citing an alleged violation of the Fourteenth Amendment and 42 U.S.C. §1983.

Manor College student sues school after being kicked out of dorm, attempting suicide

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 31, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A female student is suing Manor College, a higher education institution, citing alleged sex discrimination and retaliation.

Exonerated death row inmate alleges Bucks County and Warminster police engaged in wrongful prosecution

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 27, 2018

The plaintiff alleges that in 2008, he was wrongfully convicted of murder in the first degree and, as a result, served nine years on death row before his conviction was vacated.

Plaintiff links asbestos handling to mesothelioma diagnosis

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 24, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A husband and wife from Stevens are suing Allied Glove Corp. and United States Steel Corp., et al, companies engaged in handling asbestos-related materials, citing alleged negligence and employer liability.

Employee claims Harrisburg School District retaliated against her

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 20, 2018

HARRISBURG — An employee is suing Harrisburg School District, citing alleged retaliation.

Oz Directional Drilling accused of negligence by SEPTA

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 18, 2018

MEDIA — A transportation services company is suing Oz Directional Drilling, a contractor, citing alleged negligence.

Social Security recipient sues to have her benefit funds distributed in Guam

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 18, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A myotonic dystrophy patient is suing the Social Security Administration and Nancy A. Berryhill, federal agency and deputy commissioner, citing an alleged violation of Equal Protection By Exclusion From SSI Benefits and violation of Right to Travel.

Crunch Waterfront allegedly increased membership fees without consent

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 18, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A member has filed a class action lawsuit against Cornerstone Fitness Waterfront LLC, d/b/a Crunch Waterfront and other entities, citing alleged violations of the Health Club Act and Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

Security officer acquitted of murder sues Reading Police Dept.; He spent 18 months in jail

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — An Italian Garden Bar security agent is suing Reading Police Department and Det. Joseph Snell, citing alleged malicious prosecution/wrongful imprisonment/false arrest and violation of due process.

American Airlines accused by employee of HIV discrimination

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A fleet service agent is suing American Airlines, claiming it discriminated against him because of his race and disability.

Delaware County accused of discrimination, post-employment retaliation

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A 911 coordinator and another employee are suing the County of Delaware, a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, citing alleged age discrimination, sex discrimination, maintenance of hostile environment, post-employment retaliation, violation of rights under the United States Constitution and Civil Rights Act, and violation of Pennsylvania Whistleblower Law.

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