PITTSBURGH – A class action lawsuit filed against REA Energy Cooperative Inc. by current and former members seeking the retirement of $53 million in allocated patronage capital will remain in federal court after the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania dismissed a motion by the plaintiffs to send the matter back to state court.
PHILADELPHIA – A class-action lawsuit filed June 30 against Samsung Electronics America Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania centers on an alleged defect that attorneys believe has affected hundreds of thousands of people nationwide.
HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently affirmed a Blair County court ruling that an Altoona personal care home was not negligent in allowing a resident of the home to leave the premises of his own free will before he was killed by a drunk driver while walking through an intersection in 2010.
PHILADELPHIA – The attorney for the owner of a Philadelphia real estate business said he and his client “are very dismayed” by a May ruling issued by a federal appeals court that held the man is not entitled to the tax liability protections afforded by the Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act (SCRA) to business owners while they are actively serving the U.S.military.
HARRISBURG – The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) attempt to block a merger between the Penn State Hershey Medical Center and PinnacleHealth System, the first of two rejected hospital merger injunction requests in as many months, will be heard next by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.