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Ox Bodies dump trucks seeks dismissal lawsuit over ladder

By Charmaine Little | Jan 23, 2019

A dump truck body manufacturer responded to a negligence lawsuit filed in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania on January 4.

Woman sued for millions over Allegheny Co. man's death seeks access to his high school records; Man died after fight at a house party

By Charmaine Little | Jan 23, 2019

PITTSBURGH — On Jan. 7, a woman being sued in the wake of a 23-year-old’s death filed a subpoena to produce documents and other information for discovery against his high school in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County.

Survivors' case against commander accused of Liberian war crimes can proceed

By Charmaine Little | Jan 3, 2019

PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania made it clear a family impacted by the mass killings in the first Liberian civil war properly stated a claim in their lawsuit against one of the armed forces commanders in denying his motion to dismiss the case against him on Dec. 14.

State Farm ordered to defend family whose son allegedly sent bullying texts that led to classmate's suicide

By Charmaine Little | Jan 2, 2019

State Farm was ordered to defend a boy whose text message was said to cause a classmate’s suicide, according to court documents from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on December 11.

Endo International fails to show securities lawsuit over Opana should be dismissed

By Charmaine Little | Jan 2, 2019

PHILADELPHIA - Endo International’s attempt to have a lawsuit against it dismissed amid allegations it downplayed the negative impact of the opioid medicine Opana ER was denied in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Dec. 10.

Court dismisses claim against consumer agency that divulged man's criminal past

By Charmaine Little | Dec 12, 2018

A man’s claims that a company violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act when it shared his criminal record with a potential employer, Uber, didn’t hold up in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania as it dismissed the case.

Lawyer waited too long to file clients' case against Philly PD

By Charmaine Little | Dec 6, 2018

An attorney waiting too late to file a discrimination lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia resulted in two men losing their case in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Nov. 19.

Black man says he was followed by Bloomingdale's staff but loses racial profiling lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Dec 6, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - A Bloomingdale’s shopper’s claims that the store racially profiled him multiple times fell short in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Nov. 15.

Judge keeps alive case against Lancaster company using 'credit bureau' in its name despite not being a credit bureau

By Charmaine Little | Dec 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - On Nov. 20, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania denied a motion for summary judgment for a company accused of falsifying itself as a credit bureau and sending misleading material.

Judge: Woman suing Family Dollar for fall should have watched where she was going

By Charmaine Little | Dec 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - A woman’s slip-and-fall case against a Family Dollar didn’t hold up in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania as the court granted the store its motion for summary judgment on Nov. 19.

District court determines Meridian Bank workers properly stated claims in OT class action

By Charmaine Little | Nov 29, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - An amended class action and complaint against a Pennsylvania bank has standing, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania determined as it denied the bank’s motion to dismiss a claim about overtime pay on Nov. 19.

From Legal Newsline

Court finds SciMedica Group, Cephalon did have permission to send faxes

By Charmaine Little | Nov 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled that the defendants in a case over a fax sent to a doctor did in fact have permission to send it and granted their motions for summary judgment.

Web of litigation gets a little clearer as Watson, Allergan can't sue FTC

By Charmaine Little | Nov 13, 2018

On Oct. 29, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted the Federal Trade Commission’s motion to dismiss an ongoing lawsuit with Watson Laboratories and Allergan Finance.

Army granted summary judgment in civilian employee's age discrimination suit

By Charmaine Little | Nov 13, 2018

The Army was granted its motion for summary judgment in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Oct. 29 after a man accused the Pentagon of not giving him a promotion because of his age.

District court rules on attempted wage class action by ex La Buca waiter who worked there for three weeks

By Charmaine Little | Nov 9, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - On Oct. 26, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted a former restaurant worker’s motion for conditional certification for his colleagues to opt into his federal law claim against Ristorante La Buca Inc.

American Airlines flight attendant fails to prove sexually hostile work environment and gender discrimination

By Charmaine Little | Nov 8, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – An American Airlines flight attendant’s claims of gender discrimination did not hold up in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, which granted the airline summary judgment on Aug. 27.

Airport Authority's preliminary objections overruled in dispute with Monroe County homeowners

By Charmaine Little | Nov 2, 2018

An airport authority isn’t entitled to its preliminary objections in a lawsuit that sparked after a couple claimed planes flew too close to their property, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania determined on October 15.

Supreme Court says jury should determine whether medical malpractice case was filed in timely manner

By Charmaine Little | Nov 2, 2018

HARRISBURG - On Oct. 17, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled that a lower court erred when it granted summary judgment to a number of health care providers sued for medical malpractice.

Supreme Court resolves jurisdictional agreement, regulations in Philadelphia taxicab case

By Charmaine Little | Nov 2, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - An ongoing battle between Pennsylvania transportation authorities and taxicabs in the Philadelphia area was settled in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on Oct. 17.

Court: ADHD didn't cause Penncrest High student's attack on classmate

By Charmaine Little | Oct 11, 2018

On Sept. 17, Judge Berle Schiller of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania agreed with a hearing officer's ruling that a Rose Tree Media School District student’s attack on a classmate wasn’t a result of his disability.

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