Charmaine Little News

Arrested when his uncle crashed his car, man waits too long to sue his lawyers for failed lawsuit against police

By Charmaine Little | Mar 15, 2019

PHILADELPHIA - The Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia has ironed out a legal malpractice issue between attorneys and their former client, granting on Feb. 21 the attorneys’ motion for summary judgment to dismiss the claim against them.

Chevron gets access to land for developments, despite owners' attempts to block it with injunction

By Charmaine Little | Feb 26, 2019

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania affirmed a preliminary injunction for Chevron Appalachia LLC on Feb. 8 that allows it to use lessors’ land to develop oil and gas entities.

Court rules City of Philadelphia must accept arbitrator's decision in setting worker's salary

By Charmaine Little | Feb 26, 2019

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania remanded a case back to a lower court after it determined the City of Philadelphia prematurely objected to an arbitration award for an employee’s salary.

From Legal Newsline

The Capri Sun drink pouch is the subject of a new lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Feb 25, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The maker of Capri Sun drinks has filed a suit against a Pennsylvania company over allegations it continued to use a trademark-protected drink pouch after an agreement expired.

University of Pennsylvania trustees prevail in real estate battle with former commercial tenant

By Charmaine Little | Feb 22, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — On Jan. 31, a common pleas court affirmed its ruling for summary judgment in favor of The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania in its real estate battle with a supermarket.

Court upholds ruling for landlord who was targeted in former tenant's 'frivolous' lead paint lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Feb 21, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — The Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia Count has ruled for a property company that was facing a lawsuit from a former tenant seeking a rent refund based on a city's lead ordinance.

Court: Woman jumped the gun quitting old job after getting offer from Merck

By Charmaine Little | Feb 20, 2019

A woman's case against a preliminary employer has been dismissed after the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania determined on Jan. 22 that she resigned from her previous job prematurely.

Rust-Oleum says Pa. man who died using its paint remover in a bathroom knew the risks

By Charmaine Little | Feb 7, 2019

PITTSBURGH - Rust-Oleum Corp., the creator of the product a man was using to remove paint in a bathtub when he died, is arguing that the deceased knew of the product's dangers when he used it.

Pa. hockey dad convicted of punching the wife of his son's coach might not have insurance for civil lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Feb 6, 2019

PITTSBURGH - An insurance company wants no part of a civil lawsuit filed by the wife of a youth hockey coach against the man who allegedly punched her in the face in a dispute over playing time.

Two fitness clubs reach settlements with AG Shapiro

By Charmaine Little | Feb 6, 2019

HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has reached settlement agreements amid an investigation against two companies for possible violations of the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law in recent weeks.

BB&T seeks dismissal of lawsuit accusing it of breaking loan agreement

By Charmaine Little | Feb 6, 2019

On Jan. 25, a bank defendant asked the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania to grant its motion to dismiss a lawsuit against it amid allegations it broke a loan agreement.

Scranton judge transfers $600M legal malpractice case against Montgomery McCracken

By Charmaine Little | Feb 5, 2019

SCRANTON - A massive legal malpractice lawsuit alleging class action plaintiffs were shorted by more than $600 million is headed out of Pennsylvania.

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.

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