Charmaine Little News

U-Haul granted motion for arbitration after allegedly not paying worker overtime

By Charmaine Little | Sep 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Pennsylvania district court has granted U-Haul and two subsidiaries a motion to compel arbitration in a Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuit filed by an employee.

New Hope-Solebury School District is victorious in student's discrimination case

By Charmaine Little | Sep 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania sided with New Hope-Solebury School District on Aug. 27, in a former student’s claims it violated the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Philadelphia court has no jurisdiction over Pa. man's Bitcoin lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Sep 11, 2018

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania determined on Aug. 27 it lacked proper jurisdiction to settle a Bitcoin deal gone wrong between a Pennsylvania man and a Japanese company.

Court rules in favor of American Airlines in flight attendant's gender discrimination case

By Charmaine Little | Sep 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A flight attendant's accusations of gender discrimination against American Airlines did not fly in court, as Judge Eduardo C. Robreno has ruled in favor of the airline.

Retired union member won't get arbitration after being impacted by new health benefits, Third Circuit rules

By Charmaine Little | Sep 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit reversed and remanded a lower court’s order of arbitration concerning a lawsuit over healthcare benefits for a retired union member.

'Stop-and-frisk' lawsuit against Philly Police doesn't succeed

By Charmaine Little | Sep 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted on Aug. 27 Philadelphia's motion to dismiss in a civil rights lawsuit over an alleged "stop-and-frisk" policy.

Appeals court confirms denial of Riverkeeper's challenge to PennEast Project application

By Charmaine Little | Aug 20, 2018

HARRISBURG - The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania decided June 4 that the Delaware Riverkeeper Network waited too long to file an overdue petition.

Philadelphia Police can't fully escape lawsuit brought by man wrongly accused of being the Kensington Strangler, rape

By Charmaine Little | Aug 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA -- The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has both granted and denied the city of Philadelphia’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit from a man acquitted on attempted rape charges.

Former diabetic Lebanon Transit worker says he was discriminated against, seeks judgment

By Charmaine Little | Aug 14, 2018

HARRISBURG - A man accusing the County of Lebanon Transit Authority, which does business as Lebanon Transit, of discrimination requested a summary judgment be entered in his favor, according to a June 13 filing with the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Altimate Air says blame for broken leg partially lies with injured jumper

By Charmaine Little | Aug 14, 2018

PITTSBURGH - Trampoline companies Altimate Air LLC and Phoenix Trampoline Park Management LLC denied negligence complaints filed against them by injury victim Haley Patton May 7 in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County following a teen event.

Tower Access Group may be able to develop Fayette Co. cell phone tower after appeals court rules in its favor

By Charmaine Little | Aug 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — Tower Access Group may be able to move forward with its plan to build a Verizon Wireless cell phone tower, now that the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has supported its appeal.

Endo International seeks dismissal of lawsuit tied to success claims of Opana

By Charmaine Little | Aug 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - Endo International has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit in which SEB Investment Management AB claimed Endo was overly optimistic about the success of an opioid medication.

Biotelemetry remote technician's overtime pay lawsuit dismissed

By Charmaine Little | Aug 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - Biotelemetry Inc.'s motion for dismissal of a lawsuit alleging violation of the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act was granted July 31 by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Uber not liable for driver attacking passenger, but plaintiff can amend claim

By Charmaine Little | Aug 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted ridesharing service Uber Technologies, Inc.'s motion to dismiss a lawsuit in which a passenger accused one of Uber's drivers of attacking him, according to a July 27 opinion written by U.S. District Judge Mitchell Goldberg.

Walmart wins request to limit evidence in suit involving child allegedly hit by 'rocket cart'

By Charmaine Little | Jul 27, 2018

PITTSBURGH— The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania on March 26 granted Walmart's motion to dismiss certain testimony and evidence in a negligence case after a child was allegedly injured by an employee's cart.

Archdiocese of Philadelphia must turn over PI's witness interviews in sexual assault lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Jul 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - The Archdiocese of Philadelphia was unsuccessful in an attempt to have witness interviews obtained by a private investigator withheld from a sexual assault case, accoridng to an opinion filed June 7 in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Superior Court affirms ruling for Cephalon and Teva in wrongful death case tied to fentanyl use

By Charmaine Little | Jul 17, 2018

HARRISBURG - The Superior Court of Pennsylvania affirmed an order from the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County that dismissed a wrongful death and survival lawsuit filed against pharmaceuticals companies Cephalon, Inc. and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc., according to an opinion filed June 8.

Knight & Moskow client claims attorney was negligent in divorce representation

By Charmaine Little | Jul 16, 2018

MEDIA - A Pennsylvania woman who alleges her divorce lawyer cost her more than $1 million will have her case heard during a four-week trial term that begins on Dec. 31, according to a May 22 trial assignment and case management order entered by the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County.

Estate administrator blames doctor, Bryn Mawr Family Practice for patient's death

By Charmaine Little | Jul 16, 2018

MEDIA - An estate administrator's case against the late Michele Wood-Lomonaco's former doctor, a medical practice and the owner of the practice will be heard in the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas' four-week trial term that begins on Dec. 31, according to an April 19 trial assignment and case management order.

Lehigh Valley Hospital cleared of malpractice claim following appeal

By Charmaine Little | Jul 16, 2018

HARRISBURG - A lawsuit filed by the administrator of a woman's estate will not proceed after a jury and appeals court both concluded that Lehigh Valley Hospital and its physicians were not guilty of medical malpractice.

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