WILLIAMSPORT – Parents who took legal action against a fraternity following their son’s death at a frat house were partially successful in amending their complaint as the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania denied one defendant’s motion to dismiss it but granted another's on Nov. 19.
HARRISBURG – On Nov. 20, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Western District determined that employers cannot use a fluctuating work week (FWW) method to calculate overtime for nonexempt, salaried employees.
PHILADELPHIA – Because there are issues of genuine fact in a negligence case against Nordstrom following a woman’s fall during a fitting, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania denied the store’s motion for summary judgment on Nov. 21.
HARRISBURG – On Oct. 31, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Western District reversed a Commonwealth Court’s ruling that overturned an order granting Port Authority of Allegheny County a new trial after one of its bus drivers hit a pedestrian.
PITTSBURGH – A former R&R Express Inc. worker was granted his motion for a conditional class certification in his wage dispute lawsuit by a federal judge, but his request for a notice without prejudice was denied.
PITTSBURGH – A woman who alleged she was injured by a medical mesh product from Johnson & Johnson failed to identify what the product actually was, leading to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania granting summary judgment for the defendants.
PHILADELPHIA – A man’s claims that his former employers violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it wrongfully fired him because of his disability fell short in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Facebook won’t have to produce additional documents to two stakeholders who have expressed concern that advertising metric mistakes sparked class action lawsuits, resulting in advertisers spending less money on ads with the social media site.
PHILADELPHIA - On Oct. 4, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania dismissed a lawsuit filed by Sherwin-Williams against the County of Delaware and related parties. Sherwin Williams requested a declaration that threats of a lawsuit against it violate a number of the paint company’s constitutional rights.
HARRISBURG - A lawsuit against Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro filed by a Delaware company that provides financing for vehicle titles is headed to Pennsylvania federal court after his motion to dismiss was only partially granted Sept. 3.
HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court determined on Sept. 26 that a local hospital won't get a new trial despite claiming that a portion of a $2.4 million award for former patients could be time-barred.
PITTSBURGH - On Sept. 27, LA Fitness asked the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania to toss out a negligence case against it after a pool worker sued with complaints that he was exposed to toxic chemicals.
PHILADELPHIA - A bus driver’s lawsuit against Wallingford-Swarthmore School District, its superintendent and human resources director, which stemmed from the revocation of his union membership, has been dismissed.
PHILADELPHIA - Khepera Charter School has been ordered to pay attorneys fees of $14,412.83, and the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) will pay $72,521 more to a lawyer for a woman who claimed her disabled child was not provided with a free appropriate public education (FAPE).