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Repsol Oil would pay BKV $21 million if arbitration award is affirmed by Pittsburgh judge

By Takesha Thomas | Mar 18, 2019

PITTSBURGH - The owner of an Allegheny County pipeline has won an arbitration award of more than $21 million over an alleged breach of contract with an oil company.

Pottsville High athlete sues over suspension; School says harassment of mentally disabled man included nude dance, vile behavior with lollipop

By Takesha Thomas | Mar 14, 2019

The parents of a Pottsville Area High School football player have filed suit against the school district after their son was suspended for allegedly performing a nude dance with a towel in the locker room.

Third Circuit affirms $273,000 ruling of rents due by defunct Pittsburgh law firm

By Takesha Thomas | Mar 12, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — An appeals court has affirmed a bankruptcy court ruling involving funds owed to a commercial landlord by a former law office.

University of Pittsburgh wins appeal to cut tenured professor's salary after poor reviews

By Takesha Thomas | Mar 12, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — An appeals court has reversed a lower court ruling that restored the salary of a University of Pittsburgh professor after his pay was cut following poor annual reviews.

Fired phys ed teacher sues Plum Borough, wants to defend his reputation in public hearing

By Takesha Thomas | Mar 7, 2019

A former Plum Borough School District gym teacher who had been cleared of charges of inappropriate behavior toward students but was later fired is asking for a public hearing.

Leftover millions from settlement with Justice Stores will be sent to class members

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 21, 2019

PHILADELPHIA - The owner of Justice Stores will pay $8 million to more than 600,000 people as a result of money being left in a class action settlement fund after a year.

Court denies class action certification in former Broomall Center employee's lawsuit

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 21, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — A district court has denied a motion for class certification filed by a former Broomall Center employee.

American Express vendor compels arbitration in FDCPA class action

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 21, 2019

PHILADELPHIA - A vendor for American Express Bank has won a request to have arbitration proceedings in a class action.

A $5 million punitive damages verdict in Philadelphia has been reduced to $300K by judge

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 21, 2019

PHILADELPHIA - A $5 million jury verdict against Teva Pharmaceuticals has been cut to $300,000 after a Philadelphia judge ruled on post-trial motions.

Federal judge denies Verizon FiOS customer's request to have class action remanded to state court

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 20, 2019

PHILADELPHIA - A district court has denied a Verizon FiOS customer's request to have a lawsuit filed against the company sent back to state court.

Judge rules diner owner must hand over payroll data in class action filed by waitresses

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 20, 2019

PHILADELPHIA - A district court has granted, in part, a request by a group of former diner waitresses requiring the owner of Clubhouse Diner to answer questions over its cash payroll practices.

Judge orders Innocence Project to hand over conversations related to man's wrongful conviction

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 15, 2019

PHILADELPHIA - A district court has awarded, in part, a subpoena requiring that the Pennsylvania Innocence Project turn over documents related to a man wrongly convicted of murder.

Federal court will hear case of man who claimed Capital One Auto Finance violated Pennsylvania laws

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 15, 2019

PHILADELPHIA -- A district court has denied a motion to remand filed by a person who sued Capital One Auto Finance after his vehicle was repossessed.

Abington Memorial wins lawsuit over refusal to allow service dog inside hospital

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 14, 2019

PHILADELPHIA - A district court has granted a motion for summary judgment to Abington Memorial Hospital after the daughter of a patient accused the hospital of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

White woman's discrimination lawsuit against Thomas Jefferson University given the OK to proceed

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 14, 2019

Medical school prospect claims she was told that she'd have a better chance at being accepted if she were not Caucasian.

Debt collector Radius Global Solutions loses bid to have class action lawsuit dismissed

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 13, 2019

PHILADELPHIA - A federal judge has denied a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit after a debt collector was alleged to have violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Judge backs SEPTA's advertising policy; Comic was rejected for display on buses

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania federal court has upheld the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's (SEPTA) advertisement policy.

Sam's Club wins appeal in slip-and-fall case; Woman continued shopping after fall

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 28, 2018

HARRISBURG - A woman who claims she was injured in a Sam's Club store after a fall has lost her appeal.

Scranton School District fights claim that tenured teachers were illegally furloughed

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 26, 2018

SCRANTON - The Board of School Directors of the City of Scranton is asking a court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a group of tenured teachers who lost their jobs due to budget cuts.

U.K. court's $3.4 million ruling against international investment firm is upheld by Pa. Superior Court

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 22, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - An international investment firm has been ordered by a Pennsylvania court to pay more than $3.4 million.

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