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Judge denies motion for protective order in lawsuit involving Pennsylvania, West Virginia hospitals

PITTSBURGH – A judge has denied a motion for protective order in a lawsuit involving University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and West Virginia University Hospitals.

Asbestos attorney Benjamin Shein finds himself in the dock

When first targeted by asbestos lawyers, Garlock Sealing Technologies accepted its victim role and strove to accommodate the predators. When it later changed tactics and started fighting back instead, the bullies with briefs turned into snowflakes.

Security firm allegedly discriminated against disabled security officer

SCRANTON — A disabled security officer has filed suit against his former employer and a client for alleged disability discrimination and wrongful termination after the client determined his disability posed a liability in performing his duties as a security guard and the former employer terminated his employment.

Building design firms claim construction firm used their copyrighted designs

PITTSBURGH — Two building design firms have filed a class-action lawsuit against a builder for allegedly using their copyrighted designs without permission.

Company accused of infringing former Carnegie Mellon professor's patent

PITTSBURGH — A patent owner has filed suit against a group of businesses for alleged patent infringement.

HNI Corporation says plan participant owes reimbursement

HARRISBURG — A plan administrator has filed suit against a plan participant, citing alleged constructive trust for allegedly failing to honor a reimbursement claim.

City of Philadelphia Commerce Department accused of discrimination

A woman has filed suit against the City of Philadelphia Commerce Department, citing alleged disability discrimination, hostile work environment, retaliation and violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Woman seeks payment from Government Employees Insurance Company

PHILADELPHIA — A woman is suing Government Employees Insurance Company, her automobile insurer, seeking payment per the underinsured motorist provision of her policy.

Woman says Gemini Bakery Equipment improperly blocked benefits

HARRISBURG — A woman claiming rights as the beneficiary of an insurance plan has filed a class-action lawsuit against Gemini Bakery Equipment Co., an employer, citing alleged breach of fiduciary duty and unlawful denial of benefits.

City of Philadelphia, officer face allegations of unjustified beating

A man is suing the City of Philadelphia and Police Officer Michael Kuzianik, alleging unlawful assault, battery and excessive use of force.

Woman says United Food and Commercial Workers funds denied payment for care

SCRANTON — A retired union worker from Kunkletown is suing UFCW Local 464A Welfare Funds, Local 464A United Food and Commercial Workers Welfare Service Benefit Fund and Local 464A United Food and Commercial Benefit Fund, Board Of Trustees, citing alleged breach of fiduciary duty and discrimination.

Man claims Genco Distributions violated FMLA

HARRISBURG — An East Stroudsburg resident with cervical radiculopathy is suing Genco Distributions Inc., a former employer, citing alleged failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act regulations, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Supervalu TTSJ accused of discrimination

PHILADELPHIA — A Puerto Rican male is suing Supervalu TTSJ, Inc., an employer, citing alleged racial discrimination and retaliation.

Federal government accused of failing to provide safe ride at Air Force event

PITTSBURGH — A husband and wife are suing the United States of America, citing alleged failure to warn, insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries and negligence at an Air Force recruiting event.

Former emergency room technician alleges disability discrimination

PHILADELPHIA — A former emergency room technician is suing Aria Health System, a healthcare company, citing alleged disability discrimination, hostile work environment and wrongful termination.

Competitors accused of infringing on plant patent

PITTSBURGH — Trademark owners are suing Proven Winners North America LLC and Plant 21 LLC, competitors, citing alleged plant patent infringement, unfair competition and tortious interference with contractual relationships.

Man claims discrimination at hands of Lock Haven University

HARRISBURG — An employee is suing Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania and State System of Higher Education, a public university and governing body, citing alleged breach of contract, discrimination and retaliation.

Insurer seeks $3 million in alleged failure to meet obligations under indemnity agreement

PHILADELPHIA — A New Jersey insurance company is suing John O'Brien and Alan Katz, citing alleged breach of contract.

Man alleges Duke Energy, two others did not pay overtime wages

PITTSBURGH – A training specialist has filed a class-action lawsuit against his former employers over allegations he was not paid overtime wages.

Kitchen and Bath Concepts of Pittsburgh alleges homebuilder used photos without permission

PITTSBURGH – A Pittsburgh kitchen and bath design company alleges a Bridgeville homebuilder used photos of its designs without authorization.