U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania News

Allstate doesn't get dismissal of breach of contract and bad faith lawsuit filed against it by apartment landlords

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – In a Philadelphia federal court, Allstate Insurance Company’s effort to dismiss a breach of contract and bad faith action filed against it by a landlord who suffered water damage to his rental properties has not met success.

Former employee claims Lacroix Restaurant fired him because of disability

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 18, 2018

PITTSBURGH — An employee is suing Hersha Hospitality Management, doing business as Lacroix Restaurant at the Rittenhouse Hotel, citing alleged wrongful termination.

Customer claims she slipped on ice in Shoppes at Airport Center parking lot

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A customer is suing property operators Airport Associates LP., Goodman Airport GP LLC and Pineville Allentown Inc., citing alleged negligence.

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.

Family claims Berks County Intermediate Unit did not provide proper education

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 16, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — Two siblings and their grandparent and legal guardian are suing Berks County Intermediate Unit, citing alleged breach of duty and disability discrimination.

Federal court rejects Warren Hill's attempt to dismiss breach of contract counterclaim

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A federal court has denied a motion to dismiss a counterclaim from a company that believes it mistakenly overpaid more than $200,000 in the course of executing a contract to purchase interest in an Illinois firm.

Patient says Rumer Cosmetic Surgery botched gender reassignment procedure

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A patient is suing Dr. Kathy Rumer and Delaware Valley Aesthetics PLLC, which does business as Rumer Cosmetic Surgery, citing alleged medical negligence.

Allstate accuses Broan NuTone, Jakel of negligence following fire

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — An insurance company is suing Broan Nutone LLC and Jakel Motors Inc., citing alleged negligence, strict liability and breach of warranty.

MacFarlane Group, Medley Opportunity accused of loan fraud in class action

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A class-action lawsuit was filed June 29 against two financial services companies and several individual defendants, citing alleged fraud and unjust enrichment.

Couple claims Wal-Mart failed to keep Coca-Cola refrigerator safe

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A couple is suing Wal-Mart Stores East LP and Coca-Cola Refreshments USA Inc., citing alleged negligence.

Former NFL player's son who brought post-mortem CTE claim denied portion of concussion settlement

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The son of a former NFL player who applied for a monetary award in the NFL Concussion Litigation’s settlement award program due to his late father’s “Death with CTE” diagnosis has had that claim rejected by a federal court in Philadelphia.

Lawsuit that says CoreLogic falsely labeled man as a sex offender is heading out of Philadelphia

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Per judicial order, an action brought by a man who said he was incorrectly labeled as a sex offender and denied employment is being transferred from a Pennsylvania federal court to one in Delaware for further proceedings.

Former employee accuses Everyday Adoption Center of disability discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 9, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A former employee is suing the Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia, which does business as Everyday Adoption Center, citing alleged disability discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Staffing Plus racial discrimination lawsuit dismissed by federal judge

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 9, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge granted Staffing Plus Inc.'s motion to dismiss a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by a former independent contractor, according to an opinion filed June 20 by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Federal judge allows First Amendment case against Pennsylvania School Boards Association to continue

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 9, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge declined a request to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) and the board members that alleges retaliation against the plaintiffs for exercising their First Amendment rights.

State Farm says fire started as a result of man's negligence

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. is suing Michael Shelley, citing alleged negligence in connection with a fire.

7-Eleven franchisee alleging company "made life miserable" given leave to amend lawsuit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A breach of contract lawsuit filed against convenience store chain 7-Eleven by one of its longtime franchisees, who claimed the company “made life miserable for him," has been dismissed for lack of specificity related to the charge and with leave to file an amended complaint.

Briggs Law Office says clients failed to pay $302,599

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 4, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A law firm is suing clients Stanton Kremsky and SSK MD Inc., citing alleged breach of a retainer agreement.

Former employee accuses Turkey Hill of disability discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 4, 2018

ALLENTOWN — A freezer operator is suing former employer Turkey Hill LP, citing alleged disability discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Iesi Pa Bethlehem Landfill accused of causing public nuisance

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 3, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — Two Freemansburg residents filed a class-action lawsuit against Bethlehem Landfill Co., doing business as Iesi Pa Bethlehem Landfill, citing alleged public and private nuisance and negligence.

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