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Man accuses two individuals of negligence after their pit bull allegedly bit him in the face

A man is suing dog owners Frances W. Thomas and Francine Thomas Smith for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Sweet Street Desserts Inc. accused of firing employee due to her alleged back problems

An individual is suing her former employer, Sweet Street Desserts Inc., for alleged disability discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Lowe's Companies Inc. accused of negligence after fire extinguisher allegedly fell on man's foot

An individual is suing Lowe's Companies Inc. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Trans Union LLC, others allegedly included inaccurate information on credit reports

An individual is suing Trans Union LLC, Experian Information Solutions Inc. and Contract Callers Inc. for alleged defamation of character.

Ernst & Young US LLP allegedly fired employee for requesting second leave of absence after birth of child

An individual is suing his former employer, Ernst & Young U.S. LLP, for alleged discrimination and wrongful termination.

Judge refuses to grant injunction in breach of confidentiality suit involving Razor Technology

A West Conshohocken tech company has failed to prove that it can succeed in a breach of confidentiality lawsuit that it had filed earlier this year against a former employee and his company, a federal judge ruled on May 3.

Drexel University law professor claims that Philadelphia police officers unlawfully arrested her

A Drexel University law professor is suing the City of Philadelphia, an unknown medic and police officers Kelly Neal and Christopher McCue for alleged unlawful arrest.

Roxborough Memorial Hospital, others allegedly fired 79-year-old man because of his age

An individual is suing his former employers, Prime Healthcare Services - Roxborough LLC d/b/a Roxborough Memorial Hospital, Prime Healthcare Services - Lower Bucks LLC d/b/a Lower Bucks Hospital and Prime Healthcare Inc., for alleged age discrimination and wrongful termination.

Guardian Life Insurance Company of America accused of wrongfully denying disability benefits

An individual is suing the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America for alleged breach of fiduciary duty.

Willow Terrace allegedly fired Haitian woman because she complained about racial discrimination

A Haitian woman is suing her former employer, RC Operator LLC d/b/a Willow Terrace, for alleged racial discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Stitch Fix Inc. Bethlehem allegedly fired employee because she was pregnant

An individual is suing her former employers, Stitch Fix Inc. Bethlehem and Stitch Fix Inc. San Francisco, for alleged pregnancy discrimination and wrongful termination.

Federal judge boots attorneys from copyright infringement case against McGraw-Hill

Attorneys representing a Lititz-based photography company in a copyright infringement case have been disqualified following a federal judge's ruling earlier this month over the law firm's hiring of a consultant who previously had worked for the defendants in the case.

First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union allegedly fired employee based on false information from investigator

An individual is suing her former employer, First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union, and Confidential Investigations Inc. for alleged wrongful discharge.

Bosch Security Systems Inc. accused of firing 54-year-old employee because of his age

An individual is suing his former employer, Bosch Security Systems Inc., for alleged age discrimination and wrongful termination.

J.P. Mascaro & Sons allegedly fired employee because of past shoulder injuries

An individual is suing his former employer, Solid Waste Services Inc. d/b/a J.P. Mascaro & Sons, for alleged disability discrimination and wrongful termination.

Judge won't make Hagens Berman pay for discovery as decades-old birth defects are litigated

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge in Philadelphia recently denied an attempt on the part of pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline to reallocate costs and fees incurred through still-pending investigative discovery, to the plaintiffs’ counsel in a thalidomide products injury action.

Dispute between former NFL player and concussion-litigation funder might not make it to arbitration

PHILADELPHIA – A ruling from a federal judge in Pennsylvania remains pending on whether or not compulsory arbitration will be permanently prohibited, in the case of a litigation funder that pursued financial recovery against a former National Football League player who allegedly failed to repay it a loan.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia allegedly interfered with employee's FMLA rights

An individual is suing her former employers, the Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania, for allegedly violating the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Trans Union LLC, others allegedly included false information on credit report

An individual is suing Trans Union LLC, Experian Information Solutions Inc., Equifax Information Services LLC and several other entities for allegedly including false, misleading and/or incomplete information on his credit report.

U.S. Postal Service allegedly fired African-American employee for reporting racial discrimination at the workplace

An African-American man is suing his former employer and supervisor, the U.S. Postal Service and Megan J. Brennan, for alleged discrimination, harassment and retaliation.