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

Low Tide Group accused of selling trademarked products without consent

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 2, 2018

SCRANTON — A clothing company is suing Low Tide Group and James Barchiesi, citing alleged breach of contract, trademark infringement and unjust enrichment.

Walgreens defendants get more time to answer shareholders' class action over Rite Aid merger

By Karen Kidd | Jul 30, 2018

The pharmacy chains are granted more time to respond to claims alleging false and misleading statements were made during a failed merger in 2016,

Woman's lawsuit says shirt caught fire when she walked past a propane heater; Companies deny liability

By Karen Kidd | Jul 24, 2018

SCRANTON — A New Jersey-based clothing distributor is defending itself against a counter-claim by JC Penney over who is liable for burns suffered by a Luzerne County woman when the nightshirt she was wearing caught fire in 2015.

Camelbeach Mountain guest blames park operators for hand injury

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 9, 2018

SCRANTON — A park guest is suing Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark and Camelback Resort LLC, claiming that the defendants did not take sufficient measures to prevent injuries at their facility.

State Farm blames M&M Services employees for fire

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 5, 2018

SCRANTON — State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. is suing IDC Management Co., which does business as M&M Services, citing alleged negligence.

New York couple blames Happy Trails Stables for fall from horse

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 4, 2018

SCRANTON — A New York couple is suing Happy Trails Stables, claiming that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries at the defendant's facility.

Class action plaintiffs suing Montgomery McCracken for $619M attempting a second bite at the apple, firm argues

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 3, 2018

SCRANTON – A law firm facing a $619 million legal malpractice lawsuit in Pennsylvania federal court wants the case dismissed for failure to state a claim and other causes or alternatively, transferred to federal court in New York.

Underwriting association claims law passed by Gov. Wolf allows seizure of property

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 2, 2018

SCRANTON — A non-profit organization is suing Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, citing alleged breach of duty, contract clause violation and unconstitutional taking.

Pets Global says M2 Logistics, Habil Transportation never delivered cargo

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 29, 2018

HARRISBURG — Pets Global Inc. is suing freight forwarders M2 Logistics Inc. and Habil Transportation LLC, citing alleged breach of contract.

SEC charges insurance salesman in alleged securities scheme

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 28, 2018

SCRANTON — A Securities and Exchange Commission complaint claims a Bellefonte insurance salesman is guilty of fraud and unjust enrichment.

Guardians say Secretary of Human Services violated Medicaid provisions

By Bree Gonzales | Jun 26, 2018

HARRISBURG — Three guardians of children with physical disabilities filed a class-action lawsuit against Pennsylvania Secretary of Human Services Teresa Miller, citing alleged Medicaid violations.

Spouse blames Select Medical, doctors for wife's death

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 21, 2018

HARRISBURG — A surviving spouse is suing Select Medical Corp. and other healthcare providers, claiming that insufficient measures were taken to prevent infection and death.

Mother and daughter blame Arrowhead Lake Community Association for injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 20, 2018

WILKES-BARRE — A mother and daughter are suing Arrowhead Lake Community Association, claiming that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

U.S. district judge rules Pennsylvania cannot take $200 million from underwriting association

By Karen Kidd | Jun 12, 2018

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's attempt to balance a budget under last fall's Act 44 by taking $200 million from a state-created entity that provides malpractice insurance is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled on May 17.

Judge given Sierra Club's settlement with Talen over Brunner Island power plant

By Karen Kidd | Jun 12, 2018

A federal judge is considering a settlement between environmental advocate Sierra Club and Talen Energy over the company's Brunner Island power plant in York County at which it has agreed to end coal burning.

Nanticoke police officer claims city owes her overtime pay tied to doctor's visits

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 7, 2018

SCRANTON — A police officer is suing the City of Nanticoke for alleged violation of employment laws.

Wells Fargo asks court to order arbitration in fee-structure dispute

By Carrie Salls | May 31, 2018

Wells Fargo, Wells Fargo Advisors and broker George Venizelos have asked the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania to send a fee agreement dispute to arbitration, according to a motion filed on March 1.

Geisinger Medical Center accused of discriminating against employee because of her alleged disability

By Philip Gonzales | May 30, 2018

A individual is suing Geisinger Medical Center and Geisinger Health System for alleged disability discrimination and retaliation.

Metropolitan Life Insurance accused of wrongfully denying disability benefits

By Philip Gonzales | May 29, 2018

An individual is suing Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., Tyco Electronics Corporation and Tyco Electronics Long Term Disability Plan, citing alleged wrongful termination of long-term disability benefits.

Judge denies Golden Living Center-Stroud’s motion to dismiss punitive damages in wrongful death suit

By Dawn Geske | May 29, 2018

HARRISBURG — Golden Living Center-Stroud’s motion to dismiss punitive damages in a wrongful death lawsuit has been rejected by a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.