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

Misericordia University is accused of disability discrimination, wrongful termination

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 15, 2018

WILKES-BARRE — A former project manager is suing Misericordia University, an educational institution, citing alleged age and disability discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Maryland couple sue Cove Haven hotel for fall down staircase

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 9, 2018

WILKES-BARRE — A Maryland couple are suing Cove Haven Inc. hotel operators and others citing alleged negligence.

Shur-Save worker sues dairy products distributors, says he slipped on milk

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 9, 2018

SCRANTON — A Shur-Save worker is suing Instawhip Foods Inc., Upstate Farms and others dairy products distributors, citing alleged negligence.

High school teacher who alleged corruption files lawsuit against Scranton School District

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 4, 2018

SCRANTON — A high school teacher is suing Scranton School District and Alexis Kirijan, a school administrator, citing an alleged violation of civil rights.

Walmart worker claims he was fired after reporting another employee using racial slurs

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 26, 2018

SCRANTON — An overnight stocker employee is suing Walmart, citing alleged racial discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Lawsuit pins blame on York County Prison for prisoner's suicide

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 21, 2018

HARRISBURG — York County Prison and several correctional officers face a lawsuit for allegedly failing to take precautions to keep a suicidal inmate from killing herself, according to court documents.

EEOC alleges Fastenal paid female workers less than male colleagues for doing the same job

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 20, 2018

HARRISBURG — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing Fastenal Co., citing alleged gender discrimination, violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and violation of the Equal Pay Act.

Federal judge considers Reading bank's motion to dismiss in Auburn couple's breach of contract case

By Karen Kidd | Sep 17, 2018

SCRANTON — A federal judge is mulling a Reading bank's request to dismiss an Auburn couple's lawsuit that claims Santander Bank failed to mark their paid loans as satisfied.

ATV user who wrecked sues private roadway controllers for negligence

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 14, 2018

WILLIAMSPORT — An ATV user is suing Repsol Oil and Gas USA, Talisman Energy USA Inc., and J.L. Watts Excavating Inc., private roadway controllers, citing alleged negligence.

Treatment of woman at Pike County Family Health the subject of lawsuit against U.S. DHHS

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 7, 2018

SCRANTON — A couple are suing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, alleging negligent care of the wife at Pike County Family Health.

Cancer-stricken UPS employee sues company for disability discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 31, 2018

HARRISBURG — An operations manager who was diagnosed with liver cancer is suing United Parcel Service Inc. Harrisburg and United Parcel Service Inc. Atlanta, citing alleged violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Parents of Waynesboro student allege discrimination

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 31, 2018

The Waynesboro Area School District's decision to place a student in special education classes prompted a recent federal lawsuit.

World Peace and Unification Sanctuary sued in trademark dispute

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 27, 2018

SCRANTON — Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity filed a complaint on July 30, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against World Peace and Unification Sanctuary, Inc. for violating copyright laws.

Accuquest Hearing Center accused of violating Americans with Disabilities Act

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 27, 2018

SCRANTON — A Lancaster, Pennsylvania, man has filed a lawsuit against Accuquest Hearing Center, alleging that the hearing facility fired him over his wife's diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.

State Farm sues Chimney Sweep Systems for more than $300,000, alleging breach of contract and negligence

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 24, 2018

HARRISBURG — State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. is suing Chimney Sweep Systems Inc., citing alleged breach of contract, breach of implied warranty, breach of express warranty, and negligence.

Couple sues U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs after alleged failed knee replacement surgery

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 21, 2018

SCRANTON — A couple is suing the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and Dr. Keith Cordischi, government agency, alleging a failed knee replacement surgery has resulted in pain, injury and disfigurement.

Pa. court dismisses ex-soldier’s complaint against Army; Man wanted probe into death of fellow soldier

By Elizabeth Alt | Aug 20, 2018

Judge Malachy E. Mannion wrote the July 18 court opinion, adopting the recommendation from Magistrate Judge Susan E. Schwab’s to dismiss the case and grant summary judgment to the U.S. Army.

Patient claims Arthrex knee replacement product was defective

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 17, 2018

WILKES-BARRE — A patient is suing Arthrex Inc., an orthopedic implants distributor, citing alleged design and manufacturing defects.

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,

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