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FOX ROTHSCHILD: Litigation Pro John Hansberry Joins Fox Rothschild in Pittsburgh

By Press release submission | Sep 21, 2018

Fox Rothschild LLP is pleased to announce that John C. Hansberry has joined the Pittsburgh office as a partner in the Litigation Department.

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Trump admin makes use of Medicare law in blunt warning to asbestos lawyers

By Daniel Fisher | Sep 19, 2018

In the Trump administration, at least, the government will no longer look the other way as asbestos lawyers negotiate lenient terms that make it easy for their current clients to get money at the expense of future claimants and federal entitlement programs.

Law firm Lewis Brisbois says Ind. company hasn't paid $170K tab

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A legal service provider is suing Medical Informatics Engineering Inc. of Indiana, citing alleged breach of written engagement and unjust enrichment.

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Pittsburgh's hired guns move in on Philadelphia's turf as opioid lawyers jostle for power

By John O'Brien | Aug 29, 2018

The fighting in Pennsylvania among plaintiffs lawyers working on contingency fees has escalated this summer

Advertising company sues New Jersey law firm for breach of contract

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 28, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — An advertising company is suing Udren Law Offices, a New Jersey law firm, citing alleged unpaid invoices and unjust enrichment.

Legal action against L.A. Fitness filed in Philly court discontinued by plaintiffs before complaint filed

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 22, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Litigation filed by a Delaware County couple against gym franchise L.A. Fitness has been discontinued, just two days before a case management conference for an update on the proceedings was scheduled.

Little sharks don’t like the Meg

By The Pennsylvania Record | Aug 15, 2018

It appears that the little sharks are jealous of the big sharks. Let them fight it out amongst themselves.

Wells Fargo claims Kaushas owes $39,434 following account overdraft

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 13, 2018

WILKES-BARRE — Wells Fargo Bank NA is suing the Law Office of EJ Kaushas and Edward J. Kaushas, citing alleged breach of contract, breach of warranty and fraud.

Uber not liable for driver attacking passenger, but plaintiff can amend claim

By Charmaine Little | Aug 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted ridesharing service Uber Technologies, Inc.'s motion to dismiss a lawsuit in which a passenger accused one of Uber's drivers of attacking him, according to a July 27 opinion written by U.S. District Judge Mitchell Goldberg.

Opioid lawyer trying to avoid 'cesspool' asked for by major national firm

By Dan Fisher | Aug 9, 2018

Several Pennsylvania counties are fighting to keep control of their opioid lawsuits as the national law firm Simmons Hanly Conroy, with the active support of the companies it is suing, seeks to create what a rival attorney calls a litigation "cesspool."

Philadelphia court will hear cases against Bayer over Essure birth control device

By Karen Kidd | Aug 6, 2018

More than a dozen lawsuits against Bayer Essure over a contraceptive device will go back to state court after a federal court ruling.

In Philadelphia, only 16% of new pharma cases are from Pennsylvania residents

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 27, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A notable 2017 U.S. Supreme Court decision intended to limit the practice of forum-shopping has not deterred thousands of plaintiffs from filing pharmaceutical litigation in Philadelphia courts, recently-released statistics show.

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.

Yahoo wins TCPA case after plaintiff's expert reports 'offer nothing'; Attorneys sought recovery for 27K texts

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 16, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – In a long-litigated Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) case filed, Yahoo has had its verdict of summary judgment upheld by a federal appellate court for a second time, and had the plaintiff’s expert reports excluded.

Class-action lawsuit accuses Amerco of disability discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 12, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A disabled woman filed a class-action lawsuit against Amerco Inc., citing alleged disability discrimination.

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.

Guest blames Kimpton Hotel employee for injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A guest is suing Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant Group LLC, doing business as Kimpton Hotel Monaco Alexandria, citing alleged negligence.

ALDI customer files class action suit alleging disability discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 4, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A disabled man filed a class-action lawsuit against ALDI, Inc., citing alleged disability discrimination.

Patron blames Harrah's Philadelphia, Caesars for foot injury

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 29, 2018

MEDIA — A patron is suing Harrah's Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack and Caesars Entertainment Operating Co. Inc., claiming that the defendants did not take sufficient measures to prevent injuries.

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Insurers to feel brunt of New Jersey asbestos ruling, while Delaware hits employers on same day

By Daniel Fisher | Jun 28, 2018

A decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court forces Honeywell’s insurers to pay for thousands of asbestos claims even though the company, through its Bendix unit, continued to make asbestos-containing brake products for more than a decade after it could no longer obtain insurance coverage for such products.

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