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Suit settled with San Diego finance entities who allegedly pursued debt illegally, committed defamation

PHILADELPHIA – A case between a Philadelphia man who alleged a San Diego company illegally pursued a credit card debt claim against him, violated financial laws in the process and defamed him has been settled.

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.

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.

SCOTUS takes case of Pa. woman forced to make her land open to public because of graveyard

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to hear a property rights lawsuit filed by a Pennsylvania landowner who has a graveyard on her property, and the decision could have far-reaching implications across the country, according to the Pacific Legal Foundation - a group that is representing the landowner.

PayPal Credit accused of making over 100 robocalls to collect alleged debt from woman

An individual is suing PayPal Credit, a California company, for allegedly violating telephone harassment statutes.

Man loses suit against LA Fitness after allegedly tripping over yoga mat

A federal judge has granted summary judgment in favor of LA Fitness in a personal injury suit brought against the chain of fitness centers by a man who claimed he was injured at one of its Philadelphia locations, according to a decision filed on April 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Paramount Equity Mortgage Inc. accused of placing telemarking calls with autodialer

A individual is suing Paramount Equity Mortgage Inc. and Does 1-10 for allegedly violating telephone harassment statutes.

First Penn-Pacific Life Insurance Company accused of charging excessively high insurance rates

An individual has filed a class action lawsuit against First Penn-Pacific Life Insurance Company for allegedly charging excessive amounts of money for insurance coverage.

Federal judge says LaRose Jazz Club must pay $2,200 for illegally broadcasting Floyd Mayweather fight

A federal judge has awarded a sports production company $2,200 in statutory damages, but denied its request for enhanced damages in case against a club that illegally broadcasted a Floyd Mayweather fight.

Self-driving cars, thinking machines will test limits of tort law

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SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) - Self-driving cars, machines that teach themselves how to operate and home digital assistants that can enter into legally binding contracts are all either on the market now or soon will be. So the next question is: Whom do you sue when they run amok?

New leadership at the CFPB means state AGs will be more active in financial consumer protection

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WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Some states will be even more active in financial consumer protection enforcement now that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new director has made it clear the bureau will stay out of the way, an expert on state attorneys general said during a recent interview.

Baxco Pharmaceutical Inc. accused of failing to make payments for equipment lease

A company is suing Baxco Pharmaceutical Inc. and Dennis V Wong I/J/S for alleged breach of contract.

Visa U.S.A. Inc. accused of violating telephone harassment statutes

A woman is suing Visa U.S.A. Inc. for allegedly violating telephone harassment statutes.

Plaintiffs seek class certification in LuLaRoe tax payment case

PITTSBURGH – LuLaRoe customers have asked the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania to certify a class as part of their sales tax collection class action lawsuit filed against the company.

Pennsylvania Water Wars: Class action questions whether company is extracting true spring water

PHILADELPHIA — A recent case brought by one water seller against another is providing a curious example of intra-market business litigation, with the plaintiff using the class action mechanism to sue a competitor.

In Pennsylvania, you can drive an Uber while still collecting unemployment

HARRISBURG – The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania overturned a ruling of the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review that denied benefits to a former behavioral specialist who took on work as an Uber driver, according to a Jan. 24 opinion.

Uber seeks ruling on whether drivers are entitled to compensation for time waiting

PHILADELPHIA – Uber Technologies Inc. has asked the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to reconsider a ruling that addressed the issue of whether Uber drivers who are online waiting for ride requests are entitled to compensation for that time.

Philadelphia Lyft injunction vacated after state legislators pass law

PHILADELPHIA – The Commonwealth Court has vacated an injunction that prohibited transportation network companies (TNCs), including appellant Lyft Inc., from operating in the city of Philadelphia, according to an opinion entered on Oct. 31.

Pennsylvania a target for nation's busiest TCPA law firm

PHILADELPHIA – A focus on finding Pennsylvania plaintiffs has helped a California-based firm earn a reputation for flooding the nation's courts with lawsuits over phone calls made by companies.

Life Insurance Co. of North America accused of failing to pay disability benefits

PHILADELPHIA — An individual is suing an insurance company, citing alleged breach of contract.