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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.

Bern firm, shut out of opioid litigation spot, says lead lawyers don't represent enough of Pennsylvania

By John O'Brien | Jun 22, 2018

MEDIA – After not being picked to a coveted leadership role in Pennsylvania’s opioid litigation, a Conshohocken plaintiffs firm is pleading with a Delaware County judge to reconsider.

A dissident emerges in Pennsylvania's opioid litigation: Lehigh Co. claims its case has been highjacked

By John O'Brien | Jun 22, 2018

The fight for control of Pennsylvania’s opioid litigation is not over, as Lehigh County is not happy that its case has been grouped in with more than 30 others and that lawyers it previously rejected have been tasked with overseeing the proceedings.

Allstate Insurance blames Broan-Nutone for fire at insured's property

By Bree Gonzales | Jun 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — Allstate Insurance Co. is suing residential ventilation product company Broan-Nutone LLC, citing alleged breach of warranty and negligence.

From Legal Newsline

'They're always wrong': NYC's hired guns cite overturned case as authority for climate change lawsuit

By Daniel Fisher | Jun 19, 2018

It was a surprising opening move, to say the least. Arguing for the City of New York in its climate lawsuit against five major oil companies, attorney Michael Pawa cited AEP v. Connecticut, a 2009 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, as “persuasive authority” in his clients’ favor.

Woman, fired for allegedly using company credit card to buy Uber and Lyft rides, settles ADA claim

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A lawsuit alleging discrimination and violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act was recently dismissed after the parties reached a settlement.

Federal magistrate judge orders failed bidder on Westmoreland County hotel into arbitration

By Karen Kidd | Jun 18, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A federal magistrate judge has ordered the failed high-bidder for a hotel in Westmoreland County into arbitration earlier to resolve differences over that failed bid.

AETNA blames law firm for HIV mailing fiasco

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 18, 2018

Healthcare company accuses law firm of negligencePHILADELPHIA — A healthcare company is suing Whatley Kallas, LLP; Whatley Kallas, LLC; and Consumer Watchdog, law firm, citing alleged breach of duty and liability.AETNA Inc. filed a complaint on May 23, in the U.S.

Woman claims Facebook, Instagram approved false advertisements

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia resident is suing Facebook Inc., Instagram Inc. and Instagram LLC for false advertising.

Unbeaten at trial, Bayer and Janssen say cycle of Xarelto lawsuits 'needs to be stopped'

By John O'Brien | Jun 13, 2018

Early returns haven't been positive for plaintiffs attorneys, so Xarelto liability theories have been mutating, defense says

Defamation and abuse of process case against San Diego firms is settled

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia plaintiff who sued a trio of San Diego firms that allegedly pursued a credit card debt claim against him illegally, settled with those same defendants.

From Legal Newsline

No quit in trial bar after SCOTUS ruling, still filing lawsuits in favorite courts

By John O'Brien | Jun 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Since last year’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that dealt a blow to forum-shopping personal injury attorneys, companies threatened with sprawling, 50-state litigation have not been forced into defending cases all over the country.

KB Logistics LLC allegedly failed to comply with contract

By Philip Gonzales | May 21, 2018

A company is suing KB Logistics LLC for alleged breach of contract.

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