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Missouri Supreme Court rules application of Blaine Amendments unconstitutional

Elizabeth Alt Nov. 15, 2017, 10:53pm

For the first time, The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a case from the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals that governments must not deny religious entities money simply for being a religious organization.

Amtrak employee seeks more than $150,000 after allegedly falling down steps while cleaning

Louie Torres Nov. 8, 2017, 8:40am

PHILADELPHIA – A Hyattsville, Maryland, woman employed by Amtrak as a coach cleaner alleges that she was injured while working.

EEOC settlement with Pittsburgh's PPG worth $45K

Charmaine Little Nov. 7, 2017, 9:21am

DETROIT - A recent discrimination settlement involving a Pittsburgh company is worth more than $45,000.

Rite Aid seeks to dismiss complaint over prescription pickup calls, claims exemption under TCPA

Dee Thompson Nov. 2, 2017, 1:43pm

PHILADELPHIA – Rite Aid has filed a motion to dismiss the complaint of a woman who claims the drug store violated her rights under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by calling her cellphone repeatedly without her consent.

Asplundh to pay $95 million for allegedly hiring undocumented immigrants; Case a cautionary tale for employers

Kacie Whaley Nov. 1, 2017, 10:04am

PHILADELPHIA – Asplundh Tree Experts, a private company that trims trees and clears brush from gas and power lines headquartered in Willow Grove, will pay a record-breaking settlement of $95 million after allegedly hiring immigrants who were not permitted to work in the U.S.

Amtrak worker seeks damages over alleged injuries from fall

Louie Torres Oct. 17, 2017, 9:44am

PHILADELPHIA – A Delaware man alleges he was injured while working for Amtrak.

AG Shapiro's CFPU is a real stinker

The Pennsylvania Record Sep. 20, 2017, 12:16pm

Passed in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, the Dodd-Frank Act (named for two controversial members of Congress) was a classic case of a cure worse than the disease.

Pennsylvania's legal climate ranks in lower tier of states, according to national survey

Karen Kidd Sep. 12, 2017, 10:02am

Pennsylvania ranks in the lower tier of U.S. states as it continues on its path to becoming a mass tort mecca

Aronimink Golf Club loses lawsuit against DuPont over damage to trees

Dee Thompson Sep. 6, 2017, 10:24am

PHILADELPHIA – A venerable Newtown Square golf club that sued DuPont claiming damage to its trees has had its claim dismissed.

Elite Linen LLC faces suit from labor secretary over alleged payment practices

Louie Torres Aug. 29, 2017, 8:36am

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia limited liability company engaged in the commercial linen business is alleged to have failed to pay employees overtime wages.

Advanced Life Support Ambulance Inc., others alleged to have failed to pay minimum wage

Louie Torres Aug. 29, 2017, 8:36am

PHILADELPHIA – Several companies engaged in the nonemergency medical and school transport and a uniform maker are alleged to have failed to pay employees a minimum wage.

Navient, fighting federal agency, has dismissal argument rejected

Dee Thompson Aug. 24, 2017, 9:56am

HARRISBURG – Student loan giant Navient has failed to get a dismissal of the lawsuit filed against it in Pennsylvania by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

AG's new agency will target for-profit schools, mortgage lenders; Attorney says it's part of 'proactive' agenda

Glenn Minnis Aug. 3, 2017, 9:54am

HARRISBURG – State Attorney General Josh Shapiro is turning up the heat in his crusade against wrongdoers in the lending industry, recently launching the Consumer Financial Protection Unit and hiring a former member of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to help run it.

Bricklayers union says Criniti Construction failed to make timely contributions

Louie Torres Jul. 19, 2017, 10:25am

PHILADELPHIA — A local union is suing Criniti Construction Inc. and Joe Criniti, citing alleged breach of contract.

School police officer's defamation lawsuit can go on; TV station reported he was fired over child sex abuse allegations

Glenn Minnis Jul. 3, 2017, 9:54am

HARRISBURG — The state Superior Court has determined that a former school police supervisor should be able to continue with his defamation suit against a CBS-owned station that reported he was terminated over child sex abuse allegations.

Amtrak employee says supervisor pushed, injured him

Louie Torres Jun. 29, 2017, 3:37pm

PHILADELPHIA — An employee is suing National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) and Paul Roddy with claims that his supervisor, Roddy, physically assaulted him and caused him to be transferred from his job.

Commonwealth Court: Plans to host bridal show don't render woman ineligible for unemployment

Carrie Salls Jun. 29, 2017, 11:59am

HARRISBURG — The state Commonwealth Court has reversed an Unemployment Compensation Board of Review ruling that denied benefits to a claimant based on the board’s assertion that she was self-employed, according to an opinion filed June 14.

FTC says NutriMost weight-loss program made false claims about effectiveness

Louie Torres Jun. 27, 2017, 11:53am

ERIE — A government agency is suing NutriMost LLC, EZ Practice Growth and Raymond Wisniewski, alleging the defendants made false claims in advertising for their program.

Phoney Lawsuits: House subcommittee holds hearing on TCPA 'lawsuit abuse'

John O'Brien Jun. 21, 2017, 9:16am

WASHINGTON - As courts are asked to provide guidance on the future of a federal telemarketing law that was written before the cell phone era, a House subcommittee is hearing suggestions on how to modernize it.

Panel explores overlapping criminal enforcement actions against companies and how penalties are determined

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 20, 2017, 1:06pm

NEW YORK – Insight into the process of crafting of financial penalties for companies alleged to have engaged in corporate misconduct was a prominent topic of discussion in a recent seminar held June 7.