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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.

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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.

Oil leak the result of company not performing full inspection prior to refilling tank, plaintiffs claim

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A pair of Delaware County property owners claim a heating oil company’s failure to perform a full inspection of their tank prior to installing more oil, later led to a disastrous oil leak in their property’s basement.

EEOC sues Adecco USA employment agency alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 14, 2018

ERIE — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing Adecco USA Inc., an employment agency, claiming it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

DECHERT LLP: Two Dechert Partners Honored as Winning Litigators by National Law Journal

By Press release submission | Sep 9, 2018

Dechert LLP partners Steven Bizar and Christine Levin have been named as ‘Winning Litigators’ in a highly competitive annual contest run by The National Law Journal.

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.

Train engineer who alleged Amtrak violated FELA settles case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 7, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A New Jersey train engineer who claimed Amtrak violated federal laws by not providing him with a safe work environment before he was injured has settled with the transportation company, according to court records.

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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

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AbbVie files appeal contesting landmark $448 million antitrust win for Federal Trade Commission

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 23, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) — Defendants AbbVie Inc., Abbott Laboratories and Unimed Pharmaceuticals LLC filed an appeal on Aug. 6 in a U.S. District Court in response to the final judgment in an antitrust case that found in favor of the Federal Trade Commission.

Federal Circuit Court reverses fee collection by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, cites Pa. attorneys' amicus brief

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 21, 2018

LANCASTER – Lawyers from firm Barley Snyder who authored an amicus brief on behalf of the American Bar Association, had that same brief cited when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a landmark decision allowing for collection of attorney’s fees by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO).

AARP, United Health accused of fraud

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 21, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — Two insurance policyholders have filed a class-action lawsuit against AARP Inc, AARP Services Inc, AARP Insurance Plan, UnitedHealth Group Inc, and UnitedHealth Insurance Co., claiming violations of Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, conversion, unjust enrichment, fraudulent concealment and fraud.

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.

Metro-Health EMS seeks documents tied to racial bias claims

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 13, 2018

PITTSBURGH — Western-Star Hospital Authority Inc., temporarily doing business as Metro-Health EMS, is suing the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, citing alleged violation of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

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."

Department of Labor wins damages in sushi restaurant case, settlement conference to be held

By Sandra Lane | Jul 31, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Senior Judge Michael Baylson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted the U.S. Department of Labor's request for liquidated damages in a case regarding violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act allegedly committed by some Pennsylvania Japanese restaurants, according to a July 12 opinion.

Amtrak technician claims co-worker caused serious arm injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 25, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — An electronics technician is suing National Railroad Passenger Corp., which does business as Amtrak, claiming that the company maintained an unsafe work environment.

U.S. Steel says it owes nothing to Allegheny Co. plaintiffs suing over alleged pollution at Clairton plant

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 18, 2018

PITTSBURGH – U.S. Steel is defending itself against a class action lawsuit alleging pollution from its Clairton Coke Works plant, denying it has made any nearby resident sick or diminished anyone's property value.

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.

Passenger blames Amtrak for on-track accident, injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A passenger is suing National Railroad Passenger Corp., which does business as Amtrak, alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries to passengers.

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