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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.

Woman blames Philadelphia Veterans Affairs hospital for elevator incident

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A hospital guest is suing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, alleging that the VA did not take sufficient measures to prevent injuries at its Philadelphia medical center.

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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.

U.S. government accuses Bailey Family Chiropractic P.C. of failing to fully pay federal employment tax

By Philip Gonzales | May 31, 2018

The U.S. government is suing Bailey Family Chiropractic P.C. a/k/a Bailey Chiropractic Inc. and David Bailey for allegedly failing to fully pay their federal employment tax liabilities.

FELA litigation filed against Amtrak will be heard in state court this summer

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 30, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A summer trial date awaits for a case involving a New Jersey train engineer who alleges Amtrak violated federal laws by not providing him with a safe work environment, when he suffered debilitating injuries in an accident sustained in the course of his employment.

Heartland Campus Solutions still fighting CFPB probe after Pittsburgh judge's ruling

By John Revak | May 29, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A stay pending appeal was recently granted to the defendant in a case involving the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Even after eight years, criticisms of American Law Institute's insurance project remain

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 24, 2018

WASHINGTON – Not everyone is as excited as those who drafted new guidance for judges about its passage.

New guidance for judges handling insurance issues finally passes after resistance

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 23, 2018

WASHINGTON – New guidance for judges handling insurance issues finally passes after resistance

Striking of Philadelphia's wage inquiry law might deter other cities from passing similar legislation

By Ryan Croft | May 22, 2018

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently struck down part of a Philadelphia ordinance that prohibited employers from asking job applicants about their pervious salaries.

U.S. Postal Service allegedly fired African-American employee for reporting racial discrimination at the workplace

By Philip Gonzales | May 14, 2018

An African-American man is suing his former employer and supervisor, the U.S. Postal Service and Megan J. Brennan, for alleged discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

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

By Elizabeth Alt | May 14, 2018

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.

Widow of Amtrak machinist and conductor says the company's violations led to his fatal bladder cancer

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 9, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The spouse of a deceased machinist and conductor for Amtrak alleges the defendant violated the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) by exposing her late husband to toxic substances and causing him to develop fatal bladder cancer.

Amtrak allegedly failed to prevent woman from slipping and falling into gap between platform and train

By Philip Gonzales | May 3, 2018

An individual is suing the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, also known as Amtrak, for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Sen. Scarnati appeals federal judge's order to pay League of Women Voters for costs of gerrymandering challenge

By Karen Kidd | May 3, 2018

A state senator is appealing a federal judge's order earlier this month to pay more than $29,300 to the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania in reimbursement for the fees and costs of its successful gerrymandering challenge.

Lack of jurisdiction dispels Delaware man's lawsuit for FELA violations against Amtrak

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 25, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a Delaware plaintiff and former Amtrak employee who alleged the company violated the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) by subjecting him to an unsafe workplace, has had his case dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction.

From Legal Newsline

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

By Daniel Fisher | Apr 20, 2018

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?

United States of America accused of wrongfully disqualifying store from food assistance programs

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 19, 2018

A retail store and two individuals are suing the United States of America for alleged of breach of duty.

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