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Philly judge voids third-party funding in NFL concussion litigation, but company hopes N.Y. colleague disagrees

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia federal judge says agreements in which RD Legal Funding advanced money to plaintiffs in the pending NFL concussion litigation are void, but the attorney representing RD Legal has asked a judge in New York to ignore that finding.

Lancaster to address sewage discharge into Conestoga River after settlement with state, feds

READING – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) have reached a settlement with the city of Lancaster to take action in ending sewage discharge into local waterways from storm and sewage systems.

SEC files suit against Wayne man over investment advisory fraud allegations

PHILADELPHIA – A federal agency alleges a Wayne resident engaged in fraudulent securities offering and investment advisory fraud.

CFPB alleges Heartland Campus Solutions has not complied with CID

PITTSBURGH – A student loan servicer is alleged to have failed to comply with a federal agency's demand.

Missouri Supreme Court rules application of Blaine Amendments unconstitutional

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

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

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

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

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

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

AG Shapiro's CFPU is a real stinker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.