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'Easy grandstanding': Congress backs trial lawyers' effort to condemn chemicals, win lawsuits while science debated

By John O'Brien | Mar 11, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – As Congress vilifies chemicals known as PFAS, some question whether the research upon which lawmakers – and trial lawyers – are relying shows that anyone has actually been harmed by them.

Worker claims he was fired by Walmart due to his disability

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 8, 2019

JOHNSTOWN — A grocery support manager is suing Wal-Mart Stores East LP, citing alleged disability discrimination.

Former federal judge Lawrence Stengel chosen to look for fraud in NFL concussion litigation

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 17, 2018

LANCASTER – It was announced Monday that a former U.S. District Court judge has been appointed to oversee the National Football League’s $1 billion Concussion Settlement program as its Special Investigator.

Woman says she slipped on ice in a Walmart parking lot

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 28, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A business invitee is suing Wal-Mart Stores East LP, citing alleged negligence.

Man claims he slipped and fell on faulty step in a Starbucks

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 27, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A husband and wife are suing Starbucks Corp., citing alleged negligence and premises liability.

Attack on paint industry spreads to Pennsylvania; Sherwin-Williams asks judge for help

By John O'Brien | Nov 1, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - Pennsylvania will be the next battleground in historically hard-fought litigation over lead paint, as private lawyers seeking one-third of possible multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements are teaming with county officials on lawsuits.

'Probable' fraud by lawyers, docs in NFL concussion settlement, but special investigator not appointed

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 24, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Per order of a federal judge released Wednesday, a special investigator will not be appointed to the National Football League’s $1 billion Concussion Settlement program to crack down on supposedly fraudulent claims.

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.

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.

Customer blames Kmart and Sears for injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 21, 2018

MEDIA — A customer is suing department store operators Kmart Corp., Sears Holding Corp. and Kmart Clifton Heights #7293, claiming insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

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Third Circuit upholds dismissal of Chemours Co. severance plan complaint

By Charmaine Little | Jun 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – A handful of former employees for The Chemours Co. lost their appeal after their employee severance plan complaint was dismissed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

Wal-Mart customer allegedly injured by falling electric heater

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A customer is suing Wal-Mart Stores East LP, citing alleged negligence and premises liability in connection with an injury sustained when an electric heater fell off of a shelf and onto her at a store.

FBCS Inc. and LVNV Funding LLC accused of falsely stating that interest and fees were accruing on alleged debt

By Philip Gonzales | May 25, 2018

An individual has filed a class action lawsuit against FBCS Inc., LVNV Funding LLC and Does 1-25, citing alleged abusive, deceptive and unfair debt collection practices.

Sallie Mae allegedly placed 500 debt collection calls without consent

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 16, 2018

An individual is suing Sallie Mae Bank, citing alleged invasion of privacy and violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Devon Electric Inc. accuses former employee of providing confidential information to Hatzel and Bueheler Inc.

By Louie Torres | Mar 22, 2018

A company is suing Jeffrey T. Cave and Hatzel and Bueheler Inc. for alleged breach of contract.

Navient says it is the victim of a pointless, copycat lawsuit from Pennsylvania's AG

By Laura Halleman | Jan 17, 2018

HARRISBURG – Student loan provider Navient has filed a motion to dismiss a federal lawsuit brought by the state of Pennsylvania, calling it a copycat lawsuit that is "pointless" and legally deficient.

Cigarette wholesaler says it's owed almost $75K in outstanding fees

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 20, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A cigarette wholesaler in Philadelphia is suing a Delaware retailer for nearly $75,000 related to outstanding costs from a number of sales transactions made between the parties.

Navient seeks dismissal of 'piggyback' class action tied to loan repayment

By Carrie Salls | Nov 15, 2017

SCRANTON – Navient, the nation's largest student loan company, is asking the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania to dismiss a class action lawsuit filed against it by students who allege that their debt was mishandled, according to a motion filed Sept. 20.

Delaware Supreme Court rules to disbar Pa. attorney for allegedly concealing altered medical records

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 7, 2017

WILMINGTON, Del. – Among six ethical violations, the Supreme Court of Delaware disbarred a Pennsylvania attorney on Oct. 23 for failing to disclose the presence of altered medical records, records central to the resolution of a medical malpractice litigation which led to a $6.25 million verdict against the attorney’s client.

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