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Lawsuit: Woman's burns were the result of coffee lid error at Philadelphia Dunkin' Donuts

PHILADELPHIA – A local plaintiff believes negligent practices on the part of Dunkin’ Donuts led her to become burned by a cup of hot coffee she purchased, at the drive-thru of one of the restaurant chain’s locations in North Philadelphia.

Ally Financial Inc. allegedly placed around 150 calls without consent to collect debt

An individual is suing Ally Financial Inc., a debt collector, citing alleged invasion of privacy and violation of telephone harassment statutes.

EGS Financial Care Inc. accused of harassing woman by allegedly placing around 100 calls to collect alleged debt

A consumer is suing EGS Financial Care Inc., citing alleged invasion of privacy and violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Verizon Communications allegedly placed hundreds of calls to solicit services without prior consent

An individual is suing Verizon Communications Inc., citing alleged invasion of privacy and violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Sallie Mae allegedly placed 500 debt collection calls without consent

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

Bayview Asset Management LLC allegedly failed to pay overtime wages

An individual is suing Bayview Asset Management LLC and Bayview Loan Servicing LLC for allegedly violating the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.

CRC Car Rental Inc. allegedly failed to pay for leased cars

A company is suing CRC Car Rental Inc., Fidel Cesar Cespedes and Raquel Heyliger for alleged breach of contract.

CSX fighting employee's lawsuit; Plaintiff allegedly wasn't hurt like he claimed

JOHNSTOWN – The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania has denied a train conductor’s motion for partial summary judgment in an injury case filed against CSX Transportation Inc. after the plaintiff’s co-worker testified that he was not injured as claimed, according to an opinion entered Feb. 1 by Judge Kim R. Gibson.

In Pennsylvania, you can drive an Uber while still collecting unemployment

HARRISBURG – The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania overturned a ruling of the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review that denied benefits to a former behavioral specialist who took on work as an Uber driver, according to a Jan. 24 opinion.

Opioid judge doesn't want media to know details of settlement talks

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Legal Newsline

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - The judge overseeing multidistrict litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors has named the teams of lawyers who will try to negotiate a settlement of hundreds of federal lawsuits - a complex task given parallel investigations and litigation by state attorneys general and potentially conflicting goals of private attorneys and their government counterparts.

Usual Suspects: Lawyers used to getting their way in MDL process to lead opioid litigation

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Legal Newsline

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - There will be a lot of familiar faces in U.S. District Judge Dan Polster’s courtroom in Cleveland on Jan. 31, when lawyers gather for a hearing on multidistrict litigation against the nation’s opioid manufacturers and distributors.

Philly man says he swallowed razorblade that was in his Chicken McNuggets

PHILADELPHIA – A man who ordered Chicken McNuggets at a Philadelphia McDonald’s restaurant in December 2015 received an added surprise with his order in the form of a razorblade he swallowed, according to the lawsuit he recently filed against the fast food chain.

American Textile Company Inc files motion to dismiss patent infringement claim

PITTSBURGH — American Textile Company Inc. has filed a motion to dismiss against an infringement claim made by Hollander Sleep Products LLC.

Fenner Dunlop says International Conveyor & Rubber, five individuals took trade info

ERIE — A Pennsylvania company is suing International Conveyor & Rubber multiple individuals, alleging that they used proprietary information to solicit customers.

Golomb & Honik faces lawsuit over distribution of attorneys fees

MIAMI – A Philadelphia law firm has been named as a defendant in a Florida firm’s lawsuit resulting from a dispute over distribution of legal fees in a separate case.

Woman claims Bayer, Merck liable for her injuries from drug Avelox

PHILADELPHIA — A consumer is suing drug manufacturing giants, alleging failure to warn, fraud and product liability.

Man alleges drug makers were negligent in selling Avelox

PHILADELPHIA — A consumer is suing Bayer and Merck, drug makers, citing alleged breach of warranty, failure to warn, fraud, liability, negligence and product liability.

Bayer, Merck allegedly failed to warn of potential Avelox effects

PHILADELPHIA — A couple are suing Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Bayer Corporation; Bayer AG; Bayer Pharma AG; and Merck & Co. Inc., citing alleged breach of implied warranty, fraud, liability, negligence and product liability.

Man says he experienced harmful side effects from drug from Bayer, Merck

PHILADELPHIA — A consumer is suing Bayer and Merck, drug makers, alleging breach of implied warranty, failure to warn, fraud, liability and negligence.

Equitrust sues to restrain potential beneficiaries from making competing claims

PHILADELPHIA — An insurance company is suing several potential beneficiaries alleging that the parties, which are making competing life insurance claims to a payout, are opening it up to liability.