Latest News

State Farm claims tree service caused fire, $500,000 in damage

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 30, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — An insurer is suing Coleman Tree Service LLC, citing breach of contract and negligence.

Lawsuit: Real-life 'Mean Girls' accused of filing false sexual assault claims against high school classmate

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 25, 2018

PITTSBURGH – A new lawsuit in federal court claims a quintet of “mean girls” conspired to accuse a male classmate of sexual assault on two occasions and subject him to incarceration, before later admitting their accusations were false.

Arbitration scheduled as woman seeks coverage for wind, water damage from Farmers

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 24, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Arbitration proceedings have been scheduled for a matter involving a North Wales plaintiff who claimed Farmers Insurance failed to insure her for losses due to wind and water damage at her property.

Home Depot worker 'must think all Asian people look the same,' says lawsuit of man accused of theft

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A case of mistaken identity allegedly led to an Asian plaintiff being assaulted, falsely detained and arrested during his visit to a Home Depot, though counsel for the major hardware store denies such conduct took place.

Bethlehem couple sues Pacific Sunwear of California for negligence

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 30, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A Bethlehem couple is suing Pacific Sunwear of California, doing business as Pacsun, citing alleged negligence.

$300K for family that sued the Boy Scouts when a tree limb fell on 8-year-old during camping trip

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 6, 2018

The family of a boy injured at a Boy Scout camping event will settle a lawsuit with the Boy Scouts of America and a local troop.

Woman's lawsuit says shirt caught fire when she walked past a propane heater; Companies deny liability

By Karen Kidd | Jul 24, 2018

SCRANTON — A New Jersey-based clothing distributor is defending itself against a counter-claim by JC Penney over who is liable for burns suffered by a Luzerne County woman when the nightshirt she was wearing caught fire in 2015.

Allstate doesn't get dismissal of breach of contract and bad faith lawsuit filed against it by apartment landlords

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – In a Philadelphia federal court, Allstate Insurance Company’s effort to dismiss a breach of contract and bad faith action filed against it by a landlord who suffered water damage to his rental properties has not met success.

Patient accuses Aspen Dental of negligence following tooth extraction

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 16, 2018

HARRISBURG — A New Jersey resident is suing Dr. Neelam Attri, Aspen Dental Associates of Nepa PLLC and Aspen Dental Management Inc., citing alleged failure to obtain informed consent, negligence and vicarious liability.

Wal-Mart argues slip-and-fall plaintiff ignored warning cone, has injury-prone past

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 25, 2018

PITTSBURGH – A man who sued Wal-Mart for negligence after allegedly falling on a wet bathroom floor in one of the retail giant’s stores, is being labeled by defense counsel as a plaintiff with an extensive injury history and one who both disregarded a warning cone placed by the store and could not show the store had prior notice of the wet floor.

Spinal injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder plague McDonald's fall victim, she says

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 25, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A woman alleges she slipped and fell outside a South Philadelphia McDonald’s and has now sued the fast food titan, saying she suffered injuries to her limbs, spine and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Former Home Depot employee claims he was fired because of mental illness

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A warehouse associate is suing The Home Depot Inc., citing alleged violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act and wrongful termination.

There is now a class certified in case against Progressive over anti-theft discount

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA -- A federal judge granted class certification June 7 to drivers who claim Progressive Specialty Insurance Co. did not give them a state-mandated 10 percent premium discount for having vehicles equipped with passive anti-theft devices.

Allstate Insurance blames Broan-Nutone for fire at insured's property

By Bree Gonzales | Jun 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — Allstate Insurance Co. is suing residential ventilation product company Broan-Nutone LLC, citing alleged breach of warranty and negligence.

Policyholder accuses State Farm and Firstline insurance companies of not covering losses to Brookhaven property

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 4, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A policyholder whose apartment suffered physical loss and damages claims that a pair of major insurance companies have failed and refused to provide her the coverage that was due her in this situation, under those same policies.

Credit firm and taxi cab company reach settlement in breach of contract case

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 25, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A settlement has been reached between a New York City credit firm and a Churchville taxi cab company in a breach of contract action, where the credit group believed the cab company defaulted on a $500,000 payment to the plaintiff.

Plaintiff wins $20K from Progressive Insurance in breach of contract and bad faith lawsuit

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 21, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Court records show a plaintiff won her lawsuit against Progressive Insurance for breach of contract and bad faith, among other charges, after allegedly receiving a lowball offer of underinsured motorist benefits.

Insurer fights off bad faith claim after investigating man's claim fire caused $1M in losses

By Glenn Minnis | May 21, 2018

JOHNSTOWN — Logic has won out in a breach-of-contract case in which a Pennsylvania federal judge categorically sided with the insurance company being sued for denying a policy claim, according to a Philadelphia attorney.

Settlement ends litigation between Progressive Insurance and driver who allegedly damaged vehicle of policyholder

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Progressive Insurance recently settled a lawsuit against a driver it believes caused a serious accident which damaged a vehicle owned by one of its insured policyholders.

State Farm Insurance accused of wrongfully denying disability benefits

By Philip Gonzales | May 17, 2018

An individual is suing State Farm Insurance Companies Group Health & Welfare Plan for United States Employees and several other insurance providers for allegedly breaching an insurance contract.

The Record Network