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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.

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.

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.

Arbitration hearing slated in recovery of funds matter featuring Allstate Insurance Company

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 4, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – An arbitration hearing is set for this summer in a case featuring Allstate Insurance Company attempting to recover funds it says it expended on behalf of one of its policyholders, when that same policyholder was involved in a serious car crash nearly two years ago.

From Legal Newsline

New leadership at the CFPB means state AGs will be more active in financial consumer protection

By Karen Kidd | Apr 10, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Some states will be even more active in financial consumer protection enforcement now that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new director has made it clear the bureau will stay out of the way, an expert on state attorneys general said during a recent interview.

Valiant Power Group allegedly failed to make monthly contributions

By Louie Torres | Apr 2, 2018

Two labor funds and a trustee are suing Valiant Energy Services LLC d/b/a Valiant Power Group for alleged breach of contract.

Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company accused of breach of insurance contract

By Louie Torres | Mar 26, 2018

An individual is suing Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company for alleged breach of contract.

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

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 5, 2017

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.

Car wash exec alleges Ryko Solutions failed to pay agreed-upon commission

By Louie Torres | Mar 22, 2017

PITTSBURGH — An executive is suing Ryko Solutions Inc., citing alleged breach of contract and fraud for being denied commission for securing a contract.

Employer accused of failing to make labor fund contributions

By Louie Torres | Jul 20, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — Labor union funds have filed suit against Precision Electric Inc. and company owner William Tyler, alleging breach of contract.

Federal court rejects reconsideration motion in ERISA insurance benefits case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 16, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A federal court has rejected a May 26 motion for reconsideration connected to a dismissal of a lawsuit alleging breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty filed against Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 380 and the Union’s Trustees of the Health, Welfare and Pension Plans.

ERISA pre-empts breach of contract lawsuit against Reliance Standard Insurance Company, IBEW

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 4, 2016

A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit alleging breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty filed against Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 380 and the Union’s Trustees of the Health, Welfare and Pension Plans.

Local IBEW chapter required to provide financial accounting information

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 27, 2016

According to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, an electrical union will need to furnish financial information to satisfy a counterclaim filed by the case’s defendant.

Discrimination and retaliation claims against IBEW will not receive new trial

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 31, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – On Dec. 15, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled to deny a new trial to a woman who filed both federal and state race and gender discrimination claims, plus retaliation claims against her former employer.

Pa. court declines jurisdiction over union's lawsuit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 22, 2015

Claims brought by an electrical workers union against a Quakertown drilling firm for outstanding benefits have no place in a Pennsylvania court, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania said in a decision this past week.

Federal agency sues Life Safety Group alleging failure to fulfill contract

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 21, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A federal labor agency is suing a corporation alleging that it owes money for back pay from a previous settlement.

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