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Harvard Law School sues U.S. Department of Justice over document access

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 27, 2018

ERIE — A Harvard law project is suing the United States Department of Justice, citing alleged breach of duty.

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Trial lawyers find unusual allies in fight against arbitration: Conservative state treasurers

By Daniel Fisher | Dec 11, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Class action lawyers who see arbitration as a mortal threat to their business have found unlikely allies among some of the nation’s most conservative state officials.

Class action lawsuit claims Direct Energy made harassing phone calls

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 25, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — Consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against Direct Energy LP, an energy service provider, citing alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Consumer sues retail electric provider, claiming nuisance telemarketing practices

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 27, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against Texpo Power, doing business as YEP Energy, a retail electric provider, citing alleged intrusive invasion of privacy.

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AbbVie files appeal contesting landmark $448 million antitrust win for Federal Trade Commission

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 23, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) — Defendants AbbVie Inc., Abbott Laboratories and Unimed Pharmaceuticals LLC filed an appeal on Aug. 6 in a U.S. District Court in response to the final judgment in an antitrust case that found in favor of the Federal Trade Commission.

Law firm contests Allegheny Co. woman's FDCPA allegations

By Erianne Leatherman | Aug 20, 2018

PITTSBURGH – A Massachusetts law firm that was sued by an Allegheny County woman for improper accrual of interest on debt and violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act has requested a ruling in the firm's favor.

Federal court rules Abbott Laboratories did not retaliate against former operations manager

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A federal court has ruled that the ex-operations manager of a laboratory company was not retaliated against by his former employer, when it failed to reinstate him after he pursued claims of wrongful termination.

Court: TSA agents are not law enforcement officers and are shielded from civil tort claims

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 16, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Air travelers who feel Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers conduct screenings a bit too close for comfort and pursue lawsuits in response might now find those agents are immune from such claims, given the first ruling from a federal appellate court on the matter.

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'They're always wrong': NYC's hired guns cite overturned case as authority for climate change lawsuit

By Daniel Fisher | Jun 19, 2018

It was a surprising opening move, to say the least. Arguing for the City of New York in its climate lawsuit against five major oil companies, attorney Michael Pawa cited AEP v. Connecticut, a 2009 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, as “persuasive authority” in his clients’ favor.

Judge won't make Hagens Berman pay for discovery as decades-old birth defects are litigated

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge in Philadelphia recently denied an attempt on the part of pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline to reallocate costs and fees incurred through still-pending investigative discovery, to the plaintiffs’ counsel in a thalidomide products injury action.

Oasis Energy accused of placing telemarketing calls without consent

By Philip Gonzales | May 3, 2018

An individual has filed a class action lawsuit against Oasis Power LLC d/b/a Oasis Energy for allegedly violating telephone harassment statutes.

Split decision reached in $15K residential water damage arbitration suit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 26, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Arbitrators in Philadelphia have announced they have found for the plaintiffs in a case filed against New Jersey-based landlords for $15,000 based around water-related damages, but that decision coincided with a decision in favor of the defendants on counts of bad faith and punitive damages.

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Woman alleges child, slave labor is involved in production of Hershey chocolate products

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 9, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Massachusetts consumer claims that she would not have purchased Hershey chocolate products or paid as much for them if Hershey had disclosed alleged child and slave labor in the production of its chocolate.

Lackawaxen couple sue Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon over mesh treatment

By Louie Torres | May 30, 2017

SCRANTON — A husband and wife are suing Johnson & Johnson, and Ethicon Inc., alleging design defects, negligence and product liability.

Woman files suit claiming she is sole beneficiary of deceased's retirement plan

By Louie Torres | May 17, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — A woman is suing Procter and Gamble Company, Procter and Gamble Retirement Plans and AON Hewitt, citing alleged breach of contract and breach of duty.

Newtown woman says Prudential wrongly denied her long-term disability claim

By Louie Torres | Apr 11, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — An employee of Johnson & Johnson is suing The Prudential Insurance Company of America, citing alleged breach of contract for denying her claim for long-term disability benefits.

Penn among universities targeted by class action lawyers over pension plans

By Carrie Salls | Sep 2, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania is one of several universities being sued by employees amid allegations that the schools’ retirement plans come with excessive fees.

Lawyer in $70M Risperdal case expects more large verdicts

By Dawn Geske | Jul 26, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Early returns were blown away by a recent Philadelphia verdict against Johnson & Johnson, which faces hundreds of lawsuits in the court that allege the company's antipsychotic drug Risperdal caused the growing of breasts in male users. 

LaMi Products sued over unpaid overtime allegations

By Kari Valence | Dec 1, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – Former employees are suing a Huntingdon Valley retail company over claims of unpaid overtime hours.

DraftKings, FanDuel sued over fraud allegations

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 25, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – Individuals are suing a fantasy sports league alleging negligence, fraud and misrepresentation.

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