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Pennsylvania Supreme Court allows state law to apply in out-of-state dispute

HARRISBURG – The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled in a Feb. 21 opinion that an out-of-state plaintiff can sue a Pennsylvania-based company under Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (UTPCPL).

State AGs united for #MeToo, but changing federal law could be slippery slope

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WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – State attorneys general are united in championing a new cause – abolishing clauses that require sexual harassment claims to be heard in arbitration. But would it set a bad precedent for changing federal law while scoring political points for its supporters?

Pittsburgh police prevail, will not be required to live within city limits

PITTSBURGH — The state Supreme Court on May 22 ruled that police officers in Pittsburgh must only live within 25 air miles of downtown instead of within city limits, upholding a 2014 decision by an arbitrator.

Painters' union says Atsalis Brothers failed to make required contributions

PHILADELPHIA — A local painters' union is suing Atsalis Brothers Painting Co., citing alleged breach of contract.

PNC Bank alleges Florida employee took client info before starting competing wealth management firm

PNC Bank is suing Matthew Pietzak, a former employee of its asset management group, citing alleged breach of contract for taking confidential information before leaving his job.

Painters' union sues New Jersey business for failure to remit monthly funds

PHILADELPHIA — A labor union is suing 3-R Painting Company LLC a/k/a 3-R Painting and Contracting Co. Inc., a New Jersey business, citing alleged breach of contract.

Underwriting important for insurance policies in product contamination claims

PITTSBURGH – A Pennsylvania federal court made a ruling this year using New York law determining that an insurer could rescind its product contamination policy because of an insured’s material misrepresentations made during the application process concerning its loss history. 

Penn among universities targeted by class action lawyers over pension plans

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.

IKEA recall leaked by Consumer Product Safety Commission

CONSHOHOCKEN – Before IKEA could announce a massive recall on one of its furniture products, the information was leaked prematurely by a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) employee.

Third Circuit dismisses fraudulent investment claims from former Major Leaguer Jaret Wright

PHILADELPHIA – A former Major League Baseball pitcher who sued his financial advisors for allegedly making fraudulent investments and lost motions on his case in federal court, has had those dismissals upheld.

Suit claims PNC did not pay overtime

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Several people are suing a Pennsylvania financial services company and its subsidiary bank over claims of unpaid overtime compensation.

Consumer sues McCormick & Co. Inc. alleging slack filling and unfair trade practices

PITTSBURGH – A man is suing McCormick over claims of unfair trade practices, alleging that they have been selling less product than advertised.

Garlock offered Philly cases as proof asbestos lawyers were withholding evidence

Editor’s note: This article is part of a series examining evidence submitted in Garlock Sealing Technologies’ bankruptcy proceeding that was recently unsealed as a result of Legal Newsline’s legal challenge.

Junior Seau wrongful death claim consolidated with NFL concussion litigation

A lawsuit brought by the family of Tiaina B. “Junior” Seau over the late professional

Second Circuit: Pfizer lost protection against asbestos suits

NEW YORK - Because Pfizer used its logo on asbestos-containing products made by a company it acquired, lawsuits brought in Pennsylvania by the Law Offices of Peter Angelos may proceed, an appeals court has ruled.

Former Penn State professor pleads guilty in $3M grant fraud

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A former Penn State professor has pleaded guilty to the charge of committing a $3 million federal research grant fraud.

Phila. jury awards $72.6 million to plaintiffs in Pfizer hormone replacement therapy case

Three plaintiffs in a consolidated mass tort trial who had alleged their respective breast cancer diagnoses were directly related to their ingestion of hormone therapy medications have won the first part of their quest to hold a pharmaceutical giant responsible for their conditions.