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Florida resident accuses Marriott International Inc. of ADA violations

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 27, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A person with a disability is suing Marriott International Inc., citing alleged disability discrimination.

After failure to follow up filing against Radisson Hotel at Valley Forge, lawsuit may be dismissed

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 22, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A lawsuit brought by a Philadelphia woman versus the Radisson Hotel and Valley Forge Convention Center may be dismissed for failure to prosecute.

AARP, United Health accused of fraud

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 21, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — Two insurance policyholders have filed a class-action lawsuit against AARP Inc, AARP Services Inc, AARP Insurance Plan, UnitedHealth Group Inc, and UnitedHealth Insurance Co., claiming violations of Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, conversion, unjust enrichment, fraudulent concealment and fraud.

Philly's next mass tort? 17 plaintiffs claim Abilify caused them to compulsively gamble, shop, eat and have sex

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Seventeen Pennsylvania plaintiffs have sued Bristol Myers-Squibb and Otsuka Pharmaceutical over anti-psychotic prescription medication Abilify, claiming that taking the drug caused them to develop compulsive behaviors such as addictions to gambling, shopping, binge eating and sex.

Spouse blames Select Medical, doctors for wife's death

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 21, 2018

HARRISBURG — A surviving spouse is suing Select Medical Corp. and other healthcare providers, claiming that insufficient measures were taken to prevent infection and death.

Micro Focus US Inc. accused of breaching agreement after it allegedly imposed new terms and conditions on software

By Philip Gonzales | May 24, 2018

A hospital is suing Micro Focus US Inc., a software developer, for allegedly breaching an agreement.

Baltimore Veterans Administration Medical Center allegedly failed to provide proper medical care

By Philip Gonzales | May 14, 2018

A patient is suing the Baltimore Veterans Administration Medical Center for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Meeker Equipment Co. Inc. accused of breach of contract

By Louie Torres | Apr 11, 2018

A company is suing Meeker Equipment Co. Inc. for alleged breach of contract.

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.

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

By Carrie Salls | Mar 2, 2018

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).

From Legal Newsline

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

By John O'Brien | Feb 24, 2018

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

By David Hutton | Jun 9, 2017

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

By Louie Torres | Apr 24, 2017

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

By Louie Torres | Apr 21, 2017

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

By Louie Torres | Mar 23, 2017

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

By Robert Lawson | Jan 9, 2017

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. 

IKEA recall leaked by Consumer Product Safety Commission

By Dawn Geske | Jul 14, 2016

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

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 11, 2016

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

By Robbie Hargett | Jan 22, 2016

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

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 4, 2016

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

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