Multidistrict litigation – sprawling cases sometimes involving thousands of plaintiffs from all over the country – now represents more than half of the civil caseload in federal courts, according to a new survey, yet defendants complain the rules governing them are largely judge-made and haphazardly enforced.
On Jan. 25, a bank defendant asked the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania to grant its motion to dismiss a lawsuit against it amid allegations it broke a loan agreement.
WILLIAMSPORT — A home owner has filed a class-action lawsuit against Seterus Inc., a specialty mortgage service company, citing alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, violations of the Pennsylvania Fair Credit Extension Uniformity Act, and violation of the Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law.
PHILADELPHIA – The case of a Williamsport couple who charged Family Dollar with negligence and failing to properly hire and supervise its employees for dropping a soda bottle on the wife’s foot has been scheduled for a settlement conference next winter.
PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania corporation is suing Xerox Corp., citing alleged breach of contract and misrepresentation and concealment.
PHILADELPHIA – A woman who claims to have been burned by a cup of hot coffee she purchased at a North Philadelphia Dunkin’ Donuts will see her case reach a state-level courtroom next year.
PHILADELPHIA – In a recent lawsuit filed in state court, a Family Dollar shopper claims she was assaulted and beaten by employees of the discount store’s location on Lancaster Avenue in Philadelphia.
Superior Court reinstates wrongful death lawsuit; Golf groundskeeper's leukemia blamed on chemical companies
HARRISBURG — The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has vacated orders that had excluded expert testimony and granted summary judgment in favor of chemical companies that are fighting a wrongful death lawsuit.
Individual claims that Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company are liable for cancer
An individual is suing Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company for alleged negligence and product liability.
An individual is suing Lowe's Companies Inc. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.
PHILADELPHIA – Family Dollar has been sued in state court for negligence by a Williamsport couple who claim the discount store chain failed to properly hire and supervise its employees, when one of them dropped a soda bottle on the plaintiff’s foot and broke it.
An individual is suing Lowe's Companies Inc. for alleged gender discrimination and wrongful termination.
PHILADELPHIA – A local plaintiff believes negligent practices on the part of Dunkin’ Donuts led her to become burned by a cup of hot coffee she purchased, at the drive-thru of one of the restaurant chain’s locations in North Philadelphia.
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.
An insurance company is suing Lowe's Companies Inc. on behalf of a Philadelphia family, citing alleged liability and negligence for damage done by a product from a Lowe's retail store.
Pittsburgh family's insurance company files against Electrolux for fire allegedly caused by appliance
An insurance company, on behalf of two consumers, is suing Electrolux Home Products Inc., a Charlotte-based appliance maker, citing alleged design defect, negligence and product liability for a fire.
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.
SCRANTON – A Palmerton couple is seeking damages following an incident in the Palmerton Family Dollar store.