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Multidistrict litigation swamps courts as rules struggle to catch up; Is reform on the way?

By Daniel Fisher | Mar 21, 2019

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.

BB&T seeks dismissal of lawsuit accusing it of breaking loan agreement

By Charmaine Little | Feb 6, 2019

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.

Class action lawsuit claims Seterus used unlawful debt collection practices

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 7, 2019

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.

Settlement conference slated for case involving injury-causing soda bottle at Family Dollar

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 18, 2018

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.

Xerox sued by Pa. company over printing press agreement

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 7, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania corporation is suing Xerox Corp., citing alleged breach of contract and misrepresentation and concealment.

Case of woman burned by Dunkin' Donuts coffee cup headed to trial next year

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 5, 2018

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.

Shopper says she suffered assault in Philly-based Family Dollar Store

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 4, 2018

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

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 4, 2018

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

By Philip Gonzales | May 23, 2018

An individual is suing Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company for alleged negligence and product liability.

Lowe's Companies Inc. accused of negligence after fire extinguisher allegedly fell on man's foot

By Philip Gonzales | May 18, 2018

An individual is suing Lowe's Companies Inc. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Two-liter of soda the subject of lawsuit against Family Dollar

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 14, 2018

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.

Lowe's allegedly fired employee because of her gender

By Philip Gonzales | May 9, 2018

An individual is suing Lowe's Companies Inc. for alleged gender discrimination and wrongful termination.

Lawsuit: Woman's burns were the result of coffee lid error at Philadelphia Dunkin' Donuts

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 20, 2018

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.

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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.

Insurance company files suit against Lowe's for alleged damage to insured's home

By Louie Torres | Apr 21, 2017

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

By Louie Torres | Apr 5, 2017

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.

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.

Palmerton couple sues Family Dollar Stores Inc. alleging negligence

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 29, 2016

SCRANTON – A Palmerton couple is seeking damages following an incident in the Palmerton Family Dollar store.

Technomark Life Sciences sued over breach of contract allegations

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 12, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A company in the United Kingdom is suing over claims the defendants failed to deliver the services it was paid for.

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