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Metropolitan Life Insurance Company allegedly terminated insurance benefits without proper cause

A woman is suing Metropolitan Life Insurance Company for alleged breach of contract.

Study on consumer lawsuit loans finds high rates, confusing terms

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AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - The broadest study yet of consumer litigation finance – money forwarded to lawsuit plaintiffs in anticipation of a victory in court or a legal settlement – found a “very complicated and circuitous” system in which some borrowers appear to subsidize others and the median interest rate exceeds 40%.

NYU Law sending free help to 10 Dem AGs for environmental causes; Marcellus Shale group 'alarmed' at message

NEW YORK – Democratic state attorneys general, like Pennsylvania's Josh Shapiro, are getting free help from New York University School of Law to bolster their environmental causes, though a Commonwealth business advocacy group worries this results in important work being outsourced to an out-of-state entity.

Opioid judge doesn't want media to know details of settlement talks

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CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - The judge overseeing multidistrict litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors has named the teams of lawyers who will try to negotiate a settlement of hundreds of federal lawsuits - a complex task given parallel investigations and litigation by state attorneys general and potentially conflicting goals of private attorneys and their government counterparts.

Usual Suspects: Lawyers used to getting their way in MDL process to lead opioid litigation

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CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - There will be a lot of familiar faces in U.S. District Judge Dan Polster’s courtroom in Cleveland on Jan. 31, when lawyers gather for a hearing on multidistrict litigation against the nation’s opioid manufacturers and distributors.

Philly judge voids third-party funding in NFL concussion litigation, but company hopes N.Y. colleague disagrees

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia federal judge says agreements in which RD Legal Funding advanced money to plaintiffs in the pending NFL concussion litigation are void, but the attorney representing RD Legal has asked a judge in New York to ignore that finding.

Litigation funder spending cash on political candidates like AGs of New York and Pennsylvania

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NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Companies that fund lawsuits can find themselves in the crosshairs of state regulators, and a recent New York Post article revealed that one such business has given tens of thousands of dollars to one of the nation’s most important public officials – who happens to have sued a competing company.

Pro-reform group touts data showing immigrant economic impact in Pennsylvania

NEW YORK — Immigrants in Pennsylvania paid $7.5 billion in taxes in 2014 and wielded $20.2 billion in spending power over the same year, according to data released today by New American Economy (NEA) – a coalition of businesses and lawmakers calling for immigration reform.

Shareholder alleges Arconic Inc. filed statement with SEC that continued 'untrue statements'

PITTSBURGH – An Arconic shareholder alleges that she has been damaged because of a negligently prepared registration statement filed with the Securities Exchange Commission.

Super Bowl ticketholders lose effort to add claim to lawsuit over lost seats

HARRISBURG – The state Superior Court has upheld a trial court's decision regarding seats at Super Bowl XLV that prevents the plaintiffs from filing a second amended complaint.

School police officer's defamation lawsuit can go on; TV station reported he was fired over child sex abuse allegations

HARRISBURG — The state Superior Court has determined that a former school police supervisor should be able to continue with his defamation suit against a CBS-owned station that reported he was terminated over child sex abuse allegations.

Universal Concrete says Pike owes it for work done on Marist College campus

PHILADELPHIA — A Stowe corporation is suing The Pike Company Inc., alleging breach of contract.

Woman claims TriNet, MetLife erred in insurance payout between her, brother's widow

PITTSBURGH — An individual is suing Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and TriNet Group Inc., alleging breach of contract and breach of duty.

Consumer says Capital One made unwanted collection calls

PITTSBURGH — An individual is suing Capital One Bank, claiming violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Met Life sues group of defendants making competing claims for insurance payout

SCRANTON — An insurance company is suing a number of competing claimants to a life insurance policy, citing breach of contract.

Superior Court upholds exclusion of expert testimony in Zoloft birth-defect lawsuit

PHILADELPHIA — The state Superior Court upheld a lower court's decision to exclude expert testimony in a lawsuit filed by a Philadelphia couple against pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline who claimed that the anti-depressant drug Zoloft led to their son's birth defect.

Superior Court affirms dismissal of wrongful termination case against Nova Chemicals

PITTSBURGH — The state Superior Court has found that the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County was correct in dismissing Joseph Gross’s wrongful termination case against Nova Chemicals Services.

IFS Industries says Minnesota company wrongfully claims patent

PHILADELPHIA — A Reading corporation is suing H.B. Fuller Company, of Minnesota, citing alleged patent infringement regarding an adhesive product it says it developed.

Superior Court holds foreclosure case open until deadline issue is resolved

PHILADELPHIA — A lower court will be asked to decide whether an appeal filed in a mortgage foreclosure case was filed within a court-ordered deadline, according to a Pennsylvania Superior Court decision handed down April 24.

Photographer says McGraw-Hill used photos outside of licensing agreement

PHILADELPHIA — A photographer is suing McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings LLC and McGraw-Hill School Education Holdings LLC, citing alleged copyright infringement.