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

Shanice Harris Jul. 10, 2017, 12:32pm

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

Glenn Minnis Jul. 3, 2017, 9:54am

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

Louie Torres Jun. 27, 2017, 11:54am

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

Louie Torres May 30, 2017, 8:47am

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

Louie Torres May 30, 2017, 8:45am

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

Louie Torres May 23, 2017, 8:54am

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

Pam Wright May 22, 2017, 9:57am

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.

IFS Industries says Minnesota company wrongfully claims patent

Louie Torres May 11, 2017, 9:35am

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

Mike Helenthal May 5, 2017, 11:01am

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

Louie Torres May 4, 2017, 8:49am

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

Couple sue BOA, Nationstar, alleging they refused to honor mortgage modification agreement

Louie Torres Apr. 13, 2017, 9:57am

PHILADELPHIA — An Oxford couple are suing Bank of America N.A., Nationstar Mortgage LLC and the Bank of New York Mellon, citing alleged misrepresentation in debt collection.

Bristol-Myers Squibb employee sues his company and Aetna for disability benefits

Louie Torres Apr. 12, 2017, 9:37am

PHILADELPHIA — A New Jersey man is suing Aetna Life Insurance Company and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, citing alleged breach of contract for denying his disability benefits.

E-Trade, Harborside Financial failed to account for assets left by decedent, suit claims

Louie Torres Apr. 7, 2017, 8:33am

Representatives of an estate are suing E-Trade Consumer Finance, E-Trade Financial Corp., E-Trade Securities LLC and Harborside Financial Center, citing alleged breach of contract.

Judge cuts over $10 million in attorneys' fees from BoA settlement

S. Laney Griffo Feb. 5, 2017, 8:15pm

MANHATTAN — A judge in United States District Court for the Southern District of New York reduced the cost of attorney's fees in a settlement against Bank of America after a firm used temporary attorneys for document review and billed at normal staff rates.

NFL concussion settlement nears payout with Supreme Court rejection of challenge

Carrie Salls Dec. 21, 2016, 10:02am

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 12 denied a request by a group of retired National Football League Players to hear their challenge of a concussion lawsuit settlement approved in April 2015 in federal district court in Pennsylvania.

Third Circuit defends challenge to its authority to rule in pipeline expansion project

Kristin Danley-Greiner Aug. 19, 2016, 8:48am

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently released an opinion shooting down several challenges filed against environmental permits and authorizations that were granted by environmental regulatory agencies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, but the court had to defend why it was ruling on the cases in the first place.

Pa. minor league baseball players lose bid for class action certification

Carrie Salls Aug. 4, 2016, 9:44am

Minor league professional baseball players in several states, including Pennsylvania, lost their bid for certification of a class in an attempt to seek compensation for baseball-related activities performed outside of the regular season.

Google wins privacy case, but questions remain

April Bamburg Jul. 20, 2016, 9:45am

PHILADELPHIA – When the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled in a class-action lawsuit against Google and Viacom that alleged the companies had violated users’ privacy, there were several issues that the judges had to consider. 

Geographic injunction expanded in Guthrie Healthcare's trademark infringement case

Dawn Geske Jul. 12, 2016, 10:13am

NEW YORK – The Second Circuit Court has expanded the geographic reach of an injunction in a trademark infringement case.

Second Circuit affirms dismissal of PSERS from investment fraud lawsuit

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 1, 2016, 12:08pm

NEW YORK – A federal appeals court in New York City affirmed a ruling which denied class certification to a large-scale investment fraud lawsuit, which had included Pennsylvania’s Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) as a plaintiff.