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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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.