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FOX ROTHSCHILD: Litigation Pro John Hansberry Joins Fox Rothschild in Pittsburgh

By Press release submission | Sep 21, 2018

Fox Rothschild LLP is pleased to announce that John C. Hansberry has joined the Pittsburgh office as a partner in the Litigation Department.

Lawsuit: Super Bowl fever had Eagles fan/doctor throwing orange slices in woman's cleavage, making vagina jokes at work

By Nicholas Malfitano and John O'Brien | Sep 13, 2018

MEDIA – A neurologist is accused of being more interested in other parts of the female anatomy, as a Lehigh County woman alleges a bizarre encounter at his office the day after the Philadelphia Eagles booked their Super Bowl ticket included him throwing food in her cleavage and making sexually explicit jokes involving oysters.

U-Haul granted motion for arbitration after allegedly not paying worker overtime

By Charmaine Little | Sep 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Pennsylvania district court has granted U-Haul and two subsidiaries a motion to compel arbitration in a Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuit filed by an employee.

Lawsuit: Man's exposure to dangerous substances when working for Conrail led to his death from lung cancer

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The widow of an inspection and repair employee for Conrail alleges the company violated the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) by exposing her late husband to several toxic substances and causing him to develop fatal lung cancer, which took his life in just four months.

Case of temp allegedly maimed in Estee Lauder facility now being contested in federal court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 6, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A temp worker who claimed to have been maimed by a faulty paper cushioning machine in the shipping facility where she worked is now facing off against Estee Lauder cosmetics in federal court.

Muslim woman claims Chipotle fired her after religious discrimination

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 31, 2018

A chain Mexican restaurant faces allegations of religious discrimination by a former Muslim employee.

From Legal Newsline

Pittsburgh's hired guns move in on Philadelphia's turf as opioid lawyers jostle for power

By John O'Brien | Aug 29, 2018

The fighting in Pennsylvania among plaintiffs lawyers working on contingency fees has escalated this summer

Advertising company sues New Jersey law firm for breach of contract

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 28, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — An advertising company is suing Udren Law Offices, a New Jersey law firm, citing alleged unpaid invoices and unjust enrichment.

Comcast's negligence in maintaining cable wires caused plaintiff's injuries, suit says; Verizon claims no connection

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 24, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – According to recently-filed litigation, negligence exhibited by Comcast, Verizon and the City of Philadelphia through the improper securing and maintenance of cable wires on a property in Philadelphia’s Old City neighborhood, led one plaintiff to be injured.

AARP, United Health accused of fraud

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 21, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — Two insurance policyholders have filed a class-action lawsuit against AARP Inc, AARP Services Inc, AARP Insurance Plan, UnitedHealth Group Inc, and UnitedHealth Insurance Co., claiming violations of Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, conversion, unjust enrichment, fraudulent concealment and fraud.

Philly's next mass tort? 17 plaintiffs claim Abilify caused them to compulsively gamble, shop, eat and have sex

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Seventeen Pennsylvania plaintiffs have sued Bristol Myers-Squibb and Otsuka Pharmaceutical over anti-psychotic prescription medication Abilify, claiming that taking the drug caused them to develop compulsive behaviors such as addictions to gambling, shopping, binge eating and sex.

Little sharks don’t like the Meg

By The Pennsylvania Record | Aug 15, 2018

It appears that the little sharks are jealous of the big sharks. Let them fight it out amongst themselves.

Securities and Exchange Commission accuses Appel of manipulating stock prices

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 14, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a complaint against Wayne resident Howard Appel, citing alleged violations of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Act of 1934.

Wells Fargo claims Kaushas owes $39,434 following account overdraft

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 13, 2018

WILKES-BARRE — Wells Fargo Bank NA is suing the Law Office of EJ Kaushas and Edward J. Kaushas, citing alleged breach of contract, breach of warranty and fraud.

Opioid lawyer trying to avoid 'cesspool' asked for by major national firm

By Dan Fisher | Aug 9, 2018

Several Pennsylvania counties are fighting to keep control of their opioid lawsuits as the national law firm Simmons Hanly Conroy, with the active support of the companies it is suing, seeks to create what a rival attorney calls a litigation "cesspool."

Emma Chemicals files lawsuit alleging price-fixing conspiracy

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 27, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — Emma Chemicals Co. Inc. filed a class-action lawsuit against several manufacturing companies, citing alleged antitrust violations and unjust enrichment.

'Probable' fraud by lawyers, docs in NFL concussion settlement, but special investigator not appointed

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 24, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Per order of a federal judge released Wednesday, a special investigator will not be appointed to the National Football League’s $1 billion Concussion Settlement program to crack down on supposedly fraudulent claims.

Yahoo wins TCPA case after plaintiff's expert reports 'offer nothing'; Attorneys sought recovery for 27K texts

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 16, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – In a long-litigated Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) case filed, Yahoo has had its verdict of summary judgment upheld by a federal appellate court for a second time, and had the plaintiff’s expert reports excluded.

Dismissal status of Pittsburgh financial mismanagement lawsuit against Morgan Stanley amended by Third Circuit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit modified the dismissal status of a lawsuit brought by a woman who claimed finance giant Morgan Stanley mismanaged her accounts and withheld information from her as to same based on its absence of prejudice.

Former NFL player's son who brought post-mortem CTE claim denied portion of concussion settlement

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The son of a former NFL player who applied for a monetary award in the NFL Concussion Litigation’s settlement award program due to his late father’s “Death with CTE” diagnosis has had that claim rejected by a federal court in Philadelphia.

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