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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.

Bern firm, shut out of opioid litigation spot, says lead lawyers don't represent enough of Pennsylvania

By John O'Brien | Jun 22, 2018

MEDIA – After not being picked to a coveted leadership role in Pennsylvania’s opioid litigation, a Conshohocken plaintiffs firm is pleading with a Delaware County judge to reconsider.

A dissident emerges in Pennsylvania's opioid litigation: Lehigh Co. claims its case has been highjacked

By John O'Brien | Jun 22, 2018

The fight for control of Pennsylvania’s opioid litigation is not over, as Lehigh County is not happy that its case has been grouped in with more than 30 others and that lawyers it previously rejected have been tasked with overseeing the proceedings.

From Legal Newsline

'They're always wrong': NYC's hired guns cite overturned case as authority for climate change lawsuit

By Daniel Fisher | Jun 19, 2018

It was a surprising opening move, to say the least. Arguing for the City of New York in its climate lawsuit against five major oil companies, attorney Michael Pawa cited AEP v. Connecticut, a 2009 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, as “persuasive authority” in his clients’ favor.

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No quit in trial bar after SCOTUS ruling, still filing lawsuits in favorite courts

By John O'Brien | Jun 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Since last year’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that dealt a blow to forum-shopping personal injury attorneys, companies threatened with sprawling, 50-state litigation have not been forced into defending cases all over the country.

Two motorists accused of negligence after allegedly causing car accident

By Philip Gonzales | May 28, 2018

A motorist is suing two other motorists, Dermot J. Garrett and Donald M. Joseph, for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Federal judge: Litigation funder Thrivest not allowed to arbitrate dispute with ex-NFL player

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 25, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Pennsylvania federal judge has ruled that a litigation funder which pursued financial recovery against a former National Football League player who allegedly failed to repay it a $500,000 loan, will not be allowed to arbitrate the matter.

The Neiman Marcus Group LLC allegedly retaliated against woman for reporting discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | May 23, 2018

An individual is suing her former employer, the Neiman Marcus Group LLC, and several individuals for alleged age discrimination.

Everest Receivable Services Inc. accused of using abusive debt collection practices

By Philip Gonzales | May 22, 2018

An individual is suing Everest Receivable Services Inc. and Does 1-10 for alleged harassment and abusive debt collection practices.

KB Logistics LLC allegedly failed to comply with contract

By Philip Gonzales | May 21, 2018

A company is suing KB Logistics LLC for alleged breach of contract.

Guardian Life Insurance Company of America accused of wrongfully denying disability benefits

By Philip Gonzales | May 16, 2018

An individual is suing the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America for alleged breach of fiduciary duty.

Federal judge boots attorneys from copyright infringement case against McGraw-Hill

By Karen Kidd | May 16, 2018

Attorneys representing a Lititz-based photography company in a copyright infringement case have been disqualified following a federal judge's ruling earlier this month over the law firm's hiring of a consultant who previously had worked for the defendants in the case.

Dispute between former NFL player and concussion-litigation funder might not make it to arbitration

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A ruling from a federal judge in Pennsylvania remains pending on whether or not compulsory arbitration will be permanently prohibited, in the case of a litigation funder that pursued financial recovery against a former National Football League player who allegedly failed to repay it a loan.

Candlebrook Properties LLC allegedly fired employee for complaining about racial discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | May 11, 2018

A Jamaican landscaper is suing Candlebrook Properties LLC for alleged discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

Estee Lauder Cosmetics sued after temp worker allegedly loses three fingers in machine

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 9, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A temp worker claiming to have been maimed by a faulty paper cushioning machine in the shipping facility where she worked has sued Estee Lauder cosmetics in state court.

Continuum Investments LLC allegedly owes $13.9 million on a mortgage loan

By Philip Gonzales | May 8, 2018

A company is suing Continuum Investments LLC for allegedly breaching a loan and security agreement.

7-Eleven Inc. accused of breaching franchise agreement

By Philip Gonzales | May 2, 2018

A franchisee is suing 7-Eleven Inc. for allegedly breaching their franchise agreement.

NFL alleges widespread fraud by unnamed plaintiffs lawyers, doctors in concussion settlement; Special investigator appropriate, class counsel says

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 30, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – If the National Football League has their way, sanctions will be issued and a special investigator will be appointed to the NFL’s $1 billion Concussion Settlement program, as the league alleges an independent claims administrator determined that 23 percent of the claims submitted to it were fraudulent.

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