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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7-Eleven Inc. accused of breaching franchise agreement

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

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.

Commonwealth Supportive Services LLC allegedly discriminated against woman due to her religion, race and nationality

A Muslim woman is suing Commonwealth Supportive Services LLC, Thomas Kargbo and Alie Turay for alleged discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Man who says MetLife didn't provide him insurance coverage settles lawsuit with provider

PHILADELPHIA – Legal action filed by a Philadelphia man who suffered severe lower back injuries in a serious hit-and-run car crash almost two and a half years ago and who believed MetLife Insurance didn’t properly compensate him with uninsured motorist (UIM) benefits has settled.

Verizon Communications allegedly placed hundreds of calls to solicit services without prior consent

An individual is suing Verizon Communications Inc., citing alleged invasion of privacy and violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company accused of wrongfully rejecting application for disability benefits

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

Atlantic Recovery Solutions LLC accused of violating telephone harassment statutes

A man has filed a class-action lawsuit against Atlantic Recovery Solutions LLC and Does 1-10 for alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Legal reform advocates point to medical malpractice figures in New York, Pennsylvania

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ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Experts who have watched medical malpractice lawsuits skyrocket in states like New York, Rhode Island and New Jersey say government has made it too easy and attractive to sue and reform must happen.

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.