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Berks Co. $21M bad-faith verdict overturned; Insurers welcome the ruling, attorney says

Insurance companies are the real winners in a recent Pennsylvania Superior Court ruling that vacated a $21 million bad-faith insurance verdict in a more than 20-year-old collision claim, a Philadelphia-based litigator said during an interview.

Main Line Medical Supplies Inc. accused of failing to pay for leased medical equipment

Two companies are suing Main Line Medical Supplies Inc. for alleged breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

Myers Power Products Inc. accused of negligence after fire allegedly was caused by its batteries

An insurance company is suing a power supply company, citing alleged negligence.

Mid-East Truck & Tractor Service Inc. allegedly failed to pay for trucking services

A company is suing Mid-East Truck & Tractor Service Inc. for alleged breach of contract.

Get Go Gas and Giant Eagle Inc. allegedly failed to take safety measures

An individual is suing Get Go Gas and Giant Eagle Inc. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Commonwealth Court upholds panel ruling in American Electric tax exemption case

HARRISBURG — The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has upheld a previous ruling from a three-judge panel of the same court that found American Electric Power Service Corp.’s sale of electricity to the Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority (LIDA) is not tax-exempt, according to an opinion authored by President Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt on March 15.

Plaintiff lawyers see nationwide settlement as only end for opioid lawsuits

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SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - Plaintiff lawyers meeting in San Francisco last week for a conference on opioid litigation acknowledged that the hundreds of lawsuits they have filed in state and federal court will be difficult to resolve without an unprecedented national settlement whose mechanics are still difficult to predict.

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.

Pennsylvania insurer brings suit against former employee, Nationwide over trade info

PHILADELPHIA — A Bala Cynwyd insurance company is suing Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and Heidi Prewitt, a former employee, alleging breach of contract and violation of state law.

Lackawaxen couple sue Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon over mesh treatment

SCRANTON — A husband and wife are suing Johnson & Johnson, and Ethicon Inc., alleging design defects, negligence and product liability.

Woman files suit claiming she is sole beneficiary of deceased's retirement plan

PHILADELPHIA — A woman is suing Procter and Gamble Company, Procter and Gamble Retirement Plans and AON Hewitt, citing alleged breach of contract and breach of duty.

PNC Bank alleges Florida employee took client info before starting competing wealth management firm

PNC Bank is suing Matthew Pietzak, a former employee of its asset management group, citing alleged breach of contract for taking confidential information before leaving his job.

Federal courts have no jurisdiction in disability discrimination case against U.S. Postal Service

PHILADELPHIA – An appellate judge wrote Nov. 4 that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit does not have jurisdiction in a disability discrimination case filed against the U.S. Postal Service that dates back to the 1990s.

Customer alleges Progressive failed to pay insurance coverage

PITTSBURGH — A Pittsburgh man involved in an auto accident is suing Progressive, alleging breach of contract and statutory bad faith surrounding his insurance policy.

Suit claims PNC did not pay overtime

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Several people are suing a Pennsylvania financial services company and its subsidiary bank over claims of unpaid overtime compensation.

Apple American Group sues Ohio contractor over allegations of negligence

PITTSBURGH – Apple American Group, owners of the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar franchises, is suing an Ohio contractor after the defendant purportedly was negligent in the completion of a project.

Ohio company sues US Crossings Unlimited alleging failure to pay fees

PITTSBURGH – An Ohio-based subcontractor company is suing a Cranberry Township company for failure to uphold agreed-upon terms, namely failure to pay the plaintiff for labor.

Couple sues Ethicon over cancer treatment device, alleging negligence

SCRANTON – A Richmond couple is suing a surgical corporation over claims that a defective surgical device caused the wife's cancer to spread.

Warehouse worker says Pepsi fired him over FMLA leave

PITTSBURGH — A South Heights man alleges his former employer discriminated and retaliated against him for requesting leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), as well as requesting accommodations for a work-related injury.

Saylorsburg vehicle escort service sued after boat hits overpass

SCRANTON, Pa. -- A transport company recently sued a Pennsylvania vehicle escort service and one of its drivers for damages caused to an oversized boat being transported on land.