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Op-Ed: Leave Pittsburgh's animal handling law in place

By Jennifer O'Connor | Jul 10, 2018

In filing suit against the city of Pittsburgh to fight regulations that protect animals, the Syria Shriners are not only squandering money, they are swimming against the tide of public opinion against exploiting animals in circuses.

Couple blames Speedway Store operators for man's fall

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 29, 2018

LANCASTER — A husband and wife are suing Speedway Store #6729 and convenience store operators, claiming the defendants did not take appropriate measures to prevent injuries to customers.

There is now a class certified in case against Progressive over anti-theft discount

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA -- A federal judge granted class certification June 7 to drivers who claim Progressive Specialty Insurance Co. did not give them a state-mandated 10 percent premium discount for having vehicles equipped with passive anti-theft devices.

Arbitration hearing pending for reimbursement case against Nationwide Insurance Company

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – An arbitration hearing has been set for a case pitting a policyholder against Nationwide Insurance Company policyholder, with the latter alleging the provider has not reimbursed him for money he expended in connection with repairing damage to his property last year.

Passenger accuses Southwest Airlines Company of negligence after engine blade allegedly broke window during flight

By Philip Gonzales | May 29, 2018

A passenger is suing Southwest Airlines Company, GE Aviation LLC and several other companies for alleged negligence and breach of contract.

Credit firm and taxi cab company reach settlement in breach of contract case

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 25, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A settlement has been reached between a New York City credit firm and a Churchville taxi cab company in a breach of contract action, where the credit group believed the cab company defaulted on a $500,000 payment to the plaintiff.

Plaintiffs firm represented whistleblower in secret to avoid paying referral fee from multimillion-dollar case, lawsuit claims

By John O'Brien | May 24, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Texas personal injury law firm claims it is owed part of $16 million awarded to a corporate whistleblower because colleagues effectively poached the client and represented him in secret.

Plaintiff wins $20K from Progressive Insurance in breach of contract and bad faith lawsuit

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 21, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Court records show a plaintiff won her lawsuit against Progressive Insurance for breach of contract and bad faith, among other charges, after allegedly receiving a lowball offer of underinsured motorist benefits.

Settlement ends litigation between Progressive Insurance and driver who allegedly damaged vehicle of policyholder

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Progressive Insurance recently settled a lawsuit against a driver it believes caused a serious accident which damaged a vehicle owned by one of its insured policyholders.

Progressive Insurance wins default judgment against allegedly at-fault motorist

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Subsequent to a lack of response, a prominent insurance provider has won a default judgment in a legal action it brought against a local motorist it believed was liable for vehicular damages sustained by one of its policyholders.

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

By Karen Kidd | Apr 23, 2018

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

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 23, 2018

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

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 17, 2018

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

By Louie Torres | Apr 6, 2018

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

By Louie Torres | Apr 6, 2018

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

By Carrie Salls | Mar 26, 2018

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.

From Legal Newsline

Plaintiff lawyers see nationwide settlement as only end for opioid lawsuits

By Daniel Fisher | Mar 7, 2018

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.

From Legal Newsline

Opioid judge doesn't want media to know details of settlement talks

By Daniel Fisher | Feb 9, 2018

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

By Louie Torres | Jun 12, 2017

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

By Louie Torres | May 30, 2017

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

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