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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.

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.

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.