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Settlement conference slated for case involving injury-causing soda bottle at Family Dollar

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a Williamsport couple who charged Family Dollar with negligence and failing to properly hire and supervise its employees for dropping a soda bottle on the wife’s foot has been scheduled for a settlement conference next winter.

Houston men sue in Philly as J&J faces more claims from Invokana users who say they were at higher risk for amputations

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – More lawsuits are alleging that Johnson & Johnson’s diabetes medication, Invokana, gave them an increased risk of suffering amputations – and that the company failed to warn them of that same risk.

Class action plaintiffs accuse American Board of Internal Medicine of illegal monopolization

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — Medical doctors have filed a class action lawsuit against a board of internal medicine, citing alleged unlawful monopolization and unfair competition.

Oz Directional Drilling accused of negligence by SEPTA

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 18, 2018

MEDIA — A transportation services company is suing Oz Directional Drilling, a contractor, citing alleged negligence.

Federal judge denies Slatington police officer's third try at lawsuit

By Karen Kidd | Dec 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — Salvatore Taibi, a Slatington police sergeant on total disability leave, will not get a third opportunity to sue the borough following a federal judge's decision issued last month.

Social Security recipient sues to have her benefit funds distributed in Guam

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 18, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A myotonic dystrophy patient is suing the Social Security Administration and Nancy A. Berryhill, federal agency and deputy commissioner, citing an alleged violation of Equal Protection By Exclusion From SSI Benefits and violation of Right to Travel.

Crunch Waterfront allegedly increased membership fees without consent

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 18, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A member has filed a class action lawsuit against Cornerstone Fitness Waterfront LLC, d/b/a Crunch Waterfront and other entities, citing alleged violations of the Health Club Act and Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

Court orders Navient to produce disputed records of borrowers

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 18, 2018

HARRISBURG -- Student loan servicer Navient was presented with a court order in Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro's lawsuit that requires the company to produce disputed records of borrowers.

Lawsuit: Pittsburgh priest Richard Lelonis is one of the redacted names in sexual abuse grand jury report

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 18, 2018

PITTSBURGH – A new sexual abuse lawsuit in Pittsburgh says Reverend Richard Lelonis, a suspended priest, is one of the 19 accused predators whose names were redacted in a grand jury report that alleges decades of protection for pedophiles working for the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania.

Security officer acquitted of murder sues Reading Police Dept.; He spent 18 months in jail

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — An Italian Garden Bar security agent is suing Reading Police Department and Det. Joseph Snell, citing alleged malicious prosecution/wrongful imprisonment/false arrest and violation of due process.

American Airlines accused by employee of HIV discrimination

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A fleet service agent is suing American Airlines, claiming it discriminated against him because of his race and disability.

U.S. claims Harrisburg's Velter Products owes over $44,000 in labor fines

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 17, 2018

HARRISBURG — The United States of America is suing Velter Products Inc., a Pennsylvania company, citing alleged breach of contract.

Cashier claims she was victim of sexual harassment at Home Depot

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A cashier is suing Home Depot USA Inc. and David Carter, employer and supervisor, citing alleged hostile work environment, retaliation, sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, and violation of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.

Commonwealth Court rules key portions of 2017 fireworks law unconstitutional

By Karen Kidd | Dec 17, 2018

HARRISBURG — Key portions of a year-old Pennsylvania fireworks law went up in smoke this month when the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled parts of the legislation are unconstitutional.

Judge backs SEPTA's advertising policy; Comic was rejected for display on buses

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania federal court has upheld the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's (SEPTA) advertisement policy.

Man's chemical exposure injury lawsuit sent to Berks County court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A lawsuit filed by a man who suffered blisters and rashes allegedly as a result of chemical exposure at a manufacturing plant has been transferred to the Berks County Court of Common Pleas.

Federal judge troubled by decision to order sexual harassment case into arbitration

By Karen Kidd | Dec 14, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge who last month ordered a sexual harassment lawsuit against a Maryland-based talent agency into arbitration admitted he was troubled by his seemingly inevitable decision in the case.

Bristol-Myers Squibb must face whistleblower lawsuit that says it underpaid state Medicaid rebates

By Karen Kidd | Dec 14, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A New York-based pharmaceutical giant will have to answer allegations that it underpaid rebates for almost a decade to state Medicaid programs following a federal judge's decision last month to not dismiss the case.

Judge rules Dollar General missed deadline in personal injury case

By Karen Kidd | Dec 14, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A personal injury case against Dolgencorp, parent company of Dollar General retail stores, is on its way back to a Pennsylvania state court after a federal judge ruled last month that the company's attempt to remove the case to U.S. district court took too long.

Attorney claims Lemanowicz law firm owes more than $44,000

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 14, 2018

MEDIA — An attorney is suing Lemanowicz LLP and Richard J. Lemanowicz, law firm and owner, citing alleged breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

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