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Discrimination not a factor in woman not getting prison nurse job, court rules

HARRISBURG — A Pennsylvania appeals court recently affirmed a lower court’s decision to grant separate motions for summary judgment filed by a health care provider and the City of Philadelphia, which had been accused of denying a woman employment because of her race and criminal background.

Ingram Content Group LLC allegedly violated Family and Medical Leave Act

An employee is suing Ingram Content Group LLC for allegedly violating the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Federal judge dismisses RICO claims filed against U.S. Xpress by former drivers

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania dismissed a racketeering lawsuit filed against U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc., Pratt (Corrugated Logistics) LLC and certain employees of both companies, according to a memorandum opinion entered on Feb. 5 by Judge Cynthia M. Rufe.

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.

Usual Suspects: Lawyers used to getting their way in MDL process to lead opioid litigation

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CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - There will be a lot of familiar faces in U.S. District Judge Dan Polster’s courtroom in Cleveland on Jan. 31, when lawyers gather for a hearing on multidistrict litigation against the nation’s opioid manufacturers and distributors.

Consol Energy foreman says Liberty Life Assurance wrongly denied disability benefits

PITTSBURGH — A Kentucky man is suing Consol Energy human resources, Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston, and Liberty administrator Amanda Pipenbacher, alleging breach of contract and violation of Workers' Compensation acts.

Ashland man files class action claiming Dollar General underrecords employee time

PHILADELPHIA — An employee has filed a class-action lawsuit against Dollar General Corporation and Dolgencorp LLC, alleging unpaid wages and violation of Workers' Compensation acts.

Student loan provider Navient intends to defend against suits brought by US, Illinois, Washington

The country's largest student loan provider and two of its subsidiaries are embroiled in litigation with federal regulators and the attorneys general of Illinois Washington state over alleged failures in how it services its student loan borrowers.

Nurse sues Wilkes Barre General Hospital, claims she was forced to admit herself to psychiatric hospital to keep job

SCRANTON – A Dallas, Pennsylvania woman is suing her employer after she claims she was forced to admit herself into a psychiatric hospital in order to keep her job.

Former FedEx clerk believes he was fired for being a whistle-blower

PHILADELPHIA – A former FedEx clerk believes he was in a hostile work environment, which led to his termination, due to reporting a workplace violation to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Silk City diner facing allegations of copyright infringement over music

PHILADELPHIA -- The owners of a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania diner and bar were recently sued for alleged copyright infringement related to the public playing of certain songs.