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Allstate doesn't get dismissal of breach of contract and bad faith lawsuit filed against it by apartment landlords

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – In a Philadelphia federal court, Allstate Insurance Company’s effort to dismiss a breach of contract and bad faith action filed against it by a landlord who suffered water damage to his rental properties has not met success.

U.S. Steel says it owes nothing to Allegheny Co. plaintiffs suing over alleged pollution at Clairton plant

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 18, 2018

PITTSBURGH – U.S. Steel is defending itself against a class action lawsuit alleging pollution from its Clairton Coke Works plant, denying it has made any nearby resident sick or diminished anyone's property value.

Patient claims Zimmer breached shoulder prosthesis warranties

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 12, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A consumer is suing shoulder prosthesis distributor Zimmer Inc., citing alleged breach of implied and express warranties.

Woman aboard fatal Flight 1380 sues Southwest Airlines, GE; Passenger was partially sucked out of plane

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A woman aboard a Southwest Airlines flight last spring during which one passenger was partially sucked out of the plane, eventually leading to her death and precipitating an emergency landing to take place at Philadelphia International Airport, has sued the airline and the plane’s manufacturers for damages.

7-Eleven franchisee alleging company "made life miserable" given leave to amend lawsuit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A breach of contract lawsuit filed against convenience store chain 7-Eleven by one of its longtime franchisees, who claimed the company “made life miserable for him," has been dismissed for lack of specificity related to the charge and with leave to file an amended complaint.

Veolia Energy claims incorrect valve markings caused explosion

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 29, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A steam and power supplier is suing Flowserve US Inc., a flow control manufacturer, citing alleged negligence and manufacturing defect.

Criticism follows powerful legal group to next project - a 'troubling' take on consumer contracts

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 26, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Fresh off a controversial eight-year project that was criticized even after its passage, an influential group that advises judges on the law is seemingly about to do it all again.

Bern firm, shut out of opioid litigation spot, says lead lawyers don't represent enough of Pennsylvania

By John O'Brien | Jun 22, 2018

MEDIA – After not being picked to a coveted leadership role in Pennsylvania’s opioid litigation, a Conshohocken plaintiffs firm is pleading with a Delaware County judge to reconsider.

A dissident emerges in Pennsylvania's opioid litigation: Lehigh Co. claims its case has been highjacked

By John O'Brien | Jun 22, 2018

The fight for control of Pennsylvania’s opioid litigation is not over, as Lehigh County is not happy that its case has been grouped in with more than 30 others and that lawyers it previously rejected have been tasked with overseeing the proceedings.

Lawyers accused of botching litigation over Luzerne Co. Kerr-McGee plant; Class action seeks $619 million

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 20, 2018

SCRANTON – A federal court in Scranton now has jurisdiction over a lawsuit which is seeking more than $619 million for 4,400 residents of Avoca, who were said to be exposed to carcinogenic substances from the Kerr-McGee Corp. wood treatment facility.

Allstate Insurance blames Broan-Nutone for fire at insured's property

By Bree Gonzales | Jun 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — Allstate Insurance Co. is suing residential ventilation product company Broan-Nutone LLC, citing alleged breach of warranty and negligence.

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'They're always wrong': NYC's hired guns cite overturned case as authority for climate change lawsuit

By Daniel Fisher | Jun 19, 2018

It was a surprising opening move, to say the least. Arguing for the City of New York in its climate lawsuit against five major oil companies, attorney Michael Pawa cited AEP v. Connecticut, a 2009 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, as “persuasive authority” in his clients’ favor.

American Airlines passenger blames airline, other airport operators for injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — An airline passenger is suing American Airlines Group Inc. and other airport operators, alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries at the American Airlines terminal at Philadelphia International Airport.

Fracking company's loss could have impact; Superior Court split from previous Texas ruling

By John Breslin | Jun 18, 2018

PITTSBURGH - A state appeals court decision is likely to influence development and investment decisions made by companies that use hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas.

Lawsuit: USAA insurance company allegedly acted in bad faith when investigating disabling crash

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 6, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A motorist who suffered severe knee and back injuries in an accident in Northeast Philadelphia claims that the policyholder’s insurance failed to evaluate the resultant claim and acted in bad faith.

Superior Court reinstates wrongful death lawsuit; Golf groundskeeper's leukemia blamed on chemical companies

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 4, 2018

HARRISBURG — The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has vacated orders that had excluded expert testimony and granted summary judgment in favor of chemical companies that are fighting a wrongful death lawsuit.

Woman claims that she was injured while evacuating American Airlines plane

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 1, 2018

An individual is suing American Airlines Inc. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

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.

American Airlines seeks dismissal or transfer of $15M lawsuit of woman who allegedly fell off cart

By Sandra Lane | May 29, 2018

American Airlines has filed a motion to dismiss or transfer a personal injury suit brought by a woman who claims that she suffered injuries while attempting to get off a cart at an airport in North Carolina.

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.

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