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Norfolk Southern Railway opposes choice of Philly court for suit filed by Ga. man with Hodgkin's Lymphoma

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 2, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Georgia man and former employee of Norfolk Southern Railway Co. has chosen Philadelphia as a setting in which to argue that his contraction of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma was a proximate result of his work environment, a move opposed by the rail company.

Norfolk Southern: Why is N.C. man suing us in Philadelphia?

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 2, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A North Carolina man and ex-employee for Norfolk Southern Railway Co. says the development of his colon cancer is directly tied to his work duties as a brakeman, conductor and engineer, while the rail company claims the case has no connection to Pennsylvania.

Company sues over alleged damage to roof caused by T-Mobile cell tower

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 25, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A New Jersey limited partnership is suing American Tower Corp. and T-Mobile USA, cellular equipment installers, citing alleged breach of agreement.

Chipotle can't escape former employee's discrimination suit; Company says he was fired for poor performance

By Charmaine Little | Oct 10, 2018

On Sept. 20, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania denied Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.’s motion for summary judgment on a former employee’s claims the popular eatery discriminated and retaliated against him.

Gun club owner, firearms advocacy group accuse Pennsylvania township of violating right to bear arms

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 17, 2018

ERIE — A gun club owner and the Second Amendment Foundation are suing Robinson Township alleging that a local zoning ordinance infringes on the club owner's constitutional right to bear arms.

From Legal Newsline

AbbVie files appeal contesting landmark $448 million antitrust win for Federal Trade Commission

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 23, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) — Defendants AbbVie Inc., Abbott Laboratories and Unimed Pharmaceuticals LLC filed an appeal on Aug. 6 in a U.S. District Court in response to the final judgment in an antitrust case that found in favor of the Federal Trade Commission.

Engineer blames Norfolk Southern for on-the-job injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 16, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A railroad engineer is suing Norfolk Southern Railway Co. for an allegedly unsafe work environment.

Third Circuit: Kmart employee couldn't prove her medical disability was the reason she wasn't rehired

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A former Kmart employee who attempted to return to the company did not prove her medical disability was the reason she was not rehired, a federal appellate court ruled.

Federal court rules Abbott Laboratories did not retaliate against former operations manager

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A federal court has ruled that the ex-operations manager of a laboratory company was not retaliated against by his former employer, when it failed to reinstate him after he pursued claims of wrongful termination.

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.

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.

Individual claims that Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company are liable for cancer

By Philip Gonzales | May 23, 2018

An individual is suing Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company for alleged negligence and product liability.

Dell accused of discriminating against employee because of her gender

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 30, 2018

Canonsburg resident accuses Dell, Inc. of wrongful terminationERIE — A employee is suing Dell, Inc., a computer company, citing alleged gender discrimination.Marsha Cipollone filed a complaint on April 10, in the U.S.

Bowhead Integrated Support Service LLC, UIC Government Services LLC allegedly discriminated against disabled woman

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 24, 2018

A disabled woman is suing Bowhead Integrated Support Service LLC and UIC Government Services LLC for alleged disability discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Advance Auto Parts accuses former general manager of failing to repay relocation benefits

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 17, 2018

An employer is suing its former general manager, citing alleged breach of contract.

Sallie Mae allegedly placed 500 debt collection calls without consent

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 16, 2018

An individual is suing Sallie Mae Bank, citing alleged invasion of privacy and violation of telephone harassment statutes.

From Legal Newsline

New leadership at the CFPB means state AGs will be more active in financial consumer protection

By Karen Kidd | Apr 10, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Some states will be even more active in financial consumer protection enforcement now that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new director has made it clear the bureau will stay out of the way, an expert on state attorneys general said during a recent interview.

Navient Solutions LLC accused of violating telephone harassment statutes

By Louie Torres | Mar 21, 2018

An individual is suing Navient Solutions LLC and Does 1-10 for allegedly violating telephone harassment statutes.

Lackawanna court rules Norfolk Southern cannot be successor-in-interest for asbestos claim

By Carrie Salls | Sep 13, 2017

SCRANTON – The Court of Common Pleas of Lackawanna County entered a summary judgment on March 24, ruling that Norfolk Southern Railway Co. cannot be subject to liability as a successor in interest to another company in an asbestos lawsuit.

Philly man says he swallowed razorblade that was in his Chicken McNuggets

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 5, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A man who ordered Chicken McNuggets at a Philadelphia McDonald’s restaurant in December 2015 received an added surprise with his order in the form of a razorblade he swallowed, according to the lawsuit he recently filed against the fast food chain.

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