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Consumer claims Niagara Bottling, other companies falsely advertise spring water

PHILADELPHIA – Four Pennsylvania companies are alleged to have falsely marketed their bottled water as spring water.

Overland & Associates Inc. alleged to have failed to pay contributions to benefit plan

PHILADELPHIA – A multiemployer employee benefit plan headquartered in Newton Square allege that a Texas company failed to remit employee contributions.

ABF Pizza Inc. alleges Philadelphia is unlawfully using Santucci's mark

PHILADELPHIA – Two Philadelphia entities allege a couple residing in the city is unlawfully using their mark for their restaurant.

Three Pennsylvania restaurants cited by labor secretary for alleged FLSA violations

PHILADELPHIA – Three restaurants and their owners are alleged to have failed to pay employees a minimum wage or overtime premiums.

Consumer claims Interstate Credit and Collection Inc. failed to identify creditor in letter

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia consumer alleges a debt collector sent her an incomplete collection letter.

Goddard Systems Inc. alleges former franchisee is unlawfully continuing to use mark

PHILADELPHIA – A King of Prussia corporation alleges two individuals and a center in Texas are unlawfully continuing to use the Goddard School mark after their franchise agreement was terminated.

Individuals file suit against Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency over student loans

PHILADELPHIA – Three individuals have filed a class-action lawsuit against Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency over the handling of their education loans.

Philly judge voids third-party funding in NFL concussion litigation, but company hopes N.Y. colleague disagrees

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia federal judge says agreements in which RD Legal Funding advanced money to plaintiffs in the pending NFL concussion litigation are void, but the attorney representing RD Legal has asked a judge in New York to ignore that finding.

F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts files for summary judgment in ERISA case

SCRANTON – The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts has filed a motion for summary judgment in a case filed by a former employee who alleged it had violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

Lancaster to address sewage discharge into Conestoga River after settlement with state, feds

READING – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) have reached a settlement with the city of Lancaster to take action in ending sewage discharge into local waterways from storm and sewage systems.

Med-mal plaintiffs get another shot to prove lawyer botched their claim

HARRISBURG – An appeal in a 12-year-old legal malpractice lawsuit has gone the way of two plaintiffs who blame their attorney for the dismissal of their medical malpractice case.

Prince Law Offices' challenge of fee allocation arbitration award unsuccessful

HARRISBURG – Prince Law Offices has lost its challenge of an arbitration award that allocated legal fees to three other firms that participated in a trial under an independent contractor fee-sharing agreement with Prince, according to a Dec. 18 Superior Court opinion.

Judge reverses plaintiffs' $27.8M Xarelto jury verdict in Philadelphia court

PHILADELPHIA – Late Tuesday, a state court judge reversed a near-$28 million jury verdict in product liability litigation surrounding the blood thinner Xarelto, a decision that overturned what had been the first win nationally for plaintiffs and included a landmark punitive damages award.

Lawsuit: Kitchen design business accepted money for construction job and never began or completed it

PITTSBURGH – A local couple are seeking to recover tens of thousands of damages from a kitchen designer whom they allege breached their contract and did not finish work it agreed to complete.

Injured sub-contractor says flooring company owner left stair system disabled on construction site

PITTSBURGH – A flooring company’s owner alleged negligence in handling a floating stair system caused a plaintiff’s severe bodily injuries on a local construction site, a newly-filed lawsuit states.

Former U.S. Steel pipefitter says benzene exposure at plant caused his leukemia

PITTSBURGH – A plaintiff who worked as a pipefitter at the U.S. Steel-owned Clairton Works for 12 years, claims his leukemia was caused by routine exposure to benzene and benzene-containing products at the facility.

Former Aria Health employee alleges she was terminated for taking medical leave

PHILADELPHIA – A Fairless Hills woman claims that her Levittown employer terminated her in retaliation for taking a medical leave.

Knoll Inc. alleges patented chair design was used by HNI Corp., Allsteel Inc.

PHILADELPHIA – A furniture company with a place of business in Greenville alleges one of its patented chair designs was unlawfully used.

Keystone Clearwater Solutions alleges former employee breached contract by working for competitor

PITTSBURGH – A customized water management solutions company in Hershey alleges a former employee is using trade secrets while employed by a competitor.

Woman files suit over Unum Life's termination of long-term disability benefits

PHILADELPHIA – A Morrisville woman alleges her long-term disability benefits were prematurely terminated.