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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.

Court won't take Big Saver's win in disputed 2017 horse race

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 19, 2018

HARRISBURG – A January 2017 Philadelphia horse race which ended with a narrow victory from the winner did not violate State Horse Race Commission rules, per a recent decision the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.

Statute of limitations on appeal filing gets negligence suit against storage facility dismissed

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 19, 2018

HARRISBURG – According to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, a trial court was right to approve preliminary objections in a negligence-based property damage action, on the basis that the statute of limitations associated with the charges had expired.

Consumer accuses Global Credit & Collection of deceptive practices

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 19, 2018

SCRANTON — A consumer is suing Global Credit & Collection Corp., 10 unnamed individuals and three unnamed companies, claiming the defendants failed to give notice of their collection activities.

Estate executor accuses Manorcare Health Services - Whitehall of negligence

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 19, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A surviving nephew is suing Manorcare Health Services - Whitehall Borough, citing alleged negligent supervision of residents.

BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY: Pennsylvania Government Relations Duo Helps Clients Overcome Challenges and Bring Utility Ratemaking Bill to Fruition

By Press release submission | Jul 18, 2018

Government Relations professionals Stephen DeFrank, Senior Advisor, and Deborah Suder, Senior Principal, served as a driving force behind the enactment of HB 1782, which recently became Act 58 of 2018 in Pennsylvania.

Former employee claims Lacroix Restaurant fired him because of disability

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 18, 2018

PITTSBURGH — An employee is suing Hersha Hospitality Management, doing business as Lacroix Restaurant at the Rittenhouse Hotel, citing alleged wrongful termination.

Customer accuses Studio Movie Grill of negligence following injury

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 18, 2018

MEDIA — An Upper Darby woman is suing movie theater Studio Movie Grill Holdings LLC, citing alleged negligence in keeping its premises safe for the public.

Bar patron claims Flats on Carson employee assaulted him

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 18, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A customer is suing Blair Trio Enterprises LLC, doing business as The Flats On Carson, and an employee, citing alleged negligent infliction of emotional distress and assault and battery.

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.

Third Circuit tosses vague lawsuit alluding to death threats allegedly made by family of prominent British banker

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Munhall woman’s vague complaint alleging death threats against her appeared on the social media pages of a prominent British banker has been thrown out by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Hershey must face allegations of unsafe stairs in a lawsuit over a wave runner

By Justin Stoltzfus | Jul 18, 2018

HARRISBURG - The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania denied Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Co.'s motion to exclude some expert testimony related to safety safety codes introduced by a woman who allegedly was the victim of an accident at Hersheypark, according to an order entered June 12 by U.S. District Judge Sylvia Rambo.

AG Shapiro defends Lock Haven University against class action filed by female athletes

By Justin Stoltzfus | Jul 18, 2018

HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is seeking a ruling in a Title IX lawsuit filed against Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania in which the plaintiffs requested class certification, claiming, on the university's behalf, that the plaintiffs have not proven that their rights have been violated.

Customer blames P&R Discount Grocery for slip-and-fall injuries

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 17, 2018

SCRANTON — A customer is suing P&R Discount Grocery, P&R Discounts and P&R Discount Foods, citing alleged negligence in keeping their store's entrance and exit area safe.

Class-action suit accuses Premier Student Loan Center of making unwanted calls

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 17, 2018

HARRISBURG — A man filed a class-action lawsuit against Consumer Advocacy Center Inc., doing business as Premier Student Loan Center, citing alleged violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Healthy Minds Academy claims fellowship used its name to get grants

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 17, 2018

PITTSBURGH — The Healthy Minds Academy is suing Albert Schweitzer Fellowship-Pittsburgh, citing alleged misappropriation of and idea and trademark infringement.

Customer claims she slipped on ice in Shoppes at Airport Center parking lot

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A customer is suing property operators Airport Associates LP., Goodman Airport GP LLC and Pineville Allentown Inc., citing alleged negligence.

Customer blames Save-A-Lot for injuries from slip and fall

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 17, 2018

A customer is suing Moran Foods, LLC, doing business as Save-A-Lot, Ltd., citing alleged negligence.

Archdiocese of Philadelphia must turn over PI's witness interviews in sexual assault lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Jul 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - The Archdiocese of Philadelphia was unsuccessful in an attempt to have witness interviews obtained by a private investigator withheld from a sexual assault case, accoridng to an opinion filed June 7 in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Superior Court affirms ruling for Cephalon and Teva in wrongful death case tied to fentanyl use

By Charmaine Little | Jul 17, 2018

HARRISBURG - The Superior Court of Pennsylvania affirmed an order from the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County that dismissed a wrongful death and survival lawsuit filed against pharmaceuticals companies Cephalon, Inc. and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc., according to an opinion filed June 8.

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