News from 2011

Democrat enters Pennsylvania AG race

By Jessica Karmasek | Mar 31, 2011

SCRANTON, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - Career prosecutor Kathleen Granahan Kane announced her candidacy for Pennsylvania attorney general on Wednesday.

Pennsylvania fracking case among first involving Marcellus Shale

By Carrie Ann Cherry | Apr 8, 2011

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Thirteen families in tiny Lenox Township in northeastern Pennsylvania are suing Southwestern Energy, alleging that in drilling for Marcellus Shale, the company contaminated their water supply and made them sick.

Marcellus Shale taps into new legal pocket

By Carrie Ann Cherry | Apr 8, 2011

HARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - Drilling deep under the ground for untapped reserves of natural gas has not only unearthed a rich natural resource, it's also tapped into a new area of the law.

Pennsylvania AG drills dental chain

By Jessica Karmasek | Apr 11, 2011

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) -- Acting Pennsylvania Attorney General Bill Ryan's health care section filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against a national dental chain and three of its top company officials over multiple alleged credit and consumer protection law violations.

Marcellus Shale taps into new legal pocket

By Carrie Ann Cherry | Apr 13, 2011

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - Drilling deep under the ground for untapped reserves of natural gas has not only unearthed a rich natural resource, it's also tapped into a new area of the law.

Former U.S. Rep. running for Pa. AG

By Jessica Karmasek | Apr 25, 2011

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - Former U.S. Congressman Patrick Murphy of Pennsylvania is eyeing the state Attorney General's Office.

Pa. attorneys support grocery stores' $18.5M request

By Jessica Karmasek | Apr 26, 2011

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - A group of Pennsylvania attorneys has filed an amicus brief in support of grocery store chains Safeway and Genuardi's in an ongoing dispute over a commercial lease.

Credibility of asbestos causation theory before Pa. Supreme Court

By John O'Brien | Apr 29, 2011

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will soon decide if a trial court should admit the testimony of an expert testifying for the plaintiff in an asbestos case.

U.S. SC limits class action lawsuits

By John O'Brien | Apr 29, 2011

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday, in a 5-4 vote, that companies can enforce contracts that bar class action lawsuits.

Playground injury trial under way

By Jon Campisi | May 4, 2011

A mother's lawsuit against a maintenance contractor for a Philadelphia homeless shelter is at trial in the Court of Common Pleas.

Kindred Healthcare employee seeks overtime pay in suit

By Kelly Holleran | May 4, 2011

A New Jersey woman has filed suit against her former employer, alleging she was not paid more than 10 years worth of overtime pay.

Regal Cinemas sued by movie-goer over slip on wet floor

By Jon Campisi | May 4, 2011

A Montgomery County man has filed a premises liability lawsuit in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court against Regal Cinemas for injuries he suffered in October 2009 at a Plymouth Meeting movie theater.

Am Ex, NCO Financial named in suit over debt collection

By Kelly Holleran | May 4, 2011

A Florida man claims he attempted to pay back more than $4,000 worth of debt, but lost thousands of dollars when a debt collector and credit card company switched his debt to a different collector without warning.

Trump Taj Mahal sued over bed bug infestation

By Jon Campisi | May 5, 2011

A Bucks County woman is suing the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, and its parent company, Trump Taj Mahal Inc., for injuries she allegedly sustained after being bitten by cimicidae, more commonly known as bed bugs, during a stay at the Atlantic City hotel.

Philadelphia woman claims sidewalk injury in suit

By Jon Campisi | May 5, 2011

A Philadelphia woman has filed a premises liability lawsuit against a city corporation for injuries she allegedly suffered after she fell face-first onto broken concrete.

Jury being chosen for non-malignancy asbestos trial

By Jon Campisi | May 5, 2011

Jury selection began May 3 at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas on an non-malignancy mass tort asbestos case involving three different plaintiffs who claim they were exposed to asbestos during prior employment.

Bicycle crash spurs liability suit

By Jon Campisi | May 6, 2011

A Philadelphia man is suing the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for injuries he suffered after falling off his bicycle at a depressed section of roadway.

Jury awards $250K in playground injury trial

By Jon Campisi | May 6, 2011

A Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Jury awarded a 9-year-old girl $250,000, and her mother, $15,000, after a three-day premises liability trial.

Woman hit by motorized cart sues NJ Transit

By Jon Campisi | May 6, 2011

A Philadelphia woman has filed a premises liability lawsuit in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas against the New Jersey Transit Authority and a company that operates at the train station where she was hurt.

Woman claims racial discrimination in suit against HOME

By Kelly Holleran | May 9, 2011

An African American woman has filed suit against her former employer, alleging she suffered numerous incidents of racial discrimination before she was terminated from her job.

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