News from October 2014

Wounded Warrior Project sues Pa. group claiming copyright infringement

By Jim Boyle | Oct 1, 2014

A national organization formed to help wounded veterans cope with their injuries as they return to civilian life says a Pennsylvania-based non-profit with a similar mission has been infringing on its copyright in a suit filed at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Amtrak office worker says low staffing caused workplace injury

By Jim Boyle | Oct 1, 2014

A former employee at Amtrak's Wilmington, Del., office holds the railroad company liable for severe shoulder injuries he sustained while moving a filing cabinet, according to a personal injury suit field at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Former housekeeper accuses employer of retaliatory discrimination

By Jim Boyle | Oct 1, 2014

A former housekeeper who complained of discriminatory treatment says her manager

Commonwealth Court suit challenges ballot change in 158th District

By Jim Boyle | Oct 1, 2014

Sunday's selection of Chris Ross to replace Republican nominee Cuyler Walker on the

Bad faith settlement with Allstate awards $22 million to accident victim

By Jim Boyle | Oct 2, 2014

The rejection of a $250,000 claim has ultimately cost insurance giant Allstate $22 million

Victims of Market Street building collapse consolidate claims

By Jim Boyle | Oct 2, 2014

Twenty-two victims, including the families of seven people killed when a building under

Philadelphia School District sues former webmaster for developing 'Teachers of Philly' app on district equipment

By Jim Boyle | Oct 3, 2014

In 2011, a new app hit the iTunes store that parodied the Philadelphia School District's budget woes. Inspired by Angry Birds, the game, "Teachers of Philly" depicted three schoolteachers as superheroes going up against villains such as the Superintendent and the Mayor, doing battle on game levels reminiscent of the district headquarters at 440 N. Broad St.; the School Reform Commission meeting auditorium

Suit: Disabled railroad employee called 'ungrateful' for accommodations before termination

By Jim Boyle | Oct 6, 2014

A former employee for a Bucks County specialty railroad company says that her employers

Judge denies motion to dismiss Penn State, NCAA suit

By Jim Boyle | Oct 6, 2014

The legal dispute between Penn State, the NCAA and two state officials seemed to have

Struggling directory publisher sued for defamation by former executives

By Jim Boyle | Oct 7, 2014

The ex-president and head of operations for a publishing company struggling to keep up

Former Supreme Court Justice won't serve sentence during appeal

By Jim Boyle | Oct 7, 2014

Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin's attempt to overturn one

Former Arby's employee says owner's son sexually harassed her

By Jim Boyle | Oct 8, 2014

A Berks County woman says after she reported that her employer's son sexually assaulted

Pa. man sentenced for role in $26 million pay scheme

By Jim Boyle | Oct 9, 2014

A Montgomery County man will serve 16 years in prison for his role in an advance fee fraud scheme that defrauded hundreds of victims searching for commercial financing.

Prosthetics clinic sued for negligence over faulty limb

By Jim Boyle | Oct 9, 2014

A Delaware County man says that a prosthetics company he has used since 1987 did

Suit: Oil recycling plant owed $200,000 for disposing of PCB-contaminated shipment

By Jim Boyle | Oct 10, 2014

An Illinois-based oil recycling and refining company says a Nazareth, Pa. cement manufacturer owes it approximately $200,000 for the disposal of materials containing an excessive amount of PCB chemicals.

Judge denies dismissal of coverage dispute over data breach

By Jim Boyle | Oct 10, 2014

A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania has

Deadline to opt-out of NFL concussion class action unchanged

By Jim Boyle | Oct 10, 2014

The federal judge overseeing the class action suit filed by retired football players against

Former tech school dean says employer discriminated against her age and gender

By Jim Boyle | Oct 13, 2014

The former dean of education for a Harrisburg-based technical career school says her supervisor subjected her to derogatory comments and unfair treatment based on her age and gender, according to a civil rights suit file at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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