News from 2015

Delco judge accused of misconduct in case involving friend's daughters

By Jim Boyle | Jan 5, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - A Delaware County Court of Common Pleas judge has been charged with judicial misconduct for failing to recuse herself from a case involving a friend, according to a complaint filed by the Judicial Conduct Board of Pennsylvania.

Commonwealth Court approves PTSD benefits for victim of gunpoint robbery

By Jim Boyle | Jan 5, 2015

HARRISBURG - A Bucks County liquor store manager will receive full benefits and back pay after the state Commonwealth Court ruled he was eligible for Workers' Compensation stemming from the mental trauma he suffered during a gunpoint robbery in April 2008.

Philly asbestos firm fighting to have RICO suit against it moved out of North Carolina

By John O'Brien | Jan 5, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – An asbestos plaintiffs firm named in one of the racketeering cases filed by Garlock Sealing Technologies believes the debtor’s objections to a venue transfer improperly seek to attribute unrelated facts to each individual RICO case.

Owners of online furniture company will pay $50,000 restitution

By Jim Boyle | Jan 6, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - Victims of an online furniture seller who failed to deliver items purchased on the website will receive a portion of $50,000 in restitution, according to a settlement agreement reached last month between the Pennsylvania Bureau of Consumer Protection and the owners.

Former pharmacist files class action against CVS for overtime pay

By Jim Boyle | Jan 6, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - More than 1,000 pharmacists are owed unpaid overtime wages from one of the top pharmacy retail stores in the United States, according to a federal class action suit filed last week at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Saylor inducted chief justice of Pennsylvania Supreme Court

By Jim Boyle | Jan 7, 2015

HARRISBURG - Thomas G. Saylor was inducted Tuesday as Pennsylvania’s 56th chief

Easton Hospital agrees to $662K settlement of False Claims Act allegations

By Jim Boyle | Jan 7, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - Northampton Hospital Company, LLC and Northampton Hospital Corporation, owners and operators of Easton Hospital in Northampton County, have agreed to a $662,000 settlement with the government to resolve allegations of health care fraud arising under the False Claims Act.

Hospital worker sues after alleged fall from mobile medical trailer

By Jim Boyle | Jan 7, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - A Delaware County hospital worker says that the failure by the providers of a mobile

Biotech company accuses deceased accountant of stealing $300K from bank account

By Jim Boyle | Jan 8, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - A New Jersey biotech company says that its deceased accountant and his wife fraudulently

Same-sex partner of deceased college VP claims Cigna wrongfully denied life insurance claim

By Jim Boyle | Jan 8, 2015

ERIE - The same-sex domestic partner of a deceased official at a northwest Pennsylvania university says he was wrongfully denied payment from his loved one's life insurance claim.

Duane Morris law firm sued over alleged FMLA, ADA violations

By Jim Boyle | Jan 9, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - An ex-employee of a Center City law firm says her termination was in retaliation for her requests for time off that were protected under the Family Medical Leave Act, according to a wrongful termination lawsuit filed at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Kane defends record in statement about grand jury report

By Jim Boyle | Jan 12, 2015

HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has maintained her innocence in light of

Investor accuses former Five Below CEO of artificially inflating stock before exit

By Jim Boyle | Jan 12, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - The co-founders of national discount retail chain Five Below fraudulently concealed their intent to resign from the company last year and artificially inflated the company's public stock price while planning to hand over the reigns to a much less experienced CEO, causing the stock to crumble upon their exit, according to allegations in a class action suit filed at the U.S. District Court

Tenants at apartment complex claim employee's sexual harassment violated Fair Housing Act

By Jim Boyle | Jan 12, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - Two women living at a Philadelphia apartment claim that the owners

Suit: Former medical lab worker denied severance after shift change forced termination

By Jim Boyle | Jan 13, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - A medical laboratory denied a veteran employee's severance package after

Free speech law inspired by cop-killer challenged by media outlets, ACLU

By Jim Boyle | Jan 14, 2015

HARRISBURG - The three weeks it took to propose, pass and sign legislation designed to prevent convicted felons from making public remarks that could cause the families of victims mental anguish have left too many unanswered questions, according to a federal lawsuit filed at the District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania by several media and civil rights organizations.

Railroad company sues property manager for loss of two locomotives

By Jim Boyle | Jan 14, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - A national transportation company says the owners of a business complex near the

Judge: Pitt student's dismissal justified, not a result of ADA violations

By Jim Boyle | Jan 14, 2015

PITTSBURGH - A student's dismissal from the University of Pittsburgh's graduate nursing program was

Former car salesman claims sexual harassment by female supervisor caused termination

By Jim Boyle | Jan 15, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - A former auto salesman claims that his reporting of sexual harassment by his female supervisor led the dealership owner and the woman's father to retaliate with the wrongful termination of the plaintiff, according to a discrimination suit filed at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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