News from August 2015

Worker initiates class action against FedEx demanding overtime wages

By Carol Ostrow | Aug 4, 2015

A FedEx employee is filing a class action complaint against the Allegheny County-based company claiming wage discrimination beginning in 2012.

Wheelchair-dependent consumer sues store to ensure ADA compliance

By Carol Ostrow | Aug 4, 2015

A disabled Philadelphia resident is suing a downtown establishment claiming disability discrimination.

Patient sues orthopedic manufacturer following failed hip replacement

By Carol Ostrow | Aug 4, 2015

A hip replacement patient is suing an orthopedic device manufacturer and its parent corporations claiming liability for an alleged 2014 surgical product failure.

Malvern bar shouldn't be dragged into court in Philadelphia, attorneys says

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 5, 2015

Lawyers for a Malvern bar and restaurant argue a plaintiff suing them for negligence have pled “no material facts” to support their assertions the restaurant does business in Philadelphia County.

Defense counsel says crash suit belongs in Luzerne County

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 5, 2015

Luzerne County’s Court of Common Pleas could be receiving a motor vehicle accident negligence action, if a defense motion to transfer the case is successful.

Contractor negligence action could be transferred to Chester County

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 5, 2015

A general contractor from Malvern accused of negligence is seeking to have the case against both it and its delivery company removed to the Chester County Court of Common Pleas.

Consumer alleges saline enema led to rental failure

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Aug 5, 2015

A Catasauqua man is suing a Virginia manufacturer of personal health-care products, alleging injuries suffered from using one of the company's products.

Worker alleges he was terminated because of religion

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Aug 5, 2015

A Slatington man is suing his former employer, alleging religious discrimination was the reason he was terminated from his job.

Franklin County employee alleges disability discrimination

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Aug 5, 2015

A Chambersburg man is suing Franklin County, alleging his disability and need for accommodations were the reasons he was terminated from his job at a correctional facility.

Worker alleges termination was in retaliation for taking FMLA leave

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Aug 5, 2015

A Columbia man is suing his former employer for allegedly terminating him after he took medical leave that he was entitled to under the law.

District attorney charges Kane with obstruction, other crimes related to leak

By Jessica Karmasek | Aug 6, 2015

Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said the criminal charges stem from a probe that revealed Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane “personally orchestrated” the illegal release of confidential and secret grand jury information. Kane said she plans to fight the charges.

Disabled store worker alleges ADA violations

By Carol Ostrow | Aug 6, 2015

An art materials store worker is suing her employer, alleging disability discrimination in a series of incidents designed to discriminate against her.

Co-defendant attempting to strike $20K default judgment against him

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 7, 2015

A co-defendant in a revived slip-and-fall case is asking for a $20,000 default judgment against him reached in January 2009 to be stricken from the record.

Plaintiffs look to secure access for discovery information requests in legal malpractice case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 7, 2015

Plaintiff counsel in a legal malpractice action are seeking to prevent the defense from denying access to their information requests as the case proceeds.

Defense seeks executed release for settlement finalization

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 7, 2015

Representation for a defendant accused of negligence in a motor vehicle accident suit is seeking an executed release to finalize a previously agreed-upon settlement in the case.

Petition filed to enforce subpoena in product liability case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 7, 2015

Alleged failure to comply with a subpoena in a negligence and product liability case has counsel for the defendants in the case attempting to enforce that subpoena.

Employee alleges workplace sexual harassment

By Dan Harkins | Aug 10, 2015

A female employee is suing her former employer, alleging a pattern of sexual harassment that ended in her termination.

Best Buy accused of discrimination

By Dan Harkins | Aug 10, 2015

An Ambridge man is suing Best Buy, alleging discrimination, harassment and retaliatory firing.

Superior Court upholds sustaining McDonald's preliminary objections

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 11, 2015

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania affirmed a May 2, 2014 decision of the Schuylkill County Court of Common Pleas sustaining the defendant’s preliminary objections in a slip-and-fall negligence action.

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