News from February 2015

Teacher at closed charter school files class action for unpaid wages

By Jim Boyle | Feb 2, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - The sudden closure of a Philadelphia charter school during revocation

Gov. Wolf sued over dismissal of new open records officer

By Jim Boyle | Feb 2, 2015

HARRISBURG - One of Governor Tom Wolf's first acts as state executive has come under

Credit card fraud specialists accused of using sales data to purchase stock

By The Penn Record | Feb 2, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed a lawsuit against two former credit card company employees on Jan. 21 over allegations that they were involved in insider trading.

Ex-custodian wins $83,000 jury award from community college in discrimination suit

By Jim Boyle | Feb 3, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - A federal jury on Jan. 20 awarded a Levittown resident who worked for

Eight plaintiffs filing 61 percent of Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuits in Pennsylvania

By Jim Boyle | Feb 3, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – Two law firms and eight individuals are filing the bulk of lawsuits that allege the premises of businesses in Pennsylvania are not in compliance with a federal disabilities law.

Former state Treasurer McCord charged on two counts of attempted extortion

By Jim Boyle | Feb 3, 2015

HARRISBURG - Following his abrupt resignation as state treasurer last week, two counts

Woman sues Kohl's over alleged calls made to her cell

By The Penn Record | Feb 4, 2015

PITTSBURGH - A Flinton woman sued Kohl's Department Stores on Dec. 26 for allegedly violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Philadelphia attorney disbarred by Pa. Supreme Court

By Jim Boyle | Feb 4, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - A prominent Philadelphia attorney was disbarred by the state Supreme Court in an order issued last week, which also stripped the lawyer of his license after an investigation by the Disciplinary Board found he had performed numerous code violations.

Pennsylvania to receive share of $1.375 billion S&P settlement

By Jim Boyle | Feb 4, 2015

HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania will receive a share of the $1.375 billion settlement reached

Lawsuit says dehumidifier is to blame for house fire

By The Penn Record | Feb 5, 2015

HARRISBURG - Two Pennsylvania residents recently sued the manufacturers of a dehumidifier, alleging their house caught on fire because of the companies' neligence.

AG Kane petitions Supreme Court to vacate Grand Jury report

By Jim Boyle | Feb 5, 2015

HARRISBURG - Lawyers representing Attorney General Kathleen Kane petitioned the

Bill to increase mandatory retirement age for judges advances to House

By Jim Boyle | Feb 5, 2015

HARRISBURG - A bill to amend the state constitution and raise the mandatory retirement

Wolf announces interim Supreme Court picks

By Jim Boyle | Feb 5, 2015

HARRISBURG - Voters will receive their chance to pick from a loaded ballot of

Infinite Care defrauded Medicaid out of $1 million, AG Kane says

By The Penn Record | Feb 6, 2015

HARRISBURG - State Attorney General Kathleen Kane alleged on Wednesday that Infinite Care, Inc. and its sister company, Infinite Care Special Needs, participated in a $1 million Medicaid scheme to fraudulently bill for services they didn't provide.

Philly tire store owner charged with insider trading

By The Penn Record | Feb 6, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged an elderly businessman with illegal stock trading action based on insider information allegedly gained from his son’s girlfriend.

Antitrust suit filed against maker of Mucinex

By The Penn Record | Feb 6, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - URL Pharma, Mutual Pharmaceutical Company and United Research Laboratories filed an antitrust suit against Reckitt Benckiser, Inc. on Feb. 3 alleging unfair trade practices in the sale and distribution of Mucinex.

Philadelphia man sues Trans Union over debt he says he doesn't owe

By The Penn Record | Feb 9, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia man filed suit Wednesday against a credit information company, alleging the company attempted to collect on a debt he didn't owe.

Debt collector, attorney sued over collection practices

By The Penn Record | Feb 9, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - A man sued a Pennsylvania debt collector and its attorney on Tuesday for alleged fraudulent collection practices.

Suit involving tech company and former executive dismissed in federal court

By Jim Boyle | Feb 9, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A contract dispute between a Pennsylvania-based technology company and one of its former executives has resolved itself without admission of liability, per counsel for the defense.

Suspect in alleged $20 million fraud found dead from apparent suicide

By Jim Boyle | Feb 9, 2015

DOYLESTOWN - One of seven members of a prominent Bucks County family accused of

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