News from July 2015

Attorney: Negligence suit against Dunkin' Donuts should be heard in Bucks County

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 2, 2015

Counsel for a Dunkin’ Donuts store claim a negligence action filed against their client should be heard in Bucks County, rather than where the plaintiff filed it in Philadelphia.

Defendant claims he wasn't served, seeks to vacate $50K judgment

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 2, 2015

A defendant in a motor vehicle accident suit previously charged with satisfying a $50,000 judgment has petitioned to vacate that judgment, on the grounds he was not properly served.

Pennsylvania Turnpike crash case set for hearing on venue

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 2, 2015

A lawsuit filed in connection with a severe accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike last year was the subject of a recent hearing related to its venue.

August arbitration date set for motor vehicle accident case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 2, 2015

According to court records, a motor vehicle accident case is set for an arbitration hearing in August, though the case’s plaintiff had received the desired settlement funds.

Ex-employee alleges overtime pay violation

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 2, 2015

An employee is suing her former company, alleging federal and state employment law infringement.

Former Saint Vincent vascular surgeon alleges breach of contract

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Jul 2, 2015

A Pennsylvania man claims that his former employer violated his civil rights. Jay Kiessling has filed a lawsuit in the U.S.

Married couple claims negligence in accident at hotel

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Jul 2, 2015

A Wallingford woman and her husband are suing a hotel, alleging she suffered serious injuries after falling near the pool. Catherine Gardner and Kurt Gardner filed a lawsuit June 15 in the U.S.

Woman sues debt collector for calling her cell phone

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 2, 2015

A consumer filed a lawsuit against a debt collection company alleging breach of fair practice law in 2014. Tameka Parker of Upper Darby sued CBE Group of Cedar Falls, IA in the U.S.

Bartender sues employer claiming sexual harassment, retaliation

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Jul 3, 2015

A bartender is suing her former employer claiming a violation of civil rights. Nicole Culligan of Pittsburgh filed a lawsuit June 10 in the U.S.

Federal judge dismisses fraud, breach of contract action against Growmark

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 6, 2015

A rail company’s case of fraud, negligent misrepresentation and breach of contract against an agricultural cooperative was dismissed by a federal judge on June 29

Goldberg: Plaintiff 'lacked evidence' to support UTPCPL violation claim

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 6, 2015

A lawsuit levying claims in violation of Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices Act and Consumer Protection Law (UTPCPL) was thrown out of federal court on Tuesday, after a judge granted a motion for summary judgment to the defendants.

Prisoner's litigation attempting to secure late father's pension benefits dismissed

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 6, 2015

A Collegeville prisoner’s attempt to secure pension benefits on behalf of his deceased father was rejected in federal court on Wednesday.

Shot inmate's lawsuit against Lancaster County prison officials will proceed

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 6, 2015

An inmate’s claims of indifference to his medical needs against Lancaster County prison officials will not be dismissed, according to a recent ruling from a federal judge.

Former Westmoreland County employee claims she was sexually harassed

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Jul 6, 2015

A Jeannette resident has brought allegations against her former employer and an employee claiming violation of civil rights. Katie Pecarchik as a filed a lawsuit June 10 in the U.S.

Assistant manager seeks overtime compensation

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Jul 6, 2015

A Berks County resident is suing her former employer for allegedly withholding her overtime earnings. Sharon Lagamba of Blandon has filed a lawsuit June 16 in the U.S.

Woman sues Cardionet, alleging employment law violations

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Jul 7, 2015

A Bensalem resident is claiming a wireless medical technology company violated numerous employment laws.

Ex-employee files class action against Dunkin’ Donuts owner over alleged overtime denial

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 7, 2015

A woman filed an individual, collective and class action complaint lawsuit against her former Pittsburgh-based employer on multiple allegations of federal and state employment law infringements between 2012 and 2015. Wendy L.

Pregnant technician alleges wrongful termination

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Jul 7, 2015

A Wexford woman is suing her former employer, alleging civil rights violations.

Former Bryn Mawr Hospital employee alleges disability discrimination

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Jul 7, 2015

A Philadelphia man who was allegedly injured in the course of his work is suing his former employer, alleging violation of employment law.

Senior citizen alleges unlawful termination

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 7, 2015

A Columbia County senior citizen is suing a Berwick company, alleging multiple infringements of federal and state employment law.

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