News from March 2015

Suit filed against Philadelphia School District, union over paid teacher leave

By Jim Boyle | Mar 2, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - A lawsuit filed Feb. 25 in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas against the Philadelphia School District and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) challenges a provision in the collective bargaining agreement that allows teachers to perform union work on school time.

Commonwealth Court weighs in on York County ATV dealer dispute

By Jim Boyle | Mar 2, 2015

HARRISBURG - A split three-judge Commonwealth Court panel found that two York

Superior Court says Cigna's actions fraudulent, denies liability insurance

By Jim Boyle | Mar 4, 2015

HARRISBURG - An insurance company's misleading actions regarding changes to its

Judge stays lawsuit against Pittsburgh over gun laws

By Jim Boyle | Mar 4, 2015

HARRISBURG - Local gun laws in Pittsburgh will remain on the books, at least until the constitutionality of recently passed legislation has been decided, according to an order Monday from an Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas judge.

Entertainment technology provider sues customer

By Carol Ostrow | Mar 4, 2015

IMAX has sued one of its lessees, alleging breach of contract.

Electic company sues clients, alleging breach of contract

By Carol Ostrow | Mar 4, 2015

An electric company has sued a group of associations for alleged breach of agreement.

Consumer sues electric utility providers, alleging fraud

By Carol Ostrow | Mar 4, 2015

A Jefferson County resident has sued an energy manufacturing group for alleged fraud in marketing and retaining customers.

Consultant sues medical establishment, alleging contract breach

By Carol Ostrow | Mar 4, 2015

A health benefits consultant firm has sued a medical center and its affiliated organizations, alleging non-payment for services contracted.

5 employees sue company following security breach

By Carol Ostrow | Mar 4, 2015

Five individuals have sued their former employer for damages allegedly caused by a security breach.

Commercial manufacturer alleges product liability

By Carol Ostrow | Mar 4, 2015

A Montgomery County food service company has sued a Georgia vendor in a food safety incident.

Centre County DA's petition denied by Supreme Court

By Jim Boyle | Mar 5, 2015

HARRISBURG - The state Supreme Court has denied for a second time a petition

Supreme Court agrees to hear challenge to death penalty moratorium

By Jim Boyle | Mar 5, 2015

HARRISBURG - The state Supreme Court has agreed to hear Philadelphia District

Business man sentenced for role in Philly judge's fraud scheme

By Jim Boyle | Mar 5, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia area businessman pleaded guilty in federal court

Pa. Supreme Court to hear AG Kane's petition to quash grand jury this week

By Jim Boyle | Mar 9, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear oral arguments this week regarding the legality of a grand jury investigation into perjury allegations against state Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

Commonwealth Court orders repeat petitioner to pay attorneys fees

By Jim Boyle | Mar 9, 2015

HARRISBURG - After nearly 20 years of filing constant litigation over one injury, a Pennsylvania man has been ordered to pay the attorneys fees for his former employer by the Commonwealth Court, in a move that the high court hopes will discourage future filings.

Three Philly lawmakers face charges from bribery probe

By Jim Boyle | Mar 11, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - Two former state representatives and one current face corruption

Philly firefighter's lawsuit over Daily News' sex scandal article moved to federal court

By John O'Brien | Mar 11, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – The New York Daily News is claiming more than $75,000 is at stake in a libel lawsuit brought by a Philadelphia firefighter whose picture was used in the publication’s article about an alleged sex scandal.

Pa. couple file class action against laminate flooring company

By Jim Boyle | Mar 11, 2015

SCRANTON - One of the world's top flooring distributors continues to reel from reports alleging the company used unsafe chemicals in the manufacture of its products.

Clairvoyant broker alleges 2 service contractors took clients

By Dan Harkins | Mar 11, 2015

A Bucks County company offering clairvoyant and psychic services is suing two former service providers for allegedly diverting business while under contract.

Virgin Islands company cites Carnegie Mellon in revenue dispute

By Dan Harkins | Mar 11, 2015

A Virgin Islands company is suing Carnegie Mellon University, alleging failure to pay for services used to establish a university program in the Russian province of Tartarstan.

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