News from November 2015

PA Chamber focuses on “safe and responsible” energy in wake of fracking decision

By Anna Aguillard | Nov 2, 2015

GRANT TOWNSHIP, Pa. – After a district court judge issued an opinion effectively supporting hydraulic fracking within Grant Township, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry celebrated the role that the energy market has played in the state’s development.

Alfa & Omega Winery hit with copyright suit

By Angelino Menconi | Nov 2, 2015

PHILADELPHIA -- A Napa Valley, California winery has filed a lawsuit seeking to stop a Doylestown, Pennsylvania winery from operating under a similar name.

Monridge Construction allegedly laid workers off because of race

By Angelino Menconi | Nov 2, 2015

PHILADELPHIA -- Two brothers alleged in a recent lawsuit that they were subjected to a hostile work environment and laid off from a Lenni, Pennsylvania construction firm because they are black. 

Student wants South Allegheny School District to pay for private education

By Angelino Menconi | Nov 2, 2015

PITTSBURGH -- A special education student sued the South Allegheny School District alleging the district was responsible for paying for his private school education.

Silk City diner facing allegations of copyright infringement over music

By Angelino Menconi | Nov 2, 2015

PHILADELPHIA -- The owners of a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania diner and bar were recently sued for alleged copyright infringement related to the public playing of certain songs.

Philadelphia woman breaks foot, accuses Sky Zone of negligence

By Angelino Menconi | Nov 2, 2015

PHILADELPHIA -- A Philadelphia, Pennsylvania woman recently sued a New Jersey trampoline park after she broke her foot allegedly because the business failed to properly cover and maintain its trampoline joints.

Golds Gym in York County allegedly discriminated against male employees

By Gene Johnson | Nov 3, 2015

PHILADELPHIA -- A former membership sales representative for a Golds Gym in York County, Pennsylvania is suing the establishment, claiming the gym's management would not consider him or any other men for the sales director position.

Supreme Court assesses devaluation to contaminated Harley Davidson property

By Hanna Nakano | Nov 3, 2015

Property that has experienced environmental contamination – or “stigma” – can suffer devaluation, according to the state Supreme Court.

Boston Scientific Corporation accused of age discrimination

By Angelino Menconi | Nov 3, 2015

PITTSBURGH -- A Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania salesman recently sued a medical device manufacturer alleging he was terminated from the company because of his age.

Sovereign Commercial allegedly violated Americans with Disability Act

By Gene Johnson | Nov 3, 2015

SCRANTON, Pa. -- A former manager at a Lackawanna County firm that provides facilities management advice and services alleges he was fired after being diagnosed with epilepsy.

Philadelphia DHS accused of not properly screening foster parents

By Angelino Menconi | Nov 3, 2015

PHILADELPHIA -- Two sisters who allegedly were sexually molested by their foster father filed suit against the agencies and individuals who placed them into the foster home, and later recommended the girls be adopted by the foster parents.

Salvation Army allegedly violated Family Medical Leave Act

By Gene Johnson | Nov 4, 2015

PHILADELPHIA -- A former administration assistant is suing Salvation Army in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania over allegations she was fired for taking medical leave that should have been protected under the Family Medical Leave Act.

Chester County man claims negligence in ski resort incident

By Gene Johnson | Nov 4, 2015

SCRANTON — A Chester County man is suing a motorist alleging negligence and carelessness for injuries suffered when his legs were pinned between two vehicles in the parking lot of a ski resort.

Hershey and Mount Nittany Medical Centers accused of negligence

By Angelino Menconi | Nov 4, 2015

HARRISBURG — A woman suffering from chronic Krohn's Disease and diabetes alleges that two hospitals  in the commonwealth and their staff violated the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act.

Philadelphia store fighting $20K default judgment

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 5, 2015

An attorney for a Philadelphia discount store has petitioned to open and strike a judgment found against his client, due to alleged improper service of the complaint and other legal correspondence.

Family of man who died after falling on sidewalk withdraw request for wrongful death benefits

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 5, 2015

An attorney for the surviving family members of a man killed in a sidewalk fall has filed to withdraw a petition for distribution of wrongful death and survival benefits in the mid-six figures.

Plaintiffs ask for defendants in child-vehicle collision to be found in contempt

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 5, 2015

Counsel for both the mother of a minor child injured in a pedestrian-vehicle collision and the child herself want the defendants in that suit found in contempt for allegedly violating a court order.

Rule hearing may show bus accident's plaintiff attorney in contempt

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 5, 2015

Plaintiff counsel for a minor boy injured a car-bus collision in Center City will be the subject of a rule hearing for contempt called by a Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas judge.

Defense attorneys look to have parking lot slip-and-fall matter sent to Bucks County

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 5, 2015

Two members of defense counsel in a parking lot slip-and-fall case feel the matter is in an improper venue and want the suit sent to Bucks County.

Plaintiffs attorney withdraws from wrongful death action

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 5, 2015

A plaintiff attorney in a medical malpractice action wishes to withdraw from the matter, which has yet to result in the filing of a formal complaint.

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