News from November 2015

Wyomissing slip-and-fall accident has no connection to Philadelphia, defense says

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 9, 2015

Defense counsel in a slip-and-fall negligence case originating from a Wyomissing shopping mall believe there is “no connection” between their case and Philadelphia County.

Equipment company counsel want case transferred to Centre County or Montgomery County

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 9, 2015

Defense counsel for an equipment company whose driver allegedly caused a rear-end collision want the case transferred away from Philadelphia County.

GNC sues couple, withdraws suit shortly after

By Gene Johnson | Nov 9, 2015

Pittsburgh-based GNC recently sued a couple that ran its Buffalo Grove, Ill., but dismissed the claim after less than two weeks.

Ex-University of Penn employee sues school charging retaliation in discrimination lawsuit

By Gene Johnson | Nov 9, 2015

A former employee at the University of Pennsylvania believes she was fired because she had pursued what school officials allege was a bogus age and discrimination lawsuit against the university.

Epileptic worker blows whistle on Brighton Township’s employment actions

By Carol Ostrow | Nov 9, 2015

A Monaca citizen is suing his employer, a political jurisdiction, on charges of disability discrimination and violation of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Family Medical Leave Act.

Walgreens seeks to remove wrongful termination lawsuit from state to federal court

By Angelino Menconi | Nov 9, 2015

The Walgreen's Co. has filed a motion seeking to remove a wrongful termination lawsuit from Pennsylvania state court to federal court.

Insurance company claims defective espresso machine caused property fire

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Nov 9, 2015

A property insurance company is suing two corporations that were in the business of designing, manufacturing, assembling and/or selling espresso machines, claiming that the product caused a coffee shop fire in 2014.

Defense attorney calls for warning specificity in drug and medical device cases

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 9, 2015

Plaintiffs lawyers who file lawsuits over the warning labels on prescription drugs should be forced to show exactly what an appropriate warning would have read, a Philadelphia defense lawyer says.

Commonwealth Court finds plaintiffs experts' science in Zoloft case unreliable; Miami attorney backs decision

By Hoang Tran | Nov 10, 2015

In a recent Zoloft lawsuit in Pennsylvania, the testimonies of two expert witnesses were thrown out for not meeting any relevant admissibility standards by the Commonwealth Court.

TD Bank, employees sued over unlawful termination and race discrimination allegations

By The Penn Record | Nov 10, 2015

A Philadelphia man has filed suit against his former employer and several management employees, alleging they unlawfully terminated him and discriminated against him due to his race.

Cardinal Camera and Video Center sued over allegedly selling counterfeit software

By Angelino Menconi | Nov 10, 2015

A well-known photo editing software company is suing a Lansdale camera center over allegations that the business is selling counterfeit versions of its software.

Insulators Local 23 Pension Fund files against Loshaw Thermal Tech over unpaid contribution claims

By Angelino Menconi | Nov 10, 2015

Trustees of a pension fund are suing a Spring Grove business, alleging that the company has not contributed to the plan in several years.

Former prison employee sues Sci-Fayette Department of Corrections, claims gender discrimination

By Angelino Menconi | Nov 10, 2015

A Fayette County former prison employee has filed suit against his former employer alleging that he was discriminated against and forced to resign because of his gender.

Dumanski, New Horizon Nutraceuticals sued over allegedly selling defective meal-replacement shakes

By Angelino Menconi | Nov 10, 2015

A nutritional supplement company is suing a Kennett Square man and business for allegedly selling defective meal-replacement shake mixes.

Liberty LP Gas files defamation lawsuit against competitor's salesman

By Angelino Menconi | Nov 10, 2015

A Pennsylvania area gas company filed a defamation and tortious interference lawsuit against a salesman of its main area competitor.

Nurse alleges disability discrimination in job termination from Brandywine Hospital

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Nov 10, 2015

A Narvon woman claims she was terminated from her job at a Coatesville healthcare facility because of her disability and request for accommodation.

Woman claims she was wrongfully accused of stealing a car

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Nov 11, 2015

A Chester woman is suing a car dealer and one of its employees, a police department and its employees, and the city of Philadelphia over claims that she was charged with theft of a rental car that was mistakenly reported stolen.

Banfield Pet Hospital accused of hostile work environment by former employee

By Angelino Menconi | Nov 11, 2015

A Pittsburgh man has filed a lawsuit against his former employer, claiming he was terminated in retaliation for reporting a hostile work environment.

Couple takes Peebles to court following fracture, amputation

By Carol Ostrow | Nov 11, 2015

A New York state husband and wife are suing a Texas-based retailer doing business in Pennsylvania alleging negligence in a 2014 slip and fall in a Pike County, Pa. branch of the defendant’s store.

Mattern & Associates claims copyright infringement, sues former business partner

By Kari Valence | Nov 11, 2015

A Chadds Ford company is suing their former business partner over copyright infringement claims.

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