News from November 2015

New owners of minor league baseball team sue to release escrow money

By Angelino Menconi | Nov 13, 2015

The new owners of the Sugar Land Skeeters Baseball Team has filed suit to release stadium improvement escrow funds.

Married couple sues hotel owners over injuries sustained from alleged faulty staircase

By Angelino Menconi | Nov 13, 2015

An Arizona couple is suing hotel owners for injuries the husband sustained from an allegedly faulty staircase.

Class action plaintiff gets second chance to prove Yahoo used autodialer to text him almost 28,000 times

By Hanna Nakano | Nov 16, 2015

A class action lawsuit against Yahoo has been revived after a federal appeals court ruled a man who received unsolicited text messages from the company may have another chance in court.

Unitrin Insurance sues company over allegedly faulty spray foam insulation

By Kari Valence | Nov 16, 2015

An insurance company is suing a spray foam manufacturer for an allegedly faulty product it claims caused a fire.

Woman claims she was unfairly terminated because of her age and gender

By Kari Valence | Nov 16, 2015

A Cranberry Township woman is suing her former employer claiming the trucking company terminated her because of her age and gender.

Woman claims she was terminated while receiving in vitro fertilization treatment

By Kari Valence | Nov 16, 2015

A woman is suing her former employer claiming her termination violated the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Travelers Casualty and Surety Co. looks to get out of policy with lawyer

By Gene Johnson | Nov 16, 2015

A Connecticut-based insurance company is suing an attorney headquartered in Philadelphia, his firm and an area school district to get out of a policy they issued to the lawyer, alleging the document was established by – among other things – concealment of facts, material misrepresentations and omissions.

Family seeks to recoup court costs in suit against Exeter Township School District

By Gene Johnson | Nov 16, 2015

Parents of a handicapped girl in a Berks County school district has filed a lawsuit against the entity to recoup attorneys’ fees and costs under the federal government’s Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Lista’s HD Barber Shop sued over allegedly pirating fight broadcast

By The Penn Record | Nov 16, 2015

A Northern California sports production company is suing a Berks County-based barber for alleging pirating the broadcast of a championship boxing match.

Catalyst Paper Operations sues Bengal Converting Services claiming breach of contract in alleged nonpayment

By The Penn Record | Nov 16, 2015

A Delaware-based paper business is suing a Pennsylvania firm alleging breach of contract and unjust enrichment in a monetary dispute.

TCPA's statutory damages put Yahoo at risk for $41 million in one man's case

By Hanna Nakano | Nov 17, 2015

Yahoo could be exposed to more than $41 million in damages in a recently revived lawsuit over nearly 28,000 text messages it sent to one man, and a Philadelphia attorney says the trial court has been left to consider an incredibly important issue to companies.

Lack of communication and financial burden lead to plaintiff counsel's exit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 17, 2015

A plaintiff's attorney cited a lack of communication over a five-year-plus period with his client and the resultant financial burden as his main motivations in wanting to withdraw from a motor vehicle accident suit.

Defendants accused of defaulting on $1.8 million in bank loans want case deferred

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 17, 2015

Defendants accused of defaulting on a number of loan agreements with Santander Bank in excess of $1 million received a deadline extension of a hearing in their suit, and are now wanting the case to be deferred due to a pending bankruptcy action.

Undisclosed reasons spur attorney's withdrawal from bar slip-and-fall suit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 17, 2015

Plaintiff counsel for a bar patron allegedly injured in a fall on the premises requested to withdraw from the patron’s lawsuit for undisclosed reasons.

Laboratory Corp. of America seeks to have lawsuit moved to U.S. District Court

By Gene Johnson | Nov 17, 2015

Laboratory Corp. of America filed a motion on Oct. 21 to have its lawsuit with Brandy L. Apicella and Michael A. Apicella be moved to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Former chef sues Huntington Valley Country Club for alleged employment discrimination

By Sharon Spungen | Nov 17, 2015

A Holland resident is suing his former employer for what he claims are discriminatory employment practices.

Berks County woman alleges negligence for injuries sustained in slip and fall on ice-covered pathway

By Sharon Spungen | Nov 17, 2015

A Berks County woman is suing for injuries she received after falling on a sidewalk due to ice that was allegedly not treated by her apartment complex.

Montgomery County woman claims pregnancy discrimination

By Sharon Spungen | Nov 17, 2015

A Bala Cynwyd woman filed suit against her former employer claiming she was wrongfully terminated due to her gender and her pregnancy in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.

Woman claims driver's negligence caused her serious injuries in Pittston accident

By Kari Valence | Nov 18, 2015

A Kingston woman claims a driver's negligence caused her serious injuries and is suing the driver and his employer.

Chester County woman sues JM Resources Inc. alleging pregnancy discrimination, wrongful termination

By Sharon Spungen | Nov 18, 2015

A Parkesburg woman is suing her former employer alleging that she was wrongfully terminated from her position and discriminated against due to her pregnancy.

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