News from 2015

NRA files lawsuits seeking repeal of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Lancaster gun laws

By Jim Boyle | Jan 15, 2015

FAIRFAX, Va. - The National Rifle Association has made good on its pledge to file suits against Pennsylvania municipalities that refused to repeal local gun laws that it says violate state laws by filing civil actions against the cities of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Lancaster in their respective county courts of common pleas.

Haverford law firm files class action against TD Bank

By The Penn Record | Jan 15, 2015

CAMDEN, N.J. - Four people filed a class action lawsuit against New Jersey-based TD Bank, N.A., alleging fraud and breach of contract on Friday.

Third traffic court judge sentenced to federal prison

By Jim Boyle | Jan 16, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - A federal judge has handed out the sentence of the last of three former Philadelphia Traffic Court judges convicted of committing perjury before a federal grand jury.

Judge dismisses NCAA's suit over Endowment Act

By Jim Boyle | Jan 16, 2015

HARRISBURG - The constitutionality of a state law aimed to keep the proceeds of a $60 million fine levied by NCAA against Penn State has been decided several times by the Commonwealth Court and should not be a question at the federal level, according to a recent ruling.

U.S. labor secretary says Berks County dentist failed to remit payments to employee retirement plan

By Jim Boyle | Jan 16, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - United States Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez has stepped into a

Woman files ADA suit against Pittsburgh over parking

By The Penn Record | Jan 20, 2015

PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh woman is suing the city for discrimination after it allegedly didn't allow her to apply for a disability parking space in front of her home.

School district, learning services company must cover own costs from sexual assault case

By Jim Boyle | Jan 20, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia School District and a third party learning services provider are on the

NCAA agrees to restore Penn State wins, voiding consent decree

By Jim Boyle | Jan 20, 2015

HARRISBURG - After months of chipping away, the last gasps of the harshly punitive consent decree between NCAA and Penn State University have been snuffed out after the inter-collegiate athletics governing body agreed to restore the football team's record under Coach Joe Paterno's leadership and allow the proceeds from the $60 million fine to remain in Pennsylvania programs.

Pa. homeowners file class action RICO suit against Bank of America

By Jim Boyle | Jan 20, 2015

PITTSBURGH - Two Western Pennsylvania men are among the plaintiffs in a class action suit that accuses one of the top banking companies in the world of establishing an illegal racketeering scheme that allowed it to make millions in kickbacks while taking minimum risk as an investor in mortgage insurance companies.

Unsealed RICO complaints detail fraud allegations against Shein Law, other asbestos firms

By John O'Brien | Jan 21, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Four complaints that accuse asbestos law firms of racketeering were recently unsealed, providing a glimpse into information a federal bankruptcy judge likely relied on when he found those firms have committed “a startling pattern of misrepresentation” through the years.

Pennsylvania agrees to $48.8 million settlement over claims by federal government

By Jim Boyle | Jan 21, 2015

WASHINGTON - The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will pay $48.8 million to resolve the federal government’s claims that it provided benefits to ineligible aliens in violation of federal law, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

Former state rep enters guilty plea in 'ghost employee' case

By Jim Boyle | Jan 21, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - A former state representative for the 197th district in Philadelphia

Philadelphia court establishes Xarelto mass tort docket

By Jim Boyle | Jan 22, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Administrative Judge Kevin Dougherty has created

Commonwealth Court allows Western Pennsylvania dog rescue to remain open

By Jim Boyle | Jan 22, 2015

PITTSBURGH - Finding a Beaver County township's definition of a kennel too ambiguous,

Supreme Court places hold on criminal prosecution of AG Kane

By Jim Boyle | Jan 26, 2015

HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has halted the possibility of any criminal charges filed

Former municipal judge sentenced in federal fraud case

By Jim Boyle | Jan 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - A former Philadelphia Municipal Court judge received a federal

Bucks County attorney charged with massive insurance fraud scheme

By Jim Boyle | Jan 26, 2015

HARRISBURG - A prominent Bucks County family law attorney and four members of her family have been

Aluminum maker settles derivative lawsuit over federal corruption investigation

By Jim Boyle | Jan 26, 2015

PITTSBURGH - Management at Alcoa World Alumina LLC, a majority-owned and controlled global alumina sales

Judge: Debt collector's voicemail did not violate federal law

By Jim Boyle | Jan 26, 2015

HARRISBURG - A voicemail message left by a debt collector did not violate the Fair Debt Collection

Stabbed prisoner allegedly demands $425K in settlement talks, sues Hoffman Hall

By The Penn Record | Jan 27, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - After rejecting a $425,000 settlement offer, a Philadelphia man recently sued a firm that owns a private prison, claiming negligence on the prison's part after a fellow inmate allegedly beat him with a pipe.

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