News from 2015

Army sergeant says Bank of New York sold home while in Afghanistan, files class action

By The Penn Record | Jan 27, 2015

PITTSBURGH - A U.S. Army sergeant filed a class action lawsuit against the Bank of New York on Jan. 15 after it allegedly foreclosed and sold her home while she was serving overseas.

LabMD claims cybersecurity provider ruined business by causing and reporting data breach

By Jim Boyle | Jan 27, 2015

PITTSBURGH - A successful laboratory testing firm has been reduced to a shell of a company after the illegal actions of a cybersecurity provider that reported a data breach that it also allegedly caused to the Federal Trade Commission, according to a recent federal lawsuit.

Ohio Valley Energy files suit against drilling company

By The Penn Record | Jan 28, 2015

PITTSBURGH - An energy corporation sued a gas and oil drilling company on Jan. 20 for allegedly overcharging for expenses to operate oil wells even when the wells weren't producing.

Couple sue ACE Hardware over fire allegedly caused when pet knocked over kerosene heater

By John O'Brien | Jan 28, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - A Johnstown couple recently filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of a kerosene heater and the store in which they purchased it, alleging the heater was defective and caused a fire in their home.

Retired wrestlers claim WWE execs concealed dangers of head trauma

By Jim Boyle | Jan 28, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - As thousands of retired players await final approval of its settlement agreement with the National Football League over health coverage for the long term effects of severe head trauma they received while punishing their bodies on the gridiron, a pair of former professional wrestlers has filed a class action lawsuit against World Wrestling Entertainment.

New Jersey rail defense says alleged upskirt photos do not qualify as FELA violations

By Jim Boyle | Jan 28, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - A claim by a New Jersey Transit Rail Operations employee that

Family alleging sexual assault of daughter appeals dismissal of suit against Ritz-Carlton

By Jim Boyle | Jan 28, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - Attorneys representing a Northampton County family have filed an

Class action alleges Ford vehicles lost power

By The Penn Record | Jan 29, 2015

PHILADELPHIA  - A class action lawsuit filed against Ford Motor Company on Jan. 21 alleges that some its vehicles had defects that resulted in the loss of power and other problems.

PBA rates candidates for appellate court seats

By Jim Boyle | Jan 29, 2015

HARRISBURG - A crowded field of judicial hopefuls have announced their campaigns to win one of three seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in November.

Bus company says mechanic did not file violation complaint before firing

By Jim Boyle | Jan 30, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - An Allentown-based bus company is disputing a former mechanic's

Teacher at closed charter school files class action for unpaid wages

By Jim Boyle | Feb 2, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - The sudden closure of a Philadelphia charter school during revocation

Gov. Wolf sued over dismissal of new open records officer

By Jim Boyle | Feb 2, 2015

HARRISBURG - One of Governor Tom Wolf's first acts as state executive has come under

Credit card fraud specialists accused of using sales data to purchase stock

By The Penn Record | Feb 2, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed a lawsuit against two former credit card company employees on Jan. 21 over allegations that they were involved in insider trading.

Ex-custodian wins $83,000 jury award from community college in discrimination suit

By Jim Boyle | Feb 3, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - A federal jury on Jan. 20 awarded a Levittown resident who worked for

Eight plaintiffs filing 61 percent of Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuits in Pennsylvania

By Jim Boyle | Feb 3, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – Two law firms and eight individuals are filing the bulk of lawsuits that allege the premises of businesses in Pennsylvania are not in compliance with a federal disabilities law.

Former state Treasurer McCord charged on two counts of attempted extortion

By Jim Boyle | Feb 3, 2015

HARRISBURG - Following his abrupt resignation as state treasurer last week, two counts

Woman sues Kohl's over alleged calls made to her cell

By The Penn Record | Feb 4, 2015

PITTSBURGH - A Flinton woman sued Kohl's Department Stores on Dec. 26 for allegedly violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Philadelphia attorney disbarred by Pa. Supreme Court

By Jim Boyle | Feb 4, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - A prominent Philadelphia attorney was disbarred by the state Supreme Court in an order issued last week, which also stripped the lawyer of his license after an investigation by the Disciplinary Board found he had performed numerous code violations.

Pennsylvania to receive share of $1.375 billion S&P settlement

By Jim Boyle | Feb 4, 2015

HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania will receive a share of the $1.375 billion settlement reached

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