News from 2015

Lawsuit says dehumidifier is to blame for house fire

By The Penn Record | Feb 5, 2015

HARRISBURG - Two Pennsylvania residents recently sued the manufacturers of a dehumidifier, alleging their house caught on fire because of the companies' neligence.

AG Kane petitions Supreme Court to vacate Grand Jury report

By Jim Boyle | Feb 5, 2015

HARRISBURG - Lawyers representing Attorney General Kathleen Kane petitioned the

Bill to increase mandatory retirement age for judges advances to House

By Jim Boyle | Feb 5, 2015

HARRISBURG - A bill to amend the state constitution and raise the mandatory retirement

Wolf announces interim Supreme Court picks

By Jim Boyle | Feb 5, 2015

HARRISBURG - Voters will receive their chance to pick from a loaded ballot of

Infinite Care defrauded Medicaid out of $1 million, AG Kane says

By The Penn Record | Feb 6, 2015

HARRISBURG - State Attorney General Kathleen Kane alleged on Wednesday that Infinite Care, Inc. and its sister company, Infinite Care Special Needs, participated in a $1 million Medicaid scheme to fraudulently bill for services they didn't provide.

Philly tire store owner charged with insider trading

By The Penn Record | Feb 6, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged an elderly businessman with illegal stock trading action based on insider information allegedly gained from his son’s girlfriend.

Antitrust suit filed against maker of Mucinex

By The Penn Record | Feb 6, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - URL Pharma, Mutual Pharmaceutical Company and United Research Laboratories filed an antitrust suit against Reckitt Benckiser, Inc. on Feb. 3 alleging unfair trade practices in the sale and distribution of Mucinex.

Philadelphia man sues Trans Union over debt he says he doesn't owe

By The Penn Record | Feb 9, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia man filed suit Wednesday against a credit information company, alleging the company attempted to collect on a debt he didn't owe.

Debt collector, attorney sued over collection practices

By The Penn Record | Feb 9, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - A man sued a Pennsylvania debt collector and its attorney on Tuesday for alleged fraudulent collection practices.

Suit involving tech company and former executive dismissed in federal court

By Jim Boyle | Feb 9, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A contract dispute between a Pennsylvania-based technology company and one of its former executives has resolved itself without admission of liability, per counsel for the defense.

Suspect in alleged $20 million fraud found dead from apparent suicide

By Jim Boyle | Feb 9, 2015

DOYLESTOWN - One of seven members of a prominent Bucks County family accused of

Altoona senior living center moves to compel arbitration in wrongful death suit

By Jim Boyle | Feb 9, 2015

PITTSBURGH - A western Pennsylvania assisted living facility says that an admission agreement signed by a former resident's daughter and his power of attorney requires complaints to be settled in arbitration, according to a lawsuit filed Feb. 4 at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh attorney pleads guilty to bank fraud

By Jim Boyle | Feb 10, 2015

PITTSBURGH - An attorney accused of embezzling funds from the law firm that employed him pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to a charge of bank fraud.

Insurer won't pay $600K to Limerick Township after golf course project failed

By Jim Boyle | Feb 10, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - An insurance company says officials from a Pennsylvania township did

Catholic school basketball coach resigns amid allegations of 'poison letters'

By Jim Boyle | Feb 11, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - The head coach of a three-time state championship high school girls basketball team resigned his position this week after a rival coach accused him of sending "poison letters" about her players to colleges, according to a slander suit filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

Supreme court temporarily suspends former county GOP head's law license

By Jim Boyle | Feb 11, 2015

HARRISBURG - Following his no-contest plea to a charge of indecent assault of his law

Advance America agrees to $8M settlement with Pennsylvania

By Jim Boyle | Feb 12, 2015

HARRISBURG - A payday lender accused of overcharging Pennsylvania customers

Supreme Court candidate calls evaluation 'tainted' after receiving 'not recommended' rating

By Jim Boyle | Feb 12, 2015

HARRISBURG - An allegedly dishonest campaign advertisement from 2011 forced the

Woman files suit over husband's death against Altoona nursing home

By The Penn Record | Feb 12, 2015

PITTSBURGH - A Blair County woman recently sued the owners of a nursing home alleging they were responsible for her husband’s death while under their care.

Class action against Takata over airbags filed in Pittsburgh federal court

By The Penn Record | Feb 12, 2015

PITTSBURGH - A Japanese airbag manufacturer was sued on Feb. 5 over allegations that its airbags would explode, sending dangerous debris at passengers.

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