News from 2015

Pa. class action filed over ginkgo biloba at GNC

By The Penn Record | Feb 13, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - Health product retailer GNC was sued on Feb. 5 over claims one of its products was mislabeled.

Class action says 'John Doe market makers' manipulated Pfizer trades

By The Penn Record | Feb 13, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - A class action lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania alleges stock options for a large pharmaceutical company were manipulated illegally.

Class action accuses Catamaran Corp. of low-balling pharmacy reimbursements

By Jim Boyle | Feb 13, 2015

HARRISBURG - A company that oversees prescription drug reimbursements

Third Circuit upholds ACA contraception accommodations

By Jim Boyle | Feb 13, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - The use of third party insurance providers to fulfill the contraceptive

Credit reporting company reaches $92K settlement in overtime pay class action

By Jim Boyle | Feb 17, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - A provider of online company credit reports agreed Monday to pay

Jury orders Takeda to pay plaintiff $3.65 million for damages from Actos

By Jim Boyle | Feb 17, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - A jury in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas ruled Thursday in favor of a plaintiff who claimed a pharmaceutical company's diabetes drug caused his bladder cancer.

Former state treasurer pleads guilty to two counts of attempted extortion

By Jim Boyle | Feb 18, 2015

HARRISBURG - Former Pennsylvania State Treasurer Robert M. McCord pleaded guilty

Pennsylvania couple sues Electrolux after dryer fire

By The Penn Record | Feb 18, 2015

A Pennsylvania couple has sued an appliance company after a dryer fire.

Commercial vendor sues provider for liability

By Carol Ostrow | Feb 18, 2015

A Lebanon industrial service provider sued a European product manufacturer for damages allegedly caused by defective materials.

Pharmaceutical firms on opposing sides in suit

By Carol Ostrow | Feb 18, 2015

A pharmaceutical firm sued another pharmaceutical company, alleging it is owed nearly $112,000.

Marketing manager cited foer alleged breach of contract

By The Penn Record | Feb 18, 2015

An adhesive company is suing a former high-level employee for alleged breach of contract and stealing trade secrets.

3 women sue Kohl's, Capital One

By The Penn Record | Feb 18, 2015

Three women have filed a class action lawsuit against Kohl’s and Capital One, alleging deceptive tactics in credit card charges.

Window sales business cites alleged unfair trade practices

By Carol Ostrow | Feb 18, 2015

A Pennsylvania company sued its franchiser, an energy corporation, alleging unfair trade practices and breach of contract.

EPA reaches $82 million settlement with Harrisburg, Capital Region Water

By Jim Boyle | Feb 18, 2015

HARRISBURG - Following years of inspections and investigations into the management of waste and storm water in the Susquehanna River and Paxton Creek, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached a settlement agreement with the City of Harrisburg and Capital Region Water that will take an aggressive approach to repairing the problems.

Elizabethtown attorney receives five-year suspension for embezzlement scheme

By Jim Boyle | Feb 18, 2015

HARRISBURG - A Lancaster County attorney who pleaded guilty in 2011 to embezzling more than $30,000 from clients has been slapped with a five-year suspension by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, based on recommendations from a three-member panel of the Disciplinary Board.

Superior Court grants temporary relief from $1M sanction of defense attorney

By Jim Boyle | Feb 19, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - A defense attorney facing the loss of her business from an unprecedented judicial sanction can breathe a sigh of relief following a ruling issued by the Pennsylvania Superior Court Wednesday.

DA Williams sues Gov. Wolf over death penalty reprieve

By Jim Boyle | Feb 19, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - After pushing back hard against state Attorney General Kathleen Kane's decision to drop a bribery sting, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams faces another showdown with another top state lawmaker by filing a petition Wednesday with the state Supreme Court to reject Gov. Tom Wolf's death penalty reprieve.

Risperdal, pelvic mesh suits cause spike in filings at Philadelphia's mass torts program

By John O'Brien | Feb 19, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – Mass tort filings in Philadelphia’s Complex Litigation Center jumped more than 150 percent from 2013 to 2014.

Law prof's Garlock testimony includes Philly firm, details asbestos lawyers' change in strategy

By John O'Brien | Feb 23, 2015

Editor’s note: This article is part of a series examining evidence submitted in Garlock Sealing Technologies’ bankruptcy proceeding that was recently unsealed as a result of Legal Newsline’s legal challenge.

Philly lawyers file HVAC class action in California federal court

By John O'Brien | Feb 23, 2015

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - A Kern County, Calif., man brought a class action lawsuit against a Tennessee manufacturer on Wednesday for allegedly defective heating and air conditioning products.

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