News from 2016

Man sues Edens Transit over alleged violation of FMLA

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 4, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia man is suing his employer over claims he was wrongfully terminated while on leave for a medical emergency.

Woman sues Amazon over allegations of discrimination due to her pregnancy

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 4, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – An employee of Inc. is suing the company after she claims she was mistreated due to her pregnancy.

Driver sues postal service over negligence allegations

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 4, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Mechanicsburg truck driver is suing the U.S. Postal Service over negligence allegations after a fall.

Consumer sues McCormick & Co. Inc. alleging slack filling and unfair trade practices

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 4, 2016

PITTSBURGH – A man is suing McCormick over claims of unfair trade practices, alleging that they have been selling less product than advertised.

Plaintiff attorney withdrawing from Philly prison inmate's slip-and-fall suit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 4, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Plaintiff counsel for an inmate allegedly injured in a Philadelphia prison kitchen in 2011 is withdrawing from the litigation, per court records.

Building management company seeks stay of proceedings in negligence action

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 4, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Citing holiday delays and witness availability, defense counsel for a building management company is seeking a 30-day stay of proceedings in a negligence action.

Hearing set to determine possible new venue of pending car crash case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 4, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Following a continuance, a state court will determine whether a case involving a car crash between a motorist and an equipment company driver will be transferred out of Philadelphia County.

Consumer sues GNC alleging the inclusion of illegal substances

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 4, 2016

PITTSBURGH – A Lompoc, California man is suing GNC after allegedly discovering illegal substances in supplements purchased from the business.

Sears wins claim against Upper Darby mall owner over condition of property

By Vimbai Chikomo | Jan 4, 2016

The state Superior Court recently ruled the owner of an Upper Darby mall allowed it to fall in such disrepair that it effectively evicted Sears, which alleged rodents, drug dealers and prostitutes could all be found on the premises.

Pittsburgh-based for-profit education company settles with government for $96 million

By Jacob Bielanski | Jan 4, 2016

The nation’s second-largest network of for-profit colleges has settled with the United States for almost $96 million over allegations that it conducted commission-based recruiting of students.

Former Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center employee claims she was wrongfully terminated

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 5, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Pottsville woman is suing her employer, the Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center, alleging discrimination and termination due to her disabilities.

Woman sues Rite Aid over allegations of age discrimination and unfair termination

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 5, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A woman is suing Rite Aid Corp. after she alleges she was terminated, despite excellent work, because of her age.

Dairy Queen sues competitor alleging service mark infringement

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 5, 2016

SCRANTON – Dairy Queen is suing Grille and Chill LLC claiming service mark infringement after the defendant began using advertising that allegedly closely resembled that of the plaintiff's.

Aviation company sues Aetna insurance over allegedly not reimbursing for airlift

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 5, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Angel Medflight is suing Aetna Health Inc. alleging that the insurance company violated the details of its contract after it refused to pay the plaintiff for an airlift.

Imperial Buffet sued over allegedly denying overtime pay

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 5, 2016

PITTSBURGH – A New York man is suing his former employer over claims he was denied overtime pay.

State Supreme Court's ruling on biosolids could set example for other states

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 5, 2016

The legal standard for determining whether biosolids application is an activity protected from litigation under the state’s Right to Farm Act (RTFA) will be left only to judges, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania recently decided.

Gratz College will not able to amend breach of contract claim against Synergis

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 5, 2016

According to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, a Melrose Park college will not have the ability to once again amend its complaint against an education company.

Aetna fraud suit survives motion to dismiss from Bluewave defendants

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 5, 2016

Aetna’s lawsuit against a clinical laboratory and sales company it says led the company to pay out numerous fraudulent health insurance claims has a survived a motion to dismiss from individual defendants associated with the case.

Six Flags files objections in slip-and-fall case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 5, 2016

Six Flags Theme Parks is objecting on a number of fronts to a negligence suit filed against it, in response to a slip-and-fall accident from 2013.

Philadelphia’s gender-neutral bathroom law effective Jan. 20; Attorney says lawsuits will soon be on the way

By Vimbai Chikomo | Jan 6, 2016

Philadelphia has joined a growing number of cities passing legislation that requires all public single-stall restrooms in city-owned buildings and privately owned establishments to be gender-neutral.

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