News from April 2016

Former employees sue McNeil Pharmaceuticals for retaliatory termination claims

By Annie Hunt | Apr 21, 2016

HARRISBURG — Two former employees of McNeil Consumer Pharmaceuticals Co. are suing the company for claims that they were wrongfully terminated for complaining about sanitation issues.

15-year-old judgment marked satisfied, after defendant claimed improper service of complaint

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 22, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A judgment that had been levied on Philadelphia defendant in a contract lawsuit more than 15 years ago has been marked satisfied, according to plaintiff counsel.

Philly court grants writ seizure motion to PECO Energy Company

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 22, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Counsel for PECO Energy Company has been granted permission and assistance from the City of Philadelphia to repossess its property from a defendant and property owner.

Statutory exemption granted in vehicle contract litigation

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 22, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia judge has granted a $300 statutory exemption to defendants in a motor vehicle breach of contract lawsuit.

Agreement reached in contract lawsuit involving couple's outstanding credit balance

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 22, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas announced Wednesday that a contract lawsuit between an acquisition firm and a Philadelphia couple has been rendered moot, due to the involved parties reaching an agreement.

Couple's suit blames American Airlines for injuries

By Annie Hunt | Apr 22, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A couple's suit says American Airlines is responsible for injuries the woman allegedly suffered in an emergency plane evacuation, which they claim was caused by the captain’s negligence.

Company accused former employee of scheming

By Annie Hunt | Apr 22, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A risk management company is suing a former employee for alleged violations of the Pennsylvania Uniform Trade Secrets Act.

Plaintiff accuses business of not paying for goods

By Annie Hunt | Apr 22, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A company's lawsuit claims another business has failed to make payments on goods purchased.

Suit says nightclub played copyrighted music

By Annie Hunt | Apr 22, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A music association is suing the operators of a nightclub for allegations of musical copyright infringement.

Supply company owner accused of not paying for purchases

By Annie Hunt | Apr 22, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A building systems company is suing the owner and CEO of a supply company for allegedly failing to make payments for goods purchased on credit.

Man claims HOA is violating Fair Housing Act

By Annie Hunt | Apr 25, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A man is suing his homeowners association, claiming an overly determined board of directors is improperly restricting him as he proposes widening his driveway for his disabled father.

Woman sues machine company for discrimination allegations

By Annie Hunt | Apr 25, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — The former vice president of operations for a machine company is suing the company for allegations of sexual discrimination and wrongful termination.

Woman accuses financial firm of age discrimination, wrongful termination

By Annie Hunt | Apr 25, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A former vice president of a financial firm is suing the company for allegations of age discrimination and wrongful termination.

Couple's lawsuit says insurer didn't pay on collision claims

By Annie Hunt | Apr 25, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A couple's lawsuit alleges that Liberty Mutual Insurance Company failed to pay on auto collision claims.

Electrician claims employer violated overtime-pay standards

By Annie Hunt | Apr 25, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — An electrician has filed a class-action suit against a contractor, alleging failure to pay proper overtime wages.

Former finance officer unable to allege gender discrimination against Mack Trucks

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 26, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A former employee who claimed gender discrimination against Mack Trucks, Inc. was unable to make that allegation stand in a Philadelphia federal court.

Appellate judge cites Rooker-Feldman doctrine in dismissing appeal against JPMorgan Chase

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 26, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – According to a federal appellate judge, an attempt to seek avoiding an equitable lien as a preferential transfer in a bankruptcy court action has not succeeded.

Third Circuit says appeal against health and government officials lacked merit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 26, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A man’s complaint alleging general misconduct by employees of the Mercy Behavioral Health facility in Pittsburgh and governmental authorities was dismissed from a federal appellate court on Thursday.

Fatal tractor-trailer accident case sent to Montgomery County court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 26, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A lawsuit related to a fatal tractor-trailer collision has been transferred to the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, who will decide the fate of other preliminary objections tied to the case.

Differing views on further pursuit of accident lawsuit lead plaintiff's attorney to leave action

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 26, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Due to differing views as to the pursuit of a negligence-related fatal car crash lawsuit, plaintiff counsel has chosen to withdraw from the litigation.

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