News from August 2016

Woman claims credit information was inaccurate

By Louie Torres | Aug 9, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A woman is suing TransUnion LLC, Experian Information Solutions Inc., Equifax Information Services LLC and Quality Asset Recovery LLC, consumer reporting agencies, citing alleged negligent misrepresentation.

Woman claims harm from inaccurate credit report

By Louie Torres | Aug 9, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A woman is suing Credit Acceptance Corporation and Equifax Information Services LLC, consumer reporting agencies, citing alleged negligent misrepresentation.

Man claims he lost opportunities due to inaccurate credit reporting

By Louie Torres | Aug 9, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A man is suing TransUnion LLC, Experian Information Solutions Inc., Equifax Information Services LLC, LJ Ross Associates Inc. and Transworld Systems Inc., consumer reporting agencies, citing alleged negligent misrepresentation.

Woman claims employer owes her overtime wages

By Louie Torres | Aug 9, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A former employee is suing Armen Cadillac Inc., alleging violation of wage laws through improper classification as an exempt employee.

Owner of hundreds of Chili's eateries faces minimum-wage class action suit

By Andrew Burger | Aug 10, 2016

PITTSBURGH – Attorneys for Brinkers International, the Dallas-based owner of casual dining restaurants including more than 800 Chili's Grill & Bar outlets, will need to respond to a class-action lawsuit filed July 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Unknowns surround ballot question on judges' retirement age as deadlines loom

By Carrie Salls | Aug 10, 2016

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will consider on an emergency basis a lawsuit challenging the language to be used in a ballot question regarding the mandatory retirement age for judges in the state.

Company accused of not making contributions

By Louie Torres | Aug 10, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — Trustees for labor union funds are suing KTN Interior Products Co. and company owner Laura Nestor citing alleged breach of contract.

Insurer accused of causing evidence destruction

By Louie Torres | Aug 10, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A couple's lawsuit against State Farm Fire and Casualty Insurance Company alleges breach of contract.

Roofing company claims it hasn't been paid

By Louie Torres | Aug 10, 2016

HARRISBURG — A West Virginia roofing company is suing Pennsylvania company Lobar Associates Inc. and Missouri-based Arch Insurance Company, citing alleged breach of contract and failure to pay for completed work.

Man claims damage to credit reputation

By Louie Torres | Aug 10, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A consumer is suing Equifax Information Services LLC, Experian Information Solutions Inc., Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., d/b/a America's Sevicing Company, consumer reporting agencies, citing alleged negligent misrepresentation.

Woman accuses Toyota of selling unsafe vehicle

By Louie Torres | Aug 10, 2016

HARRISBURG — An individual is suing Toyota Motor Corporation, a car manufacturer, citing alleged product liability.

Judge denies plaintiffs attorney's attempt to leave injury action involving minor child

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 11, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia judge has rejected a plaintiff attorney’s attempt to exit a premises liability lawsuit, even though he alleged his clients were not able to prove their child’s injuries were directly caused by a related fall accident.

Premises liability plaintiff receives $20K reduction in Department of Public Welfare medical lien

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 11, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas judge has elected to grant a petition reducing a state-based medical lien in excess of $20,000, which was placed on a plaintiff in a Philadelphia sidewalk fall lawsuit.

Defense's request to leave Philadelphia sidewalk fall lawsuit denied

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 11, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A local judge has denied defense counsel’s request to withdraw from a premises liability case that was initiated as a result of serious injuries allegedly incurred from a sidewalk fall in Philadelphia.

Federal judge finds respondents associated with Liberian insurance judgment lawsuit in contempt

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 11, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – In a recent judicial order, U.S. District Court Judge Paul S. Diamond found parties representing and funding the pursuit of a Liberian multimillion-dollar insurance judgment in contempt of a federal court order.

Feds seek repayment of four student loans

By Louie Torres | Aug 11, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — The federal government is suing Levar Desper, an individual, alleging failure to repay four student loans.

Borrower owes for student debt, government alleges

By Louie Torres | Aug 11, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — The federal government is suing West Chester resident Robert Carey, alleging failure to repay a student loan.

Government claims student loan is in arrears

By Louie Torres | Aug 11, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — The federal government is suing James Desanto, an Upper Darby resident, alleging failure to repay student debt.

Man says he's owed overtime pay

By Louie Torres | Aug 11, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A former employee has filed a class-action lawsuit against Encompass Services L.L.C., alleging violation of federal, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts wage laws.

Man claims employer didn't pay proper overtime

By Louie Torres | Aug 11, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A former employee is suing Keystone Clearwater Solutions LLC, alleging violation of wage law.

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