News from August 2016

Woman says drug dangers weren't disclosed

By Louie Torres | Aug 11, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A consumer is suing Bayer Corporation; Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Bayer Pharma AG; Bayer AG; and Merck & Co. Inc., pharmaceutical companies, citing alleged breach of implied warranty, failure to warn, fraud, negligent misrepresentation and product liability.

Man says employer violated overtime provision

By Louie Torres | Aug 11, 2016

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

Negligence alleged in woman's fall at hospital

By Louie Torres | Aug 11, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A couple's lawsuit against West Grove Hospital Company LLC alleges negligence regarding a pedestrian walkway.

Woman claims postal worker caused collision

By Louie Torres | Aug 12, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A motorist is suing the U.S. Postal Service, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Motel employees claim violation of wage law

By Louie Torres | Aug 12, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — Two employees are suing Concordville Development LLC t/a Hillside Motel, and company officers William McGonigal Sr. and William McGonigal Jr., alleging violation of federal wage law.

Insurer accused of improperly denying benefits

By Louie Torres | Aug 12, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — An employee is suing The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, alleging breach of contract and improper denial of long-term disability benefits.

Companies claim infringement of patent

By Louie Torres | Aug 12, 2016

PITTSBURGH — Two Delaware corporations are suing Power & Industrial Services Corporation, a Pennsylvania corporation, citing alleged patent infringement and unfair competition.

Union, labor fund seek to enforce award

By Louie Torres | Aug 12, 2016

HARRISBURG — A union and labor fund are suing Eric Hiester, citing alleged breach of contract.

Judge denies Uber's motions in case brought by limousine drivers

By Dawn Geske | Aug 15, 2016

PHILADEPHIA – A mega transportation service and its drivers are in a lawsuit in which the drivers allege they are actual employees of the company and not independent contractors.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court to review franchisor as possible statutory employer

By Russell Boniface | Aug 15, 2016

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to hear a workers' compensation case to decide if a franchisor is liable as a statutory employer for injuries sustained by a franchisee employee.

Electric co-op wins fight to keep $53 million patronage capital retirement case in federal court

By Carrie Salls | Aug 15, 2016

PITTSBURGH – A class action lawsuit filed against REA Energy Cooperative Inc. by current and former members seeking the retirement of $53 million in allocated patronage capital will remain in federal court after the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania dismissed a motion by the plaintiffs to send the matter back to state court.

Couple seek payout from insurance policy

By Louie Torres | Aug 15, 2016

HARRISBURG — A couple's lawsuit against Progressive Direct Insurance Company alleges failure to pay benefits and loss of consortium.

Labor funds claim payments weren't made

By Louie Torres | Aug 15, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — Labor fund trustees are suing Phoenix Elevator Service Inc. of Georgia and Amber Mullis, alleging breach of contract.

Man claims credit reporting included false statements

By Louie Torres | Aug 15, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A man is suing TransUnion LLC, a consumer credit reporting agency, citing alleged negligent misrepresentation.

Three family members seek compensation after crash

By Louie Torres | Aug 15, 2016

HARRISBURG — A couple and their daughter are suing vehicle owners Robert M. Ray and Annette Ray, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Government seeks repayment of debt

By Louie Torres | Aug 15, 2016

PITTSBURGH — The federal government is suing Steven E. Ray, a/k/a Steven F. Ray, alleging an unpaid debt.

Defense counsel opts to withdraw settlement enforcement motion in crash case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 16, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Counsel for a pair of defendants in a serious motor vehicle accident has elected to withdraw a settlement enforcement motion, approximately three months after filing it.

Plaintiff counsel rescinds settlement enforcement motion in Philadelphia accident case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 16, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff attorney chose to rescind a settlement enforcement motion, in the case surrounding a North Philadelphia car accident which took place nearly three years ago.

Preliminary objections still in play in gunfire-related injury case from Landsdowne bar

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 16, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – After a continuance, a hearing took place this week to decide the result of several preliminary objections at issue in the personal injury lawsuit filed by a King of Prussia man who was seriously injured by gunfire outside a Landsdowne bar.

Plaintiffs lawyer wants defendants held accountable to February settlement agreement

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 16, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Plaintiff counsel in a car crash case emanating from Springfield Township wants the terms of a February settlement in that case held accountable.

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