News from August 2016

Woman accused of failure to repay loan

By Louie Torres | Aug 25, 2016

PITTSBURGH — The federal government is suing Mary T. Beschen a/k/a Mary Beschen, alleging unpaid debt.

Woman says dangers of talc weren't disclosed

By Louie Torres | Aug 25, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A consumer is suing Johnson & Johnson; Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.; Imerys Talc America, Inc., f/k/a Luzenac America, Inc.; Personal Care Products Council (PCPC), f/k/a Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association (CTFA); John Does/Jane Does 1-30; and unknown businesses and/or corporations 1-50, citing alleged failure to warn and product liability.

Government claims debt wasn't repaid

By Louie Torres | Aug 25, 2016

PITTSBURGH — The federal government is suing David A. Green, alleging unpaid debt.

Debt hasn't been repaid, government claims

By Louie Torres | Aug 25, 2016

PITTSBURGH — The federal government is suing Deborah A. Pugsley a/k/a D.A. Pugsley a/k/a Deborah Ann Pugsley, alleging unpaid debt.

Man says disability benefits should have continued

By Louie Torres | Aug 25, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A man is suing Life Insurance Company of North America and Diebold Inc. Long-Term Disability Plan, alleging breach of contract and violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

EPA fines manufacturer $7,090 for alleged violations connected to PCBs

By Dawn Geske | Aug 26, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A specialty chemical and emulsion polymer manufacturer received a $7,090 fine for alleged violations of transporting oil containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).

Plaintiffs' attorney says SEPTA hiring decision affects civil and privacy rights, goes against state edict

By Carrie Salls | Aug 26, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – The use of background checks in making hiring decisions is facing increased scrutiny, according to the lead plaintiffs’ attorney in Long v. the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA).

Kraft Heinz says rebate requests were unsupported

By Louie Torres | Aug 26, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania corporation is suing ACME Food products Company Inc., a New Jersey corporation, citing alleged breach of contract, fraud, and unjust enrichment.

Man accused of not repaying debt

By Louie Torres | Aug 26, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — The federal government is suing Raymond L. McKnight Sr. a/k/a Raymond L. McKnight a/k/a Raymond McKnight, alleging unpaid debt.

Harrah's blamed for man's fall injuries

By Louie Torres | Aug 26, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A couple's lawsuit against Harrah's Atlantic City Propco LLC and Harrah's Atlantic City Operating Company LLC, hotel and casino operators, alleges negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Newly serviced vehicle allegedly was source of fire

By Louie Torres | Aug 26, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — An insurance firm and its insured parties are suing Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc., d/b/a Lexus, and Wilkie Lexus, citing alleged liability and negligence.

Federal government seeks repayment of student loan

By Louie Torres | Aug 28, 2016

PITTSBURGH – A Sharon resident is alleged to owe on a student loan.

Man alleges he was injured in collision near Waterworks Mall

By Louie Torres | Aug 28, 2016

PITTSBURGH – A passenger in a vehicle involved in an accident has filed a suit over his alleged injuries.

McDonald's slip-and-fall injury case settled in Philadelphia County court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 29, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – According to records in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, a premises liability litigation connected to an injurious fall at a McDonald’s restaurant in Ardmore has been settled.

City sidewalk fall litigation no longer subject to settlement compulsion motion

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 29, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A personal injury litigation in Philadelphia is no longer facing a motion to compel resolution through the delivery of a settlement payment.

Bucks County court is proper venue for snow-based fall case, attorney says

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 29, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Defense counsel in a slip-and-fall lawsuit originating in Southampton has objected to the case being heard in Philadelphia County, saying the case has no connection to that jurisdiction.

Years after passage, Fair Share Act still a question mark in asbestos cases

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 29, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Appellate court guidance on how to use 2011's Fair Share Act in asbestos trials has not yet occurred, leaving state trial court judges to decide on their own.

Federal judge paves way for treble damages in 'robo-calling' lawsuit

By Andrew Burger | Aug 29, 2016

HARRISBURG – Lawsuits alleging "robo-calling" on the part of telemarketers, as well as debt collectors, have been on the rise in recent years, in parallel with the growing use of automated telephone dialing and voice calling systems.

Woman says Washington Hospital owes her for unused sick time

By Louie Torres | Aug 30, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A former employee is suing Washington Health System a/k/a Washington Hospital, alleging violation of wage laws.

Company accused of failing to pay for brachytherapy business

By Louie Torres | Aug 30, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania corporation is suing Eckert & Ziegler Bebig Inc., a New York corporation, citing alleged breach of contract due to failure to pay for a business.

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