News from June 2016

Counsel departs litigation revolving around injured motorist and SEPTA, bus driver

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 7, 2016

Counsel departs litigation revolving around injured motorist and SEPTA, bus driver

Attorney leaves Philadelphia sidewalk fall case over strategy differences with client

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 7, 2016

Attorney leaves Philadelphia sidewalk fall case over strategy differences with client

Condominium's premises liability case transferred to Delaware County Court of Common Pleas

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 7, 2016

Condominium's premises liability case transferred to Delaware County Court of Common Pleas

Hearing on hotel injury case's possible transfer to Montgomery County court continued to next week

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 7, 2016

Hearing on hotel injury case's possible transfer to Montgomery County court continued to next week

Pa. company forced to hear dispute in North Carolina

By Jamie Kelly | Jun 7, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. — A potential conflict over a provision in a contract and North Carolina law shows the importance of both parties having an attorney to go over contracts before signing them, an attorney says.

Advocate hopes Supreme Court ruling shows agencies the importance of transparency

By Jamie Kelly | Jun 7, 2016

HARRISBURG — A recent decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that forces the state Public Utility Commission to release documents after a nearly three-year battle was not only correct, but also will hopefully make other agencies more likely to release documents without a court battle, the former executive director of the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records said.

Former supervisor claims wrongful termination

By The Penn Record | Jun 7, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A former supervisor is suing Country Meadows of Allentown, Country Meadows Associates, George M. Leader Family Corp., Karen Geiser, Bonnie Mfarej and Patty Rohrbach, citing alleged gender discrimination, hostile work environment and wrongful termination.

Business invitee sues multiple companies in negligence claims

By The Penn Record | Jun 7, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A business invitee is suing Target Corporation, Besam US Inc., Assa Abloy Entrance Systems Inc. and Besam Automated Entrance Systems Inc., citing alleged failure to warn, negligence, and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Man claims negligence led to traffic crash

By The Penn Record | Jun 7, 2016

HARRISBURG — A man is suing David B. Doyle, a New Jersey resident, citing negligence and alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Man claims inaccurate reporting by TransUnion

By The Penn Record | Jun 7, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A Johnstown man is suing TransUnion LLC, a consumer reporting agency, citing alleged inaccurate reporting.

Georgia corporation says Philadelphia resident defaulted on note

By The Penn Record | Jun 7, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A Georgia corporation is suing Hollis Thomas, a Philadelphia resident, citing alleged breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

Despite Garlock settlement, Philly asbestos firm can't shake racketeering claims yet

By John O'Brien | Jun 8, 2016

CHICAGO - A company that frequently finds itself targeted by asbestos attorneys is taking the reins on racketeering claims that allege those lawyers manipulated the system to unfairly drive up the costs of settlements and verdicts.

Trial strategy differences lead to attorney's exit from crash litigation

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 8, 2016

Trial strategy differences lead to attorney's exit from crash litigation

Uber files motion to reconsider $11 million fine from Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 8, 2016

HARRISBURG – A new filing from public transportation ride-sharing service Uber illustrates its intention to fight the recent $11 million levied upon it by Pennsylvania’s Public Utility Commission (PUC), for allegedly operating in the state for a period of six months in 2014 without proper approval.

Antitrust litigation between Commonwealth and natural gas drilling companies temporarily stayed

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 8, 2016

Antitrust litigation between Commonwealth and natural gas drilling companies temporarily stayed

Condo complex fall case's transfer to Montgomery County yields Superior Court appeal

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 8, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A state court judge’s decision to transfer a condominium complex slip-and-fall case to Montgomery County court has caused a plaintiff attorney to file an appeal of the ruling with the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Man accuses companies of unfair credit reporting

By The Penn Record | Jun 8, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A Georgia man is suing TransUnion LLC and Equifax Information Services LLC, consumer reporting agency, citing alleged unfair credit reporting and credit defamation.

Energy management firm faces claim of not paying overtime

By Gene Johnson | Jun 8, 2016

PITTSBURGH – A former employee has filed a class-action suit against an energy management firm for alleged failure to pay proper overtime wages.

Pipe fitter blames brewery for injury

By Gene Johnson | Jun 8, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – The Samuel Adams Brewery Company is being sued by a pipe fitter over a claim that he suffered a career-ending injury at one of their breweries due to the company’s negligence in not keeping their floors clean.

Product merchandiser blames supermarket for fall injuries

By Gene Johnson | Jun 8, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A product merchandiser is suing a supermarket over a claim that she suffered major injuries when she slipped and fell due to an ill-placed floor mat.

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