News from June 2016

Building design firm alleges copyright infringement

By The Penn Record | Jun 14, 2016

HARRISBURG — A building design firm is suing Lion Enterprises, Inc., Bastian Homes Ltd. and Eugene J. Bastian, home advertisers, builders and sellers, citing alleged copyright infringement.

Pedestrian blames property owner for fall

By The Penn Record | Jun 14, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A pedestrian is suing Kaiserman Company, a property owner, citing alleged failure to warn, negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Former employee claims wage-law violation

By The Penn Record | Jun 14, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A former employee is suing Multi-Flow Industries LLC, a fountain beverage provider, claiming wrongful termination and alleging that he was not properly compensated for overtime.

Scranton resident alleges unlawful debt collection

By The Penn Record | Jun 14, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A consumer is suing Ability Recovery Services, a debt collector, citing alleged unlawful debt collection.

Government says borrower in default

By The Penn Record | Jun 14, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — The federal government is suing Tracy D. Smith, a Philadelphia resident, citing alleged default in payment.

Employer sues former employer

By The Penn Record | Jun 15, 2016

Philadelphia resident accuses Healthcare Services Group, Inc. of sexual harassmentPHILADELPHIA — An employer is suing Healthcare Services Group, Inc., a former employer, citing alleged hostile work environment, retaliation, and wrongful termination.Aneva M.

Attorney: 'significant gaps' in safety procedures led to April’s fatal Amtrak crash

By Jamie Kelly | Jun 15, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — The crash that claimed the lives of two Amtrak workers in April was the result of multiple failures and points toward the need for better safety measures all around, according to a lawyer representing the family of one of those killed.

Interstate rail carrier accuses company of breach of contract

By The Penn Record | Jun 15, 2016

HARRISBURG — An interstate rail carrier is suing Rail Car Investors II LP, a railcar owner, citing alleged breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

General contractor accuses Ohio company of breach of contract

By The Penn Record | Jun 15, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A general contractor is suing Pioneer Pipe Inc., an Ohio corporation, citing alleged intentional misrepresentation, promissory estoppel and unjust enrichment.

Animator accuses partner of breaching duty

By The Penn Record | Jun 15, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — An Emmy award-winning 3D animation artist from Florida is suing business partner Jody Bortner and 3FX Inc., citing alleged breach of fiduciary duty.

York resident alleges unlawful employment practices

By The Penn Record | Jun 15, 2016

HARRISBURG — A man is suing AMZ Manufacturing Corp., a former employer, citing alleged disability discrimination, retaliation and wrongful or constructive eviction.

Union trustees/agents claims payments not made

By The Penn Record | Jun 15, 2016

PITTSBURGH — Union trustees and agents are suing Central Jersey Trucking & Rigging Inc., an employer, citing alleged default in payment.

Federal court rejects reconsideration motion in ERISA insurance benefits case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 16, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A federal court has rejected a May 26 motion for reconsideration connected to a dismissal of a lawsuit alleging breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty filed against Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 380 and the Union’s Trustees of the Health, Welfare and Pension Plans.

Settlement conference held in contract dispute between news media agencies

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 16, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A settlement conference has been slated for Wednesday in a legal dispute between two news media companies and their related breach of contract litigation.

Extraordinary relief motion granted in premises liability lawsuit against nail salon

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 16, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Though a motion from counsel for a Southampton nail salon seeking for a premises liability lawsuit filed against it to be transferred to the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas was rejected by a Philadelphia judge, a follow-up motion for extraordinary relief in the case was granted.

Non-appearance at arbitration hearing results in Judgment of Non Pros

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 16, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Besides legal counsel for plaintiffs injured in a deck fall on the premises of a property service company leaving that litigation, a lack of appearance at an arbitration from all parties involved resulted in a Judgment of Non Pros being handed down.

Philly firefighter's libel suit against New York Daily News to be reheard next week in Third Circuit Court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 16, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A libel lawsuit brought by a Philadelphia firefighter against the New York Daily News, earlier dismissed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in February, has officially been listed for re-argument next week before the same panel of judges who decided the case.

$200K jury verdict for injured former SEPTA conductor appealed to Commonwealth Court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 16, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – After the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) was denied a new trial in the case of a former conductor who was assaulted on one of the agency’s train cars and later won a jury verdict in excess of $200,000, the transport group has appealed that decision to the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.

Third Circuit Court upholds dismissal of appeal related to Bankruptcy Court matter

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 16, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A federal appellate court recently affirmed a ruling in the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to dismiss an appeal from a pair of plaintiffs in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

Breach of contract claim against Drexel University remanded to state court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 16, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Per order of a federal judge, a Philadelphia man’s lawsuit alleging a breach of contract against Drexel University has been remanded to the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

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