News from June 2016

Man hurt in crash says insurer owes him disability benefits

By The Penn Record | Jun 17, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A former company foreman is suing Life Insurance Company of America, saying the company improperly denied his long-term disability benefits.

Florida woman seeks disability benefits

By The Penn Record | Jun 17, 2016

PITTSBURGH — An former Exam Works employee is suing Life Insurance Company of North America, claiming she has been improperly denied disability benefits.

Design construction consultant claims racial discrimination

By The Penn Record | Jun 17, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A design construction consultant is suing Peco Energy, an energy services company, citing alleged racial discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Former jail captain sues county, warden for alleged discrimination

By The Penn Record | Jun 17, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A former jail captain is suing Allegheny County, the Allegheny County Jail and jail warden Orlando Harper, his former employers, citing alleged disability discrimination, retaliation and wrongful or constructive termination.

Woman claims driver from Bucks County was negligent

By The Penn Record | Jun 20, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A woman is suing a Bucks County resident, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Woman claims sexual harassment in church employment

By The Penn Record | Jun 20, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A facilitator is suing The Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie and St. Joseph Parish, citing alleged hostile work environment, sexual harassment and constructive termination.

Man claims age discrimination by former employer

By The Penn Record | Jun 20, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — An former assistant manager is suing Lowe's Home Centers LLC, citing alleged age discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Lebanon residents accuse Boscov's of disability discrimination

By The Penn Record | Jun 20, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A married couple's lawsuit against Boscov's Inc., a retail store operator, cites alleged disability discrimination, failure to accommodate, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Parents sue federal government in death of newborn

By The Penn Record | Jun 20, 2016

HARRISBURG — A couple's lawsuit against the federal government alleges negligence and wrongful death in connection with the death of their newborn child.

Recent state SC decision focused on law rarely seen in litigation

By Jamie Kelly | Jun 20, 2016

HARRISBURG — Court cases that involve a provision of the Commonwealth’s education law known as the Transfer Between Entities Act are relatively rare, according to a lawyer with years of experience representing school districts.

Third Circuit: Repo company didn't violate law even though loan was usurious

By Jamie Kelly | Jun 20, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on a case involving the repossession of a car leaves questions unanswered about whether such actions might violate state or federal law, but makes clear that it’s not a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to do so.

Judge overrules preliminary objections in case against Weis Market, snow removal firm

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 20, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia judge has overruled objections made by defense counsel connected to a setting of improper venue, in a premises liability lawsuit filed against a major local grocery chain and its snow removal company.

Attorney seeks car crash case sent to Lehigh County, claims stricken

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 20, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A defense attorney in a motor vehicle accident case has requested the court transfer the litigation to Lehigh County court and strike accusations of reckless conduct and requests for punitive damages therein.

Venue objection overruled and affidavit of service stricken in woman's case against Brandywine YMCA

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 20, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Preliminary objections have been both granted and overruled in a personal injury lawsuit involving a woman hurt at an area YMCA branch, including an affidavit of service being stricken from the case.

Venue and service objections at hand in steel worker's premises liability action

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 20, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Preliminary objections over venue and proper service mark a steel worker's injury lawsuit emanating from Coatesville.

Woman alleges telephone harassment

By Louie Torres | Jun 21, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A woman is suing Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC, a Delaware company, citing alleged violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Real Estate Settlement and Procedures Act.

Contractor sues over alleged failure to pay

By Louie Torres | Jun 21, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A Delaware corporation is suing Ironshore Indemnity Inc. of Minnesota and Atlantic Structural Panels Inc. of Pennsylvania, citing alleged breach of contract and failure to pay for completed work.

Worker says he wasn't paid properly by The Happy Huckster Corp.

By Louie Torres | Jun 21, 2016

PENNSYLVANIA — A former employee has filed a class-action lawsuit against The Happy Huckster Corp., citing alleged unpaid wages and wrongful termination.

Sears accused of selling defective freezer

By Louie Torres | Jun 21, 2016

PENNSYLVANIA — A Doylestown man is suing Sears, Roebuck and Co., citing alleged design defect, liability and product liability.

Woman claims discrimination during course of employment

By Louie Torres | Jun 21, 2016

HARRISBURG — A former employee is suing BCD Travel USA LLC, citing alleged discrimination, retaliation, unpaid wages and violation of workers compensation acts.

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