News from March 2016

Attorneys argue plaintiff didn't connect Ruby Tuesday accident to PA for jurisdiction

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 25, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A woman filing suit against a Ruby Tuesday location in New Jersey hasn’t alleged minimum contacts with the state of Pennsylvania in her negligence suit, according to defense counsel.

Virginia rail company's objections to FELA complaint overruled in Philadelphia court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 25, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Virginia-based rail company’s preliminary objections in a negligence lawsuit have been overruled by a Philadelphia state court judge.

Judge finds lack of jurisdiction in complaint against Florida-based café

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 25, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A negligence complaint against a Florida-based café has been dismissed by a Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas judge, due to lack of jurisdiction.

Construction company's objections denied in Philadelphia court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 25, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A construction company’s preliminary objections have been denied in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

Philly firefighter's libel suit against New York Daily News granted rehearing in Third Circuit Court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 25, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – The matter of a libel lawsuit brought by a Philadelphia firefighter against the New York Daily News, dismissed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit early last month, will be reheard by the panel of judges who decided the case.

Lockheed Martin granted summary judgment in employment discrimination action

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 25, 2016

A federal appeals court has upheld an order of summary judgment for Lockheed Martin in the case of a former employee who filed suit against the aerospace and defense contractor for employment discrimination and retaliation.

eBay Motors account at center of breach of contract lawsuit between auto companies

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 25, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A wholesale car business has filed suit in federal court against an auto marketing group, claiming they unjustly acquired and used the positive feedback associated with an eBay Motors account to further their own professional reputation.

Former Verizon systems technician alleges age-related discrimination in suspension and firing

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 25, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A former systems technician for Verizon brought legal action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against the communications company on Tuesday, alleging it violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) when it suspended and terminated him in June.

Cottman franchisees allege breach of contract and interference by parent companies

By Molly English-Bowers | Mar 25, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Four corporations in the business of automobile transmissions are suing over issues they have experienced with a franchiser and its owner.

Company sues pipeline construction firm for alleged breach of contract

By Annie Hunt | Mar 28, 2016

HARRISBURG — A fabrication company is suing a pipeline construction firm for allegations of unpaid products and services.

Man alleges company wrongly sued him after he sold business

By Annie Hunt | Mar 28, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A man is suing Ichabod Ice, alleging the company brought a false lawsuit against him concerning a web-based business transaction.

Man sues Xfinity Live! Philadelphia for claims of racial discrimination

By Annie Hunt | Mar 28, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A man is suing Xfinity Live! Philadelphia for allegations of race discrimination and wrongful termination.

61-year-old woman alleges former employer fired her based on age

By Annie Hunt | Mar 28, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A former employee of UPMC Jefferson Regional Home Health is suing the company for allegedly firing her on the basis of her age.

Company claims insurers did not protect it in asbestos suits

By The Penn Record | Mar 28, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — Superior Group Inc. is suing four insurance companies for allegedly failing to uphold their policies after a litany of asbestos-exposure lawsuits were filed against the company.

Man claims gender discrimination by vein clinic

By Annie Hunt | Mar 28, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A man has sued a former employer over allegations of gender discrimination.

Man sues oil, gas driller for alleged unpaid overtime and wrongful termination

By Annie Hunt | Mar 28, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A former electrician for an oil and gas drilling company is suing over allegations of unpaid overtime and wrongful termination.

Man claims wrongful termination, FMLA violation

By Annie Hunt | Mar 28, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A man is suing his former employer over allegations of wrongful termination after he fractured his hand.

Woman sues former employers, alleging she was terminated for being pregnant

By Annie Hunt | Mar 28, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A woman has filed a lawsuit claiming her former employers fired her for being pregnant and seeking heath insurance.

Third Circuit labels Philly man's lawsuit as 'frivolous'

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 29, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A federal appeals court has determined an area’s man civil rights lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia and a variety of state and federal judges and other government entities and individuals is “frivolous” and subject to dismissal.

Third Circuit rules district court clerk permitted to enter judgment in harassment action

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 29, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Last Wednesday, the U.S. the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed a District Court ruling allowing its clerk to enter judgment in a sexual harassment action against a Pennsylvania university.

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