News from March 2016

District Court partially dismisses counts from civil rights action against City of Chester and its police department

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 29, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia federal court has dismissed several counts from a lawsuit alleging civil rights violations on the part of the City of Chester and two of its police officers.

Federal appeals court rules Zurich must provide up to $1 million in uninsured motorist coverage

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 29, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – An insurance company is still liable for a payout of up to $1 million in uninsured motorist coverage, to a man who suffered injuries in a vehicle accident two and a half years ago.

Law prof: Lawyers did good job with complaint against Whirpool, 3M

By Emma Gallimore | Mar 29, 2016

Plaintiffs lawyers have done their job in a lawsuit filed on behalf of a Pittsburgh couple against Whirlpool and 3M Purification that alleges a defective refrigerator caused more than $129,617 in damages to their home, a Widener University law professor says.

Judge asked to reconsider $1M verdict in hit-and-run case against deli

By Karen Kidd | Mar 29, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Defense attorneys are asking the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas reconsider a January verdict that awarded $1 million to a woman injured in a 2014 traffic accident, the woman's attorney says.

Plaintiff in case over motorcycle death seeking new trial after jury ruled for defense

By Karen Kidd | Mar 29, 2016

HARRISBURG – A Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas judge is being asked to order a new trial after a jury ruled for defendants in December in a lawsuit over the 2005 motorcycle death of a Lower Paxton Township woman.

Woman blames Bensalem casino for her leg injuries

By Annie Hunt | Mar 29, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A New Jersey woman is suing a casino in Bensalem for allegations that the casino's negligence caused her to fall and injure her leg.

Man claims he was terminated over medical leave

By Annie Hunt | Mar 29, 2016

HARRISBURG — A former employee of Patrick Industries is suing the company for allegations of wrongful termination in regard to him taking medical leave.

Mover sues company over allegations of discrimination and wrongful termination

By Annie Hunt | Mar 29, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A former employee is suing L&J Transportation for alleged wrongful termination after 13 years of working for the company.

Woman claims firing was based on age, gender

By Annie Hunt | Mar 29, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A former employee of Computer Sciences Corporation is suing the company, alleging that she was fired on the basis of her age and gender.

EPA sanctions Reading chemical plant owner for alleged oil and hazardous waste storage violations

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 30, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Monday the owner and operator of a Reading-based chemical repackaging and distribution plant will be subject to financial penalties, connected to alleged oil and hazardous waste storage violations.

Man sues Pensbury Racquet & Athletic Club for unpaid overtime claims

By Annie Hunt | Mar 30, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A maintenance worker for the Pennsbury Racquet & Athletic Club is suing the company and his supervisor for allegations of unpaid overtime.

Former employees sue RV company for overtime claims

By Annie Hunt | Mar 30, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — Two former employees of Tilden Recreational Vehicles Inc. filed a lawsuit against the company for allegations of unpaid overtime.

Former Lowes worker sues over claims of disability payment denial

By Annie Hunt | Mar 30, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A former Lowes employee is suing the company's welfare plan and an insurance company for allegedly wrongfully withholding his disability payments.

Man sues athletic club over allegations of unpaid overtime

By Annie Hunt | Mar 30, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A former worker for an athletic club is suing the company and its owner for allegations of unpaid overtime.

Insurance company sues trucking company over allegations of damaged goods

By Annie Hunt | Mar 30, 2016

PITTSBURGH — An insurance company is suing a trucking company, alleging it damaged goods during transport and failed to pay for the damages.

Man's lawsuit claims violation of overtime wage law

By Annie Hunt | Mar 30, 2016

HARRISBURG — A former employee has filed a class-action suit against the owner of a company that provides services to the natural gas industry, alleging violation of overtime wage laws.

Woman sues former employer over gender discrimination claims

By Annie Hunt | Mar 30, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A woman whose job consisted of delivering utility cutoff notices is suing her former employer, alleging that she was terminated as a result of her supervisor’s gender discrimination.

Phlebotomist sues over medical discrimination claims

By Annie Hunt | Mar 31, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A phlebotomist is suing Reading Health System, alleging she was discriminated against for her medical disability after 17 years with the company.

Rotten Records sues unidentified BitTorrent user for alleged copyright violation

By Annie Hunt | Mar 31, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A record company has filed a lawsuit alleging that an unidentified computer user torrented their work in violation of copyright laws.

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