News from March 2016

Adams County couple accuses Lowe's of warranty breach

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 2, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania — An Adams County couple is suing Lowe's, alleging a breach of warranty.

Employee accuses Laurel Springs School of disability discrimination

By Annie Hunt | Mar 2, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A former employee is suing a West Chester school, alleging it failed to create a work space that accommodated her mental disabilities.

Disabled woman accuses Panera Bread of discrimination

By Annie Hunt | Mar 3, 2016

HARRISBURG — A disabled woman is suing Panera Bread, alleging she was denied access to one of their restaurants for being accompanied by a service dog.

Former professor accuses Bloomsburg University of discrimination

By Annie Hunt | Mar 3, 2016

HARRISBURG — A former associate professor is suing Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, alleging discrimination he says prevented him from earning tenure.

Widow blames BNSF Railway for husband's death

By Annie Hunt | Mar 3, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — The widow of a railroad worker is suing BNSF Railway Company, alleging it allowed her husband to be exposed to toxic chemicals, which resulted in his death from lung cancer.

Colorado couple accuses Amtrak of negligence in fatal accident

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 3, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A Colorado couple is suing Amtrak in a class action, alleging negligence in a fatal derailment.

Customer alleges Rita's Water Ice violated Telephone Consumer Protection Act

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 3, 2016

PHILADELPHIA— A Florida woman is suing a Pennsylvania business, alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Danish couple blames Amtrak for violent crash

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 3, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A Danish couple is suing Amtrak, alleging negligence for a train derailment that injured the wife.

Case management deadlines in parking garage slip-and-fall suit extended by 60 days

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 4, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – All case management deadlines in a parking garage premises liability action have been extended for 60 days, per the order of a Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas judge.

Transportation company seeks to open default judgment levied against it

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 4, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Defense counsel, citing a variety of factors, petitioned the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas to open a default judgment levied against their client in December.

Parking area negligence action's trial date moved to October

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 4, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A parking area slip-and-fall lawsuit’s eventual trial date has now been moved to October, according to Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas records.

Collingdale couple settles negligence litigation against Sharon Hill market

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 4, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Collingdale couple who were plaintiffs in a premises liability suit returned a signed settlement agreement, and effectively ended their litigation in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

EEOC files first two discrimination lawsuits based on sexual orientation

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 4, 2016

WASHINGTON – The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Tuesday it filed its first federal sex discrimination lawsuits based on sexual orientation.

Plaintiff counsel permitted to withdraw due to client conflict

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 4, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Plaintiff counsel in a slip-and-fall suit has exited the litigation due to an undisclosed conflict with his client, according to the attorney.

Tree fall negligence case may be headed to Delaware County Court of Common Pleas

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 4, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Defense counsel for a refuse collection company has filed a petition claiming a negligence case brought it against it is in an improper venue.

Slip-and-fall case against ambulance squad may face transfer to Bucks County

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 4, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – If a defense counsel motion is successful, a Croydon couple’s negligence suit against a local ambulance squad will be headed to the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas.

Former franchisees fight off AAMCO's claims over non-compete agreement

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 4, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge has decided a Florida couple and former franchisee of AAMCO Transmissions did not violate a non-compete agreement, when they left the company franchise and opened their own transmission repair business.

Terminated worker accuses Devereux Foundation of unlawful termination

By Robert Hadley | Mar 5, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Newton Square woman is suing her ex-employer, claiming she was unlawfully terminated after she took leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

UFCW trustees allege grocery owners failed to make pension payments

By Annie Hunt | Mar 5, 2016

PITTSBURGH — United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International trustees are suing grocery store owners for alleged failure to make pension plan payments.

UFCW trustees sue Harold Friedman over claims of missing pension fund payments

By Annie Hunt | Mar 6, 2016

PITTSBURGH — Trustees of United Food and Commercial Workers International (UFCW) are suing a grocery company for alleged failure to make pension plan payments.

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