News from March 2016

Man alleges discriminatory acts forced him to resign from Dunkin Donuts

By Annie Hunt | Mar 7, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A former Dunkin Donuts employees is suing the company, alleging he was forced to resign after repeated acts of discrimination and retaliation.

Woman sues Lighthouse Medical for alleged wrongful termination

By Annie Hunt | Mar 7, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A former employee of Lighthouse Medical is suing the company, alleging she was unlawfully terminated for taking leave for her pregnancy.

Former Perfection Foods employee alleges unpaid wages in class-action suit

By Annie Hunt | Mar 7, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A former employee of Perfection Foods Company and Maximum Labor Inc. is collectively suing the companies over allegations of unpaid wages.

AG Kane in 'truce' with lawmakers while charges are decided, law prof says

By Karen Kidd | Mar 7, 2016

HARRISBURG - Embattled state Attorney General Kathleen Kane's announcement that she won't seek another term did much to calm the controversy surrounding her office, a Duquesne University law professor says.

New methane regulations could mean big changes for natural gas industry

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 7, 2016

HARRISBURG - The president of the Marcellus Shale Coalition says his industry has already made significant strikes in reducing emissions, and that regulations need to provide a true environmental benefit.

Woman claims she was fired from Beaver Steel for gender discrimination

By Annie Hunt | Mar 7, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A woman is suing a steel company over allegations that she was fired for gender discrimination and for reporting insensitive behavior.

Bottle stopper company alleges trademark infringement

By Annie Hunt | Mar 7, 2016

HARRISBURG — A bottle stopper company is suing its former manufacturer for allegedly stealing its trademark and diluting its brand.

Third Circuit declares one brother not liable for reimbursing sibling for mother's nursing home care

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 7, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed a federal bankruptcy court ruling declaring there is no non-dischargeable obligation for one brother to reimburse another for liability related to costs of their mother’s nursing home care.

Third Circuit: Snow is 'obvious' hazard

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 7, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled in line with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, in determining snow to be an “obvious” hazard which caused a yard jockey to fall and become injured.

Third Circuit finds laboratory company not liable for gender, pay discrimination

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 7, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – According to a federal appeals court, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania correctly determined a laboratory company did not violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA) or the Equal Pay Act, in relation to a former employee.

Following lack of plaintiff response, Indiana federal court dismisses suit against energy group

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 7, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS – An Indiana federal judge has dismissed a complaint against Apex Energy Group of Zionsville, Ind., citing no response from the plaintiffs to the motion to dismiss.

Ex-employee accuses Cargill Cocoa of age discrimination

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 8, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania — A former employee is suing a Mount Joy chocolate company, alleging he was terminated due to age discrimination.

Employee alleges Maintenance Technology denied her proper pay

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 8, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A New Kensington woman is suing a Michigan company, alleging she was denied proper pay by her employer.

Customer alleges Progressive failed to pay insurance coverage

By Travis Zuellig | Mar 8, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A Pittsburgh man involved in an auto accident is suing Progressive, alleging breach of contract and statutory bad faith surrounding his insurance policy.

Philadelphia man alleges General Information Services violated law

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 8, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia resident is suing a consumer reporting agency, alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

New York passenger alleges Amtrak negligence led to his injuries

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 8, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A passenger is suing Amtrak, alleging for injuries he suffered during a derailment.

Employee alleges Costy's Energy fired her while she was pregnant

By Kari Valence | Mar 8, 2016

SCRANTON -- A Mansfield woman is suing a local energy services business, alleging she was unlawfully terminated because she was pregnant.

Disabled man alleges Home Properties violated law

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 8, 2016

PHILADELPHIA— A disabled man is suing New York and Texas companies, alleging Americans with Disabilities Act violations. 

Bus driver entitled to $22K in discrimination and retaliation suit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 9, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A former bus driver is entitled to monetary damages for being subject to retaliation and discrimination on the basis of disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA).

Former sales manager to receive more than $1M in breach of contract action

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 9, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Per a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, a medical software company’s former sales manager and shareholder is in fact entitled to compensation resulting from a breached employment agreement.

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