News from March 2016

Sale of hotel business and property not fraudulent, appeals court says

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 9, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – In accordance with the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, a federal appeals court also granted summary judgment to the defendants in a property case revolving around alleged fraudulent misrepresentation and fraudulent inducement.

Third Circuit says former Merck pipefitter fails to prove ethnic, disability discrimination

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 9, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Two federal courts have now ruled Merck & Company did not discriminate against one of its pipefitters on the basis of his perceived disability and Puerto Rican heritage.

Ex-employee alleges All Solutions failed to pay proper wages

By Annie Hunt | Mar 9, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A former employee is suing a New Jersey company, alleging it entered into a fraudulent contract and failed to pay due compensation.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania alleges potential gasoline monopoly

By Annie Hunt | Mar 9, 2016

HARRISBURG — The commonwealth of Pennsylvania is suing three energy companies, to stop a merger the state alleges would create an illegal monopoly of the gasoline shipment industry in Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia worker accuses Rouge 98 of racism, unjust termination

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 9, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia man is suing a local company, alleging his termination was due to racial discrimination and in violation of the Civil Rights Act.

Employee accuses Apria Healthcare of ADA violations

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 9, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A former employee is suing a Canonsburg company, alleging her termination violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.  

Class action alleges Sikorsky violated FLSA

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 9, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania man is part of a class action lawsuit against Sikorsky Aircraft, alleging it failed to properly compensate employees for hours worked.

Investment company accuses Navigator Group of trademark infringements

By Annie Hunt | Mar 9, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia investment advisory company is suing a Wisconsin business enterprise, alleging trademark infringement.

Defendants taking steps to appeal $32M wreck in case of fatal car wreck

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 9, 2016

PITTSBURGH - An appeal seems to be coming of a $32 million Allegheny County verdict in a lawsuit over a fatal motor vehicle accident.

Solar worker wins racial discrimination suit against former employer

By Nick Coston | Mar 9, 2016

A former employee of Volt Solar Systems in Bridgeport has successfully sued the company for incessant racial discrimination that ultimately led to his termination.

Attorney: Commerce court could attract businesses to Pennsylvania

By Emma Gallimore | Mar 9, 2016

HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania would do well to follow the examples of states like Delaware and North Carolina in developing a commerce court, a Harrisburg attorney says.

Couple blames Whirlpool, 3M Purification for refrigerator malfunction

By Annie Hunt | Mar 10, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A Pittsburgh couple is suing Whirlpool and 3M Purification, alleging they were sold a defective and hazardous refrigerator.

Property owner alleges U.S. Pipe Fabrication broke lease agreement

By Annie Hunt | Mar 10, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A property owner is suing a tenant, alleging it failed to pay rent and breached a lease agreement.

Employee blames Ika-Works for a hostile work environment, harassment, retaliation

By Annie Hunt | Mar 10, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A former worker is suing Ika-Works, alleging a hostile work environment and sex discrimination led to her wrongful termination.

Ex-worker accuses Jetson Specialty Marketing of harassment

By Annie Hunt | Mar 10, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A Brenigsville woman is suing a Kutztown company, alleging harassment and retaliation led to her wrongful termination.

Worker accuses Sparks Exhibits of age, gender discrimination

By Annie Hunt | Mar 10, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A California woman is suing a Philadelphia business, alleging discrimination led to her wrongful termination.

Philly court grants motion for writ of seizure to PECO Energy Company

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 10, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Counsel for PECO Energy Company has been granted permission and assistance from the City of Philadelphia to repossess its property from a pair of defendants.

Slip-and-fall lawsuit against Rite Aid refused transfer to Berks County

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 10, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A premises liability case against Rite Aid will not be headed to Berks County, according to a recent decision in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

Injury action against energy, steel companies granted conference continuance

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 10, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A continuance has been ordered for a case management conference in a personal injury case against an energy company and a steel company.

Judge renders sanctions hearing moot after non-appearance of parties

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 10, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A judicial order from the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas has rendered the seeking of sanctions against a co-defendant in a premises liability lawsuit first filed nearly a decade ago, as moot.

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