News from November 2016

K-Mart Corporation blamed for injuries from fall

By Louie Torres | Nov 3, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A woman is suing K-Mart Corporation, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Giant Eagle accused of having dangerous condition on premises

By Louie Torres | Nov 3, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A man is suing Giant Eagle Inc., a property owner, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Prudential Insurance Company of America accused of wrongly denying benefits

By Louie Torres | Nov 3, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A veteran is suing Prudential Insurance Company of America, citing alleged breach of contract.

Employee claims Menasha Corporation failed to provide documents

By Louie Torres | Nov 3, 2016

PITTSBURGH — An employee is suing Menasha Corporation, alleging violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

Winola Construction accused of not paying contributions

By Louie Torres | Nov 3, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A labor group is suing Winola Construction Corp. and William E. Buckley, citing alleged breach of contract.

Pacific Union Financial accused of breaching contract

By Louie Torres | Nov 3, 2016

HARRISBURG — A Pennsylvania man is suing Pacific Union Financial LLC, citing alleged breach of contract and fraud.

Construction Crane & Tractor accused of breaching labor contract

By Louie Torres | Nov 3, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — Labor funds are suing Construction Crane & Tractor Inc., alleging that the employer has breached a contract.

444 Oxford Valley Road Trust LLC accused of breaching contract

By Louie Torres | Nov 3, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A Texas company is suing 444 Oxford Valley Road Trust LLC, citing alleged breach of contract.

Hotel Restaurant Associates accused of overtime-pay violation

By Louie Torres | Nov 3, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A former restaurant server has filed a class action lawsuit against Hotel Restaurant Associates LLC, alleging violation of wage laws.

Bookkeeper alleges Cherry Scaffolding Inc. terminated her in retaliation

By Louie Torres | Nov 7, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Levittown woman alleges a Bensalem business wrongfully terminated her from her position as a bookkeeper.

Consumer alleges Synchrony Bank, PRA Group reported inaccurate information on reports

By Louie Torres | Nov 7, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Collegeville consumer alleges inaccurate information has not been corrected on her credit report.

Maryland man alleges Burton Neil & Associates incorrectly listed address in suit

By Louie Torres | Nov 7, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Maryland consumer alleges a West Chester debt collector used false and misleading means in an attempt to collect an alleged debt.

Union alleges more than $175,000 was unlawfully transferred from account

By Louie Torres | Nov 7, 2016

ERIE – A union alleges money was unlawfully transferred from its account.

Man alleges credit bureaus have confused his report with another man of same name

By Louie Torres | Nov 7, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Maryland consumer alleges that credit bureaus have been reporting inaccurate information regarding his credit history.

Dismissal of due process violations upheld by Third Circuit in sheriff's sale case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 7, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A federal appeals court affirmed a trial court ruling stating a former homeowner's constitutional rights were not violated when his residence was sold to other persons through a sheriff's sale auction.

Appeals court upholds ruling dismissing breach of contract, bad faith claims against Nationwide

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 7, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – An appeals court recently determined that breach of contract and bad faith claims against Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company were without merit.

Plaintiff's lawsuit against Strayer University deemed not substantive and dismissed

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 7, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – An appellate court said a former Strayer University student did not have substantive proof to continue his litigation against the educational institution.

Magistrate Judge provides for partial award of fees in prior contractual complaint

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 7, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Per judicial order, a former employee and seller of Abington Pain Medicine received full financial awards relating to court costs and pre-judgment interest, though not her full amount of requested attorney’s fees.

Pa. Republican Party files lawsuit claiming poll watching residency requirement violates state, federal law

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 8, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – In advance of Election Day, the Republican Party of Pennsylvania has filed legal action against the Secretary of the Commonwealth, arguing a clause in the Commonwealth’s Election Code regarding “poll watchers” violates both the United States and Pennsylvania Constitutions.

Federal courts have no jurisdiction in disability discrimination case against U.S. Postal Service

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 8, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – An appellate judge wrote Nov. 4 that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit does not have jurisdiction in a disability discrimination case filed against the U.S. Postal Service that dates back to the 1990s.

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