News from November 2016

Man claims Checkr reported inaccurate information about his credit history

By Louie Torres | Nov 11, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A man is suing Checkr Inc., a credit reporting agency, alleging breach of duty and negligent misrepresentation.

After four weeks at BJ's Restaurants, man files class action

By Louie Torres | Nov 11, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A man who worked about four weeks as a server has filed a class action lawsuit against BJ's Restaurants Inc., his former employer, alleging violation of wage laws.

First Advantage Background Services, Rite Aid accused of denying opportunity due to false information

By Louie Torres | Nov 11, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A man is suing Rite Aid HDQTRS Corp., d/b/a Rite Aid Corporation; and First Advantage LNS Screening Solutions Inc., d/b/a First Advantage Background Services Corp., alleging breach of duty and negligent misrepresentation in connection with a background check.

Aetna Life Insurance Company, others accused of wrongly denying disability benefits

By Louie Torres | Nov 11, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A woman is suing Aetna Life Insurance Company, The Bank of America Corporate Benefits Committee and The Bank of America Corporation Long Term Disability Plan, alleging breach of contract.

TransUnion, Equifax, Experian accused of reporting incorrect information

By Louie Torres | Nov 11, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A consumer is suing TransUnion LLC, Equifax Information Services LLC and Experian Information Solutions Inc., alleging breach of duty and negligent misrepresentation by the credit reporting agencies.

Caliber Home Loans accused of violating debt collection law

By Louie Torres | Nov 11, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A married couple's lawsuit against Caliber Home Loans Inc. alleges misrepresentation in debt collection.

Health Care Solutions at Home, Lincare accused of violating wage laws

By Louie Torres | Nov 11, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A man has filed a class action lawsuit against Health Care Solutions at Home Inc. and Lincare Inc., alleging that the employers failed to properly compensate him for all hours worked.

Woodstream Corp. alleges hummingbird feeder design was unlawfully copied

By Louie Torres | Nov 14, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Lititz company alleges a Denver business copied its hummingbird feeder design without authorization.

Sexy Hair Concepts LLC accused of using Colorsafe mark without authorization

By Louie Torres | Nov 14, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A New Hampshire hair care products company alleges a similar business is using its trademarks on products.

Home Depot shopper alleges filter box fell on her, injured head

By Louie Torres | Nov 14, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia woman alleges she suffered a head injury while shopping at a home improvement store.

Woman alleges LINA wrongfully terminated disability benefits

By Louie Torres | Nov 14, 2016

ERIE – A Pittsburgh woman alleges that her insurance firm wrongfully terminated disability benefits.

Hamil Manufacturing Co. alleges pipes ordered were not delivered in timely manner

By Louie Torres | Nov 14, 2016

ERIE – A Trafford company claims a Virginia business failed to deliver ordered supplies on time.

Pharmaceutical companies seek declaratory action against FTC anti-trust litigation

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 14, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A pharmaceutical company has asked a federal court here to consider whether the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) can initiate legal action with it over a pair of prior patent-case settlements it made.

Former nightclub employee's wage dispute not bound by arbitration clause, court says

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 14, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A federal appellate judge recently ruled that a Philadelphia nightclub will not be headed to arbitration in a wage payment dispute case with one of its former employees.

Federal court rules statute of limitations may bar cardiovascular injury claims against GlaxoSmithKline

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 14, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge ruled the claims of a man who allegedly suffered cardiovascular injuries from taking a diabetic drug have the opportunity to be barred by a three-year statute of limitations.

Philadelphia settles excessive force lawsuit as citizens await launch of police body cam program

By Kathy Kaye | Nov 15, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Police misconduct continues to be a pressing concern across the U.S., and the City of Philadelphia paid a $35,000 settlement to resolve allegations earlier this year. 

Johnny Joe's accused of copyright infringement

By Louie Torres | Nov 16, 2016

HARRISBURG — Several musical copyright holders are suing St. George & Mary Inc., d/b/a Johnny Joe's, and Hany Maawad, alleging copyright infringement.

South End Primary Health Care accused of not providing billing information

By Louie Torres | Nov 16, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania medical firm is suing Venkatlaxman Reddy, M.D., and South End Primary Health Care P.C., citing alleged breach of contract.

Federal government liable for injury during childbirth, couple say

By Louie Torres | Nov 16, 2016

HARRISBURG — A couple's lawsuit on behalf of themselves and their minor child seeks damages from the federal government for an injury the child allegedly suffered during the course of a cesarean delivery at Keystone Rural Health Center in Chambersburg.

Fannie Mae seeks mortgage payment from estate executrix

By Louie Torres | Nov 16, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A mortgage association is suing Diana M. Harris, executrix of the estate of Elaine M. Moore, alleging breach of contract and unpaid debt.

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