News from November 2016

Fannie Mae claims borrower defaulted

By Louie Torres | Nov 16, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A mortgage association is suing Richard Krist, a/k/a Richard J. Krist Jr., alleging breach of contract and unpaid debt.

Superior Court upholds dismissal of Judgment of Non Pros in legal malpractice litigation

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 16, 2016

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has affirmed the denial of a motion to strike the entry of a Judgment of Non Pros rendered in a legal malpractice action.

Summary judgment against dismissed SEPTA cashier upheld by Third Circuit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 16, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – An appellate judge has affirmed a ruling of summary judgment on behalf of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and one of its supervisors, in an employment discrimination litigation.

Injured Wells Fargo customer does not prove bank's liability, Superior Court says

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 16, 2016

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania ruled in favor of Wells Fargo in an injury lawsuit filed by a woman who claimed she was seriously injured trying to walk through the doors at one of the defendant’s bank branch location.

Third Circuit says Pa. federal judge will not be recused from discrimination case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 16, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit says a U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylania judge will not be recused from presiding over a civil discrimination case.

Woman says credit reporting agencies listed her as deceased

By Louie Torres | Nov 17, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A woman is suing Trans Union LLC, Equifax Information Services LLC, Experian Information Solutions Inc. and Synchrony Financial, alleging negligent misrepresentation in credit reporting.

PNC Bank, National Association claims estate administrator didn't pay mortgage

By Louie Torres | Nov 17, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A financial institution is suing Sharon Hunt, administratrix of the estate of Sandra I. McNeill, citing alleged breach of contract and unpaid debt.

South Middleton Township Municipal Authority accused of breaching contract

By Louie Torres | Nov 17, 2016

HARRISBURG — An insurance firm is suing South Middleton Township Municipal Authority, alleging breach of contract.

General Nutrition Corporation says franchisee failed to pay

By Louie Torres | Nov 17, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania corporation is suing Craig C. Kyllonen, a Nevada resident, alleging breach of contract.

Plastic World Recycling accused of supplying unsatisfactory products

By Louie Torres | Nov 17, 2016

HARRISBURG — A Texas corporation is suing Plastic World Recycling Inc., a Pennsylvania business, citing alleged breach of contract.

ECM Energy Service accused of violating overtime law

By Louie Torres | Nov 17, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A former employee has filed a class action lawsuit against ECM Energy Service Inc., an employer, alleging violation of wage laws.

Primrose Homes accused of breaching contract

By Louie Torres | Nov 17, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A married couple's lawsuit against Primrose Homes Incorporated, a Pennsylvania corporation, alleges breach of contract.

Progressive Vision Institute accused of breaching contract

By Louie Torres | Nov 17, 2016

HARRISBURG — A New York corporation is suing Salomon Lao, M.D., and Shann Lin, M.D., individually and d/b/a Progressive Vision Institute, citing alleged breach of contract.

Berger Real Estate Investment accused of violating laws

By Louie Torres | Nov 17, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A former employee is suing Berger Real Estate Investment Inc. and Arnold Berger, alleging that the employers violated wage laws and wrongfully terminated him.

Merck accused of failing to disclose side effects of vaccine

By Louie Torres | Nov 17, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — An engaged couple's lawsuit against Merck & Co. Inc. and Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. alleges failure to warn, negligent misrepresentation and product liability.

Voters OK increase in judicial mandatory retirement age

By Carrie Salls | Nov 17, 2016

HARRISBURG – After a protracted legal battle regarding the proper wording of a ballot question related to the mandatory retirement age for judges in Pennsylvania, voters in the commonwealth narrowly passed an increase in the retirement age to 75 from 70.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court rejects part of law allowing grandparents to seek custody in separation

By Carrie Salls | Nov 17, 2016

HARRISBURG – A Sept. 9 Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling that declared a statute allowing grandparents to seek partial custody of the children of separated parents unconstitutional figures to have a significant impact on grandparents’ custody rights.

Attorney: Liquor Control Board opinion not consumer-friendly

By Robert Lawson | Nov 17, 2016

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board in October issued a legal advisory opinion about the ability of breweries, wineries and distilleries to purchase and sell limited winery and distillery products carried in state stores and whether they may be eligible for wholesale discount.

Litigation funding contract held invalid by Pennsylvania court

By Kerry Goff | Nov 17, 2016

HARRISBURG – In WFIC LLC v Labarre, a three-judge Superior Court panel in September ruled that a complex funding contract was invalid because it met the definition of champerty, which means to invest in litigation with the promise of future proceeds.

Lawrenceville Borough Authority accused of violating wage laws

By Louie Torres | Nov 18, 2016

HARRISBURG — Three employees are suing Lawrenceville Borough Authority, alleging that the water and sewer services provider violated wage laws.

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