News from November 2016

MetLife accused of wrongfully terminating women's disability payments

By Louie Torres | Nov 22, 2016

Woman claims disability payments were terminated despite still being disabled according to the terms of the plan.

Wells Fargo Bank claims heirs failed to make mortgage payments

By Louie Torres | Nov 22, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A financial institution is suing unknown heirs, successors, assigns, and all persons, firms, or associations claiming right, title or interest from or under Theola Thrash, alleging breach of contract and unpaid debt.

Mercury Insurance Group accused of improperly denying claim

By Louie Torres | Nov 22, 2016

PITTSBURGH — Two guardians and personal representatives of a minor child are suing Mercury Insurance Group, alleging breach of contract.

Pittsburgh accused of levying illegal tax

By Louie Torres | Nov 22, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A man is suing the City of Pittsburgh, fighting its ordinance charging a fee for the regulation and licensing of coin-operated amusement machines.

Bank claims heirs didn't make mortgage payments

By Louie Torres | Nov 22, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A financial institution is suing all known and unknown heirs of Virginia L. Marutiak, alleging breach of contract and unpaid debt.

Estate executor accused of defaulting on mortgage

By Louie Torres | Nov 22, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A financial institution is suing Sean P. Schaming, executor of the estate of Alfred J. Schaming, citing alleged breach of contract and unpaid debt.

SCOTUS asked to review whether state laws, not federal, should apply to aviation industry

By Robert Lawson | Nov 22, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — An aircraft pilots association is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit that allowed states to impose their own safety standards in place of federal law.

Hershey's scoffs at class action over amount of Kisses in each bag

By Dee Thompson | Nov 22, 2016

NEW YORK - Hershey's is calling a class action lawsuit filed against it over the amount of Kisses in its packaging meritless.

Court: Nebraska transportation company denied motion for summary judgment in accident litigation

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 22, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge in Philadelphia dismissed a request for summary judgment from a Nebraska transportation company accused of negligence in a 2012 automobile accident.

Car repair shop accused of failure to pay worker overtime wages

By Louie Torres | Nov 25, 2016

An employee is suing Rob's Automotive, Inc. in Bristol, citing alleged unpaid wages and violation of workers compensation acts

Woman claims faulty chair in Family Dollar Store led to a fall

By Louie Torres | Nov 25, 2016

The plaintiff holds Family Dollar Stores of Pennsylvania, LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to make adequate repairs to the chairs found on their premises.

Woman alleges insurance company wrongfully denied disability payments

By Louie Torres | Nov 25, 2016

An employee is suing Reliance Standard Life Ins. Co., an insurance firm, citing alleged breach of contract.

Dore & Associates Contracting blamed for worker's injuries

By Louie Torres | Nov 25, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A man is suing Dore & Associates Contracting Inc., a construction contractor, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Buyers name Cooper's RV Center, Keystone RV Company in lawsuit over alleged vehicle problems

By Louie Torres | Nov 25, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A married couple's lawsuit against Cooper's RV Center Inc. and Keystone RV Company alleges breach of contract, design defect and product liability.

ADA case highlights need for workplace policies to accommodate disabilities

By Taryn Phaneuf | Nov 25, 2016

For jobs that place real and necessary physical requirements on employees, employers encounter some challenges to maintain those standards without violating laws protecting individuals with disabilities.

Consumer alleges credit agencies list inaccurate statements on credit report

By Louie Torres | Nov 25, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia consumer claims inaccurate information is on his credit report.

Northeast Fence & Iron Works accused of not making contributions to labor funds

By Louie Torres | Nov 25, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — Labor funds are suing Northeast Fence & Iron Works Inc. and Raymond Longstreath, citing alleged breach of contract.

Life Insurance Company of North America accused of improperly denying man's benefits

By Louie Torres | Nov 25, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A man is suing Life Insurance Company of North America, citing alleged breach of contract.

Woman says Prudential Insurance Company of America improperly denied benefits

By Louie Torres | Nov 25, 2016

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

Consumer alleges Trans Union lists her as deceased on credit report

By Louie Torres | Nov 25, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Carollton, Texas woman alleges a credit bureau has incorrectly marked that she is deceased on her credit report

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