News from November 2016

Woman says Comcast, credit reporting companies made mistakes

By Louie Torres | Nov 25, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A woman is suing TransUnion LLC, Equifax Information Services LLC, Experian Information Solutions Inc., Southwest Credit Systems L.P. and Comcast Corporation, citing alleged misrepresentation in debt collection and negligent misrepresentation.

Man claims Vital Recovery Services is harassing him over collection of alleged debt

By Louie Torres | Nov 25, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Merion Station man alleges he is being harassed in the collection of an alleged debt.

Former Graphic Packaging International alleges wrongful termination

By Louie Torres | Nov 25, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A former employee of Graphic Packaging International Inc. is suing the company and his former labor union, the United Steel, Paper, Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Services Workers International Union (USW) AFL-CIO, CLC Local Union #807, alleging breach of contract and wrongful termination.

Cousin's Supermarkets accused of having dangerous rice display

By Louie Torres | Nov 25, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A woman is suing Cousin's Supermarket Inc. No. 3 a/k/a Cousin's Supermarkets, alleging negligence in connection with injuries from a falling display.

Attorney: Minimum wage hike would be on lawmakers, not voters

By Noell Wolfgram Evans | Nov 28, 2016

HARRISBURG — Gov. John Wolf gave Pennsylvania state workers a measure of relief when he raised their minimum wage to $10.15 this, but an attorney says it is unlikely voters will be asked to do the same for private sector employees.

BMI, others accuse The Orchards of performing music without license

By Louie Torres | Nov 28, 2016

SCRANTON – The owners of several songs allege a Chambersburg business has been performing their songs without authorization.

Progressions Behavioral Health Services Inc. employees allege they are owed overtime wages

By Louie Torres | Nov 28, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Three employees of a Plymouth Meeting business have filed a class action suit over claims they were misclassified as independent contractors and not paid for overtime work.

Mother, son blame injuries because of Switchback MX's alleged negligence

By Louie Torres | Nov 28, 2016

ERIE – An Ohio mother alleges her then-minor son was injured at motocross facility in Butler.

Simio LLC claims Utah company is selling infringing simulation software

By Louie Torres | Nov 28, 2016

ERIE – A Sewickley business that creates and markets simulation software alleges a Utah company has developed an infringing program.

Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company accused of wrongly denying benefits

By Louie Torres | Nov 28, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A woman is suing Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company, citing alleged breach of contract.

Blest Investment Group LLC accused of contract breach

By Louie Torres | Nov 28, 2016

PITTSBURGH – A Pittsburgh individual alleges a Morgan company did not honor a contract regarding the sale of a Pittsburgh property.

Couple accuse Government Employees Insurance Co. of failure to pay claim

By Louie Torres | Nov 28, 2016

PITTSBURGH – A Clairton couple allege an insurance company did not pay their claims after their vehicles were damaged.

Former bartender accused Granite City Food & Brewery of violating wage laws

By Louie Torres | Nov 28, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A former bartender has filed a class action lawsuit against Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd. and Doe Defendants 1-10, claiming the former employers underpaid her.

Appellate court throws out appeal of former hospital employee and affirms prior settlement approval

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 28, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Three appellate court judges have thrown out an appeal pertaining to a settlement in a wrongful termination action involving a former employee of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Man alleges Ametek wrongfully terminated him for taking leave

By Louie Torres | Nov 28, 2016

ERIE – A Cokeburg man claims his employer penalized him for taking time off to care for his wife.

National Recovery Agency accused of violating telephone law

By Louie Torres | Nov 29, 2016

HARRISBURG — A woman has filed a class action lawsuit against NRA Group LLC, d/b/a National Recovery Agency, citing alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Pittsburgh Steak Co. accused of not paying for goods

By Louie Torres | Nov 29, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A supplier is suing Pittsburgh Steak Co. Inc. and Dean Kostas, citing alleged breach of contract.

Steelcity Autowerks accused of failing to meet terms of financial agreement

By Louie Torres | Nov 29, 2016

PITTSBURGH — An Illinois corporation is suing Steelcity Autowerks Inc. and Basil Georgiadis of Pennsylvania, alleging breach of contract.

Uniontown Hospital, others accused of negligence in man's care

By Louie Torres | Nov 29, 2016

PITTSBURGH — An administrator of a deceased man's estate has filed a lawsuit against several parties, alleging negligence in medical care.

Jay's Pub LLC accused of violating laws governing wages, rights

By Louie Torres | Nov 29, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A former employee is suing Jay's Pub LLC, d/b/a Growler's, d/b/a La Casa De Tu Madre; Jason Evenchik; and Joshua McCullough, alleging that the employers violated wage laws and terminated him for requesting accommodations and workers' compensation benefits after a workplace accident that damaged his vision.

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