News from September 2016

Pennsylvania has three AGs in as many weeks

By Dawn Geske | Sep 1, 2016

HARRISBURG – Following the resignation of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, Bruce Castor filled in while a replacement was confirmed.

Motorcyclist says driver's negligence caused collision

By Louie Torres | Sep 1, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A motorcyclist is suing Ultra 1 Motors Inc. and company agent Lidina El Hajj, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Business claims former employee breached contract

By Louie Torres | Sep 1, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania business is suing Robert L. Adderton, a former employee, citing alleged breach of contract and unfair competition.

Man claims Eastern University failed to pay overtime premium

By Louie Torres | Sep 1, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A former maintenance employee is suing Eastern University, alleging violation of wage laws.

Man claims discrimination at hands of Lock Haven University

By The Penn Record | Sep 1, 2016

HARRISBURG — An employee is suing Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania and State System of Higher Education, a public university and governing body, citing alleged breach of contract, discrimination and retaliation.

Competitors accused of infringing on plant patent

By The Penn Record | Sep 1, 2016

PITTSBURGH — Trademark owners are suing Proven Winners North America LLC and Plant 21 LLC, competitors, citing alleged plant patent infringement, unfair competition and tortious interference with contractual relationships.

Borrower owes for principal, interest, government alleges

By Louie Torres | Sep 2, 2016

PITTSBURGH — The federal government is suing Saied Nedjati, alleging unpaid debt.

Woman hasn't repaid debt, government alleges

By Louie Torres | Sep 2, 2016

PITTSBURGH — The federal government is suing Erin R. Wermeyer a/k/a Erin R. Doemling, alleging unpaid debt.

Government says woman failed to repay loan

By Louie Torres | Sep 2, 2016

PITTSBURGH — The federal government is suing Elisa J. Solomon, alleging unpaid debt.

Two claim misrepresentation by car dealer

By Louie Torres | Sep 2, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — Two consumers are suing Fred Beans Motors of Doylestown Inc. d/b/a Fred Beans Doylestown Subaru and/or d/b/a Fred Beans Subaru, alleging breach of contract, fraud, and negligent misrepresentation.

Government blamed for death in van crash

By Louie Torres | Sep 2, 2016

HARRISBURG — The estate of a man is suing the United States of America, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Penn among universities targeted by class action lawyers over pension plans

By Carrie Salls | Sep 2, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania is one of several universities being sued by employees amid allegations that the schools’ retirement plans come with excessive fees.

McDonald's dismissed from personal injury lawsuit, judge makes defense objections moot

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 2, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A number of preliminary objections first made by a now-former member of defense counsel in a case involving McDonald’s have been rendered moot, now that McDonald’s has been dismissed from the lawsuit entirely.

Attorney's objections lead to transfer of slip-and-fall to Delaware County

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 2, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A defense attorney in a slip-and-fall lawsuit originating in Chester made a number of objections relating to the choice of venue in that legal action, which resulted in a successful change of that venue.

Borough of Conshohocken claims legal immunity from construction injury lawsuit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 2, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A member of defense counsel says the Borough of Conshohocken should be dismissed from a construction injury litigation due to legal immunity, or alternatively, that the case should be transferred to the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas.

Woman alleges she was denied job because of inaccurate Checkr report

By Louie Torres | Sep 2, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia resident has filed a class-action suit against a consumer reporting agency alleging its inaccurate report cost her a job.

Carnegie man alleged to owe more than $3,000 on student loan

By Louie Torres | Sep 2, 2016

PITTSBURGH – The federal government alleges a Carnegie man owes on a student loan.

Man alleges he was wrongfully terminated as assistant manager at Walmart store

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 3, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – An assistant manager alleges he was wrongfully terminated for requesting workers' compensation benefits after being injured on the job.

Woman claims property owners didn't keep parking lot safe

By Louie Torres | Sep 6, 2016

PITTSBURGH – A woman is suing HE Brickman Group Ltd. LLC n/k/a Brightview Landscapes LLC, Brickman Facility Solutions LLC n/k/a Brightview Enterprise Solutions LLC, Brightview Landscape Services Inc. and Brightview Landscape Development Inc., alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Woman, employer accused of negligence in connection with crash

By Louie Torres | Sep 6, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A couple are suing Marlo Eleam and Pittsburgh for Kids Only Childcare Inc., a Pennsylvania business and its employee, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

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