News from September 2016

Burn injuries blamed on web of negligence

By Louie Torres | Sep 6, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A couple are suing ADS Machinery Corp., Joe Lonigro in his individual capacity and as an employee of GE Industrial Systems Solutions Inc. d/b/a General Electric Co., and U.S. Security Associates Inc., citing alleged design defect, insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries, liability and negligence.

Labor funds claim employer fell short on contributions

By Louie Torres | Sep 6, 2016

HARRISBURG — Labor funds are suing Suburban Tile and Stone LLC , an employer, alleging breach of contract.

Man claims credit reports contain inaccurate information

By Louie Torres | Sep 6, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A man is suing TransUnion LLC, Experian Information Solutions Inc., Equifax Information Services LLC, Roundpoint Mortgage Company and Bank of America Home Loans, alleging negligent misrepresentation in consumer credit reporting.

Workers say Verizon, others owe overtime pay

By Louie Torres | Sep 6, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — Five employees have filed a class action lawsuit against Verizon Communications Inc., Tesing LLC, Evans Splicing LLC and PS Splicing LLC, employer, alleging violation of wage laws.

Former employee of Girl Scouts office claims violation of FMLA

By Louie Torres | Sep 6, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A former employee is suing Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania and CEO Patricia A. Burkart, alleging violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act and retaliation.

Woman claims inaccuracies are hurting credit score

By Louie Torres | Sep 6, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A woman is suing debt collector Ability Recovery Services LLC and employee Jim Evans, alleging misrepresentation in debt collection and negligent misrepresentation.

Former emergency room technician alleges disability discrimination

By The Penn Record | Sep 6, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A former emergency room technician is suing Aria Health System, a healthcare company, citing alleged disability discrimination, hostile work environment and wrongful termination.

Former conductor alleges injuries are due to railway company's negligence

By Gene Johnson | Sep 6, 2016

HARRISBURG – A former conductor for a railway service is suing his ex-employer over a claim that he has suffered lasting trauma to his lower body due to unsafe work conditions.

Pittsburgh Fraternal Order of Police president explains position on Act 47 challenge

By Robert Lawson | Sep 6, 2016

PITTSBURGH — The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) in Pittsburgh has been involved with a civic conundrum over police union member contracts and, as part of an Act 47 challenge, will now head to court over the matter.

Trucker, employer accused of being at fault in fatal crash

By Louie Torres | Sep 7, 2016

PITTSBURGH — An administrator of a deceased man's estate is suing truck driver Richard A. Wiegard and his employer, Brown's Orchards & Farm Market, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Woman blames theater for fall injuries

By Louie Torres | Sep 7, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A woman is suing Phoenix Theatres Entertainment LLC, a property owner, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries, liability and negligence.

Business accused of falling behind in taxes

By Louie Torres | Sep 7, 2016

PITTSBURGH — Two public bodies are suing MRG Food LLC, a Pennsylvania business, alleging unpaid tax debt.

Produce buyers accused of failure to pay

By Louie Torres | Sep 7, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania company is suing Cindy Kokowski and Brad Kokowski and their business Superior Produce Company, citing alleged breach of contract and unpaid debt.

Motorist accused of failure to control vehicle

By Louie Torres | Sep 7, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A motorist is suing Ashley Rager and Timothy Swango, driver and vehicle owner, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Lawyer objects for venue switch in assisted living facility resident's wrongful death action

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 7, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A defense attorney is attempting to switch the venue of a wrongful death and survival action brought by the estate of a former assisted living facility resident, from a Philadelphia court to the Berks County Court of Common Pleas.

Philly judge overrules motions for appearance withdrawal and alternative service in grocery fall case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 7, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas judge overruled motions for withdrawal of appearance and alternative service in a slip-and-fall case connected with the sidewalk outside a Philadelphia grocery market, before later determining parameters for proper and complete service of the complaint in question.

Defense gets punitive damages stricken in crash lawsuit, loses out on other preliminary objections

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 7, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Defense counsel representing a pair of drivers and their place of employment in a motor vehicle accident case has successfully petitioned to strike punitive damages through preliminary objections, but lost out in court on other objections related to improper venue and insufficient pleading of charges.

Pedestrian seeks compensation after allegedly being hit by delivery truck

By Louie Torres | Sep 8, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A pedestrian is suing Craig Distributing Company, Centre-Craig Distributing and employee Michael P. Custer, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Man says attempt to retrieve phone led to collision

By Louie Torres | Sep 8, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A man is suing motorist Alan Wilkins Jr., alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Man claims pre-recorded call violated telephone statutes

By Louie Torres | Sep 8, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A man is suing MMHTC Medwatch Limited a/k/a Medwatch USA a/k/a Medwatchusa.com, a New York business, citing alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes.

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