News from September 2016

Woman claims Southwest Airlines discriminated against her

By Louie Torres | Sep 8, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A former employee is suing Southwest Airlines, citing alleged retaliation and racial discrimination.

Business claims man didn't pay for produce

By Louie Torres | Sep 8, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania business is suing David Moore, an individual, citing alleged breach of contract and unpaid debt.

Motorist Jodi Lamark accused of failing to keep proper lookout

By Louie Torres | Sep 9, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A couple's lawsuit claims motorist Jodi Lamark is at fault in a collision.

Worker blames Norfolk Southern, Renzenberger for hand injuries

By Louie Torres | Sep 9, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A man is blaming his former employer and a contracted firm for an alleged incident in which his fingers were crushed.

Driver Susan E. Wray accused of negligence in collision

By Louie Torres | Sep 9, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A motorist is suing Susan E. Wray, alleging that the defendant is at fault in a collision.

Volvo Trucks North America faces accusation after crash

By Louie Torres | Sep 9, 2016

HARRISBURG — A couple's lawsuit against Volvo Trucks North America Inc. and Nuss Truck and Equipment alleges design defect, negligence and product liability in connection with a crash.

Urban Outfitters accused of not accommodating disability

By Louie Torres | Sep 9, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A former employee is suing Urban Outfitters Inc., alleging violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Philadelphia teacher's reinstatement serves as reminder for schools to follow termination laws

By Carrie Salls | Sep 9, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A recent Commonwealth Court ruling that reinstated a Philadelphia teacher stands as a clear reminder to school districts of the importance of following the proper employee termination laws and procedures.

Court overturns decision to reinstate teacher after alleged sexual relationship with former student

By JoAnn Seltzer | Sep 9, 2016

LEBANON – The Lebanon County Court has overturned an arbitrator's decision to allow a teacher to continue teaching in a school 10 years after he had a romantic relationship with a student.

Counselor says motivation for withdrawal from senior center fall case is shielded by attorney-client privilege

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 9, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Plaintiff counsel in a senior center’s slip-and-fall lawsuit has elected to file papers to exit that litigation, for reasons yet to be disclosed in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

Philadelphia court to decide merit and timeliness of objections in apartment complex liability case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 9, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – The timeliness of preliminary objections has become the subject of debate in an apartment slip-and-fall case originating at a residential complex in Upper Darby.

Legal confidentiality protects reasons for withdrawal, plaintiff attorney says

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 9, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff attorney representing an injured party in a hotel’s premises liability lawsuit has chosen to withdraw from that same suit, citing reasons he says are protected by legal confidentiality.

Woman claims Unum Life Insurance Company of America owes her disability benefits

By Louie Torres | Sep 13, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A woman is suing an insurer over an allegedly improper denial of long-term disability benefits.

Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston accused of wrongly denying disability benefits

By Louie Torres | Sep 13, 2016

HARRISBURG — A woman is suing an insurer over an allegedly improper decision not to pay her long-term disability benefits.

Quatro Systems accused of failing to pay for goods

By Louie Torres | Sep 13, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A California corporation is claiming a Pennsylvania company breached a contract.

Defense attorney says false arrest, imprisonment lawsuit against Philly officer violates statutes of limitations

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 13, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia man’s false arrest and false imprisonment lawsuit against a local homicide detective is untimely and should be dismissed for being filed after the relevant statutes of limitations expired, says defense counsel in the case.

Objection motions still on the table after rescheduled hearing in New Jersey auto accident case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 13, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Three motions for preliminary objection motions in a car accident lawsuit remain left to be decided, subsequent to a rescheduled hearing last week in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

Caring Heart Rehabilitation and Nursing Center accused of not paying proper overtime

By Louie Torres | Sep 13, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — An employee has filed a class action lawsuit against Caring Heart Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Inc., alleging that the employer failed to follow wage laws.

Woman says Advertising Specialty Institute violated wage laws

By Louie Torres | Sep 13, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A woman has filed a class-action lawsuit against Advertising Specialty Institute Inc., alleging that the company failed to pay her overtime wages.

Court finds no religious endorsement by Shickshinny over sign giving directions to church

By Carrie Salls | Sep 13, 2016

SHICKSHINNY – A former Shickshinny Borough council member has lost her fight to have a sign that was approved and installed by the town, which gave directions to a church, declared a violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.

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