News from September 2016

Third Circuit says car loan payment agreement not fraudulent in appealed case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 19, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A federal appellate court denied a Philadelphia man’s attempt to overturn a trial court ruling stating a loan agreement he entered into to purchase an automobile was not fraudulent.

Superior Court reinstates couple's UTPCPL complaint versus home building company

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 19, 2016

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has reinstated a couple’s complaint against a building company which allegedly applied stucco improperly, causing moisture infiltration and subsequently, the presence of mold in their home.

Granada Apartments partnership accused of defaulting on mortgage

By Louie Torres | Sep 20, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A financial institution is suing an apartment partnership based in New York, citing alleged breach of contract.

Temple University Health System accused of bungling insurance plan

By Louie Torres | Sep 20, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A widow is suing a supplemental life insurance plan administrator, citing alleged breach of contract.

Hanover Foods accused of violating FMLA law

By Louie Torres | Sep 20, 2016

HARRISBURG — A former employee is suing Hanover Foods Corporation, citing alleged retaliation, violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act and wrongful termination.

Medical providers, officials blamed for death of inmate

By Louie Torres | Sep 20, 2016

PITTSBURGH — An administrator of a deceased man's estate is suing several health care providers, Butler County officials and correctional employees, claiming inadequate medical care led to a jail inmate's death.

Total Elevator Company accused of not paying labor contributions

By Louie Torres | Sep 20, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — Trustees of labor funds are suing employers, alleging breach of contract.

Health care providers fire employees who refuse flu shots, face lawsuits

By Andrew Burger | Sep 20, 2016

PHILADELPHIA - An August decision by a Philadelphia judge affirmed a Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital's right to fire an employee who refused a flu shot as it was determined the employee's denial wasn't based on religion.

Attorney says Eastern University knew of alleged overtime pay violations

By Carrie Salls | Sep 20, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – An attorney for a former maintenance worker who filed a lawsuit raising allegations of wage law violations against Eastern University, a private Christian school in St. Davids, said the university had been notified that it was not complying with overtime laws.

Asbestos attorneys: Supreme Court decision hasn't brought flood of suits against employers

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 20, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Though a 2013 state Supreme Court decision might have worried employers that they’d be dragged into asbestos lawsuits over Workers’ Compensation issues, asbestos attorneys say that it hasn’t happened too often.

Erie Insurance Group accused of breaching contract

By Louie Torres | Sep 21, 2016

PITTSBURGH — Two insurance consumers are suing Erie Insurance Exchange, citing alleged breach of contract.

Real estate brokers accused of breaching contract

By Louie Torres | Sep 21, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A married couple's lawsuit against three real estate brokers alleges breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation.

McKeesport Police Department accused of wrongful acts in detention

By Louie Torres | Sep 21, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A woman is suing the City of McKeesport Police Department, alleging assault, defamation and excessive force.

Island Studios, Smithfield Street Productions accused of not paying invoices

By Louie Torres | Sep 21, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A Pittsburgh law firm is suing Island Studios LLC and Smithfield Street Productions Inc. of Pennsylvania, citing alleged breach of contract and failure to pay for completed work.

Woman says United Food and Commercial Workers funds denied payment for care

By The Penn Record | Sep 21, 2016

SCRANTON — A retired union worker from Kunkletown is suing UFCW Local 464A Welfare Funds, Local 464A United Food and Commercial Workers Welfare Service Benefit Fund and Local 464A United Food and Commercial Benefit Fund, Board Of Trustees, citing alleged breach of fiduciary duty and discrimination.

Superior Court says old granulomatous disease not result of plaintiff's stay at Milton Hershey School

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 22, 2016

HARRISBURG – A school that a plaintiff attended and chores he performed there as a young man were not the cause of his serious pulmonary illness, according to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Commonwealth Court permits lung injury plaintiff to withdraw petition without prejudice

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 22, 2016

HARRISBURG – The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has affirmed a decision from the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board, allowing the modification of a Workers’ Compensation Judge’s (WCJ) decision dismissing Kurian T. Skaria’s petition with prejudice to dismissing the petition without prejudice.

NPS Corporation accused of patent infringement

By Louie Torres | Sep 22, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania company is suing Wisconsin-based NPS Corporation, alleging patent infringement.

Killion and Sons Well Service accused of wage law violation

By Louie Torres | Sep 22, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A man is suing his employer, Killion and Sons Well Service Inc.,, alleging violation of wage laws.

Aetna Life Insurance Company accused of wrongly denying benefits

By Louie Torres | Sep 22, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A man is suing Aetna Life Insurance Company and CA Inc. Short-Term Disability Plan, alleging breach of contract.

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