News from 2016

Nonprofit pursuing RICO claim, plans on seeking treble damages over bank account withdrawals

By Greg Travis | Jan 12, 2016

Attorneys for Inn Dwellers Inc. intend to seek treble penalties in a lawsuit brought against a consortium of Pennsylvania radio stations, media corporations and consulting firms.

Couple sue CSX Transportation alleging asbestos caused lung cancer

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 12, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Kentucky couple is suing CSX Transportation in connection with an allegedly asbestos-related cancer diagnosis.

Surrogacy disputes need legislation, not policy set by the courts, attorney says

By Kerry Goff | Jan 12, 2016

The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently agreed with a previous Pennsylvania trial court case, which ruled that a contract between a husband and wife with a gestational carrier would be declared binding and enforceable.

Man sues Amtrak alleging negligence in derailment accident

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 12, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A New York man is suing Amtrak following a train incident in which he allegedly was severely injured.

Technomark Life Sciences sued over breach of contract allegations

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 12, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A company in the United Kingdom is suing over claims the defendants failed to deliver the services it was paid for.

School district sued by former teacher over disability discrimination allegations

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 13, 2016

SCRANTON – A Spring Grove teacher is suing the School District of the City of York alleging that he was discriminated against because he is disabled.

Employees sue Eaglevillle Hospital alleging violations of FLSA, PMWA

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 13, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A group of employees are suing the Eagleville Hospital claiming that they routinely worked overtime and during their lunch breaks without being compensated.

Woman sues Celtic Healthcare after she was allegedly discriminated against due to health concerns

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 13, 2016

HARRISBURG – A woman is suing her employer claiming she was disciplined as a result of her medical conditions.

Photographer sues McGraw-Hill Education alleging copyright infringement

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 13, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A photographer is suing McGraw-Hill Education Holdings LLC alleging violation of copyright.

Southern Polymer Inc. sues buyer over breached contract allegations

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 13, 2016

PITTSBURGH – Southern Polymer Inc. is suing a buyer over allegations that the defendant breached its contract.

Recent wave of Pittsburgh disabilities lawsuits threatens company websites

By Vimbai Chikomo | Jan 13, 2016

A growing number of plaintiffs have filed lawsuits, particularly in the Pittsburgh federal court, against companies with websites they claim violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Pittsburgh's paid sick leave law ruled unenforceable

By Annie Hunt | Jan 13, 2016

Last month, a judge in Allegheny County struck down a Pittsburgh law that required employers to pay their employees a mandated amount of sick leave.

Federal judge says restaurateur adequately pled violations of RICO Act by supply company

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 13, 2016

A restaurant supply company’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit against it alleging violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act and various state law fraud claims has failed.

Advance Auto Parts granted summary judgment in former employee's discrimination suit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 13, 2016

A federal court granted summary judgment to Advance Auto Parts on Monday, in a race discrimination case filed against it by a former employee of Hispanic descent.

Philadelphia court official granted constitutional immunity from inmate's civil rights suit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 13, 2016

A Philadelphia Municipal Court official has been granted immunity and dismissed from a civil rights suit brought by a city inmate.

Third Circuit affirms dismissal of conspiracy claim against judge and fellow defendants

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 13, 2016

Third Circuit affirms dismissal of conspiracy claim against judge and fellow defendants

Court dismisses claims of man mistaken for twin during arrest

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 13, 2016

A federal court has dismissed a man’s claims against the City of Philadelphia for alleged failure to properly train the police officers who arrested him and a corrections officer who imprisoned him, in an apparent case of mistaken identity.

Greek trading group's motion to transfer vessel negligence suit to N.J. federal court denied

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 13, 2016

A Pennsylvania federal court has denied a motion from a Greek trading corporation to transfer a maritime negligence damages case filed against it to New Jersey federal court.

Aetna medical benefits case remanded to Montgomery County

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 13, 2016

A lawsuit filed by a Newtown Square couple against Aetna Insurance to recoup damages for uncovered medical services has been sent back to state court.

Man sues Amtrak alleging negligence over claims he was injured in accident

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 14, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A man is accusing Amtrak of negligence after an accident in Philadelphia last year that allegedly left him injured.

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