News from 2016

Man sues Dart Container over allegations of FMLA violation, retaliation

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 14, 2016

HARRISBURG – A man is suing his employer after he was allegedly terminated from his job of nearly 30 years, claiming it was due to taking medical leave.

Apple American Group sues Ohio contractor over allegations of negligence

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 14, 2016

PITTSBURGH – Apple American Group, owners of the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar franchises, is suing an Ohio contractor after the defendant purportedly was negligent in the completion of a project.

Former employee sues HMP Communications over claims she was fired because of her disabilities

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 14, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Sellersville woman is suing her former employer claiming that she was terminated because of her disabilities.

Couple sues Best Western after they were allegedly exposed to carbon monoxide

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 14, 2016

HARRISBURG – A couple is suing Best Western over claims that they were allegedly exposed to carbon monoxide poisoning while staying at the hotel.

Philadelphia companies could face fines, lawsuits if they violate new background check rules

By Jacob Bielanski | Jan 14, 2016

Under new rules in Philadelphia, employers will need to be avoid asking questions about an applicant’s criminal background or risk facing private lawsuits and city fines.

Third Circuit upholds dismissal of discrimination suit against Bank of America, Wells Fargo Bank

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 15, 2016

On Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed a trial court’s dismissal of a discrimination lawsuit filed by a military veteran and business owner against the small business banking departments of two major national banks.

Federal appeals court dismisses Conewago police chief's civil rights suit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 15, 2016

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has upheld a trial court decision which dismissed a civil rights complaint filed by a Pennsylvania police chief against his town’s Board of Supervisors.

Federal judge denies motion to stay in proposed class action case against Trans Union

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 15, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A major credit reporting agency’s motion to stay proceedings in a prospective class-action lawsuit filed against it has been denied without prejudice in federal court.

Federal court dismisses discrimination suit from former Philly Streets Department employee

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 15, 2016

An aspiring firefighter and former laborer for Philadelphia's Streets Department who filed a race discrimination suit against various city officials under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, has now had that suit dismissed in federal court.

Federal judge strikes third complaint against Bucknell University officials, sanctions plaintiff counsel

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 15, 2016

An attorney for a group of former Bucknell University students suing their alma mater and various school officials and law enforcement officers in federal court has been sanctioned by that same court.

Media company claims former employee left for competitor, breached agreement

By Kari Valence | Jan 15, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A New Jersey media company is suing a former sales executive claiming she violated its non-compete agreement.

Woman sues employer over allegations of sexual harassment

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 15, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Croydon woman is suing her former employer after she alleges that she was the subject of sexual harassment on multiple occasions.

Man sues MacLane PA over alleged ADA violations

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 15, 2016

HARRISBURG – A man is suing his employer alleging he was retaliated against due to his disabilities.

Nurse sues her employer, insurance provider over allegations of denied benefits

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 15, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A woman is suing her employer and insurance provider after she claims she is unable to work, yet was denied benefits.

Woman seeks damages, alleges she was terminated while on medical leave

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 16, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – An Ocean, New Jersey woman is suing her employer over claims she was terminated while on approved leave to recover from an illness.

Fired employee alleges Lackawanna County violated medical leave act

By Robbie Hargett | Jan 19, 2016

SCRANTON— A Pennsylvania woman is suing Lackawanna County, alleging it violated her medical leave rights.

Allstate alleges Guagliardo Plumbing negligence caused furnace fire

By Robbie Hargett | Jan 19, 2016

HARRISBURG—Allstate is suing a New York plumbing and heating equipment company, alleging negligence caused a furnace fire that substantially damaged a home.

Arlington Industries alleges Ply Gem infringed on patent

By Robbie Hargett | Jan 19, 2016

SCRANTON—A Scranton-based electrical and communications products developer is suing an exterior buildings products company and its subsidiaries, alleging they infringed on a patent.

Employee alleges Chipotle fired him over wife's disability

By Robbie Hargett | Jan 19, 2016

PITTSBURGH -- An Allegheny County man is suing Chipotle, alleging he was fired after telling the defendant about his wife's disability.

Employee alleges Advanced Urgent Care did not pay overtime

By Robbie Hargett | Jan 19, 2016

PHILADELPHIA -- A Douglassville woman is suing a Berks County urgent care facility and its owner, alleging unpaid overtime.

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