News from April 2017

Rent-A-Center employee claims retailer fired him for missing work due to disability

By Louie Torres | Apr 3, 2017

A Latrobe man is suing Rent-A-Center Inc., a rent-to-own retailer, citing an alleged violation of provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Brewpub claims competing establishment advertises under too-similar name

By Louie Torres | Apr 3, 2017

A Pittsburgh brewery is suing Stone Church Pizza & Brewpub LLC, citing alleged unfair competition for advertising under similar names.

Bus repair company claims P. Ferguson Transportation failed to pay for equipment

By Louie Torres | Apr 3, 2017

A Pennsylvania bus equipment and repair company is suing P. Ferguson Transportation Inc., citing alleged breach of contract for failure to pay for equipment it has received from the plaintiff.

Labor Department sues CEO of Holland Acquisitions for avoiding paying overtime wages

By Louie Torres | Apr 3, 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor is suing Robert Gaudin, individually and as CEO of Holland Acquisitions Inc., citing alleged unpaid wages and violation of workers compensation acts.

Woman claims Hartford Life erroneously terminated her disability benefits

By Louie Torres | Apr 3, 2017

An Allegheny County woman is suing Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company, citing alleged breach of contract for denying her long-term disability claim.

Wardrobe supervisor contends Pittsburgh Opera didn't pay overtime

By Louie Torres | Apr 3, 2017

An employee is suing Pittsburgh Opera Inc., citing alleged unpaid debt and violation of workers compensation acts for failure to pay overtime wages.

Movie studio files lawsuit against individuals for allegedly digitally sharing film

By Louie Torres | Apr 3, 2017

A Nevada film production company is suing a group of eight unnamed individuals, citing alleged copyright infringement in sharing copies of its film.

Carpenters union claims Nuway failed to make contributions to fund per contract

By Louie Torres | Apr 3, 2017

A labor group is suing Nuway Scaffolding LLC, a contractor, citing alleged breach of contract for failing to make union payments.

Third Circuit affirms dismissal of man's anti-trust suit against eBay, Obama

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 4, 2017

A plaintiff who sued the prominent e-commerce company and former President Barack Obama for anti-trust and breach of contract claims has had the dismissal of his case affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Union charges GMS Elevator Services with failure to pay benefit funds

By Louie Torres | Apr 4, 2017

A union is suing GMS Elevator Services Inc. and GMS owners Pamela Simpkins and Gordon Matthew Simpkins, citing alleged breach of contract for failing to make union benefits contributions required by contract.

Pittsburgh family's insurance company files against Electrolux for fire allegedly caused by appliance

By Louie Torres | Apr 5, 2017

An insurance company, on behalf of two consumers, is suing Electrolux Home Products Inc., a Charlotte-based appliance maker, citing alleged design defect, negligence and product liability for a fire.

Firefighters allege operator of Lehigh Valley International Airport failed to pay overtime

By Louie Torres | Apr 5, 2017

A group of firefighters have sued Lehigh Northampton Airport Authority, an airport operator, citing alleged unpaid wages for overtime.

Rep. Grove makes push for state commerce court

By Mike Helenthal | Apr 5, 2017

The Pennsylvania lawmaker is hoping a newer, streamlined approach to handling corporate litigation will improve the state’s overall business climate.

Man who received telemarketing on cell phone files class action against Dressbarn

By Louie Torres | Apr 5, 2017

A class action lawsuit was filed against Ascena Retail Group Inc. d/b/a Dressbarn last month, citing alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Pa. warranty provider says Georgia home builder breached builder agreement

By Louie Torres | Apr 6, 2017

A Pennsylvania home warranty company is suing Taylor Morrison of Georgia LLC, citing alleged breach of contract.

Man claims faulty airbag made by Takata in his Honda caused severe injuries

By Louie Torres | Apr 6, 2017

A Perry County man is suing Takata Corporation, TK Holdings Inc., Honda Motor Co. Ltd., Honda R & D Co. Ltd., American Honda Motor Co. Inc. and Honda of America Mfg. Inc., citing insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries, liability, negligence and product liability for an alleged design defect affecting an airbag made by Takata.

Lebanon herbicide seller alleges ICT Organics used identical mark on products

By Louie Torres | Apr 6, 2017

A Lebanon corporation is suing ICT Organics LLC, based in Baltimore, citing alleged copyright infringement and unfair competition for using identical marks on a product it sells.

Verona man says Nationstar failed to correctly adjust mortgage debt

By Louie Torres | Apr 6, 2017

A property owner in Verona is suing Nationstar Mortgage LLC, a Texas company, citing alleged breach of duty.

WPEE claims Star Electric failed to make union benefit contributions

By Louie Torres | Apr 6, 2017

An electrical workers' union is suing Star Electric Company Inc., a Pittsburgh contractor, citing alleged breach of contract.

Medicine Shoppe quickly dismissed from lawsuit over medication

By Louie Torres | Apr 6, 2017

PITTSBURGH - A Maryland couple were suing Medicine Shoppe International Inc. and Cais Inc. d/b/a Pharma Care Infusion Services Inc., alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence, but have quickly dropped Medicine Shoppe from the lawsuit.

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