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Superior Court of Pennsylvania derails $597,000 judgment against railway companies

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has overturned a $597,000 judgment against American Premier Underwriters Inc., Consolidated Rail Corp., CSX Transportation, et al. and returned the case back to the lower court for further proceedings because of the actions of the appellee's counsel.

Award of unemployment benefits to terminated Philadelphia Fresh Foods employee upheld by court

HARRISBURG – Philadelphia Fresh Foods LLC’s petition for review of an Unemployment Compensation Board of Review order granting unemployment compensation benefits to a former company employee was unsuccessful, according to a Nov. 14 Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania opinion upholding the board’s decision.

Commonwealth Court upholds denial of former Kinder Morgan worker's benefits claim

HARRISBURG – The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board was right to deny workers’ compensation benefits to a former Kinder Morgan Inc. based on its application of the “mental-mental” standard to the claimant’s mental disability claim, according to an opinion filed Nov. 14 by the Commonwealth Court.

Superior Court affirms preliminary injunction ruling to Tyco Fire Products against former employee

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania on Nov. 17 affirmed a trial court decision granting a preliminary injunction to Tyco International Management Co. LLC and Tyco Fire Products LP in a dispute with a former employee whom Tyco officials accused of violating employment contracts after taking a job with a competing company.

Gun owner's case against Stroud Township remanded back to trial court

HARRISBURG – The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania remanded a case back to trial court involving a Stroud Township gun owner who challenged the constitutionality of not being allowed to discharge firearms on his property due to a local ordinance.

American International Relocation Solutions seeks to direct former employee to cease working for competitor

PITTSBURGH – A Pittsburgh company claims a Connecticut man is working for a direct competitor in violation of an agreement.

California firm illegally pursued debt, Philly litigant claims

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia woman believes a California financial firm improperly pursued an alleged debt against her and violated federal and state laws in the process.

Philly construction company defendants performed inadequate work, according to homeowner

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia homeowner has launched legal proceedings against a local construction company for allegedly performing incomplete work not up to the specifications of the agreement which the parties entered last year.

Aston plaintiffs claim they lost $5K of trade-in value due to dealer's misrepresentations

PHILADELPHIA – A couple who lost $5,000 in trade-in value on their vehicle allege this was the result of a Philadelphia auto dealer misrepresenting the vehicle’s condition when they first purchased it in 2013.

Lawsuit: Ford Focus' retail condition violated applicable state and federal laws

PHILADELPHIA – A York County couple claim the new Ford Focus vehicle they purchased in 2014 contained a defective transmission not able to be repaired after four separate attempts, in a recently-filed lawsuit.

Florida tops tort reform group's list of ‘Judicial Hellholes,' while California No. 2

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California, City of St. Louis Circuit Court, New York City’s asbestos court and Philadelphia round out the American Tort Reform Association’s top five this year.

Hidden City Philadelphia website claims ABC appropriated its name and trademark for video report series

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia-based news website has sued the American Broadcasting Company for trademark infringement and disparagement, claiming the network improperly used the website’s name to produce a series of feature news videos on historic locations in the city.

Plaintiff sues Philly museum after alleged assault at New Year's Eve party in 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff who alleges he was brutally beaten at a New Year’s Eve party held at a Philadelphia museum two years ago has commenced litigation against all parties he feels are responsible for his injuries.

Mount Lebanon Township responsible for plaintiff's accident and subsequent injuries, suit says

PITTSBURGH – A woman allegedly injured in a fall on a main street in Mount Lebanon has, along with her spouse, sued the municipality for failing to repair the conditions which led to her accident.

Deli employee for Wal-Mart sues Sherwin-Williams after fall allegedly caused by floor coating

PITTSBURGH – A Wal-Mart deli employee allegedly injured and burned when she fell as a result of a glossy floor coating, has sued a prominent manufacturer of that substance for damages.

Strike 3 Holdings alleges 40 of its adult movies were unlawfully distributed online

PHILADELPHIA – The owner of adult motion pictures alleges an unknown BitTorrent user illegal distributed its movies online.

CFPB alleges Heartland Campus Solutions has not complied with CID

PITTSBURGH – A student loan servicer is alleged to have failed to comply with a federal agency's demand.

Former PPG Architectural Coating alleges he is owed unpaid overtime wages

PITTSBURGH – A Cranberry Township business is alleged to have failed to pay overtime wages.

Labor unions allege Extreme Electric breached bargaining agreement

PITTSBURGH – A Monongahela electrical contractor and subcontractor is alleged to have failed to submit reports to a labor union.

After breakup, court asked to determine who gets the dog

HARRISBURG – The state Superior Court has upheld a trial court's ruling in a case involving a separated couple's fight over the ownership of a dog.