News from July 2017

Steelworkers Pension claims Remaly Manufacturing delinquent on union payments

By Louie Torres | Jul 3, 2017

ERIE — A union is suing Remaly Manufacturing Co. Inc., alleging that the contractor did not make its required payments to the labor group.

Painters union says Metro Glass and Metal failed to make monthly payments

By Louie Torres | Jul 3, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — A union is suing Metro Glass and Metal, Marrero Glass and Metal Inc. and Jaime Marrero Sr., alleging breach of contract for failing to send employee contributions to the labor group.

Developer, facing $20M jury verdict, loses appeal

By Carrie Salls | Jul 3, 2017

HARRISBURG — Real estate developer Pulte Homes of PA LP will be required to pay $20 million awarded to Applecross Club Operations LLC and will not be granted a new trial, according to a ruling issued June 13 by the state Superior Court.

Widow wins case on appeal regarding late husband's loans with Manufacturer’s and Trader’s Trust Company

By Dee Thompson | Jul 3, 2017

HARRISBURG — The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has ruled that a widow is not responsible for paying off all of her late husband's loans, even though the bank insisted she sign as a guarantor for some of them.

Superior Court affirms dismissal of discrimination case against Drexel University

By Carrie Salls | Jul 3, 2017

HARRISBURG – A former Drexel University medical student lost the latest round of a legal battle in which he claimed that several medical school officials breached the student handbook when they allegedly dismissed him from the university because of his race.

Commonwealth Court rules against state police in bingo dispute

By Dee Thompson | Jul 3, 2017

HARRISBURG — The question of what exactly constitutes a game of bingo is at the heart of the recent ruling by the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.

Commonwealth Court reinstates Butler County's 911 case

By Glenn Minnis | Jul 3, 2017

HARRISBURG – The Commonwealth Court on June 8 reversed a lower court’s decision sustaining CenturyLink Communications' and numerous telephone providers' objections to the County of Butler’s complaints about payments for 911 services.

American Textile Company Inc files motion to dismiss patent infringement claim

By Zachary Lewis | Jul 3, 2017

PITTSBURGH — American Textile Company Inc. has filed a motion to dismiss against an infringement claim made by Hollander Sleep Products LLC.

Superior Court rejects client's attempt to file new lawsuit against his former attorneys

By John Myers | Jul 3, 2017

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Superior Court has affirmed a Philadelphia County opinion rejecting a motion to file a new claim in an ongoing dispute between a client and his former attorneys.

Veterinary practice calls allegations against it 'immaterial, impertinent and scandalous'

By Zachary Lewis | Jul 3, 2017

PITTSBURGH — University Veterinary Specialists LLC (UVS) has filed a motion to dismiss a staff manager’s wrongful termination complaint, citing lack of factual elements and subject matter jurisdiction.

State Supreme Court rules fired worker not entitled to see personnel file

By David Hutton | Jul 3, 2017

HARRISBURG — In a case that ultimately could have far-reaching impact across the state, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that terminated employees are precluded from inspecting their personnel files.

Superior Court rules against couple who complained of 'fishy' paint odor

By Dee Thompson | Jul 3, 2017

HARRISBURG — A couple who allege that an interior paint product caused health issues has lost their appeal of the lower court ruling, which was in favor of Benjamin Moore & Co.

Stage employees union leader sues group for allegedly denying his rights under CBA

By Louie Torres | Jul 3, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — A union leader is suing the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 8 and its representative Michael Barnes, Kimmel Center Inc. and Elliott-Lewis Corporation, alleging breach of duty.

Optum, Optuminsight ask court to dismiss TCPA lawsuit brought by doctor over fax

By Carrie Salls | Jul 3, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — Optum Inc. and Optuminsight Inc. are asking the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to dismiss a class action lawsuit filed against them by a doctor who claims that the Optum entities illegally sent unsolicited faxes to him and other potential class members, according to a motion filed on June 15.

Former Penn State employee alleges interference with FMLA

By Louie Torres | Jul 3, 2017

SCRANTON — An employee is suing Penn State University, alleging violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

School police officer's defamation lawsuit can go on; TV station reported he was fired over child sex abuse allegations

By Glenn Minnis | Jul 3, 2017

HARRISBURG — The state Superior Court has determined that a former school police supervisor should be able to continue with his defamation suit against a CBS-owned station that reported he was terminated over child sex abuse allegations.

Lancaster roofing supply company's lawsuit says Philly firm breached contract with it

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 3, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A Lancaster-based roofing supply company claims another roofing company based in Philadelphia breached its contract with it, in excess of $8,000.00 and associated interest.

Philly woman alleges she was sold defective Chevrolet vehicle by GM

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 3, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia woman alleges General Motors violated federal and state laws when it sold her a used vehicle she claims had several mechanical defects.

Bristol couple say Comcast technician caused $100K of fire damage to their residence

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 3, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A couple claim they suffered more than $100,000 in fire damage to their marital residence, due to the alleged negligence of a Comcast technician dispatched to install new equipment and repair existing cable connections on the property.

Uber seeks judgment as drivers pursue hourly wages while on-call

By John Revak | Jul 5, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — Lawyers for the transportation company Uber have moved for partial summary judgment in a lawsuit between the company and its UberBLACK drivers.

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