News from May 2017

Employee says convenience store owner failed to pay her overtime

By Louie Torres | May 4, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — A cashier is suing a group of convenience stores and their owner, citing alleged unpaid wages, violation of applicable minimum wage law and violation of Workers' Compensation acts.

Photographer says McGraw-Hill used photos outside of licensing agreement

By Louie Torres | May 4, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — A photographer is suing McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings LLC and McGraw-Hill School Education Holdings LLC, citing alleged copyright infringement.

Wheel makers not responsible for foot injury suffered at modular home manufacturing site, Superior Court rules

By Tabitha Fleming | May 4, 2017

HARRISBURG — The Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently denied an appeal seeking injury damages by a former employee at a modular home manufacturing plant in Renniger v. A&R Machine Shop and Cass Hudson Company.

Suit alleges Medical Supply Inc. did not provide overtime pay

By Louie Torres | May 4, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — Two employees have filed a class action suit against Medical Supply Inc., alleging they are owed overtime pay.

Employee says Navmar, military contractor, failed to pay adequate overtime

By Louie Torres | May 4, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — A California man has filed a class action lawsuit against Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation, a defense contractor, citing alleged unpaid wages and violation of minimum wage law.

Complaint alleges that Troy Bilt pressure washer caused injuries

By Louie Torres | May 4, 2017

PITTSBURGH — A Cranberry Township couple are suing MTD Products Inc. d/b/a Troy Bilt LLC, and Briggs & Stratton Corporation, alleging they should be liable for injuries arising from the use of a pressure washer.

Former Macy's employee says Prudential wrongly cut off disability benefits

By Louie Torres | May 4, 2017

PITTSBURGH — A former Macy's sales associate is suing Prudential Insurance Company of America, citing alleged breach of contract for denying her long-term disability benefits.

Woman says local United Cerebral Palsy group failed to pay overtime

By Louie Torres | May 4, 2017

SCRANTON — An employee is suing United Cerebral Palsy of South Central Pennsylvania Inc. and Donald C. McVay, the organization's president, citing alleged unpaid wages, violation of applicable minimum wage law and violation of Workers' Compensation acts.

Engineers say AES Drilling Fluids withheld overtime pay

By Louie Torres | May 4, 2017

PITTSBURGH — Two employees have filed a class action lawsuit against AES Drilling Fluids LLC, citing alleged unjust enrichment, unpaid wages and violation of Workers' Compensation acts.

Court won't affirm Oren as deputy constable because of past troubles with law

By Dee Thompson | May 4, 2017

HARRISBURG — The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has affirmed a lower court's denial of a petition to appoint JohnCarlo Oren as the deputy constable for the Borough of Delaware Water Gap.

Staffing company says former recruiter took confidential trade information

By Louie Torres | May 4, 2017

SCRANTON — A recruiting and employment services company is suing David Coleman, a former recruiter, citing alleged breach of contract, breach of duty and unfair competition for taking confidential information.

USA Technologies sues Israeli firm for allegedly failing to deliver cashless payment technology

By Louie Torres | May 4, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — A mobile payment technology company is suing On Track Innovations Ltd. and OTI America Inc., an Israeli company and its American entity, citing alleged breach of contract.

N.Y. law firm asks malpractice case filed against it to be dismissed for plaintiff's lack of cooperation

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 4, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A New York City law firm accused of malpractice in a protracted legal battle spanning four years and counting has asked a federal court to dismiss the case filed against it, due to the plaintiffs’ alleged failure to comply with court orders.

Restaurant that allegedly served mashed potatoes containing metal denies plaintiff's allegations

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 4, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – Counsel for a West Oak Lane neighborhood restaurant have denied the allegations made by a Philadelphia man who says he was injured when he bit down on a metal button hidden in his mashed potatoes.

Third Circuit dismisses pizzeria driver's complaint against former employer for lack of standing

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 4, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A trio of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit have upheld a prior District Court ruling and dismissed the complaint of a former pizza delivery driver against his employer, for lack of basis and standing.

Suit claims Prudential wrongly cut off disability benefits

By Louie Torres | May 5, 2017

SCRANTON — A Ross Township man is suing The Prudential Insurance Company of America, citing alleged breach of contract for denying his long-term disability claims.

Exotic dancer files class action against owner of Vanity Grand Cabaret for unpaid wages

By Louie Torres | May 5, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — An exotic dancer has filed a class action lawsuit against SRM Enterprises LLC, alleging it failed to pay its performers a regular hourly rate.

Boston Market says Bloomsburg restaurant infringes on trademarks

By Louie Torres | May 5, 2017

SCRANTON — A well-known restaurant chain is suing Frank Nashar, Boston Style Chicken and ABC Company, citing alleged copyright infringement and unfair competition.

Woman alleges negligence, trespassing against CIT Bank

By Louie Torres | May 5, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — An individual is suing CIT Bank and Safeguard Properties, citing alleged intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence.

Suit claims Alabama scaffolding business owes more than $4 million settlement for injuries

By Louie Torres | May 5, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — A Cornwall man is suing an Alabama scaffolding business, alleging breach of contract for failing to pay a settlement to him for injuries he suffered after falling off scaffolding.

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