News from May 2017

Procter & Gamble says defendant tried to double-claim insurance payout for deceased

By Louie Torres | May 15, 2017

SCRANTON — An arm of Procter & Gamble is suing Margaret M. Losinger and the estate of Jeffrey Rolison, citing alleged breach of contract.

Suit claims Syncreon.US fired employee for requesting FMLA leave

By Louie Torres | May 15, 2017

SCRANTON — A former employee is suing Syncreon.US Inc., an employer, citing alleged retaliation and violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Beer distributor denies allegations in lawsuit over broken Corona bottle

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 15, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A beer distributor has categorically denied assertions they were responsible for injuries a plaintiff suffered when a Corona beer bottle he was holding unexpectedly broke in his hand.

Former Drexel University medical student's discrimination complaint dismissed without prejudice

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 15, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A panel of federal appellate court judges dismissed the appeal of a former Drexel University medical student who filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the academic institution, for lack of jurisdiction and without prejudice.

Woman whose bowel was cut nearly in half during hysterectomy to get new trial, appeals court rules

By Melissa Busch | May 15, 2017

PITTSBURGH — An appeals court granted a new trial to a woman who lost her medical malpractice suit against a surgeon who severed her bowel while performing her hysterectomy.

Plaintiff who claims Marshall's denied her employment renews her complaint versus the department store

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 16, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A woman suing the parent company of Marshall’s department stores and alleging unlawfully denied her employment due to a prior aggravated assault conviction is renewing her complaint against the company.

Third-party complaint connected to exploding jar lawsuit versus Christmas Tree Shops is dismissed

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 16, 2017

ALLENTOWN – A third-party lawsuit filed by holiday-themed retailer Christmas Tree Shops, Inc. against Home Essentials & Beyond has been dismissed from federal court.

Suit alleges woman wrongfully collected mother's Social Security benefits after her death

By Louie Torres | May 17, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — The federal government is suing Deborah Byrd, citing alleged breach of contract for failing to notify it of a beneficiary's death and collecting benefits.

Recycling company says former president used proprietary data to start competitor

By Louie Torres | May 17, 2017

ERIE — A Cochranton company is suing Buck Baldwin and Envirothink Inc., a former employee and the company he founded, citing alleged breach of duty.

Woman files suit claiming she is sole beneficiary of deceased's retirement plan

By Louie Torres | May 17, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — A woman is suing Procter and Gamble Company, Procter and Gamble Retirement Plans and AON Hewitt, citing alleged breach of contract and breach of duty.

City of Philadelphia denies liability for damage to Verizon conduits and copper wire in 2015 water main break

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 17, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – The City of Philadelphia denies it is responsible for damage to Verizon Pennsylvania’s telecommunications equipment, damages sustained as a result of the break of a City-owned water main two summers ago.

Fyre Festival's flame-out leads to federal lawsuit in Pennsylvania court

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 17, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – The epic crash-and-burn surrounding the ill-fated Fyre Festival has resulted in a Pennsylvania-based event company filing a lawsuit against the festival and its organizers in federal court, charging they engaged in breach of contract, fraud and negligence.

Longhorn Steakhouse patron allegedly injured by plate shards settles with restaurant chain

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 17, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff who claimed illness and injury from allegedly being served shards of a broken plate at a Longhorn Steakhouse in Hamilton Township, N.J., has settled with the popular casual dining restaurant chain.

Suit alleges real estate firm fraudulently colluded with buyers who intended to 'flip' home

By Louie Torres | May 17, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — A Florida woman is suing Allan Domb and Allan Domb Real Estate Inc., citing alleged breach of duty and fraud.

Equitrust sues to restrain potential beneficiaries from making competing claims

By Louie Torres | May 17, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — An insurance company is suing several potential beneficiaries alleging that the parties, which are making competing life insurance claims to a payout, are opening it up to liability.

Suit alleges Fiat Chrysler misled customers on fuel efficiency

By Louie Torres | May 18, 2017

PITTSBURGH — A New Castle company has filed a class-action lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobile M.V. and FCAUS LLC, vehicle manufacturers, citing alleged design defect, liability, negligence and product liability.

Consumer files class action against Samsung for overheating cell phones

By Louie Torres | May 18, 2017

PITTSBURGH — An individual has filed a class action lawsuit against Samsung Electronics America Inc., alleging design defect, liability and product liability for selling cell phones that overheated and caught fire.

Case & Sons Cutlery says Colorado knife seller infringed trademarks

By Louie Torres | May 18, 2017

ERIE — A Pennsylvania cutlery seller is suing Roadsideimports LLC, a Colorado company, citing alleged unfair competition for using the plaintiff's trademark on its products.

Allen Sleep Trend Pad infringes on patent, company claims

By Louie Torres | May 18, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — A New Kensington corporation is suing Allen Medical Systems Inc., a Massachusetts business, citing alleged patent infringement.

Former employees bring class action against MEC Construction for unpaid wages

By Louie Torres | May 18, 2017

PITTSBURGH — Two former employees have filed a class action lawsuit against MEC Construction LLC, of Mount Morris, citing alleged unpaid wages and violation of Workers' Compensation acts.

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