News from September 2017

Bell-Mark Technologies Corp. alleged to have failed to pay overtime wages

By Louie Torres | Sep 28, 2017

HARRISBURG – Three former field service technicians for a textile machine manufacturer allege they were not paid overtime wages during their employment.

Tenn. client owes Philadelphia law firm $73K in legal fees, suit says

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 28, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia law firm has initiated legal action against one of its former clients and his business in Tennessee, claiming they owe it more than $73,000 in legal fees for services rendered.

Antitrust case against Philadelphia Vision Center remanded to state court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 28, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A case claiming an optical examination center violated commercial and antitrust laws by requiring its patients to purchase eyeglasses before receiving their prescriptions is on its way back to state court.

Plaintiff in dismissed case felt PECO warning him about shutting off electricity warranted $100 million in damages

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 28, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia federal court has rejected the case of a man who said PECO warning him about a shut-off in electric service warranted $100 million in damages.

Plaintiff attorneys cite new medical evidence in motion for Xarelto federal bellwether case retrial

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 28, 2017

JACKSON, Miss. – Plaintiff attorneys from the most recently-decided bellwether case in the federal multi-district litigation surrounding blood thinner drug Xarelto have filed a motion seeking a retrial, believing newly-released medical evidence contradicted the case's courtroom testimony and would have swayed the jury to find for their clients.

No new trial for woman struck by bus in Allentown

By John Severance | Sep 28, 2017

HARRISBURG – A woman lost her appeal and will not get a new trial seeking damages after being involved in a pedestrian/bus accident, according to a ruling Sept. 6 from the state Superior Court.

Rivertowne Inn owner, Clean Textile point fingers in answer to slip-and-fall complaint

By Carrie Salls | Sep 28, 2017

PITTSBURGH – A Verona woman who allegedly fell on a carpet at the Rivertowne Inn is suing the restaurant’s parent company and the company that provided carpets to the establishment, while one of the defendants is challenging the claim that she fell.

U.S. Steel Corp. stockholder alleges proxy statement contained false statements

By Louie Torres | Sep 29, 2017

PITTSBURGH – A stockholder of U.S. Steel Corp. alleges that its directors breached their fiduciary duty and violated securities laws.

Legend Smelting and Recycling Inc. alleges it wasn't paid for scrap metal sold

By Louie Torres | Sep 29, 2017

HARRISBURG – An Ohio scrap metal business alleges it is owed more than $300,000 for metal it delivered.

Wabtec Corp. claims Siemens Industry Trainguard PTC infringes patent

By Louie Torres | Sep 29, 2017

PITTSBURGH – A Wilmerding corporation alleges that a Georgia company has infringed on its patents.

Cigna Health and Life Insurance Co., LINA accused of failing to pay benefits on time

By Louie Torres | Sep 29, 2017

JOHNSTOWN – A Michigan man who formerly resided in Altoona has filed a class action lawsuit over the handling of disability benefits.

Medical malpractice suit filed against operators of Golden Living Center East Mountain

By Louie Torres | Sep 29, 2017

SCRANTON – An 87-year-old woman, through her daughter and guardian, has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a Wilkes-Barre nursing care facility after she was allegedly dropped by a caregiver.

Hanover man alleges design of medical device used in surgery caused bacterial infection

By Louie Torres | Sep 29, 2017

HARRISBURG – A Hanover couple are seeking damages after the husband was allegedly infected by a bacteria after a surgery because of the design of a medical device used.

7-Eleven seeks return of items after termination of Turtle Creek franchise agreement

By Louie Torres | Sep 29, 2017

PITTSBURGH – 7-Eleven is seeking to enjoin a former franchise from infringing its marks after it allegedly failed to surrender the store and equipment.

Edwardsville Hometown Committee seeks declaration over use of Pierogi Festival name

By Louie Torres | Sep 29, 2017

SCRANTON – An Edwardsville nonprofit is seeking declaration that its festival's name is not infringing an Indiana nonprofit's mark.

'Hugging therapy' doctor sues Huffington Post for defamation in Philly court even though she lives in Egypt

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 29, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – An Egyptian doctor and practitioner of feng shui has sued The Huffington Post, believing the online news agency libeled and defamed her through an article it published on its Arabic satellite website in September 2016.

Parents of fatal accident victim charge Department of Transportation negligently designed intersection

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 29, 2017

LANCASTER – A Lancaster County couple believe the death of their adult son three years ago as a result of a motor vehicle accident and subsequent medical complications was the fault of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Philadelphia couple alleging malpractice in daughter's birth want to discontinue suit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 29, 2017

A Philadelphia couple whose minor daughter suffered birth defects allegedly as a result of medical malpractice has asked to discontinue their case against the physician and hospital system involved.

Guests of Hampton Inn claim they were attacked by bed bugs while on vacation

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 29, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A Pennsylvania family who were guests of a Hampton Inn hotel in Warwick, R.I., this summer claim they were injured and their personal property permanently damaged after being attacked and bitten by bed bugs.

Wiz Khalifa sued by 16 plaintiffs who allegedly fell at N.J. concert

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 29, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – Sixteen plaintiffs allegedly injured in the collapse of a railing at a concert featuring rap music stars Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg in nearby Camden, N.J. in August 2016 are pursuing damages against concert promoter Live Nation National Event Service and Khalifa himself.

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