News from September 2017

Nursing home's parent company might face vicarious liability after appeals court decision

By Glenn Minnis | Sep 12, 2017

HARRISBURG – A Pennsylvania man is set to get a new trial after a three-judge Superior Court panel unanimously overturned a lower court’s decision that dismissed his lawsuit against a nursing home's parent company.

Architectural firm believes shell company defrauded it for more than $20,000

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 12, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A Center City architectural firm has filed suit against what it believes was a financial investment shell company which accepted its professional services, and then defrauded it for over $20,000.

Lawsuit: Bail bond management group says it's owed more than $50K after prisoner skipped court date

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 12, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A bail bond management company claims it is out more than $50,000, due to a non-payment of that amount from three defendants who took out that bond for a fourth party and were responsible for its subsequent forfeiture.

American Airlines Cargo alleges produce company owes it outstanding balance of more than $8K

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 12, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – American Airlines has initiated legal action against a local produce company, alleging said company owes it nearly $8,000 in unpaid funds resulting from a number of business transactions.

Woman claims Philly gentlemen's club bouncer physically assaulted her in club's parking lot

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 12, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia woman who visited a local gentlemen’s club contends she was assaulted and seriously injured by one of the venue’s bouncers in the club parking lot.

Man alleges he meets the definition of disability to receive benefits from Aetna Life

By Louie Torres | Sep 13, 2017

ERIE – A Brownsville man alleges that he can no longer work because of a medical condition and that his claim for long-term disability benefits was wrongfully denied.

Former solids control technician alleges Bos Solutions failed to pay overtime wages

By Louie Torres | Sep 13, 2017

PITTSBURGH – A man alleges he was misclassified as an independent contractor by his former employer.

HealthCare Benefits Trust, LINA alleged to have wrongfully terminated woman's benefits

By Louie Torres | Sep 13, 2017

ERIE – An Allegheny County woman alleges that her long-term disability benefits were wrongfully terminated.

Patriot Drilling Fluids, Q'Max alleged to have failed to pay technicians overtime

By Louie Torres | Sep 13, 2017

PITTSBURGH – A New York man employed by three oil and natural gas exploration and production companies alleges he is owed unpaid overtime wages.

Advanced Clinical Laboratory Solutions Inc. alleged to have unlawfully solicited Feasterville lab's clients

By Louie Torres | Sep 13, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A Feasterville reference laboratory alleges that a Brooklyn, New York, lab testing service business misappropriated its confidential information.

Pittsburgh Glass Works claims Infor failed to provide software services promised

By Louie Torres | Sep 13, 2017

ERIE – A supplier of automotive glass and related products alleges it paid millions for a software solution that allegedly failed.

Man seeks long-term disability benefits from Liberty Life Assurance Co. of Boston

By Louie Torres | Sep 13, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A Warminster individual claims that his claim for long-term disability benefits was unlawfully denied.

ManorCare Lancaster claims former resident's negligence lawsuit falls short

By Carrie Salls | Sep 13, 2017

LANCASTER – HCR ManorCare and several of its affiliates that were responsible for the operation and care of patients at ManorCare Health Services – Lancaster have responded to a lawsuit alleging the facility was not adequately staffed.

Lackawanna court rules Norfolk Southern cannot be successor-in-interest for asbestos claim

By Carrie Salls | Sep 13, 2017

SCRANTON – The Court of Common Pleas of Lackawanna County entered a summary judgment on March 24, ruling that Norfolk Southern Railway Co. cannot be subject to liability as a successor in interest to another company in an asbestos lawsuit.

SugarHouse Casino believes embattled WFAN radio host Craig Carton paid it $405K in bad checks

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 13, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A local casino believes a shock-jock host for WFAN Radio in New York, who has been arrested for alleged participation in a multimillion-dollar concert ticket investment scam, overplayed his hand by paying them $405,000 with checks that later bounced and is seeking immediate restitution.

Lawsuit: Food company's unsecure compost beds led to plaintiff's work accident

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 13, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A pair of litigants believe a food company was negligent in the operation of its compost beds, which caused an accident resulting in severe arm and shoulder injuries to one of the plaintiffs.

French litigant says she became ill after eating moldy English Muffins sold by Philly grocery store

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 13, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A French plaintiff has launched a lawsuit against a Philadelphia grocery chain and a Baltimore bakery for a number of commercial violations, centered on a box of moldy English Muffins which she says made her ill.

Pharma firm's former treasury director denies embezzlement charges, files counterclaims

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 13, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A pharmaceutical firm’s former treasury director has categorically denied claims she embezzled corporate funds to her E*Trade account, and filed counterclaims of breach of contract and conversion versus her former employer.

Lawsuit blames companies for injuries that killed migrant worker who received fatal injuries breaking up fight

By Louie Torres | Sep 14, 2017

SCRANTON – The representatives of the estate of a migrant farm worker have filed suit against the man's employers after a fight caused injuries that contributed to his death.

Lawsuit: Company fired woman for complaining about not being paid overtime

By Louie Torres | Sep 14, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A former employee for real estate investment companies alleges she was terminated in retaliation for her complaints about not being paid overtime.

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