News from August 2018

Longshoreman blames Thackray Crane Rentals for finger injury

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 1, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A longshoreman is suing Thackray Crane Rentals Inc., citing alleged negligence.

Former employee accuses UPMC McKeesport Hospital of disability discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 1, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A patient information coordinator is suing former employer UPMC McKeesport Hospital and Dawn Baker, citing alleged disability discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Pedestrian claims CAD Holdings failed to salt sidewalk after ice storm

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 1, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A pedestrian is suing Thomas Olick and CAD Holdings LLC, citing alleged negligence.

Complaints or performance? Anesthesiologist, UPMC disagree about why he was fired

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 1, 2018

PITTSBURGH — An anesthesiologist is suing UPMC, University of Pittsburgh Physicians and UPP Inc., claiming he was fired for complaining about illegal activity.

Customer and Wal-Mart trade blame in trip-and-fall case; Company says fire pit was an obvious danger

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 1, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania woman is suing Walmart Inc., doing business as Wal-Mart Supercenter, and Wal-Mart Stores East LP for injuries she allegedly received when she fell over a fire pit in the garden center of a West Mifflin store.

Woman sues SEPTA, says her head and neck were caught in the doors of a moving elevated train

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 1, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) passenger whose head and neck were trapped in the doors of an elevated line train last year has initiated negligence-based litigation against the entity.

White Pittsburgh cop who shot black, unarmed teen Antwon Rose II in the back also facing excessive force lawsuit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 1, 2018

PITTSBURGH – Two men have filed a lawsuit against the police officer who shot teenager Antwon Rose II in June, alleging he violated their civil rights when he used excessive force and unlawfully detained them in a previous altercation at the University of Pittsburgh last year.

After gas grill explodes, Reading man suffers extensive injuries, receives $9.3 million in damages

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 1, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Reading couple who sued both a local merchant and the manufacturer of a gas-powered stove after the husband-plaintiff was severely burned and injured by that same stove when it exploded, received more than $9.3 million in damages earlier this year.

Son blames Oakleaf Personal Care Home for mother's death

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 2, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A surviving son and estate administrator is suing Oakleaf Inc., doing business as Oakleaf Personal Care Home, claiming insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Low Tide Group accused of selling trademarked products without consent

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 2, 2018

SCRANTON — A clothing company is suing Low Tide Group and James Barchiesi, citing alleged breach of contract, trademark infringement and unjust enrichment.

Property owners want Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority to fix leak damage

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 2, 2018

PITTSBURGH — Two property owners are suing the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, citing alleged negligence.

SEPTA conductor: Malfunctioning trap injured her shoulder, spine and legs

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 2, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) conductor is suing the agency for violation of the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) and Federal Locomotive Inspection Act (FLIA), alleging a malfunctioning trap caused her to suffer serious shoulder, spine and leg injuries.

Painter alleges restaurant employee knocked him off ladder, causing him to suffer broken leg

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 2, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A painter working at the premises of a restaurant in the East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia claims an employee opened an awning and knocked him off the ladder he was working on, causing him to fall and break his leg in multiple places.

Peco Energy claims inexperienced driver damaged utility pole

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 3, 2018

MEDIA — Peco Energy Co. is suing John Helm and Nancy Travers, a vehicle driver and owner, citing alleged negligence that resulted in damage to a utility pole.

Former employee claims Pittsburgh Steak owes him $67,500

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 3, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A former employee is suing Judy Williamson and John C. Williamson Co. LLC, which does business as Pittsburgh Steak Co., claiming the defendants breached an agreement.

Customer blames Shoprite operator for injuries from fall

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 3, 2018

MEDIA — A customer is suing State Road Foods LLC, doing business as Shoprite of Drexeline, citing alleged negligence.

Parent blames Krise Bus Service for daughter's alleged assault

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 3, 2018

SCRANTON — A parent is suing Krise Bus Service Inc., doing business as Sta Bus Co., citing alleged negligence and negligent hiring and retention.

Former employee accuses Lehigh Valley Hospital of violating FMLA

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 3, 2018

ALLENTOWN — A former employee is suing Lehigh Valley Health Network Inc. and Lehigh Valley Hospital Inc., citing an alleged violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Ohio lawmakers send first-of-its-kind rejection to powerful legal group

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 3, 2018

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Through a bill signed into law by Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday, the State of Ohio has legislatively opposed the American Law Institute’s long-debated and recently-passed Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance wholesale, an unprecedented development in the 95-year history of the ALI.

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA: Recidivist Securities Fraudster Charged with Multi-million Dollar Stock Manipulation Scheme

By Press release submission | Aug 3, 2018

U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Howard M. Appel, 57, of Wayne, Pennsylvania, was charged in a criminal information with one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud.

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