News from December 2018

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF: Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf Honored by Pennsylvania Bar Foundation and Pennsylvania Bar Association

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

On November 15, 2018, the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation and Pennsylvania Bar Association honored Senator Stewart Greenleaf for his “remarkable” forty years of public service, including his thirty years of leadership on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Who are the Pa. priests accused of sexual abuse? A 'dangerous' court ruling will keep 19 names secret

By Nicholas Malfitano and John O'Brien | Dec 6, 2018

The state Supreme Court's decision this week to keep private the names of 19 Catholic Church clergy members accused of sexual abuse is both “disappointing” and “dangerous," according to a lawyer who has filed a class action lawsuit over the scandal.

Paoli Hospital alleged assault victim withdraws claims against doctor, practice defendants

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 7, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The alleged victim in an assault and battery incident that allegedly took place at Paoli Hospital earlier this year recently withdrew her claims without prejudice.

Woman claims she was injured in fall at Sheetz

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 7, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A business invitee is suing Sheetz, Inc., citing alleged negligence.

Lawsuit: Plane filled with carbon monoxide and 'wet sock' smell, causing pilot to pass out

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 7, 2018

PITTSBURGH – A pilot for a California airline says he finds himself grounded by not receiving medical clearance to return to his job, due to medical complications resulting from negligent, prolonged carbon monoxide exposure in the planes he was flying.

Groups don't want Pa. Supreme Court to create Fair Share Act exception for asbestos lawsuits

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 10, 2018

HARRISBURG – Business and legal reform groups are calling on the state Supreme Court to uphold a specific application of a law that governs how defendants split the check when a plaintiff verdict comes in - opposing a so-called "carve-out" that would keep the law from applying to asbestos cases..

Injury lawsuit of man whose leg was mutilated in winding machine sent to Lancaster County court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A lawsuit filed by a man whose leg allegedly was struck by and ripped into the rotating blades of a package winding machine on the job has been transferred to the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas.

Three more plaintiffs allege Invokana makers failed to warn them of increased risk for amputations

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A trio of new lawsuits joins others recently filed taking aim at Johnson & Johnson’s Invokana medication for Type 2 diabetes, claiming the company failed to warn its users that the medicine put them at increased risk for amputations they suffered as a result of taking the drug.

Patient claims West Penn Allegheny Health System caused fall

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 10, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A patient is suing West Penn Allegheny Health System Inc., d/b/a Allegheny General Hospital, a health care provider, citing alleged negligence.

Lawsuit filed against U.S. Hot Air Balloon Team over alleged rough landing

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A passenger is suing the United States Hot Air Balloon Team, citing alleged negligence.

Lawsuit says hoist failed, giant sign fell and paralyzed man

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 10, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A Monongahela couple re suing Columbus McKinnon Corp., Yale Industrial Products Inc. and Jack’s Racks, hoist distributors, citing alleged negligence.

Heraeus Precious Metals seeks to prevent misappropriation of trade secrets

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A manufacturing company is suing a scientist, citing alleged breach of employment contract and conversion.

Delaware County accused of discrimination, post-employment retaliation

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A 911 coordinator and another employee are suing the County of Delaware, a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, citing alleged age discrimination, sex discrimination, maintenance of hostile environment, post-employment retaliation, violation of rights under the United States Constitution and Civil Rights Act, and violation of Pennsylvania Whistleblower Law.

Pittsburgh lawsuit alleges assault of child after basketball mishap

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 10, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A minor child through his parent is suing The Kingsley Association, Anthony Portis Jr., Anthony Portis Sr., and John Doe, individuals, citing alleged assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

From Legal Newsline

Trial lawyers find unusual allies in fight against arbitration: Conservative state treasurers

By Daniel Fisher | Dec 11, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Class action lawyers who see arbitration as a mortal threat to their business have found unlikely allies among some of the nation’s most conservative state officials.

GetGo customer sues convenience store owner for alleged fall, broken hip

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 11, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A business invitee is suing Giant Eagle Inc., t/d/b/a GetGo, a convenience store operator, citing alleged negligence.

Cruise company sued over alleged dance gone wrong

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 11, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A paying passenger is suing Norwegian Cruise Line, citing alleged negligence.

Porsche owner claims he suffered lung injury after inhaling smoke from vehicle

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — An individual is suing automobile company, citing alleged failure to warn and strict liability.

Class action filed against Audit Systems

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 11, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against Audit Systems Inc., a debt collector, citing alleged unfair and abusive debt collection practices.

Property buyer claims owner misrepresented its zoning status

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 11, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A buyer is suing McGill & Goodman LP, a real property owner, citing alleged violation of the real estate seller disclosure law.

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