News from December 2018

Contractor claims City of Pittsburgh breached contract

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 11, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A contractor is suing the City of Pittsburgh, a public entity, citing alleged breach of contract.

Wrongful death settlement with Broomall nursing home worth $90K

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 11, 2018

MEDIA – A filing in a wrongful death and survival proceeding subsequent to a fatal fall in a Broomall nursing facility asks that a settlement of $90,000 be approved by a Delaware County court.

Lawsuit: Former call agent violated NDA, retained company laptop and proprietary information after his exit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – An ex-calling agent at a payment processing center is alleged to have taken a laptop computer containing confidential and proprietary business information after his release from the company, a recent lawsuit states.

Glen Mills student claims he was beaten by school staff and supervisor didn't intervene

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A student at a residential and educational facility in Glen Mills claims he was viciously beaten by two of its employees, at the behest and with the approval of the assailants’ supervisor.

Protecting accused pedophile priests: A terrible tradition continues in Pennsylvania

By The Pennsylvania Record | Dec 12, 2018

The cover-up persists with the redaction of names of priests accused of sexual abuse in five dioceses

Estate claims Monsanto's Roundup contains dangerous chemicals

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A personal representative of the estate of Raymond Subers, deceased, is suing a manufacturing company, citing alleged design defect and strict liability.

Parents claim their suicidal son was unjustifiably shot by Pa. state troopers

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — Parents are suing Eddie Pagan and Jay Splain, Pennsylvania state troopers, alleging wrongful death.

Buyer claims Pfister faucet he purchased was defective, damaged renovated property

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 12, 2018

MEDIA — A Ridley Park resident is suing manufacturing companies, citing alleged negligence and product liability.

Court dismisses claim against consumer agency that divulged man's criminal past

By Charmaine Little | Dec 12, 2018

A man’s claims that a company violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act when it shared his criminal record with a potential employer, Uber, didn’t hold up in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania as it dismissed the case.

Case management conference this week in case of Starbucks that allegedly leaked water into law firm's basement

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A case management conference has been rescheduled for litigation involving a law firm that claimed the Starbucks coffee shop located in its building was responsible for a flood of water that damaged its basement storage room.

Lawsuit: Amtrak's unsafe work environment led to husband dying from colon cancer

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The spouse of a former electrician for Amtrak argues his death from colon cancer was the result of completing his work duties for Amtrak in an unsafe environment.

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA: Former Owner of Mortgage Company Ordered to Pay over $11.5 Million in Restitution and Forfeiture for His Role in Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Scheme

By Press release submission | Dec 12, 2018

U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced that David Fili, Jr., 48, of Drexel Hill, PA, was sentenced by United States District Judge Joel H. Slomsky to one day in jail and five years of supervised release, with the first 18 months of supervised release to be served on home confinement.

BORDAS & BORDAS PLLC: Federal District Court Jury Returns $1.56 Million Insurance Verdict

By Press release submission | Dec 12, 2018

A federal court jury awarded a $1.56 million verdict to Dan Felix of Cambria County on Tuesday, Dec. 4, after Bordas & Bordas attorney Doug Olcott secured a breach of contract judgment against American National Property and Casualty.

Lobbying groups financed by Pond Lehocky to oppose Workers' Comp bills fined for ethics violations

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 13, 2018

HARRISBURG – A pair of lobbyist organizations connected to plaintiffs law firm Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano and which sought to defeat Workers' Compensation reform bills were recently found to have violated the state’s Lobbying Disclosure Law and fined by the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission.

Venue arguments ensue in lawsuit against Fox & Hound Bar over woman's fall

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Conshohocken woman allegedly injured outside a pub in King of Prussia is filing suit to recover costs for her injuries, though debate has ensued about the propriety of the case’s choice of venue.

Norfolk Southern Railway argues lack of jurisdiction in Georgia man's lawsuit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Norfolk Southern Railway Company’s alleged negligence under the Federal Employers Liability Act in providing an unsafe work environment and causing one of its former employees to contract lung cancer is at the center of a recent lawsuit in Philadelphia court, one which it says lacks proper jurisdiction.

Consumer with disability claims Dollar General Store fails to comply with ADA

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 13, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A consumer with a disability has filed a class action lawsuit against Dollar General Corp., citing alleged disability discrimination.

Circular saw accident leads to lawsuit against Black & Decker

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 13, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A worker is suing Stanley Black & Decker Inc., an industrial tool manufacturer, citing alleged negligence.

Fired shop supervisor claims he was victim of discrimination, retaliation

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A shop supervisor has filed a class action lawsuit against PA Office and Closet System Inc., a former employer, citing alleged discriminatory and retaliatory employment practices.

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