News from December 2018

Social Security recipient sues to have her benefit funds distributed in Guam

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 18, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A myotonic dystrophy patient is suing the Social Security Administration and Nancy A. Berryhill, federal agency and deputy commissioner, citing an alleged violation of Equal Protection By Exclusion From SSI Benefits and violation of Right to Travel.

Federal judge denies Slatington police officer's third try at lawsuit

By Karen Kidd | Dec 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — Salvatore Taibi, a Slatington police sergeant on total disability leave, will not get a third opportunity to sue the borough following a federal judge's decision issued last month.

Oz Directional Drilling accused of negligence by SEPTA

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 18, 2018

MEDIA — A transportation services company is suing Oz Directional Drilling, a contractor, citing alleged negligence.

Class action plaintiffs accuse American Board of Internal Medicine of illegal monopolization

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — Medical doctors have filed a class action lawsuit against a board of internal medicine, citing alleged unlawful monopolization and unfair competition.

Houston men sue in Philly as J&J faces more claims from Invokana users who say they were at higher risk for amputations

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – More lawsuits are alleging that Johnson & Johnson’s diabetes medication, Invokana, gave them an increased risk of suffering amputations – and that the company failed to warn them of that same risk.

Settlement conference slated for case involving injury-causing soda bottle at Family Dollar

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a Williamsport couple who charged Family Dollar with negligence and failing to properly hire and supervise its employees for dropping a soda bottle on the wife’s foot has been scheduled for a settlement conference next winter.

Stroudsburg School District seeks dismissal of sex assault lawsuit filed by student against music teacher

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 19, 2018

SCRANTON -- A minor who was allegedly sexually harassed and molested by a Stroudsburg Area School District music teacher is suing the district and the teacher for that violation, but the district is attempting to dismiss the case.

Former employee claims Samaritan Caregivers violated ADA

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 19, 2018

HARRISBURG — A former employee is suing Samaritan Caregivers LLC, a Pennsylvania corporation, citing alleged disability discrimination, failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act regulations, and retaliation.

Moving company wants lawsuit over damage to Harley dismissed

By Chandra Lye | Dec 19, 2018

PITTSBURGH - Debo Moving and Mayflower Transit have filed a motion to dismiss claims against them by a customer who alleges their negligence caused him bodily harm and left him with damaged property.

Speedway files brief supporting judgment on slip-and-fall case

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 19, 2018

ERIE -- Convenience store chain Speedway has filed a brief to support a motion for summary judgment on a case of slip and fall that took place at one of its stores.

Heinz Field denies responsibility in fight that killed fan at Steelers-Cowboys in 2016

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 19, 2018

PITTSBURGH – One of the assailants accused of killing a man in an altercation at a Pittsburgh Steelers game in November 2016 and Heinz Field itself all deny involvement and responsibility for his death, per recent filings in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.

Lawsuit: Trackman and machine operator's bladder cancer the result of rail companies' negligence under FELA

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A man who worked for two major rail transport companies claims they violated the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) by placing him in a work environment which exposed him to carcinogens and later led him to contract bladder cancer, claims the companies categorically deny.

XFinity Live, Citizens Bank Park deny responsibility for alleged sexual assault of woman at NFC Championship

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A lawsuit in which a woman claims to have been sexually assaulted in a parking lot next to the XFinity Live entertainment complex and Citizens Bank Park has been met with denials of liability from the locations’ management entities.

From SE Texas Record

DOJ: A company created to file lawsuits has wasted 1,500 hours of the government's time

By David Yates | Dec 20, 2018

TEXARKANA – The U.S. Department of Justice is asking federal judges around the country to dismiss lawsuits it says are brought by shell companies that misrepresent their true purposes - filing meritless litigation against health care companies.

Investment company claims it lost $15 million due to fraud

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 20, 2018

PITTSBURGH — An investment management company is suing holding companies, citing alleged civil conspiracy and fraud.

Employee claims Harrisburg School District retaliated against her

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 20, 2018

HARRISBURG — An employee is suing Harrisburg School District, citing alleged retaliation.

Man claims mesothelioma diagnosis stemmed from work at Armco Steel, others

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 20, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A couple are suing a manufacturing company, citing alleged strict liability.

Cancer survivor claims state police violated ADA regulations

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 20, 2018

PITTSBURGH — An individual with a disability is suing the Pennsylvania State Police, a state agency, citing alleged disability discrimination, failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act regulations, and hostile work environment.

Survivors sue Shell Energy and others for alleged negligence in employee's death

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 20, 2018

PITTSBURGH — An administratix is suing Swepi LP, Shell Energy Holding GP LLC, Richard Kinnan and Barbara Kinnan, property operators, citing alleged negligence.

Property owners claim SSW Holdings' faulty LiPo battery caused fire

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 20, 2018

PITTSBURGH — Property owners are suing SSW Holdings Inc. and other companies, citing alleged negligence and strict liability.

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