News from December 2018

Parents sue daughter's alleged attacker, those who secured his release from custody

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A parent is suing South Mountain Secure Treatment Unit, Nicole Yesser, Bonsall Manfredi & Associates PC, Rocco Manfredi, and Jamir Hill, various entities, citing alleged gross negligence and deliberate indifference.

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA: Steelton Woman Charged With Defrauding Senior Citizen Out Of $86,500

By Press release submission | Dec 20, 2018

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Sally Berry, age 62, of Steelton, Pennsylvania, was charged in a criminal information on December 13, 2018, with wire fraud for defrauding a 78 year-old man out of $86,500.

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA: Michigan Corrugated Manufacturer Agrees To Pay $400,000 To Settle False Claims Act Violations

By Press release submission | Dec 20, 2018

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Arvco Container Corporation of Kalamazoo, Michigan has agreed to pay the United States $400,000 to settle False Claims Act allegations in connection with a contract with the Defense Logistics Agency Acquisition Operations (DLA) in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania.

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA: U.S. Attorney’s Office for Western Pennsylvania Collects a Record $145 Million in Civil and Criminal Actions for U.S. Taxpayers in 2018

By Press release submission | Dec 20, 2018

U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady announced that the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania collected a record $145M in civil and criminal actions in FY 2018.

ECKERT SEAMANS: Eckert Seamans welcomes Christine Boronyak Bowers to Tax and Employee Benefits Practices in Pittsburgh

By Press release submission | Dec 20, 2018

Eckert Seamans is pleased to welcome member Christine Boronyak Bowers to the firm’s Pittsburgh office.

OBERMAYER REBMANN MAXWELL & HIPPEL LLP: Independent Regulatory Review Commission Honors Attorney Lawrence J. Tabas for Service

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Dec 20, 2018

The Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) recently recognized and awarded Lawrence J. Tabas, current Chair for Obermayer’s Health Care Law Department and Election Law Practice Group, for his years of dedicated service to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Fired lot attendant sues used car dealer for alleged disability discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 21, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A lot attendant is suing Kenny Ross Auto Group, a used car dealer, citing alleged disability discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Electrician claims National Railroad Passenger Corp. provided an unsafe work environment

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 21, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — An electrician is suing the National Railroad Passenger Corp., citing alleged unsafe work environment.

Consumers sue BMW for alleged manufacturing defect

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 21, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — Consumers are suing BMW of North America LLC and Bavarian Motor Works, automobile dealers, citing alleged breach of warranty.

Allegheny County couple sue city following fall on sidewalk

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 21, 2018

PITTSBURGH — An Allegheny County couple is suing the City of Pittsburgh and Marcia M. Gumberg, government entity and official, citing alleged breach of duty and negligence.

Couple sue Johns Manville over alleged ruptured patella tendon

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 24, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A husband and wife are suing Johns Manville Corp., an insulation product distributor, citing alleged negligence.

Fired tow truck driver sues former employer for wrongful termination

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 24, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A former employee is suing Joseph C. Bellisario Jr. and Black Gold Towing Inc., employer, citing alleged retaliation and wrongful termination.

Apartment complex operators claim fire erupted from tenant's negligence

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 24, 2018

PITTSBURGH — Apartment complex operators are suing Tamara A. Clark, a tenant, citing alleged negligence.

Mississippi couple sue job site controllers following 90-foot fall

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 24, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A Mississippi couple are suing Performance Pipeline Services LLC and B-Dal Holdings LLC, job site controllers, citing alleged negligence.

Plaintiff links asbestos handling to mesothelioma diagnosis

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 24, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A husband and wife from Stevens are suing Allied Glove Corp. and United States Steel Corp., et al, companies engaged in handling asbestos-related materials, citing alleged negligence and employer liability.

MONTGOMERY MCCRACKEN WALKER & RHOADS: Ernest D. Holtzheimer Elected Secretary and Treasurer of the Business Law Section and Treasurer of the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association

By Press release submission | Dec 26, 2018

Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce Ernest D. Holtzheimer was elected Secretary and Treasurer of the Business Law Section and Treasurer of the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the Philadelphia Bar Association and will serve a one-year term (effective January 1, 2019).

Court dismisses Exeter Township's claims against former employee

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 27, 2018

PHILADELPHIA -- The case of a former Exeter Township employee who was sued by the town over alleged illegal acts has been dismissed.

Setback for plaintiffs in class action against Verde Energy for alleged TCPA violations

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 27, 2018

PHILADELPHIA -- Customers who have allegedly been getting unauthorized calls from an electricity company have suffered a loss in court.

Court grants Homeland Security summary judgment on employment termination case

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 27, 2018

PHILADELPHIA -- A former FEMA employee who claimed her termination was discriminatory, suffered a loss on an appeal in court, as a summary judgment was granted.

Court determines union role did not contribute to hearing officer being denied promotion

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 27, 2018

PHILADELPHIA -- A union member hearing officer who claimed he was not promoted as a retaliatory measure for his union activity has lost his lawsuit, as a summary judgment motion was granted.

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