News from January 2018

Woman seeks more than $150,000 from Prudential over handling of disability claim

By Louie Torres | Jan 4, 2018

READING – A Lititz woman alleges that her insurance company handled her claim for disability benefits in bad faith.

Class action filed against FedLoan Servicing over alleged mismanagement of student loans

By Louie Torres | Jan 4, 2018

HARRISBURG – A Washington, D.C. woman alleges she has suffered financial harm because of the mismanagement of her student loans.

From Legal Newsline

Litigation funder spending cash on political candidates like AGs of New York and Pennsylvania

By John O'Brien | Jan 4, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Companies that fund lawsuits can find themselves in the crosshairs of state regulators, and a recent New York Post article revealed that one such business has given tens of thousands of dollars to one of the nation’s most important public officials – who happens to have sued a competing company.

Plaintiff: Giant Eagle supermarket's negligence caused spinal and ankle injuries

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 5, 2018

PITTSBURGH – A woman who suffered spinal and ankle injuries after an accident at a Pittsburgh supermarket has launched legal action, claiming the store’s condition led to that accident.

Senior citizen sues Cheswick facilities over alleged fall

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 5, 2018

PITTSBURGH – A plaintiff suffering from Lewy body dementia says a local Easter Seals facility and a senior citizen transportation organization were negligent in failing to prevent a fall that seriously injured her.

Brookline Tobacco Outlet sued over customer's alleged fall

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 5, 2018

PITTSBURGH – A Pittsburgh tobacco company’s property and its supposedly-dangerous condition led a plaintiff to suffer severe neck, back and other injuries, according to recently-filed litigation.

Souper Bowl flooded; Dispute with insurer follows

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 5, 2018

PITTSBURGH – A restaurant and tavern which suffered water damage due to a burst pipe believes its insurance carrier failed to cover it for the various damages it sustained in that incident.

New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. alleges it has no obligation to arbitrate dispute with union

By Louie Torres | Jan 8, 2018

JOHNSTOWN – A New Enterprise corporation is seeking declaration from the court regarding a dispute with a retired employee and a labor union.

Former E.L.M. Enterprises Inc. employee alleges he was not compensated for overtime work

By Louie Torres | Jan 8, 2018

PITTSBURGH – A Harmony man alleges that his Zelienople employer failed to pay him for overtime work.

Pittsburgh consumer claims credit bureaus are reporting accounts that aren't his

By Louie Torres | Jan 8, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Pittsburgh man alleges he has been injured by inaccurate information on his credit report.

California man alleges he was not fully compensated for help with company's cannabis license

By Louie Torres | Jan 8, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A California man and his limited liability company allege that they were not fully compensated by a New York company and its members for their assistance with a cannabis license.

Fenner Dunlop Americas allege unfair competition against International Conveyor & Rubber

By Louie Torres | Jan 8, 2018

PITTSBURGH – A Pittsburgh company alleges that a Blairsville business and two former employees misappropriated trade secrets.

Cerro Fabricated Products alleges Freeland man breached confidentiality agreement

By Louie Torres | Jan 8, 2018

SCRANTON – A Virginia manufacturer of component parts used in firearms is seeking to enjoin a Freeland man who left to work for a direct competitor.

Property owner seeking outstanding rent and lease payments from Pittsburgh-area OfficeMax

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 8, 2018

PITTSBURGH – A landlord is seeking tens of thousands of dollars in allegedly-overdue rent and lease payments from office supplies retailer OfficeMax (now known as Office Depot), in connection with a property in Pittsburgh.

Woman claims Erie Indemnity Co., Erie Insurance Exchange charged excessive management fees

By Louie Torres | Jan 8, 2018

PITTSBURGH – A subscriber in a reciprocal insurance exchange alleges she was charged excessive fees and has filed a class action suit.

Electrical and construction companies battling in court over breached contract

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 8, 2018

PITTSBURGH – Allegedly broken agreements connected to a Bethel Park construction project are at the center of recently-filed litigation between an electrical company plaintiff and construction company defendants.

State Farm takes construction company to state court for allegedly damaging policyholders' garage

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 8, 2018

PITTSBURGH – A local construction company is being taken to court for allegedly damaging one of its clients’ properties when removing their garage, and is facing legal action from the homeowners’ insurance company.

Scranton sole practitioner has to pay unemployment taxes, Commonwealth Court decides

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 8, 2018

HARRISBURG – A self-employed attorney who is the only shareholder of his Scranton law firm is required to pay unemployment compensation taxes, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled on Thursday.

Court: Waitress showed sexual harassment as co-worker showed cleavage, grabbed butts

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 9, 2018

HARRISBURG – Per a ruling from the Commonwealth Court on Jan. 5, the judiciary granted a former waitress unemployment benefits eligibility for determining the hostile and sexually harassing environment she faced at the restaurant was a “compelling” reason for cause to leave her job.

Parents sue on behalf of son injured in Pittsburgh laser tag facility

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 9, 2018

PITTSBURGH – A couple whose son was allegedly injured while playing a game of indoor laser tag have filed a lawsuit against the entertainment entities that own and are responsible for the laser tag facility.

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