News from June 2018

Life Insurance Company of North America accused of wrongfully denying disability benefits

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 1, 2018

An individual is suing Life Insurance Company of North America for allegedly wrongfully denying her disability benefits.

Woman claims that she was injured while evacuating American Airlines plane

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 1, 2018

An individual is suing American Airlines Inc. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Powell Trachtman PC accused of failing to pay overtime wages

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 1, 2018

An individual has filed a class action lawsuit against Powell Trachtman PC, Powell Legal Group PC and other companies and individuals for allegedly failing to pay overtime compensation.

Silver Creek Services and Silver Line Logistics accuse former employees and their businesses of unfair competition

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 1, 2018

Two companies are suing their former employees, Gregory T. Kail, Zachar Piesciuk, Brian Linn and Michael Young, and their businesses, Revolution Energy Services Inc. and Revolution Logistics LLC, for alleged breach of fiduciary duty, trade libel and unfair competition.

Isolator Fitness accused of violating telephone harassment statutes

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 1, 2018

An individual has filed a class action lawsuit against Isolator Fitness Inc. for allegedly violating telephone harassment statutes.

Superior Court reinstates wrongful death lawsuit; Golf groundskeeper's leukemia blamed on chemical companies

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 4, 2018

HARRISBURG — The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has vacated orders that had excluded expert testimony and granted summary judgment in favor of chemical companies that are fighting a wrongful death lawsuit.

Philadelphia Eagles fan charged with punching police horse instead claims he was victim of police assault

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 4, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A man charged with punching a Philadelphia Police Department mounted patrol horse before the NFL's NFC Championship game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings in January has filed a lawsuit in state court, claiming instead that he was the victim of assault and battery at the hands of the police.

Organic cuisine restaurant alleges construction company's negligence led to damage on its adjacent roof

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 4, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A new lawsuit claims that a construction company’s negligence led to damage sustained to the roof of the adjacent building, an all-organic restaurant.

Shopper says she suffered assault in Philly-based Family Dollar Store

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 4, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – In a recent lawsuit filed in state court, a Family Dollar shopper claims she was assaulted and beaten by employees of the discount store’s location on Lancaster Avenue in Philadelphia.

Policyholder accuses State Farm and Firstline insurance companies of not covering losses to Brookhaven property

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 4, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A policyholder whose apartment suffered physical loss and damages claims that a pair of major insurance companies have failed and refused to provide her the coverage that was due her in this situation, under those same policies.

From Legal Newsline

No quit in trial bar after SCOTUS ruling, still filing lawsuits in favorite courts

By John O'Brien | Jun 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Since last year’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that dealt a blow to forum-shopping personal injury attorneys, companies threatened with sprawling, 50-state litigation have not been forced into defending cases all over the country.

Infidelity not covered by Violence Against Women Act in challenge by Peruvian immigrant who says he found wife in bed with another woman

By John Revak | Jun 5, 2018

A federal judge has dismissed a case filed by a man who had challenged the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services’ opinion that the Violence Against Women and Act (VAWA) does not cover acts of infidelity, according to a decision filed on May 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Third Circuit reinstates housing groups' lawsuit against Pittsburgh

By Ryan Croft | Jun 5, 2018

A federal appellate panel recently reversed a lower court’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the city of Pittsburgh and its former mayor, Luke Ravenstahl, according to a decision filed on March 31 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Woman wants $13K arbitration award against Davidson Design affirmed

By Carrie Salls | Jun 5, 2018

A client of Davison Design & Development Inc. is asking the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania to uphold an arbitration award in her favor, according to a motion filed on April 27.

At center of lawsuit from N.J. electric company is $80K bill for allegedly unpaid costs

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A New Jersey electric company is pursuing legal action against a Philadelphia contractor for more than $80,000 in unpaid costs, according to a new lawsuit.

Lawsuit: Insurance provider failed to cover wind, water damage at plaintiff's property

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A North Wales plaintiff is pursuing claims of breach of contract and bad faith against Farmers Insurance, arguing that the provider failed to cover her for losses due to wind and water damage at her property.

SEPTA flagman says transportation entity failed to shield him from contracting Lyme Disease and Bell's Palsy

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) flagman has filed a lawsuit against his employer for violation of the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), in response to Lyme Disease and Bell’s Palsy he says he was exposed to and contracted in the course of his work duties.

Philly plaintiff launches negligence lawsuit against bakery where she allegedly fell

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia plaintiff has sued a local bakery for negligence, after accusing it of creating a dangerous condition on its property and premises which injured her.

Class action filed against debt collectors FBCS, Midland Funding

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 6, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against debt collectors FBCS Inc. and Midland Funding LLC and 25 John Doe defendants, citing alleged abusive, deceptive and unfair debt collection practices.

Hotel guest files lawsuit after allegedly falling on wrinkled rug at Hershey Lodge

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 6, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A hotel patron is suing Hershey Entertainment & Resort Co, alleging that the company did not take sufficient measures to prevent injuries to guests.

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