ADAMSTOWN – Bollman Hat Co. seems intent on charting a business-as-usual plan of operations for the 150-year-old Pennsylvania company after it recently settled with the Federal Trade Commission, over making claims about all or virtually all of its products being made in the U.S.
PITTSBURGH – The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania has granted Mildon Bus Lines' motion for summary judgment, saying that plaintiff Community Vocational Schools of Pittsburgh failed to provide enough evidence for its Telephone Consumer Protect Act lawsuit.
PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania dismissed parts of a lawsuit filed against the city of Philadelphia, two former police detectives and a former police officer by Shaurn Thomas, a man who “was convicted of a murder he did not commit,” according to an opinion entered Feb. 2 by U.S. District Judge Gene E.K. Pratter.
MEDIA – Requests for answers to discovery questions and for production of documents have been filed in the case of a man who says a Folsom bar/restaurant overserved fellow pub patrons, the same patrons who later allegedly assaulted and seriously injured him.
PHILADELPHIA – A former seaman has sued a long list of corporate defendants in state court, claiming their collective negligence in exposing him to benzene and other carcinogenic chemicals in the course of his work duties led him to develop acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).
NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey federal judge on Jan. 8 dismissed an amended complaint that accused a law firm of running a “racketeering-style” scam operation designed to generate bogus legal fees in class action lawsuits.
MEDIA – After first being sent to federal court, the case of a plaintiff suing beverage companies for premises liability allegations which he said caused him to suffer serious arm and shoulder injuries in the course of his employment with a trucking company, was settled.
PHILADELPHIA – Recently, a settlement was obtained prior to arbitration between a group of Philadelphia tenants, including a minor plaintiff, and their former apartment management company for negligence, in a case connected to allegations the company did not protect the plaintiffs from being attacked by bed bugs.
PHILADELPHIA – A settlement was reached in the case of a Pennsylvania man who worked in multiple capacities for a pair of major rail transport companies and claimed they violated the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), by putting him in a long-term career environment which caused him permanent injury.
NEW YORK – Democratic state attorneys general, like Pennsylvania's Josh Shapiro, are getting free help from New York University School of Law to bolster their environmental causes, though a Commonwealth business advocacy group worries this results in important work being outsourced to an out-of-state entity.