News from May 2018

Heartland Campus Solutions still fighting CFPB probe after Pittsburgh judge's ruling

By John Revak | May 29, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A stay pending appeal was recently granted to the defendant in a case involving the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Class action settlement over warranty violations given approval; Attorneys to receive almost $300K

By Kyla Asbury | May 29, 2018

A federal judge has granted preliminary approval of a settlement in a class action lawsuit over alleged warranty violations.

Judge denies Golden Living Center-Stroud’s motion to dismiss punitive damages in wrongful death suit

By Dawn Geske | May 29, 2018

HARRISBURG — Golden Living Center-Stroud’s motion to dismiss punitive damages in a wrongful death lawsuit has been rejected by a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania allegedly fired employee for reporting discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | May 29, 2018

An individual is suing her former employer, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, for alleged racial discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Vaco Philadelphia accused of wrongful termination

By Philip Gonzales | May 29, 2018

An Asian-American employee is suing her former employer, Vaco Philadelphia LLC, for alleged discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

John J. Hainkel Jr. Home and Rehabilitation Center allegedly failed to pay for housekeeping services

By Philip Gonzales | May 29, 2018

A company is suing the John J. Hainkel Jr. Home and Rehabilitation Center for alleged breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

Passenger accuses Southwest Airlines Company of negligence after engine blade allegedly broke window during flight

By Philip Gonzales | May 29, 2018

A passenger is suing Southwest Airlines Company, GE Aviation LLC and several other companies for alleged negligence and breach of contract.

Metropolitan Life Insurance accused of wrongfully denying disability benefits

By Philip Gonzales | May 29, 2018

An individual is suing Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., Tyco Electronics Corporation and Tyco Electronics Long Term Disability Plan, citing alleged wrongful termination of long-term disability benefits.

Snappy's allegedly retaliated against woman who complained about sexual harassment

By Philip Gonzales | May 29, 2018

An individual is suing her former employer, J.J. Powell Inc. t/a Snappy's, for alleged discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

FELA litigation filed against Amtrak will be heard in state court this summer

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 30, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A summer trial date awaits for a case involving a New Jersey train engineer who alleges Amtrak violated federal laws by not providing him with a safe work environment, when he suffered debilitating injuries in an accident sustained in the course of his employment.

$13K settlement garnered in suit between trailer and trucking companies

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 30, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Legal action between an Allentown trailer company and a Philadelphia freight shipping and trucking company over allegedly-outstanding lease payments has been settled for $13,000.

Settlement reached in lawsuit for West Chester boy injured at shopping mall carnival

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 30, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The mother of a West Chester boy injured in a mall carnival’s obstacle course settled a lawsuit against the creator of the course and the shopping mall where her son’s injury took place.

Lawsuit against finance firms for litany of charges, including defamation, is settled

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 30, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia plaintiff has settled litigation he filed against a trio of San Diego firms for alleged improper pursuit of credit debt, defamation of character and abuse of process.

Geisinger Medical Center accused of discriminating against employee because of her alleged disability

By Philip Gonzales | May 30, 2018

A individual is suing Geisinger Medical Center and Geisinger Health System for alleged disability discrimination and retaliation.

Lincoln National Life Insurance Company accused of wrongfully denying and processing disability benefits

By Philip Gonzales | May 30, 2018

An individual is suing Crown Castle USA Inc. and Lincoln National Life Insurance Company for allegedly wrongfully denying disability benefits.

Globe Life and Accident Insurance Company accused of wrongfully denying life insurance benefits

By Philip Gonzales | May 30, 2018

An individual is suing Globe Life and Accident Insurance Company for alleged breach of contract.

WhoseYourLandlord accused of publishing defamatory statements

By Philip Gonzales | May 30, 2018

An individual and a company are suing WhoseYourLandlord Inc. and several individuals for alleged defamation.

North Central Organized Regionally for Total Health allegedly fired woman because of her pregnancy

By Philip Gonzales | May 30, 2018

An individual is suing her former employer, North Central Organized Regionally for Total Health Inc., for alleged wrongful termination.

Wells Fargo asks court to order arbitration in fee-structure dispute

By Carrie Salls | May 31, 2018

Wells Fargo, Wells Fargo Advisors and broker George Venizelos have asked the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania to send a fee agreement dispute to arbitration, according to a motion filed on March 1.

Litigation alleges N.C. car business owes Utah bank more than $16K

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 31, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – In a new state court lawsuit, a Utah commercial bank alleges a North Carolina car repair business owes outstanding funds to it in excess of $16,000, made up of equipment finance payments and other expenses.

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