News from May 2018

Fired over not using Baden school radios, janitor can't collect unemployment

By Elizabeth Alt | May 7, 2018

A woman fired from her job as a janitor for a Pennsylvania school lost her appeal of a decision to deny her unemployment claim due to willful misconduct.

Dispute over gun license settlement sent back to lower court

By Sandra Lane | May 7, 2018

A class action lawsuit filed by a John Doe against the city of Philadelphia for alleged privacy violations of the Pennsylvania Uniform Firearms Act of 1995 was remanded by Judge P. Kevin Brobson back to the trial court for further consideration on April 4.

Credit Collection Services accused of attempting to collect discharged debt

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 7, 2018

An individual is suing Credit Collection Services for alleged misrepresentation in debt collection.

Carpenter Technology Corporation allegedly fired employee because of his age

By Philip Gonzales | May 7, 2018

An individual is suing Carpenter Technology Corporation, an alloy manufacturer and distributor, for alleged age discrimination and wrongful termination.

Paramount Equity Mortgage Inc. accused of placing telemarking calls with autodialer

By Philip Gonzales | May 7, 2018

A individual is suing Paramount Equity Mortgage Inc. and Does 1-10 for allegedly violating telephone harassment statutes.

Active Day of Overbook Park accused of firing employee while on pregnancy-related leave of absence

By Philip Gonzales | May 7, 2018

An individual is suing her former employer, Senior Care Centers of Pennsylvania Inc. d/b/a Active Day of Overbook Park, for alleged pregnancy discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Ryeco LLC allegedly fired employee for taking Naproxen to treat disability

By Philip Gonzales | May 7, 2018

An individual is suing his former employer, Ryeco LLC, for alleged disability discrimination and wrongful discharge.

Man loses suit against LA Fitness after allegedly tripping over yoga mat

By Karen Kidd | May 8, 2018

A federal judge has granted summary judgment in favor of LA Fitness in a personal injury suit brought against the chain of fitness centers by a man who claimed he was injured at one of its Philadelphia locations, according to a decision filed on April 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Parents sue Philadelphia Zoo for liability after son allegedly breaks ankle on playground slide

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 8, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Through his parents, a young New Jersey boy who suffered a severely-broken ankle on a playground slide at The Philadelphia Zoo has had a lawsuit filed against the institution on his behalf.

Ex-pharma firm staffer alleges he was fired after reporting discriminatory employment practices

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 8, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – An executive assistant for a pharmaceutical company in Philadelphia claims he was unlawfully terminated after meeting with its human resources department to report discriminatory employment practices.

Lawsuit: Philly pizza restaurant's negligence led to plaintiff's knee and spine injuries

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 8, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A new lawsuit says that negligence on the part of a Philadelphia pizza parlor resulted in a fall and serious knee and spine injuries for one of its plaintiffs.

Additional legal matters and withholding of escrow funds cloud sale transaction of pharmacy ownership interest

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 8, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Former ownership partners in a local pharmaceutical operation are now suing the entity they sold their ownership stakes to, over a dispute related to escrow funds and other litigation surrounding the transaction.

Nestle Purina Petcare accused of discriminatory firing, says case is without merit

By Philip Gonzales | May 8, 2018

An individual is suing his former employer, Nestle Purina Petcare Company, for alleged discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Colonial Park Care Center and Grane Healthcare Co. allegedly fired employee for requesting time off for Ramadan

By Philip Gonzales | May 8, 2018

A Muslim employee is suing her former employers, Colonial Park Care Center LLC d/b/a Colonial Park Care Center and Grane Healthcare Co., for alleged discrimination.

Continuum Investments LLC allegedly owes $13.9 million on a mortgage loan

By Philip Gonzales | May 8, 2018

A company is suing Continuum Investments LLC for allegedly breaching a loan and security agreement.

From Legal Newsline

Judge tosses ‘Whopper’ of a lawsuit against Hershey over slack fill

By Amanda Thomas | May 9, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – A Missouri man, who has purchased about 600 boxes of Reese’s Pieces and Whoppers over a period of several years, has lost part of his class action lawsuit against the Hershey Co. over the alleged amount of empty space in its packaging.

Superior Court says ATV trenches an 'inherent risk' of downhill skiing

By Karen Kidd | May 9, 2018

A skier who fractured his leg at Blue Knob Ski Resort cannot recover damages from the resort for negligence because his injury was an “inherent risk” of downhill skiing and because such suits are barred under a clause in his season pass agreement, according to a decision filed on April 19 in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Widow of Amtrak machinist and conductor says the company's violations led to his fatal bladder cancer

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 9, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The spouse of a deceased machinist and conductor for Amtrak alleges the defendant violated the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) by exposing her late husband to toxic substances and causing him to develop fatal bladder cancer.

Lawsuit: Ill. finance group looking to recover almost $30K in unpaid funds from Philly church

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 9, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – An Illinois finance firm is seeking to reconcile outstanding equipment finance lease costs allegedly owed by a Philadelphia church of nearly $30,000.

Kensington real estate business says neighbor's home repair contractors damaged its underground piping

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 9, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A local real estate developer has sued its neighbor and the contractors they hired after repairs being undertaken at the adjoining property allegedly caused major damage to the developer’s underground pipes.

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