News from October 2018

Washington & Jefferson College says student caused fire, resulting in more than $585,000 in damages

By Bree Gonzales | Oct 5, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A private college is suing a student, citing alleged negligence and trespass to real property.

Bancroft Neurohealth is accused of wrongful termination in Delco lawsuit

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 5, 2018

NEW CASTLE — A former employee is suing Bancroft Neurohealth, a nonprofit corporation, citing alleged retaliation and wrongful termination.

Cheswick couple claim Giant Eagle Foods served sauerkraut sauce with foreign object in it

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 5, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A Cheswick couple are suing Giant Eagle Foods, a supermarket operator, citing alleged negligence, strict liability and breach of warranty.

Former employee sues Allentown Rescue Missions for alleged gender discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 5, 2018

ALLENTOWN — A controller is suing Allentown Rescue Missions Inc., a social service organization, citing alleged discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation.

Teacher sues Malvern Catholic school, says he wasn't given access to quiet room when headaches hit

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A full-time teacher is suing Malvern Preparatory School, a Catholic school, citing alleged discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Huntingdon Valley couple sue Amtrak for alleged negligence

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A Huntingdon Valley couple is suing Amtrak and National Railroad Passenger Corp., railroad service providers, citing alleged negligence.

Court rules for Wernersville State Hospital in wrongful termination suit

By Charmaine Little | Oct 5, 2018

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled against a woman on Sept. 20 who claimed Wernersville State Hospital fired her because of her race and infringed on her rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

BERGER & MONTAGUE PC: Firm Chair Sherrie R. Savett and Managing Shareholder Shanon J. Carson Named Best of the Bar by Philadelphia Business Journal

By Press release submission | Oct 7, 2018

Berger Montague is proud to announce that Firm Chair Sherrie R. Savett and Managing Shareholder Shanon J. Carson have been named to the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2018 Best of the Bar: Philadelphia’s Top Lawyers.

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA: Pennsylvania Man Pleads Guilty To Biodiesel Tax Conspiracy

By Press release submission | Oct 7, 2018

A Harrisburg, Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division, Acting Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey H. Wood of the Justice Department’s Environmental and Natural Resources Division, EPA Criminal Investigation Division Director Jessica Taylor, and U.S. Attorney David J. Freed for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Couple, living trust accused of defamation, violations of Lanham Act by Global Six Sigma

By Bree Gonzales | Oct 9, 2018

PITTSBURGH — Global Six Sigma and its director are suing Craig J. Setter, The Revocable Living Trust of Crag J. Setter, The Revocable Living Trust of Lauren M. Setter, Harmony Living LLC, Center for Corporate Advancement Group LLC, Aveta Ltd., and Carnegie Foundation LLC, citing alleged defamation and violations of the Lanham Act.

Sewer Dept. employees seek pension contributions from City of Scranton

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 9, 2018

SCRANTON — Employees are suing a municipal organization, citing alleged violation of the Public Employee Relations Act.

Man sues Scranton Sewer Authority, claiming he twisted his knee on a loose manhole cover

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 9, 2018

SCRANTON — Welsh Slayton filed a complaint on Sept. 13 in the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas against the Sewer Authority of Scranton and others, alleging he seriously injured his knee after stepping on a loose sewer manhole cover.

Shur-Save worker sues dairy products distributors, says he slipped on milk

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 9, 2018

SCRANTON — A Shur-Save worker is suing Instawhip Foods Inc., Upstate Farms and others dairy products distributors, citing alleged negligence.

Insurance company sues water heater manufacturer, seeks compensation for leak coverage

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 9, 2018

SCRANTON — A liability insurer is suing A.O. Smith Water Product Co., a water heater manufacturer, citing alleged design and manufacturing defect.

Maryland couple sue Cove Haven hotel for fall down staircase

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 9, 2018

WILKES-BARRE — A Maryland couple are suing Cove Haven Inc. hotel operators and others citing alleged negligence.

Riverset Credit Union accused of illegal towing practices

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 9, 2018

PITTSBURGH — Vehicle owners and drivers have filed a class-action lawsuit against Riverset Credit Union and Brian Haenze, parking lot owner and towing company, citing alleged predatory and illegal towing practices.

Essure cases come back to Philadelphia court; 16 plaintiffs seek damages from Bayer

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 9, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Per a recent judicial order from a federal court, 16 personal injury cases filed against Bayer Pharmaceuticals from women who used its Essure birth control device are now back in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

Lawsuit: Environmental remediation company's botches on West Chester historic home led to more than $120K in repairs

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 9, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A trio of plaintiffs claim that an environmental remediation firm botched the lead paint removal of a West Chester home dating back to the 18th century, and have led them to spend more than $120,000 repairing the company’s mistakes.

Woman's estate files wrongful death lawsuit in fatal 2016 N.J. airplane crash

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 9, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The estate of a woman killed in an airplane crash at a Southern New Jersey airport two years ago is pursuing damages against several parties connected to the accident in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Superior Court upholds finding that insurance companies violated consumer protection law

By Chandra Lye | Oct 9, 2018

PITTSBURGH - The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has rejected an appeal from insurance companies in a case that found they “deceitfully profited” in a business dealing.

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