News from September 2018

Schwan's Home Service accused of discrimination by employee with cancer

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 3, 2018

PITTSBURGH — An area sales manager is suing Schwan’s Home Service, Inc., a home food delivery service provider, citing alleged disability discrimination and wrongful termination.

WKK Investment Partners accused of violating Americans with Disabilities Act

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 3, 2018

WKK Investment Partners is accused of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by allegedly failing to have accessible facilities.

Slippery Rock sued by student dismissed from Physician Assistant Program after failing grade

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 3, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A former student is suing Slippery Rock University, citing alleged failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act.

CVS will not face class action from former pharmacy techs; Philly judge won't certify class

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 3, 2018

A former CVS Pharmacy technician lost a renewed class action to recoup wages lost during certification classes.

Barista claims he was unlawfully terminated for refusing to sell drugs at coffee shop where he worked

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 3, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – In a recently-filed litigation, a coffee barista claims he was unlawfully terminated when he refused to participate in a drug-dealing operation he says was conducted on his employers’ premises.

Northeast Philly bar's bouncers committed assault, plaintiff says; Defendants say claims insufficient

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 3, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff who alleges a Northeast Philadelphia restaurant recklessly allowed him to be the target of an assault by the establishment’s bouncers is facing criticism those charges of recklessness are insufficiently-pled.

Woman allegedly assaulted with hot water at church-owned boarding home sues for damages

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 3, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A woman allegedly doused with hot water by a fellow resident of a boarding home operated by a local Baptist church has filed litigation against her assailant and the home’s management for her injuries.

Person with disabilities is suing school system for violation of the ADA

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 3, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A person with disabilities is suing Perkiomen Valley School District, a school system, citing alleged failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act regulations (ADA).

Allegheny Co. lawsuit claims scarring from arm lift, fat transfer surgery

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 4, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A patient is suing Dominic Brandy, M.D., and the Center for Cosmetic Surgery, doing business as The Skin Center, for alleged negligence.

Disabled rider with service dog sues city bus service for ADA violation

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 4, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A disabled person who uses a service dog is suing Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), citing alleged violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Allegheny County accused of diverting air quality funds for building project

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 4, 2018

PITTSBURGH — The Clean Air Council and the Group Against Smog and Pollution are suing Allegheny County over air pollution, alleging that it used funds intended for air quality improvement for a building renovation project.

Lawsuit says Purple's website discriminates to visually impaired

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 4, 2018

PITTSBURGH — Purple Innovation is accused of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act for allegedly failing to have a website that can be accessed by visually impaired users.

Collector backed out of 'Magic: The Gathering' cards deal, lawsuit says; Sale price was $177K

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 4, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A New Jersey resident is suing Brian Nocenti and John Does 1-5, Pennsylvania collector, citing alleged breach of contract, fraud, and unjust enrichment.

Broken professional relationship with New Jersey Motorsports Park leads to lawsuit

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 4, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — An operator of motorcycle track days is suing New Jersey Motorsports Park, an owner of a motorsport complex, citing alleged tortious interference and unjust enrichment.

Lawsuit: Finn Bark Blower switched back on, taking four fingers of man using it

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 4, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania man is suing Finn Corp. and Hard Oak Nursery, alleging breach of warranty, negligence and strict liability.

City of Philadelphia and co-defendants fail in attempt to have sexual harassment lawsuit dismissed

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 4, 2018

The City of Philadelphia’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by government employee Vanessa Bines was unsuccessful.

Philadelphia's appeal to plaintiffs crosses borders; 41 Dominicans file pesticide lawsuit there

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Americans from all over the country have traditionally flocked to Philadelphia courts, to the point their plaintiff-friendly reputation has resulted in a “Judicial Hellhole" designation, and now plaintiffs are coming from other countries to seek their day in court.

Plaintiff says her broken wrist suffered in a fall outside a Philly McDonald's was the restaurant's fault

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – An uneven curb outside a McDonald’s restaurant on South Broad Street in Philadelphia allegedly led to a personal injury-related accident and for the plaintiff to file legal action against the entities allegedly responsible.

Case of woman burned by Dunkin' Donuts coffee cup headed to trial next year

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A woman who claims to have been burned by a cup of hot coffee she purchased at a North Philadelphia Dunkin’ Donuts will see her case reach a state-level courtroom next year.

Law firm Lewis Brisbois says Ind. company hasn't paid $170K tab

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A legal service provider is suing Medical Informatics Engineering Inc. of Indiana, citing alleged breach of written engagement and unjust enrichment.

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