News from January 2019

Day Apollo Subaru employees face accusation of using competitor's trade secrets

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 7, 2019

PITTSBURGH — Automotive retailers are suing Christopher Gordish, Jason Xenakes, and Day Apollo Inc., d/b/a Day Apollo Subaru, former employees and competitor, citing alleged misappropriation of trade secrets in violation of the Defend Trade Secrets Act; misappropriation of trade secrets under the PUTSA; breach of fiduciary duty; and conversion.

Former employee claims Suebert and Associates breached his employment contract

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 7, 2019

PITTSBURGH — A former employee is suing Suebert and Associates Inc., a Pennsylvania corporation, citing alleged breach of contract.

Lawsuit: Rev. William Yockey, named in grand jury report, molested Connellsville man in 1981-1982

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 8, 2019

PITTSBURGH – Reverend William B. Yockey, one of the accused predator priests whose names were listed in a grand jury report that alleges decades of protection for pedophiles working for the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania was allegedly responsible for molesting a Connellsville man when he was a teenager, according to new litigation filed in Pittsburgh.

Scarsdale couple sue Aquatopia after alleged injury on the FlowRider

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 8, 2019

SCRANTON — A Scarsdale couple are suing CBK Lodge LP, owner of indoor waterpark Aquatopia, citing alleged negligence and premises liability.

Dollar Store shopper sues alleging fall near entranceway

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 8, 2019

PITTSBURGH — A woman is suing Dollar General Corp., a chain of variety stores, citing alleged negligence and premises liability.

Bristol Township faces lawsuit from rehab center; Zoning board treating addicts unfairly, it says

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 8, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — Medical facilities have filed a lawsuit against Bristol Township public officials, citing alleged disability discrimination.

Black customer claims he was told to leave Just Wing It in Annville due to his race

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 8, 2019

SCRANTON — A customer is suing a restaurant, citing alleged racial discrimination.

Technician sues Hruska Mechanical, claiming unlawful employment practices

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 8, 2019

PITTSBURGH — A technician is suing Hruska Mechanical LLC, an HVAC company, citing alleged disability discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Lawsuit says tour bus caused wreck with tractor-trailer in Monroeville

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 8, 2019

PITTSBURGH — A commercial driver is suing Malone Bussing Services, Steve Malone and Teresa Darden, tour bus operators, citing alleged negligence.

Lawsuit claims Tutor Time child care in Bethel Park destroyed video of infant's head injury

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 8, 2019

PITTSBURGH — Parents of a minor are suing a learning center, citing alleged negligence.

Plaintiffs lawyers in Philly area representing clients that the DOJ says are wasting time filing meritless lawsuits

By John O'Brien | Jan 8, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Three lawsuits in Philadelphia are part of an effort by plaintiffs lawyers and shell companies to abuse federal law while pursuing millions of dollars for whistleblowers, the U.S. Department of Justice is alleging.

Ownership of car dealership disputed in underlying action connected to $235K judgment

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 9, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A rule returnable meeting happening later this month will determine the result of an objection made to a sheriff’s determination by the owner of a used car dealership in Northeast Philadelphia – one unable to strike a $235,000 judgment against him earlier this year, from a suit filed by a plaintiff injured on his business property.

Case involving EMS service suing over unfiled unemployment fund documents is dismissed

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 9, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia-based paratransit services who say the state financially penalized them due to the alleged failure of a human resources firm to file unemployment compensation fund documents have seen their case dismissed.

Ex-wife of former Chiefs player can't sue team over concussions

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 9, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge has ruled that the wife of a former Kansas City Chiefs football player cannot sue the team due to her failure to opt-out from participation as a class member in the multimillion-dollar NFL concussion litigation.

Lawsuit claims Delco daycare worker grabbed child by the neck and threw her down

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 9, 2019

MEDIA — A daughter and mother are suing Today's Child Learning Centers Inc. and Janet Dwyer, citing alleged negligence.

Fired special ed teacher sues School District of Philadelphia for alleged discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 9, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — A special education teacher is suing the School District of Philadelphia and Shauneille Taylor, citing alleged discrimination and wrongful termination.

Michaels crafts store sued over alleged fall

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 9, 2019

MEDIA — A patron is suing Michaels Companies, an arts and crafts store operator, citing alleged negligence.

Office manager sues North American Dental Group, claiming unpaid overtime

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 9, 2019

PITTSBURGH — An office manager has filed a class action lawsuit against North American Dental Group and others seeking allegedly unpaid overtime pay.

Shopper sues Petco following alleged fall in the defendant's store

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 9, 2019

PITTSBURGH — A woman is suing Petco Animal Supplies Stores Inc., a pet food store operator, citing alleged negligence and premises liability.

Woman claims Professional Placement Services uses illegal collection practices

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 9, 2019

PITTSBURGH — A woman has filed a class action lawsuit against Professional Placement Services LLC, a debt collector, citing alleged abusive and deceptive debt collection practices.

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