News from March 2019

Case activity for Nayan Shah vs Life Insurance Company of North America on March 8

By The Penn Record | Mar 9, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania reported the following activities in the suit brought by Nayan Shah against Life Insurance Company of North America on March 8:

Case activity for Darcy Hille vs Csaa Affinity Insurance Company on March 8

By The Penn Record | Mar 9, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania reported the following activities in the suit brought by Darcy Hille against Csaa Affinity Insurance Company on March 8:

Case activity for Jennifer Krueger vs Luitpold Pharmaceuticals Inc. on March 8

By The Penn Record | Mar 9, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania reported the following activities in the suit brought by Jennifer Krueger against Luitpold Pharmaceuticals Inc., Daiichi Sankyo Inc., American Regent Inc., Daiichi Sankyo Co. Ltd., Vifor Pharmaceuticals Management Ltd. and Daiichi Sankyo US Holdings Inc. on March 8:

From Legal Newsline

'Easy grandstanding': Congress backs trial lawyers' effort to condemn chemicals, win lawsuits while science debated

By John O'Brien | Mar 11, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – As Congress vilifies chemicals known as PFAS, some question whether the research upon which lawmakers – and trial lawyers – are relying shows that anyone has actually been harmed by them.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.s. Department of Labor Fines Pennsylvania Construction Company $208,560 for Exposing Employees to Trenching Hazards

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Mar 11, 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Etna Construction Inc. – based in Warminster, Pennsylvania – for exposing employees to excavation hazards at a worksite in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company faces $208,560 in penalties.

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF PENNSYLVANIA: U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Takes Part in Largest-Ever Nationwide Elder Fraud Sweep

By Press release submission | Mar 11, 2019

Attorney General William P. Barr and United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history, surpassing last year’s nationwide sweep.

Asbestos case against Amtrak done in Philadelphia, but likely to be refiled in D.C.

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 11, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A case involving the spouse of a former electrician for Amtrak who argued his death from colon cancer was the result of completing his work duties for Amtrak in an unsafe environment, has been dismissed without prejudice.

Case of N.J. woman's assault and battery at Philly's Schmidt's Commons sent to arbitration

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 11, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a woman who asserts she was assaulted and beaten by a group of attackers at The Schmidt’s Commons in Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties neighborhood more than a year ago has been sent to arbitration.

Media Theatre for the Performing Arts brings dispute with former board member to court

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 11, 2019

MEDIA — A theater company claims a board member stepped down but failed to stop acting in the same role.

Former Borough of Upland employee claims he wasn't paid for overtime work

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 11, 2019

MEDIA — A man is seeking damages, claiming that he was regularly not paid for overtime work.

Couple seek damages following husband's alleged injury on a crank stand

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 11, 2019

PITTSBURGH — A couple are seeking damages after the husband was allegedly injured while operating a crank stand at work.

Judge tosses climate change lawsuit against Trump, says he won't tell the President what to do

By Scott Holland | Mar 11, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — Tasked with deciding a climate change lawsuit brought on behalf of children, a federal judge says he won’t supervise the White House’s actions on the environment.

CLARK HILL: Clark Hill Member, Jeffrey J. Conn, Honorary Chair for Familylinks Second Annual Luncheon on April 2, 2019

By Press release submission | Mar 11, 2019

Jeffrey J. Conn, Member in Charge at Clark Hill, will serve as Honorary Chair for Familylinks Second Annual Luncheon on Tuesday, April 2nd.

BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY: Buchanan Adds Labor & Employment Litigator Gretchen Woodruff Root in Pittsburgh

By Press release submission | Mar 11, 2019

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney adds experienced labor and employment litigator, Gretchen Woodruff Root, as counsel in the firm’s Pittsburgh office.

Investor claims Kraft Heinz Co. circulated misleading financial information

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 12, 2019

PITTSBURGH — A man is seeking damages, claiming that Kraft Heinz Co. circulated false and misleading information to the public.

Court rules not being able to play catch with son in his final months isn't viable claim for dad hurt in wreck

By Scott Holland | Mar 12, 2019

HARRISBURG — A Pennsylvania appeals panel upheld a personal injury award for a man injured in a car crash who sought increased compensation due to the death of his son.

Teamsters Union is accused of forcing unwilling employees to pay union dues

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 12, 2019

SCRANTON —A group alleges that they were made to pay union fees though they didn't want to be a part of the union.

University of Pittsburgh wins appeal to cut tenured professor's salary after poor reviews

By Takesha Thomas | Mar 12, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — An appeals court has reversed a lower court ruling that restored the salary of a University of Pittsburgh professor after his pay was cut following poor annual reviews.

Third Circuit affirms $273,000 ruling of rents due by defunct Pittsburgh law firm

By Takesha Thomas | Mar 12, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — An appeals court has affirmed a bankruptcy court ruling involving funds owed to a commercial landlord by a former law office.

Philadelphia law firm Gibbons PC denies claims that female attorney was fired based on gender

By Gabriel Neves | Mar 12, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A female attorney is suing a Philadelphia law firm claiming she was fired based on her gender.

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