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Lawsuit by seaman: Chemical exposure caused leukemia

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A former seaman is embroiled in a legal battle with a lengthy list of corporate defendants, claiming their collective negligence in exposing him to benzene and other carcinogenic chemicals in the course of his work duties, led him to develop acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).

Energy company says defendants' negligence put steel steam pipe apparatus at risk for rupture

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A local energy company is pursuing legal action after it says it learned that a conduit apparatus designed to supply steam beneath Philadelphia’s downtown streets was equipped with insufficient PVC electrical ducts, ducts which put a section of steel pipe at risk for rupture.

EPA proposes $365,500 settlement with Pennsylvania manufacturer over alleged violations of Safe Drinking Water Act

By Karen Kidd | Sep 17, 2018

The proposed settlement reached by the EPA and U.S. Justice Department with Malvern-based CertainTeed Corp. represents the largest civil penalty payment required by the Safe Drinking Water Act over alleged safe drinking water violations in Louisiana, the EPA said in a statement.

Federal judge considers Reading bank's motion to dismiss in Auburn couple's breach of contract case

By Karen Kidd | Sep 17, 2018

SCRANTON — A federal judge is mulling a Reading bank's request to dismiss an Auburn couple's lawsuit that claims Santander Bank failed to mark their paid loans as satisfied.

Philadelphia court rules in Aetna's lawsuit alleging conspiracy over opioid reimbursement

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - Aetna sued the pharmaceutical company, the doctor, and the executives, as well as other physicians and company representatives, over an alleged fraudulent scheme to induce the insurance provider into covering off-label prescriptions of Subsys, an opioid medication.

Former Philadelphia firefighter loses Workers' Comp claim after cancer diagnosis

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - A veteran Philadelphia firefighter has lost an appeal with the Commonwealth Court in a Workers' Compensation claim that alleges his prostate cancer was a direct result of his occupation.

Pennsylvania security guard who fell out of chair loses Workers' Comp appeal

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 17, 2018

HARRISBURG — Yvette D. Blassingame unsuccessfully petitioned the court to reverse a Worker's Compensation Appeal Board ruling denying her claims for coverage.

Gun club owner, firearms advocacy group accuse Pennsylvania township of violating right to bear arms

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 17, 2018

ERIE — A gun club owner and the Second Amendment Foundation are suing Robinson Township alleging that a local zoning ordinance infringes on the club owner's constitutional right to bear arms.

Daughter claims Grane Healthcare and other medical providers were negligent in treating her mother's injuries

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 17, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A daughter is suing Grane Healthcare, Highland Park Care Center and other medical providers claiming negligence in the diagnosis and treatment of her mother's injuries.

Woman says late husband's chemical exposures working for Rohm & Haas caused his death

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 14, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The surviving spouse of a Rohm & Haas machinist is pursuing legal damages against the chemical company, arguing their negligence led her husband to contract cancer before his passing last month.

Lawsuit: Man sustained injurious fall on Samaritans' Jenkintown property

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 14, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia man has initiated a lawsuit against a real estate management company connected to a Jenkintown non-profit organization, alleging its negligence led to him suffer a fall on the group’s property.

EEOC sues Adecco USA employment agency alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 14, 2018

ERIE — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing Adecco USA Inc., an employment agency, claiming it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Construction supply company files TCPA class action in Pittsburgh federal court

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 14, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A construction supply company has filed a lawsuit against PC Shield Inc., an Oklahoma corporation, citing alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes.

ATV user who wrecked sues private roadway controllers for negligence

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 14, 2018

WILLIAMSPORT — An ATV user is suing Repsol Oil and Gas USA, Talisman Energy USA Inc., and J.L. Watts Excavating Inc., private roadway controllers, citing alleged negligence.

Pennsylvania contracting company sued by its lawyers for $38K

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 14, 2018

PITTSBURGH — Maurice A. Nernberg & Associates has filed a complaint in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County against George Kusevich Jr. and Kusevich Contracting Inc., alleging that they failed to pay for legal services.

Estate of man killed outside Philadelphia bar files wrongful death litigation

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The estate of a man shot and killed outside a Philadelphia bar by one of its employees who was allegedly intoxicated is accusing the establishment of negligence.

Pittsburgh law firm sues Hertz Gateway Center for breach of lease agreement

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 13, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania law firm is suing Hertz Gateway Center, citing alleged breach of lease agreement and trespass.

Endo Pharmaceuticals sued for discrimination, wrongful termination

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A New Jersey resident is suing a pharmaceutical company, citing alleged discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Rental property owner claims unlawful search and seizure by police

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 13, 2018

ERIE — A Beaver County resident is suing police officers, citing unlawful search and seizure.

Daughter sues ManorCare Health Services-Monroeville alleging wrongful death

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 13, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A daughter is suing ManorCare Health Services – Monroeville, alleging that the facility did not do enough to keep her mother safe.

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