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Carnegie Mellon University sued for allegedly violating the Americans with Disabilities Act

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 12, 2018

PITTSBURGH — Carnegie Mellon University faces a discrimination lawsuit by a former student claiming that it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Diamond Design Jewelers sues former employees for allegedly stealing confidential client list for competing company

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 12, 2018

PITTSBURGH — Diamond Design Jewelers has filed a lawsuit against former employees alleging they stole the company's confidential client list in order to solicit customers for a competing company they started.

Salad made me sick, says woman suing Eat 'N Park in Allegheny Co.

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 12, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A couple are suing Eat 'N Park, after the wife allegedly was hospitalized with food poisoning after having lunch at the Bethel Park restaurant.

Delaware County lawsuit accuses State Police of violating criminal history law

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 12, 2018

MEDIA — A Delaware County resident is suing the Pennsylvania State Police alleging that he was arrested and held in jail for three days based on an invalid warrant with incorrect information.

U-Haul granted motion for arbitration after allegedly not paying worker overtime

By Charmaine Little | Sep 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Pennsylvania district court has granted U-Haul and two subsidiaries a motion to compel arbitration in a Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuit filed by an employee.

New Hope-Solebury School District is victorious in student's discrimination case

By Charmaine Little | Sep 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania sided with New Hope-Solebury School District on Aug. 27, in a former student’s claims it violated the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Lawsuit: Man's exposure to dangerous substances when working for Conrail led to his death from lung cancer

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The widow of an inspection and repair employee for Conrail alleges the company violated the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) by exposing her late husband to several toxic substances and causing him to develop fatal lung cancer, which took his life in just four months.

Philadelphia court has no jurisdiction over Pa. man's Bitcoin lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Sep 11, 2018

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania determined on Aug. 27 it lacked proper jurisdiction to settle a Bitcoin deal gone wrong between a Pennsylvania man and a Japanese company.

Court rules in favor of American Airlines in flight attendant's gender discrimination case

By Charmaine Little | Sep 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A flight attendant's accusations of gender discrimination against American Airlines did not fly in court, as Judge Eduardo C. Robreno has ruled in favor of the airline.

Monroeville claims election confusion caused by Allegheny County

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 11, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A political subdivision is suing the County of Allegheny and County of Allegheny Division of Elections, seeking declaratory relief.

Man claims lung cancer caused by more than 20 years of exposure to asbestos at work

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 11, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A couple are suing Consolidated Rail Corp., claiming the company failed to provide a safe workplace for the husband who allegedly was exposed to asbestos for more than two decades.

Plaintiff accuses Philly cops of concealing their assault and battery on him while in custody

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A new complaint filed in state court claims Philadelphia police officers battered a man who had a conflict with a gas station cashier over possession of a pack of cigarettes he purchased, while counsel for the officers say the claims are baseless.

N.J. man alleges he was shot and hit by car outside social club, as defense argues punitive damages are barred

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A New Jersey plaintiff who alleged he was shot and run over outside a Philadelphia social club does not have the lawful ability to make claims for punitive damages, defense counsel asserts.

Retired union member won't get arbitration after being impacted by new health benefits, Third Circuit rules

By Charmaine Little | Sep 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit reversed and remanded a lower court’s order of arbitration concerning a lawsuit over healthcare benefits for a retired union member.

Dismissal reached in case of plaintiff who was allegedly physically assaulted at North Philly nightspot

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a local woman who litigated against a North Philadelphia nightclub for failing to protect her from a verbal and physical assault that caused her injury has been dismissed.

Settlement talks to get serious in case of Comcast technician supposedly causing fire, $100K in damages to couple's home

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a Philadelphia couple who claimed they suffered more than $100,000 in fire damage to their due to the negligence of a Comcast technician will head to settlement conference this autumn, prior to the case heading to trial next winter.

Parent files suit after son was allegedly injured falling off tunnel at Olde City Day School

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A parent who says her child was injured after falling from a classroom’s indoor tunnel is pursing legal action against the school allegedly responsible for her son’s injuries.

Taiwanese crossbow company sued in Philadelphia over thumb injury says it isn't subject to U.S. jurisdiction

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Plaintiffs pursuing legal damages in the aftermath of a serious crossbow injury are facing opposition from defense attorneys, who believe the case’s foreign defendant was not properly served or was subject to American jurisdiction.

RICO class action targets lending service owned by Kashia Band of Pomo Indians

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 7, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania resident has filed a class action lawsuit against Derrick J. Franklin, Alyssa Franklin, Reno Keoni Franklin, Dino Franklin Jr. and Brandon Wilder, employees of Kashia Services, citing alleged violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

Lawsuit against Callaway Gardens: Child was hurt in tubing accident

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 7, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A child and her mother are suing Callaway Gardens Resort, Inc. and Ida Cason Callaway Foundation, an outdoor resort, citing alleging negligence after the child allegedly suffered serious injuries in a tubing accident on the water.

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