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Save-A-Lot wins slip-and-fall case; Woman said she was too focused on pizza to notice pallets of waters

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge has ruled in favor of Save-A-Lot in a slip-and-fall lawsuit filed by a shopper who allegedly tripped over a pallet in the frozen food aisle of the grocery store.

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Third Circuit upholds dismissal of Chemours Co. severance plan complaint

By Charmaine Little | Jun 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – A handful of former employees for The Chemours Co. lost their appeal after their employee severance plan complaint was dismissed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

Apartment tenant sues defendants after he says deteriorated wall fell and injured him

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – An apartment tenant has sued a number of real estate defendants for damages, claiming that a deteriorated wall in the residence where he lived collapsed on and injured him.

Philadelphia busboy says hostess threatened and extorted him for $15, sues restaurant

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A table busser at a Philadelphia restaurant claims he was threatened and extorted by one of his co-workers, a hostess.

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'They're always wrong': NYC's hired guns cite overturned case as authority for climate change lawsuit

By Daniel Fisher | Jun 19, 2018

It was a surprising opening move, to say the least. Arguing for the City of New York in its climate lawsuit against five major oil companies, attorney Michael Pawa cited AEP v. Connecticut, a 2009 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, as “persuasive authority” in his clients’ favor.

Jacoby Donner, P.C. not 100% victorious in attempt to get malpractice claims tossed

By Charmaine Little | Jun 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - A former law office challenging malpractice claims against it after two deals went bad with the same client has successfully challenged breach of contract claims made by the parties it is seeking payment from.

Woman, fired for allegedly using company credit card to buy Uber and Lyft rides, settles ADA claim

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A lawsuit alleging discrimination and violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act was recently dismissed after the parties reached a settlement.

TDA Ameritrade files motion to strike class action allegations, compel arbitration or dismiss complaint

By Sandra Lane | Jun 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - TD Ameritrade is mounting its defense against a class action lawsuit against it that was filed in Philadelphia federal court on Nov. 3 by Marianne Antczak and others.

Pennridge School District still facing lawsuit over alleged sexual assault

By Charmaine Little | Jun 18, 2018

Pennridge School District was found responsible for many violations after one of its student suffered harassment on and off school grounds according to court documents filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently.

Borough of Conway reaches settlement over parking spot issue for disabled residents

By Charmaine Little | Jun 18, 2018

PITTSBURGH - A handful of Pennsylvania residents who find it difficult to walk were able to reach an agreement with a borough that once allegedly refused to provide accommodating parking spaces, according to court documents in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Abington School District still battling with disabled student and parent over IDEA violation claims

By Charmaine Little | Jun 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania school district is still going back-and-forth with a disabled student and his parent on whether he received proper education, a dispute that led to a complaint filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Fracking company's loss could have impact; Superior Court split from previous Texas ruling

By John Breslin | Jun 18, 2018

PITTSBURGH - A state appeals court decision is likely to influence development and investment decisions made by companies that use hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas.

Federal magistrate judge orders failed bidder on Westmoreland County hotel into arbitration

By Karen Kidd | Jun 18, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A federal magistrate judge has ordered the failed high-bidder for a hotel in Westmoreland County into arbitration earlier to resolve differences over that failed bid.

Widow's suit says waste truck driver was exposed to hazardous chemicals that caused fatal brain tumor

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A surviving widow is suing McCollister Transportation Systems Inc. and various entities, citing alleged negligence and wrongful death.

Quality Touch Home Care facing allegations of breached ownership agreement

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 18, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A healthcare service provider is suing Quality Touch Home Care LLC, a home health agency, citing alleged breach of fiduciary duty.

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