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Johnson & Johnson, Bayer seek dismissal of 12 Philadelphia Xarelto lawsuits, say fact sheets are missing

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 23, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – According to a recent filing, counsel for the manufacturers of blood thinner-drug Xarelto are looking to have the lawsuits of certain plaintiffs dismissed with prejudice, supposedly for not complying with filing guidelines.

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AbbVie files appeal contesting landmark $448 million antitrust win for Federal Trade Commission

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 23, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) — Defendants AbbVie Inc., Abbott Laboratories and Unimed Pharmaceuticals LLC filed an appeal on Aug. 6 in a U.S. District Court in response to the final judgment in an antitrust case that found in favor of the Federal Trade Commission.

Woman says her finger was severed by a cooling fan while using tanning bed

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 23, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A woman whose finger was allegedly severed by a cooling fan as she was using a tanning bed is suing The Sun Club tanning salon operator.

White student claims race discrimination after Thomas Jefferson University denies her application to medical school

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 23, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A woman has filed a lawsuit alleging race discrimination against Thomas Jefferson University, claiming that her application to medical school was rejected because she is white.

After failure to follow up filing against Radisson Hotel at Valley Forge, lawsuit may be dismissed

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 22, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A lawsuit brought by a Philadelphia woman versus the Radisson Hotel and Valley Forge Convention Center may be dismissed for failure to prosecute.

Legal action against L.A. Fitness filed in Philly court discontinued by plaintiffs before complaint filed

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 22, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Litigation filed by a Delaware County couple against gym franchise L.A. Fitness has been discontinued, just two days before a case management conference for an update on the proceedings was scheduled.

Third Circuit: Former Thomas Jefferson University nurse's termination not discriminatory

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 22, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A federal appellate court has upheld the dismissal of the litigation filed by a former nurse at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, deciding she had not offered sufficient evidence to show her termination was based on racial discrimination.

Tunkhannock elementary school principal, fired after a second DUI, loses appeal

By Gabriel Neves | Aug 22, 2018

HARRISBURG – An appeals court has upheld the firing of a school district employee who served as principal in two elementary schools after his arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Centimark Corp. sues former employees and competitor for unfair competition

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 22, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A roofing company is suing Troy Osborne, Phillip Hammett, Michael Calvin and BluSky Restoration Contractors, LLC, former employees and competitor, citing alleged fraud, conspiracy and misappropriation of trade secrets.

Montgomery County resident sues sheriff's office and police officer for alleged civil rights violations

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 22, 2018

Montgomery County resident sues sheriff's office and police officer for alleged civil rights violations

Home Depot blamed for selling defective air-conditioner

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 22, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — Two insurance companies are suing Home Depot Inc., doing business as Wilmar, a seller and/or distributor of Airwell Fedders air-conditioning units, citing alleged breach of warranties, negligence, and strict liability.

Allstate sues GE over circuit breaker, seeks $440K

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 22, 2018

Allstate Insurance is suing General Electric Co., citing alleged breach of warranty, negligence, and product liability.

Litigation filed against McDonald's over Chicken McNuggets containing razorblade coming to Philly courtroom next year

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 21, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A lawsuit filed by a man who says he swallowed a razorblade with his Chicken McNuggets ordered at a local McDonald’s restaurant in nearly three years ago, will be heard in a Philadelphia courtroom next year.

Wrongful death lawsuit against General Motors claiming faulty tires settled

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 21, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Negligence-based wrongful death litigation filed against General Motors and a number of other defendants by the mother of a young woman killed in an automobile accident nearly three years ago has been dismissed without prejudice, according to court records.

Federal Circuit Court reverses fee collection by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, cites Pa. attorneys' amicus brief

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 21, 2018

LANCASTER – Lawyers from firm Barley Snyder who authored an amicus brief on behalf of the American Bar Association, had that same brief cited when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a landmark decision allowing for collection of attorney’s fees by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO).

Class action lawsuit filed against Federal Housing Finance Agency and Treasury Department

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 21, 2018

Shareholders have filed a class-action lawsuit against The Federal Housing Finance Agency; Melvin I. Watt and the Treasury Department.

Former employee, alleging discrimination, claims PNC Financial Services wrongfully fired him

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 21, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A former employee is suing PNC Financial Services Group, a bank holding company, citing alleged disability discrimination and wrongful termination.

Airplane pilot sues Chip Ganassi Racing, says he was fired without cause

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 20, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A pilot is suing Chip Ganassi Racing Teams, citing alleged breach of contract and violations of the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law, and the Indiana Wage Payment Statute.

Appeals court confirms denial of Riverkeeper's challenge to PennEast Project application

By Charmaine Little | Aug 20, 2018

HARRISBURG - The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania decided June 4 that the Delaware Riverkeeper Network waited too long to file an overdue petition.

UPMC police officers sued after pursuing theft charges against copier repairman; Suit seeks $10M

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 20, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A McDonald copier repairman who was accused of stealing ink cartridges at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) is suing various police officers alleging breach of contract, fraud and negligent misrepresentation.

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