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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.

Third Circuit says it has no jurisdiction over man's arbitration dispute with a Chevy dealership

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff who sued a Chevrolet car dealership and its owner over allegedly unfair arbitration and court proceedings, and who had that same complaint dismissed from a federal court for lack of jurisdiction, reached that same result in a federal appellate court.

Pennsylvania Skill Games claims Georgia companies infringed on trademark

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 20, 2018

ERIE — A Pennsylvania video game manufacturer is suing Pace-O-Matic Inc. and Miele Manufacturing Inc., both based in Georgia, alleging trademark infringement.

Law firm contests Allegheny Co. woman's FDCPA allegations

By Erianne Leatherman | Aug 20, 2018

PITTSBURGH – A Massachusetts law firm that was sued by an Allegheny County woman for improper accrual of interest on debt and violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act has requested a ruling in the firm's favor.

Pa. court dismisses ex-soldier’s complaint against Army; Man wanted probe into death of fellow soldier

By Elizabeth Alt | Aug 20, 2018

Judge Malachy E. Mannion wrote the July 18 court opinion, adopting the recommendation from Magistrate Judge Susan E. Schwab’s to dismiss the case and grant summary judgment to the U.S. Army.

Philly's next mass tort? 17 plaintiffs claim Abilify caused them to compulsively gamble, shop, eat and have sex

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Seventeen Pennsylvania plaintiffs have sued Bristol Myers-Squibb and Otsuka Pharmaceutical over anti-psychotic prescription medication Abilify, claiming that taking the drug caused them to develop compulsive behaviors such as addictions to gambling, shopping, binge eating and sex.

Operator sues former employers for defamation

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 20, 2018

MEDIA — An operator is suing Mobile Dredging & Video Pipe Inc., Carolyn Corporation and Mark Brewster, former employers, citing alleged defamation.

SnapCab sued over alleged breach of contract

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A Georgia corporation is suing Bostock Co. Inc., doing business as SnapCab, citing alleged breach of contract.

Philadelphia resident blames police, city for conviction that was reversed

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia man, citing federal rights violations, is suing the city and police officers claiming false arrest that led to his imprisonment.

EEOC alleges Service Tire Truck Centers did not respond to subpoena

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 20, 2018

HARRISBURG — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a complaint against Service Tire Truck Centers seeking evidence in its investigation of a worker's claims she was denied a promotion and paid less than male employees.

N.J. company dismissed from litigation surrounding Philly building's nine-story elevator fall

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 16, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – One of the entities listed in a lawsuit filed as a result of a Philadelphia man’s injuries from a nine-story elevator fall in a Center City commercial building has been conditionally dismissed from the action.

Superior Court vacates appeal of attorney busted for running poker game

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 16, 2018

HARRISBURG – An attorney whose home was once raided by state police authorities for overseeing illegal poker games and then opposed repayment of more than $17,000 in legal fees to his former counsel, finds himself drawing a busted flush after having his appeal declared null and void by the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Suit over August 2017 SEPTA train crash still idling, pending damages cap and NTSB investigation

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 16, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A lawsuit filed against Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) over a train collision which injured more than 30 people last year is stayed, pending consideration of the transport entity’s damages cap and the release of official investigation data from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

Judge refuses to support mother's claim that Coatesville Area School District violated Americans with Disabilities Act

By Sandra Lane | Aug 16, 2018

Mother had claimed the Coatesville Area School District provided inadequate educational services for her learning-disabled son.

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