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Judge says Pennsylvania has jurisdiction in Amazon.com wages case

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 16, 2018

A federal judge partially granted a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit against Amazon.com and others for wage payment violations.

Electrolux wants dismissal of lawsuit alleging dryer caused Philadelphia fire

By Gabriel Neves | Aug 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A major appliance maker has filed a brief to support the dismissal of malfunction lawsuit against a customer who did not service process documents in a timely manner.

Philadelphia Police can't fully escape lawsuit brought by man wrongly accused of being the Kensington Strangler, rape

By Charmaine Little | Aug 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA -- The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has both granted and denied the city of Philadelphia’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit from a man acquitted on attempted rape charges.

Plaintiff: Flooding occurred from defective sewer system, which real estate seller didn't disclose

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Proceedings surrounding litigation from a South Philadelphia woman claiming her residence’s former owner failed to disclose problems with the sewage system on the premises before selling it to her, will be heard in a Philadelphia courtroom later this year.

Case of construction consultant who suffered traumatic brain injury in Hatboro coming to Philly courtroom next year

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a construction consultant who suffered a traumatic brain injury at a Hatboro construction site nearly three years ago, has been listed for a settlement conference and trial in a Philadelphia court next year.

Philly Democratic committeemen lacked standing to challenge election of committee colleagues

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – According to the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, a pair of Democratic Committeemen had no legal standing under Philadelphia’s Election Code to challenge the election of 11 of their fellow committeepersons.

Third Circuit: Kmart employee couldn't prove her medical disability was the reason she wasn't rehired

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A former Kmart employee who attempted to return to the company did not prove her medical disability was the reason she was not rehired, a federal appellate court ruled.

Judge dismisses one police officer from discrimination lawsuit involving Lehigh Co. shooting

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 15, 2018

A federal judge has dismissed one of three police officers named as defendants in a lawsuit alleging a man was racially discriminated against when he was shot when driving his vehicle from his garage.

Man claims Darby cemetery unlawfully exhumed and moved his mother's body

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 14, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A California man has launched litigation against a local burial company, its general manager and board president respectively, for what he claims was their unlawful exhumation of the body of his mother.

Third Circuit panel sends class action suit filed against home security company back to District Court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 14, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A class action lawsuit initiated against a Warrendale home security company and which invoked the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, has been remanded to its court of origin by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Supreme Court strikes down 2012 law, says lawmakers passed it in unconstitutional fashion

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 14, 2018

HARRISBURG -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has struck down Act 80, a law giving cash assistance to some of the state's poorest residents, due to constitutional issues on how the law was passed.

Pitt dental school fighting lawsuit over alleged death threat between professors

By Gabriel Neves | Aug 14, 2018

PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh, the associate dean of its dental school and a professor are denying claims of misconduct made by a former instructor.

Former diabetic Lebanon Transit worker says he was discriminated against, seeks judgment

By Charmaine Little | Aug 14, 2018

HARRISBURG - A man accusing the County of Lebanon Transit Authority, which does business as Lebanon Transit, of discrimination requested a summary judgment be entered in his favor, according to a June 13 filing with the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Altimate Air says blame for broken leg partially lies with injured jumper

By Charmaine Little | Aug 14, 2018

PITTSBURGH - Trampoline companies Altimate Air LLC and Phoenix Trampoline Park Management LLC denied negligence complaints filed against them by injury victim Haley Patton May 7 in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County following a teen event.

Court rules against troubled Pittsburgh psychiatrist sued for allegedly hooking patient on oxycodone

By Erianne Leatherman | Aug 14, 2018

A civil court has overruled preliminary objections in a professional negligence lawsuit filed by a Pittsburgh man against his psychiatrist, who allegedly overprescribed oxycodone, resulting in his dependency and addiction to the drug.

Endo International seeks dismissal of lawsuit tied to success claims of Opana

By Charmaine Little | Aug 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - Endo International has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit in which SEB Investment Management AB claimed Endo was overly optimistic about the success of an opioid medication.

Arcadia Recovery Bureau cleared of four of five claims in debt collection lawsuit

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A bill collector’s move for summary judgment in a class-action lawsuit was granted on July 27 in connection with four of the five claims asserted by a plaintiff who alleged that the business had violated several provisions of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).

Lawsuit over fall off platform in Alabama bar was filed in Philly but dismissed by judge

By Gabriel Neves | Aug 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A liability lawsuit filed against Irish Bred Pub Concepts Co. by two patrons of an independently owned and operated establishment was dismissed by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in an April 25 ruling.

Medical care facility didn't follow legal procedure, appellate court says

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A federal appellate court judge has said a medical care facility’s untimely notice of appeal led to its dismissal, explaining many months and opportunities were extended to the facility to comply with judicial rules and they did not do so.

Third Circuit: De La Fuente not prevented from appearing on 2016 Presidential Election ballot

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A federal appellate court has denied claims from an independent presidential candidate from Florida, who alleged improper prevention of his name from appearing on ballots for the 2016 Presidential Election in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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