HARRISBURG — The family of a 25-year-old man stabbed to death by a co-worker at a meat processing plant is eligible for workers compensation death benefits because the man's employer failed to prove his killing was not work-related, a state court recently affirmed.
PITTSBURGH — A federal magistrate judge has denied FedEx's motion to include Pennsylvania companies contracted by FedEx for delivery and pickups, or service providers, in a class action lawsuit against the shipping giant.
PHILADELPHIA – A street preacher locally known as “Philly Jesus” has initiated litigation against the City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Police Department, accusing the entities of violating his civil rights when he was evangelizing in a public park just before Christmas.
PHILADELPHIA – A lawsuit alleging the railroad companies that a deceased switchman worked for violated the Federal Employers Liability Act and Locomotive Inspection Act by failing to protect the decedent from exposure to toxic substances, has been discontinued by its plaintiffs.
PITTSBURGH – A lawsuit that alleged that a flooring company owner’s negligence in handling a floating stair system caused a plaintiff’s severe bodily injuries on a local construction site has been settled.
PHILADELPHIA – The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office has added itself to the growing number of governmental and education entities suing vaping products manufacturer JUUL, for allegedly breaking the law by marketing its high nicotine-content products to an impressionable teenage audience.
ALLENTOWN – The City of Bethlehem asserted no less than 23 affirmative defenses supporting its decision to jail a New Jersey man through a sting operation for allegedly soliciting sex with what he believed was a 14-year-old girl, in its response to the man’s false arrest and imprisonment lawsuit.
PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania private equity company is claiming a fellow equities company funneled more than $10 million into fake companies and its affiliates to avoid paying a court-ordered judgement.
JOHNSTOWN — A federal judge in Pennsylvania has denied CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services Inc.'s and actuary Jon Ketzner's motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit claiming CBIZ's neglectful understatement of pension liabilities associated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's acquisition of Altoona Regional Health System resulted in more than $100 million in damages.
PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge in Pennsylvania has granted parts of a dismissal motion filed by three of six defendants in a lawsuit seeking damages for alleged harmful side effects from a medication treating iron deficiency.
PHILADELPHIA – A federal appeals court denied a Pittsburgh man the opportunity to be considered a “next-friend” to alleged victims being detained and denied medical care and meals in China, Egypt and the state of Georgia by the Central Intelligence Agency.
PHILADELPHIA – A case filed by a Broomall couple who alleged they were injured by falling drywall and building material more than two years ago at the Sheraton Hotel in Philadelphia was settled on Monday.