PHILADELPHIA – Recorded conversations prove a Pennsylvania man who has filed dozens of lawsuits is intentionally taking advantage of a federal law to extort settlements from defendants, says one of the companies he has targeted.
HARRISBURG – According to the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, the City of Pittsburgh’s prior citation of a statewide law does not justify the existence of an ordinance it passed, which would mandate that landlords accept Section 8 housing vouchers from tenants.
PITTSBURGH – The figurative wheels are back up on a lawsuit between a pilot and the California airline he worked for, one he alleges subjected him to negligent, prolonged carbon monoxide exposure in the planes he was flying.
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.
PENSACOLA, Fla. – All Philadelphia-area plaintiffs attached to a lawsuit against Bristol Myers-Squibb and Otsuka Pharmaceutical in connection with prescription medication Abilify have been dismissed from the suit, after allegedly defying court orders and failing to provide basic information about their claims.
TRENTON, N.J. – Starbucks says the employment discrimination action filed by a former regional director for the company in a New Jersey federal court is baseless – one which claimed it discriminated against her and other Caucasian employees in the aftermath of the controversial arrests of two African-American men at a Philadelphia store location.
PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge has labeled as moot a dismissal motion brought by the United States Postal Service (USPS), in response to a lawsuit filed by a former USPS worker who claimed he was discriminated against and fired for being gay and HIV-positive.
PHILADELPHIA – A pair of digital marketing companies in Florida and New York have flatly denied claims from a Delaware County man who says he received illegal telemarketing calls from them on his cellphone in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
JOHNSTOWN – Convenience store chain Sheetz argues that a former store supervisor who claimed she was discriminated against and fired because of her sexual orientation, was actually let go for non-discriminatory reasons and therefore, failed to state such a claim against it.
PHILADELPHIA – Due to the governmental policy of sovereign immunity from lawsuit, a federal appellate court ruled that a serial litigant is not permitted to initiate and proceed with legal action against the U.S. Marine Corps.
PITTSBURGH – According to counsel for a developmentally disabled young man and his parents, defenses provided by a pediatric treatment facility accused of being negligent of molestation occurring on premises are vague, not specific and prejudice them from providing a proper response to said defenses.
ALLEGHENY – The owner of a local locksmith business is suing M&N Locksmith Co. on counts of alleged interference of prospective contracts and unfair competition after M&N allegedly replaced its local listing information on Google.