CHARLESTON, S.C. – A Philadelphia woman’s lawsuit against a number of corporations including 3M, and which contains claims that exposure to carcinogenic chemicals found in local drinking water led to her husband’s death, is now being heard in a South Carolina federal court as part of a multi-district litigation.
WILLIAMSPORT – A former cornerback at Penn State University has launched litigation against the school, the head coach of its football team and former defensive tackle, claiming that they collectively turned a blind eye to incidents of sexual hazing and harassment perpetrated against him.
HARRISBURG – A five-bill effort to reduce Medicaid fraud in Pennsylvania through a state False Claims Act is already meeting with opposition from business groups, health care providers and civil justice reformers who say the state’s proposed method will be at the expense of patients and taxpayers and mostly benefit lawyers and whistleblowers.
ALLENTOWN – The owner of a house rented through Airbnb and which is involved in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the brother of a woman who died after falling down its basement stairs, has hit back at claims she was negligent for the death.
PHILADELPHIA – “If you are reading this website, you are most likely a telemarketer that has illegally called my phone. You are going to be sued. I played along with your telemarketer script in order to find out who you really are.”
SAN FRANCISCO – A lawsuit filed by a Pennsylvania woman which took aim at the manufacturer, marketer and distributor of JUUL e-cigarettes over allegations they failed to warn of the products’ dangers, will now be heard in a California federal court.
PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge has weighed in on a class action in which families alleged their children were subjected to mental and physical abuse at private residential rehabilitative institution Glen Mills Schools.
HARRISBURG – A Commonwealth of Pennsylvania employee who is a transgender male has filed a suit over allegations of discrimination after being denied insurance coverage for his gender/sex affirming surgery.
SCRANTON – A release on the back of a ski-lift ticket at a Poconos resort may not be enough to bar liability in the case of a skier injured in an accident in early 2017, a federal judge ruled last month.
PITTSBURGH – An Allegheny County activist who observes and records police officer arrests and interactions in Pittsburgh claims Borough of North Braddock police fabricated false charges, paperwork and statements to cover up her alleged illegal arrest.