PHILADELPHIA – For reasons of allegedly failing to state a claim, McDonald’s has motioned to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a woman who alleged a franchise location manager harassed her with sexually graphic photos during her job interview.
PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge has transferred a lawsuit from a U.S. military veteran in southern New Jersey who claimed 3M’s Combat-Arms Earplugs were the cause of his hearing damage and deafness to a Florida federal court.
SCRANTON, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's lawsuit against student loan giant Navient suffered a setback on March 19 when a federal judge was told a key Navient witness shouldn't be disqualified.
PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – A federal appeals court dismissed a plaintiff's claim of breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty against the attorneys he hired to handle a fraud case, but gave Stephen Nkansah a partial victory by ruling his claim of professional negligence is “sufficient to survive the motion to dismiss.”
PHILADELPHIA – A Cumberland County man who broke into a Farrell supermarket, suffered a gunshot wound to the head by an officer and alleged excessive force was used, dismissed several defendants from his original complaint while adding other police parties to amended version of the case.
PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge recently rendered moot a motion to dismiss from Marriott, which had refuted a sexual abuse survivor’s allegations that it benefited from and participated in sex trafficking activities at its hotels.
WILLIAMSPORT – Penn State University has formally denied any claim of negligence in response to allegations from a former cornerback that the school, the head coach of its football team and a former defensive tackle collectively ignored incidents of hazing and sexual harassment against him.
PHILADELPHIA – CVS Pharmacy has settled a negligence lawsuit filed by a Philadelphia woman who alleged she was dispensed the wrong prescription medication and then suffered a seizure, claiming the plaintiff has failed to state a case against it, plus other defenses.
PITTSBURGH – The mother of a young child allegedly killed as a result of being entangled in a mesh hammock has settled a lawsuit with its manufacturers and major retailer Walmart for wrongful death-related damages.
PHILADELPHIA – Counsel for a television news anchor argues image-hosting website Imgur is in fact subject to jurisdiction in Pennsylvania, contrary to a recent motion the company filed to be dismissed from litigation.
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.
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.
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).