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.
SCRANTON — A Mississippi widower filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit in Pennsylvania alleging his wife died because a natural gas heater was manufactured with inherent design defects by a Mount Union company.
PHILADELPHIA – The parents of a local child who allegedly suffered from toxic lead exposure at his Philadelphia elementary argue that the School District of Philadelphia’s motion to dismiss their lawsuit should be denied, as the district allegedly caused the child to be in “state-created danger.”
PHILADELPHIA – A U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit panel rejected a Texas doctor’s second appeal for lack of substantiation, in a case in which he sued Temple University Hospital and a number of doctors for discrimination and wrongful termination.
PHILADELPHIA – A King of Prussia man who collected a $33,000 payday in a Philadelphia federal court for litigation brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) has just had that verdict upheld in a federal appellate court.
PITTSBURGH – The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania granted defendant Presque Isle Downs Inc.’s motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit stemming from a woman's alleged trip and fall over a sign on casino property.
PITTSBURGH – A federal judge has granted a motion to appoint the Institutional Investors Group (IIG) as lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against Energy Transfer Partners and two leading executives for alleged securities fraud.
PITTSBURGH — A Pittsburgh law firm has until later this month to produce certain communications between one of its attorneys and principals of a Florida-based oil and gas company suing the firm over alleged fraud and deception.
PHILADELPHIA —A Florida woman's lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon, Inc., over her 2007 Prolene Mesh pelvic implant in Florida, originally filed in Pennsylvania, now will be heard in federal court in Florida.
HARRISBURG – In the lead-up to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania hearing arguments on Hammons v. Ethicon, Inc. next week, an amicus brief attached to six organizations representing tort reform and business interests in the state says recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings governing personal jurisdiction are being ignored.