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Goddard Systems Inc. alleges former franchisee is unlawfully continuing to use mark

PHILADELPHIA – A King of Prussia corporation alleges two individuals and a center in Texas are unlawfully continuing to use the Goddard School mark after their franchise agreement was terminated.

Individuals file suit against Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency over student loans

PHILADELPHIA – Three individuals have filed a class-action lawsuit against Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency over the handling of their education loans.

Philly judge voids third-party funding in NFL concussion litigation, but company hopes N.Y. colleague disagrees

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia federal judge says agreements in which RD Legal Funding advanced money to plaintiffs in the pending NFL concussion litigation are void, but the attorney representing RD Legal has asked a judge in New York to ignore that finding.

F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts files for summary judgment in ERISA case

SCRANTON – The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts has filed a motion for summary judgment in a case filed by a former employee who alleged it had violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

Lancaster to address sewage discharge into Conestoga River after settlement with state, feds

READING – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) have reached a settlement with the city of Lancaster to take action in ending sewage discharge into local waterways from storm and sewage systems.

Med-mal plaintiffs get another shot to prove lawyer botched their claim

HARRISBURG – An appeal in a 12-year-old legal malpractice lawsuit has gone the way of two plaintiffs who blame their attorney for the dismissal of their medical malpractice case.

Prince Law Offices' challenge of fee allocation arbitration award unsuccessful

HARRISBURG – Prince Law Offices has lost its challenge of an arbitration award that allocated legal fees to three other firms that participated in a trial under an independent contractor fee-sharing agreement with Prince, according to a Dec. 18 Superior Court opinion.

Judge reverses plaintiffs' $27.8M Xarelto jury verdict in Philadelphia court

PHILADELPHIA – Late Tuesday, a state court judge reversed a near-$28 million jury verdict in product liability litigation surrounding the blood thinner Xarelto, a decision that overturned what had been the first win nationally for plaintiffs and included a landmark punitive damages award.

Lawsuit: Kitchen design business accepted money for construction job and never began or completed it

PITTSBURGH – A local couple are seeking to recover tens of thousands of damages from a kitchen designer whom they allege breached their contract and did not finish work it agreed to complete.

Injured sub-contractor says flooring company owner left stair system disabled on construction site

PITTSBURGH – A flooring company’s owner alleged negligence in handling a floating stair system caused a plaintiff’s severe bodily injuries on a local construction site, a newly-filed lawsuit states.

Former U.S. Steel pipefitter says benzene exposure at plant caused his leukemia

PITTSBURGH – A plaintiff who worked as a pipefitter at the U.S. Steel-owned Clairton Works for 12 years, claims his leukemia was caused by routine exposure to benzene and benzene-containing products at the facility.

Former Aria Health employee alleges she was terminated for taking medical leave

PHILADELPHIA – A Fairless Hills woman claims that her Levittown employer terminated her in retaliation for taking a medical leave.

Knoll Inc. alleges patented chair design was used by HNI Corp., Allsteel Inc.

PHILADELPHIA – A furniture company with a place of business in Greenville alleges one of its patented chair designs was unlawfully used.

Keystone Clearwater Solutions alleges former employee breached contract by working for competitor

PITTSBURGH – A customized water management solutions company in Hershey alleges a former employee is using trade secrets while employed by a competitor.

Woman files suit over Unum Life's termination of long-term disability benefits

PHILADELPHIA – A Morrisville woman alleges her long-term disability benefits were prematurely terminated.

Giant Eagle market's dangerous condition led to plaintiff's injuries, lawsuit avers

PITTSBURGH – A man’s hip and back injuries sustained at a Pittsburgh supermarket are the result of the store’s allegedly-deficient condition, which a lawsuit says led to that accident.

Asphalt depression on Comcast property leads to plaintiff's injuries, she says

PITTSBURGH – A plaintiff has sued Comcast and its building’s property management for injuries she claims to have received on its premises in October 2016.

Parents sue on behalf of son injured in Pittsburgh laser tag facility

PITTSBURGH – A couple whose son was allegedly injured while playing a game of indoor laser tag have filed a lawsuit against the entertainment entities that own and are responsible for the laser tag facility.

Court: Waitress showed sexual harassment as co-worker showed cleavage, grabbed butts

HARRISBURG – Per a ruling from the Commonwealth Court on Jan. 5, the judiciary granted a former waitress unemployment benefits eligibility for determining the hostile and sexually harassing environment she faced at the restaurant was a “compelling” reason for cause to leave her job.

Scranton sole practitioner has to pay unemployment taxes, Commonwealth Court decides

HARRISBURG – A self-employed attorney who is the only shareholder of his Scranton law firm is required to pay unemployment compensation taxes, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled on Thursday.