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American Express alleges consumer owes more than $40,000 on account

PITTSBURGH – A Monroeville woman is alleged to have failed to pay the balance due on a credit account.

Patenaude & Felix APC letter allegedly fails to inform consumers how to properly dispute debt

PITTSBURGH – An Allegheny County consumer alleges a letter sent to her by a debt collector contains confusing statements.

Man alleges Metropolitan Life is unfairly withholding disability benefits

PHILADELPHIA – A Bensalem man alleges he is disabled and his claim for disability benefits was wrongfully denied.

Patient files malpractice suit against Allegheny Health Network, others

PITTSBURGH – A Carnegie couple allege the negligence of several health care entities caused the wife to suffer injuries after a surgery.

Montgomery County landlords seeking over $100K in alleged overdue costs from MMA training school

PHILADELPHIA – A Montgomery County property management company is seeking to recoup more than $100,000 from an MMA training school, which allegedly defaulted on its building lease in Philadelphia.

Man says he was assaulted outside Walnut Street's Irish Pub, sues it and management for negligence

PHILADELPHIA – A Huntingdon Valley plaintiff who claims to have been jumped outside a Center City, Philadelphia pub and sustained serious injuries, has sued the establishment, its owners, manager and the alleged assailant for collective negligence.

Parents of student molested at Gwynedd-Mercy Academy sue school

PHILADELPHIA – A private Catholic school in Lower Gwynedd Township, its operators and sponsors are now facing a major negligence lawsuit from the parents of a seventh-grade female student who was allegedly sexually molested multiple times by one of the school’s now-former (and convicted) IT workers both on and off-campus.

Professionals allege neighbors illegally accessed their property, disabled their electricity and conducted demolition

PHILADELPHIA – A pair of Old City, Philadelphia property owners, including a practicing attorney, have filed litigation against their next-door neighbors, claiming the adjoining property unlawfully accessed their building, caused the loss of electrical power and conducted unlawful demolition work which harmed their building’s structural integrity.

Pennsylvania hospital, regional cardiology practice to pay $20 million after alleged kickback scheme

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WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced March 7 that UPMC Hamot (Hamot), an Erie, Pennsylvania, hospital that is affiliated with the with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), and Medicor Associates Inc. (Medicor), a regional physician cardiology practice, will pay $20.75 million after allegations of kickbacks and improper financial relationships.

Do we really want to be a magnet for mass tort cases?

America may be a mecca for immigrants, but Philadelphia County has become a magnet for mass tort plaintiffs, and the wretched refuse keep coming.

Philly food service firm says accountants' improper practices left it with over $70K in back taxes

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia food service company claims it was left on the hook for over $70,000 in local, state and federal back taxes, when its accounting firm negligently and erroneously prepared its tax return paperwork.

Lawsuit: New York contractor allegedly defaulted on equipment lease agreement

PHILADELPHIA – In a new state court lawsuit, a Pennsylvania-based equipment leasing company has alleged that a New York contractor has defaulted on a financial agreement the parties entered into back in late 2016.

Hair salon's faulty color treatment led to permanent injuries, suit alleges

PHILADELPHIA – A woman who claimed to suffer permanent physical injuries after a hair color treatment gone awry in a Philadelphia salon has sued the hair salon and its parent company for damages in state court.

Philadelphia Eagles facing suit from spectator allegedly injured by drunk fan at game in 2016

PHILADELPHIA – On the heels of winning the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the very first time against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII, the Philadelphia Eagles are now also facing a civil lawsuit from a fan claiming to have been severely injured at one of their games in 2016, when an intoxicated fellow fan passed out and fell on top of her.

Woman alleges child, slave labor is involved in production of Hershey chocolate products

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BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Massachusetts consumer claims that she would not have purchased Hershey chocolate products or paid as much for them if Hershey had disclosed alleged child and slave labor in the production of its chocolate.

Mutual Benefit Group seeks more than $100,000 from roofing company after rain damaged machines

PITTSBURGH – An insurance company alleges an Indiana roofing company is responsible for damages to video poker and video game machines damaged by rainwater.

Down the Road Lounge patron alleges he was struck with beer mug

PITTSBURGH – A patron of a Pittsburgh establishment alleges he was assaulted by a man while there and is seeking damages.

Public Interest Legal Foundation files suit against Pennsylvania for records concerning noncitizen voter registrants

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) – A nonpartisan public interest organization based in Indiana alleges Pennsylvania failed to comply with its records request in violation of federal law.

Federal court declines to dismiss lawsuit against Ventralight mesh manufacturers

PITTSBURGH – The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania has denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a man who claimed the defendants used an uncoated lightweight monofilament polypropylene mesh in a hernia operation without first informing him of the potential risks associated with the product.

Flying umbrella at Moriarty's leads to lawsuit

PHILADELPHIA – A customer of a popular Irish-themed pub in downtown Philadelphia, who received serious injuries when struck by an outdoor table’s flying umbrella, has sued the pub and its owners for damages.