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Dog food buyers' class action claims Champion Petfoods misrepresented product

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 12, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A group of consumers filed a class-action lawsuit against dog food distributors Champion Petfoods USA Inc. and Champion Petfoods LP, citing alleged breach of express and implied warranties.

Butler County couple blames Louisville Ladder for fall

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 12, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A Butler County couple is suing Louisville Ladder Inc., citing alleged negligence and manufacturing defect.

House action possible on bill limiting punitive damages against nursing homes to 2.5 times compensatory award

By John O'Brien | Jun 12, 2018

Legislation that limits punitive damages in verdicts against nursing homes could soon be discussed in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

U.S. district judge rules Pennsylvania cannot take $200 million from underwriting association

By Karen Kidd | Jun 12, 2018

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's attempt to balance a budget under last fall's Act 44 by taking $200 million from a state-created entity that provides malpractice insurance is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled on May 17.

Judge given Sierra Club's settlement with Talen over Brunner Island power plant

By Karen Kidd | Jun 12, 2018

A federal judge is considering a settlement between environmental advocate Sierra Club and Talen Energy over the company's Brunner Island power plant in York County at which it has agreed to end coal burning.

Upper Perkiomen School District awaits ruling on case of concussed football player

By Karen Kidd | Jun 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A federal court has not yet ruled on an Upper Perkiomen School District request for reversal of a state special education hearing officer's finding in the case of a high school senior who sustained a concussion during sports practice in 2016.

Workers' Comp denied to man injured driving to work

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 12, 2018

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania issued an order May 17 affirming a workers’ compensation judge's finding that a man injured in a car accident driving to work was not eligible for benefits.

Sales director files suit against Reading Electric, Suninvestment in wake of firing

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A sales director is suing Reading Electric Renewables LLC, which does business as RER Energy Group, and Sunvestment Energy Group,citing alleged disability discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Walgreen and Kroger claim drug companies' actions hurt competition

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — Two drug store operators are suing pharmaceutical companies Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Biotech Inc., citing alleged antitrust violations, conspiracy and unfair competition.

Primitive Methodist Church files lawsuit after denial of coverage for assault case

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 11, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A religious organization is suing an insurer for alleged breach of a general comprehensive liability insurance contract.

Former Pitt wrestling coach claims he was wrongfully terminated

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 11, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A wrestling coach is suing the University of Pittsburgh, alleging he is owed unpaid wages and was wrongfully terminated.

Former State Farm employees file class-action suit seeking overtime pay

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — Two former employees filed a class-action lawsuit against State Farm VP Management Corp., citing alleged violation of the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act (PMWA).

Former teacher accuses Drexel Neumann Academy of discrimination; School seeks dismissal of lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 11, 2018

MEDIA — A former Drexel Neumann Academy (DNA) second-grade teacher is suing the school for disability discrimination and a hostile working environment, according to an amended complaint filed April 24 in the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County.

SA Realty asks court to dismiss Erie Insurance property damage lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 11, 2018

SCRANTON - SA Realty Co. is asking the Court of Common Pleas of Lackawanna County to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Erie Insurance Co. in connection with a dispute related to liability for property damage to a barber shop that operates out of a business owned by SA Realty.

Settlement conference set for next May in man's manufacturing molder injury case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A settlement conference will be held next year in litigation between a man who lost two fingers using molder equipment in a manufacturing accident, and the companies he claims are responsible for the traumatic injuries he says he suffered.

Arbitration hearing pending for reimbursement case against Nationwide Insurance Company

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – An arbitration hearing has been set for a case pitting a policyholder against Nationwide Insurance Company policyholder, with the latter alleging the provider has not reimbursed him for money he expended in connection with repairing damage to his property last year.

Defamation and abuse of process case against San Diego firms is settled

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia plaintiff who sued a trio of San Diego firms that allegedly pursued a credit card debt claim against him illegally, settled with those same defendants.

Case of cyclist suing SEPTA for injury-related damages after trolley track crash headed for settlement conference

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A settlement conference has been slated for this summer in a case between Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and a local cyclist who suffered a broken arm, knee injury, subsequent infection and serious dental injuries, after colliding with disused trolley tracks.

Robert Morris University, P.J. Dick accused of negligence by victim of fall

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 11, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A woman is suing Robert Morris University and P.J. Dick Inc., claiming insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries after she fell on a sidewalk at the university.

Chadds Ford couple says PennDOT, Concord Township to blame for accident

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 7, 2018

MEDIA — A Chadds Ford couple is suing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Concord Township, alleging that the defendants did not take sufficient measures to prevent injuries during road construction.

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