Pennsylvania

  • October 23, 2009

    Managers Eye Conditional Cert. In Enterprise FLSA Suit

    A group of current and former assistant branch rental managers for Enterprise Rent-A-Car Co. Inc. are seeking conditional certification for a proposed collective action accusing the company of failing to pay them overtime.

  • October 23, 2009

    AT&T Workers Win Conditional Cert. In FLSA Suit

    A group of Michigan-based AT&T Corp. call center workers has won conditional class certification in a wage-and-hour battle against the telecommunications giant.

  • October 22, 2009

    Pa. Fines Cabot For 3 Gas Well Spills

    The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has fined natural gas producer Cabot Oil and Gas Corp. $56,650 for three chemical spills at its facility in Susquehanna County.

  • October 22, 2009

    FDIC, Treasury Say Goodbye To 'Too Big To Fail'

    In an effort to prevent a repeat of the 2008 financial system collapse, Obama administration officials have promised to end the reign of “too big to fail” thinking, in part by expanding the authority of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

  • October 22, 2009

    Pa. High Court Expands 'Two-Disease' Rule

    In a split decision, Pennsylvania's high court has ruled that two individuals who sued over asbestos-related increased risk of cancer claims and settled with several companies in 1993 can go forward with lawsuits against a new defendant for claims arising out of the actual cancer diagnosis.

  • October 21, 2009

    Pepper Hamilton Loses Coverage Bid For Client Fraud

    New York's highest court has determined that two excess insurers are not required to provide coverage to Pepper Hamilton LLP for legal actions stemming from a client's fraud, saying the law firm was obligated to inform the insurers about the possibility of the lawsuits before the policies were issued.

  • October 21, 2009

    3rd Circ. Remands Conspiracy Charge Against Rigases

    A federal appeals court has remanded a conspiracy charge against Adelphia Communications Corp. founder John Rigas and his son Timothy that could have added several years to their prison sentences.

  • October 21, 2009

    3rd Circ. Tosses Suit Over $1.4M Arbitration Award

    A federal judge was right to toss an investor group's challenge to an arbitrator's $1.4 million award, made under a stock purchase agreement, to McKechnie Ltd. over environmental settlements, an appeals court has ruled.

  • October 20, 2009

    Flat Glass MDL Plaintiffs Object To EU Joining Case

    The plaintiffs in the flat glass multidistrict antitrust litigation are seeking to keep the European Commission out of the class action as they continue to pressure one of the defendants to turn over documents related to an earlier EC investigation into the construction flat glass industry.

  • October 19, 2009

    FTC Targets Toys R Us In Price-Fixing Probe

    The Federal Trade Commission has reportedly begun an investigation into whether Toys R Us strong-armed suppliers into stifling discounts by rivals, prompted by evidence in two pending civil antitrust cases against the toy retailer.

  • October 19, 2009

    IBM To Pay $7.5M To Settle Techies' OT Action

    IBM Corp. has agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle a putative class action accusing the technology behemoth of failing to provide proper overtime wages to thousands of its technical support employees.

  • October 19, 2009

    ITA Tweaks ArcelorMittal Duties On Steel In Coil

    The U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration has said ArcelorMittal's steel plate in coils from Belgium will be subject to a revised anti-dumping duty, following the company's challenge to the preliminary results of a recent review.

  • October 16, 2009

    Hussey Appeals Ruling For Insurer In Indemnity Suit

    Pittsburgh-based Hussey Copper Ltd. has said it will appeal a district court’s ruling in favor of its insurer Royal Insurance Company of America that denied coverage for an underlying property damage lawsuit.

  • October 16, 2009

    FirstEnergy Reaches Deal In Coal Plant Emissions Suit

    FirstEnergy Generation Corp. has settled much of a case brought by an environmental group over soot from a coal-fired plant that allegedly fouled a neighboring community and damaged its residents' health.

  • October 16, 2009

    Novo Nordisk Sues Ex-Employee Who Moved To Sandoz

    Medical device maker Novo Nordisk Inc. has alleged a former employee who was “instrumental” in the company's marketing of human growth hormones breached contractual noncompete clauses when he joined competitor Sandoz Inc. after resigning from Novo earlier this month.

  • October 16, 2009

    Class Certification Sought In Mortgage Appraisal Case

    A Pennsylvania pension fund has asked a court to certify a shareholder class action alleging First American Corp. and its unit eAppraiseIT worked with Washington Mutual Inc. to manipulate real estate appraisals.

  • October 16, 2009

    Century Fails Bid To Overturn Ruling For Lloyd's

    Rejecting the contentions of Century Indemnity Co., a federal appeals court has found a district court rightfully sent a contract dispute between Century and Lloyd’s of London underwriters to an arbitration panel and upheld the decision by the panel, which found that Lloyd's did not have to cover asbestos litigation costs paid by Century.

  • October 16, 2009

    Name Of Horror Attraction Riles Field Of Screams

    A Pennsylvania haunted house operator called Field of Screams LLC has set off a gory showdown in federal court with a trademark infringement lawsuit against a youth club in a nearby state over its Halloween attraction by the same name.

  • October 15, 2009

    Jury Awards Family $13.5M In Lasko Fan Fire Suit

    A Pennsylvania state court jury has found that portable fan manufacturer Lasko Products Inc. should pay $13.5 million to the family of a 7-year-old Philadelphia boy who was killed in a 2005 fire caused by a faulty box fan.

  • October 14, 2009

    Philadelphia Newspapers Appeals Asset Sale Denial

    Philadelphia Newspapers LLC has appealed a bankruptcy judge's denial of a proposed sale of substantially all the Philadelphia Inquirer publisher's assets to a consortium of local interests based on numerous objections from the U.S. trustee, the creditors committee and other lenders.