Wednesday, May 15, 2013
According to Philly.com, the owners of Cantina Feliz in Fort Washington are suing an Ambler man who wants to open a restaurant in the borough called Taco Feliz.
According to Philly.com, Brian Sirhal and Tim Spinner, owner of Cantina Feliz in Fort Washington, have filed a lawsuit against Rene Hernandez Zepeda, of Ambler, attempting to block him from naming his restaurant “Taco Feliz.” Mexican-native Zepeda told Philly.com that he did not know Cantina Feliz existed two miles away, and that the word “feliz” is a common name for restaurants in his home country. Read the lawsuit here. Read more on Philly.com here.
Monday, May 13, 2013
A former Fort Washington-based Research Pharmaceutical Services Inc. executive claims he was fired for raising objections to alleged hiring practice.
The Fort Washington-based Research Pharmaceutical Services Inc. is being sued by a former employee for allegedly being fired over objecting to the company’s hiring practice. According to www.modernhealthcare.com, Joseph Brennan served as a chief information officer for the company from June 2010 – 2012. He said he was fired after objecting to the company’s alleged hiring practice that involved an applicant tracking system, which collected and analyzed personal details of potential employees, including sexual orientation, religion and political views, to be placed accordingly. The article states that Brennan found out about the tracking system through a December 2011 audit of the company’s privacy practices, and reportedly made his …
Friday, May 10, 2013
The trendy clothing retailer will pay a reported $7.5 million to settle a class action lawsuit, which originated after a manager from King of Prussia was fired for being black.
NORRISTOWN, PA -- Nicole Cogdell was working as a manager at Wet Seal in 2009, when she overheard the company's executive vice president tell the district manager that she "wasn't the right fit for the store" and that they needed someone "with blonde hair and blue eyes." Days later, Cogdell, a black woman, was fired from her job. Cogdell wasn't alone, however, as her assistant manager, Myriam Saint-Hilaire, and Kai Hawkins, who worked at The Gallery mall in Philadelphia, were also let go, according to Philly.com. Later, an email was sent by an executive stating the retailer needed to diversify its workforce, as it was too African-American. The three women filed a federal discrimination suit last year in California against Wet Seal, and in …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Ambler joins efforts in New Jersey and California alleging Anheuser-Busch overstates the percentage of alcohol on their products’ labels.
Two Ambler brothers have joined class action lawsuits filed in California and New Jersey, claiming Anheuser-Busch waters down beers such as Budweiser, Michelob, Natural Ice and Bud Light Platinum. Lawsuits in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and California allege the company overstates the percentage of alcohol on their products’ labels. California attorney Josh Boxer, whose firm is coordinating several of the lawsuits, said there will be about a dozen total suits filed, Patch reported. The claims are based on statements from former Anheuser-Busch brewery employees, who say extra water was routinely added to beers before bottling, Time reported. Each class action lawsuit is seeking more than $5 million from Anheuser-Busch. People from Ohio and …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Two Ambler residents file suit against Anheuser-Busch for watering down its beer.
They pound more than a case of Bud a week, between the two of them, and they have been for four years. But, when two Ambler (Montgomery County) brothers couldn't get drunk from the suds, they decided it was Bud's fault. According to multiple media reports, brothers Thomas and Gerald Greenberg have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that brewer "InBev's Anheuser-Busch," the U.S. makers of products such as Budweiser and Michelob. Their claim? The beer doesn't pack the 5 percent punch of alcohol content it promises. According to a report in the Morning Call, Busch "denies that it shortchanges guzzlers when it comes to that 5.0 percent." Nevertheless, the two have hired Philadelphia-based lawyer David Senoff to file the lawsuit, according to …
Monday, February 18, 2013
A Maple Glen resident has filed a civil action against his former employer.
A Maple Glen man claims that his Jenkintown employer fired him for his previous involvement in two lawsuits against the company. The Pennsylvania Record reports that Gerald Creed, 61, filed a complaint with the federal courthouse in Philadelphia stating that he was fired from his human resources job at SPS Technologies in Jenkintown because he was "'associated' with two cases in which civil litigation was initiated against the company." He had worked for the company since 1978. In the complaint, Creed claims that at no time did the company "ever advise Creed that the manner in which he handled any issue pertaining to the employees in the other two cases was deficient." The lawsuit claims that the firing was "pretextual," as he was replaced…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Fort Washington-based McNeil-PPC Inc. and Johnson & Johnson will have to pay.
In a lawsuit that started back in 2007, a Massachusetts family will be awarded $63 million from Johnson and Johnson, and its Fort Washington-based McNeil-PPC Inc., said the Associated Press. The suit stated that the corporations should be held responsible for its prodcut, Motrin. Samantha Reckis, then age 7, suffered a life-threatening drug reaction and lost most of her skin when she took a children's pain reliever nearly a decade ago, said the AP report. Courts determined that Samantha and her parents will actually be paid a total of $109 million, including interest, for the suffering they experienced when Samantha was diagnosed with a rare side effect known as toxic epidermal necrolysis, lost 90 percent of her skin and was blinded. For …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The state of Pennsylvania is suing after the NCAA sanctioned Penn State.
Gov. Tom Corbett announced Wednesday that he is suing the National Collegiate Athletic Association for its sanctions against Penn State University. Corbett called the sanctions arbitrary and illegal, saying they would hurt the university, the state and Pennsylvanians. What do you think of this lawsuit? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. (Scroll to below the complete text of Corbett’s statement.) Corbett's Complete Press Release: Governor Tom Corbett today announced that he is suing the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), calling its sanctions against Penn State University arbitrary and illegal, saying they would result in irreparable economic damage to the university, the commonwealth and its citizens. “Penn …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Submit a claim now to be a part of or excluded from a class-action lawsuit that accuses EA of having a monopoly in exclusive licensing agreements with the NFL, NCAA and AFL
If you bought a new video game in the “Madden NFL,” “NCAA Football,” or “Arena Football” series for your Xbox, Xbox 360, PS2, PS3, GameCube, Wii or PC — between Jan. 1, 2005 and June 21, 2012 — you could be entitled to some money from Electronic Arts. A class action lawsuit against Electronic Arts filed in the U.S. Federal District Court for the Northern District of California will soon be settled, and U.S. consumers who purchased any games in these series are affected by it. If settled, Electronic Arts would have to pay $27 million into a fund for settlement class members. The gist of the lawsuit: EA has allegedly created a monopoly by signing exclusive licensing agreements to make games for the NFL, NCAA and Arena football leagues and …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Nine years of litigation end unexpectedly when the township discovers the bonding company was bankrupt.
The Upper Dublin Board of Commissioners has unanimously approved a resolution to withdraw their claim against Milestone Construction Management, following a March 7th suggestion by Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Judge Del Ricci that all parties consider a "wash" and walk away. The lawsuit dates back to January of 2003, when Upper Dublin township terminated their contract with Milestone Construction Management, who was working on the Upper Dublin Township Police and Municipal Facility on Loch Alsh Avenue. Upper Dublin claimed to have terminated the contract "with cause," citing construction problems and quality concerns. "There were enormous construction issues," said Ira Tackel, president of the Upper Dublin Board of Commissioners…