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CreditSafe settles FLSA class action for $92K

By Jim Boyle | Feb 17, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - A provider of online company credit reports agreed Monday to pay more than $92,000 to settle a Fair Labor Standards Act class action lawsuit over lack of compensation for overtime hours that was filed in Philadelphia federal court.

Advance America agrees to $8M settlement with Pennsylvania

By Jim Boyle | Feb 12, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - A payday lender accused of overcharging Pennsylvania customers interest rates for its loan program has agreed to pay more than $8 million in restitution to the State, according to the Attorney General's Office.

Eight plaintiffs filing 61 percent of Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuits in Pennsylvania

By Jim Boyle | Feb 5, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – Two law firms and eight individuals are filing the bulk of lawsuits that allege the premises of businesses in Pennsylvania are not in compliance with a federal disabilities law.

Retired wrestlers claim WWE execs concealed dangers of head trauma

By Jim Boyle | Jan 28, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - As thousands of retired players await final approval of its settlement agreement with the National Football League over health coverage for the long term effects of severe head trauma they received while punishing their bodies on the gridiron, a pair of former professional wrestlers has filed a class action lawsuit against World Wrestling Entertainment.

Pa. homeowners file class action RICO suit against Bank of America

By Jim Boyle | Jan 20, 2015

PITTSBURGH (Legal Newsline) - Two Western Pennsylvania men are among the plaintiffs in a class action suit that accuses one of the top banking companies in the world of establishing an illegal racketeering scheme that allowed it to make millions in kickbacks while taking minimum risk as an investor in mortgage insurance companies.

Investor accuses former Five Below CEO of artificially inflating stock before exit

By Jim Boyle | Jan 12, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - The co-founders of national discount retail chain Five Below fraudulently concealed their intent to resign from the company last year and artificially inflated the company's public stock price while planning to hand over the reigns to a much less experienced CEO, causing the stock to crumble upon their exit, according to allegations in a class action suit filed

Pa. AG says she did not break secrecy laws

By Jim Boyle | Jan 12, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has maintained her innocence in light of

Pa. hospital settles FCA allegations for $662K

By Jim Boyle | Jan 7, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - Northampton Hospital Company, LLC and Northampton Hospital Corporation, owners and operators of Easton Hospital in Northampton County, Pa., have agreed to a $662,000 settlement with the government to resolve allegations of health care fraud arising under the False Claims Act.

Class action asks for overtime wages for more than 1,000 CVS pharmacists

By Jim Boyle | Jan 6, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - More than 1,000 pharmacists are owed unpaid overtime wages from one of the top pharmacy retail stores in the United States, according to a federal class action suit filed last week at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Bondex trust agreement $360 million lower than 2013 order, would end appeal

By Jim Boyle | Jul 29, 2014

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) - RPM International Inc. announced an agreement Monday in principle with the official bankruptcy representatives of current and future claimants that would pay out $797.5 million over four years and resolve all present and future asbestos personal injury claims related to its Bondex International, Inc., subsidiary.

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