"Apparently, it is unclear whether [Target's] policy is lawful under the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act. Class certification offers an attractively efficient way to provide that pivotal answer and address the large number of relatively modest claims at issue," held U.S. District Judge John F. Murphy.
Philadelphia Indemnity claimed the policy coverage didn't extend to the damage/condition of the roofs not caused by the storm and went on to file a complaint seeking declaratory judgment and relief via an order declaring it doesn't have a duty to pay for the replacement of the 22 roofs. It maintained that the damage to the roofs was preexisting and caused by wear and tear, deterioration, faulty materials, faulty prior repairs and/or lack of and faulty maintenance.
Federal Judge Allows Trades Secret Lawsuit to Proceed Against Former Exec of Nuclear Transport Business
"TNA plausibly alleged that Strang used TNA's confidential information for his personal gain in violation of the RCA and, therefore, unlawfully misappropriated TNA's confidential information. Because TNA adequately alleges that this information is subject to trade secret protection pursuant to MUTSA and DTSA, and that Strang misappropriated these trade secret assets and information by emailing them to his personal email prior to his departure, the Motion will be denied ..." U.S. District Judge Julie Rebecca Rubin wrote in her order filed this week.
"Although neither this Court nor the Supreme Court of Maryland has considered the exact issue presented here, i.e., whether the Workers' Compensation Act's exclusivity provision applies to a non-dependent, our Courts have considered whether a wrongful death plaintiff is permitted to bring a wrongful death claim when a covered employee is killed in the course of his or her employment," said Senior Judge Alexander Wright Jr., who was specially assigned to the case.
Verizon's Petition Seeking Repayment for $1M in Utility Relocation Fees Flops Before Virginia Supreme Court
"Here, Verizon's claim, at its essence, is a contract claim. A determination of which party ultimately is responsible to pay for the relocation of Verizon's facilities turns on the interpretation of various agreements entered into by the parties, including, but not limited to, VDOT's permit allowing Verizon to locate facilities within VDOT's rights-of-way, the comprehensive agreement between CBE and VDOT, and the agreement between CBE and Lane," Justice Wesley G. Russell Jr., wrote on behalf of the court.
Maine Judge Rejects Thomas Keller Restaurant Group's Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit Alleging Ex-Employee Worked Without Pay
"An employee who has been forced to go to court to get paid should not be faced with the peril of picking and choosing the 'one correct' statutory provision as between equally applicable statutory provisions, particularly at the pleading stage, when the purpose of the statutory scheme is to protect pay," said the plaintiffs attorney Sally Morris of Portland.