District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Court Cases
This is an Internet domain name dispute. At this stage of the controversy, we must decide the Constitutionally permissible reach of Pennsylvania's Long Arm Statute, 42 Pa. C.S.A. § 5322, through cyberspace. Plaintiff Zippo Manufacturing Corporation ("Manufacturing") has filed a five count complaint against Zippo Dot Com, Inc. ("Dot Com") alleging trademark dilution, infringement, and false designation under the Federal Trademark Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1051-1127. In addition, the Complaint [...]
Court: District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Docket: Civil Action No. 96-397 Erie
United States v. LaGorga (1971)
All the defendants have been indicted for various gambling activities alleged to be in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 2, 371, 1084, 1952. They have filed Motions to Suppress Evidence consisting of intercepted telephone messages secured by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in accordance with Orders of Court issued pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 2510 et seq.
Court: District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Docket: 71-017 Crim
In this case, plaintiff Sunquest Information Systems, Inc. filed a nine-count complaint against defendants Compucare Company and Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc., alleging that both defendants are liable to it as a result of misconduct arising out of Sunquest's acquisition of Antrim Corporation, a former subsidiary of Compucare that markets medical software. Plaintiff avers that defendants improperly failed to disclose hidden problem areas within Antrim, including "Year 2000" or "Y2K" deficiencies in [...]
Court: District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Docket: Civ.A. 98-188J
In Re Doemling (1991)
On August 9, 1988, Eugene and Regina Doemling filed a voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition. Approximately five months after the Doemlings filed their petition, Regina Doemling was injured when an automobile driven by James Gillespie struck her. Although the exact circumstances surrounding the accident are not in the record, Mrs. Doemling was apparently a pedestrian. The record also indicates that Mr. Gillespie was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.
Court: District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Docket: Civ. A. No. 90-150J, Bankruptcy No. 88-2103
Gaito v. Strauss (1966)Plaintiff, a citizen of Pennsylvania incarcerated in the Eastern State Correctional Institution at Philadelphia, has filed a 46-page typewritten "Complaint in Equity" against the ten above-named citizens of Pennsylvania, claiming $500,000 damages under 42 U.S.C. §§ 1983 and 1985(2, 3) for alleged deprivation of his constitutional rights, privileges and immunities and praying for "relief from the illegally contrived judgment of 27 years imprisonment framed through the illegal conduct by the [...]
Court: District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Docket: Civ. A. No. 65-1018
This litigation arises out of the award by the city of Pittsburgh (city) of a cable television contract for which several companies, including plaintiff Three Rivers Cablevision, Inc. (Three Rivers), were bidding. Plaintiffs, Three Rivers and one Matthew Moore, a party to a stock subscription agreement by which he would have become a shareholder of Three Rivers if the latter had been awarded the aforesaid contract, filed this suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, § 1985, and the Fifth and Fourteenth [...]
Court: District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Docket: Civ. A. No. 80-334
United States v. Kohne (1973)The ten original defendants in the above captioned case were charged in a two-count indictment with conspiring to violate the federal statute prohibiting illegal gambling businesses, 18 U.S.C. § 1955, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371 (Count one) and with the substantive violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1955 (Count two). Two of the indicted defendants, Jeanne Kosh and James Quay, pleaded guilty to the substantive violation immediately after the jury was sworn to try this case. After a five and [...]
Court: District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Docket: Crim. A. No. 71-254
United States v. Iannelli (1972)
The defendants have been indicted for conspiracy and violations of various gambling statutes of the United States. Much of the evidence which the Government intends to produce consists of facts uncovered by the use of a court authorized wiretap on telephones at the Iannelli residence located in one of the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Court: District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Docket: Crim. No. 71-062
United States v. Scoratow (1956)Defendant was indicted under 18 U.S. C. § 1503. The indictment charged that he "by threats endeavored to influence, obstruct and impede the due administration of justice" by threatening to kill Eugene Friedman, his wife and family, if any information of an incriminating nature was divulged against one Marko Scoratow by Friedman to the Federal Bureau of Investigation during an investigation of Marko Scoratow which it was conducting and in which Friedman was a witness for the United States. [...]
Court: District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Docket: Cr. 14683
LaGorga v. Kroger Company (1967)
This is a diversity personal injury case arising under the law of Pennsylvania. The defendant, Kroger Company, brought in Sidney H. Evans and his corporation as third-party defendants. Evans and his corporation brought in Lowenstein and Sons, Inc. as a fourth-party defendant. During the trial Mr. Evans and his corporation moved to discontinue their fourth-party action against Lowenstein and Sons, Inc., who made no objection, and the motion was granted. Rule 41(a) (2), Fed.R.Civ.P.
Court: District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Docket: Civ. A. No. 65-66
Ginsburg v. Stern (1954)
In conjunction with a motion to dismiss now pending before this court, the plaintiff has moved that Horace Stern be ordered to answer certain interrogatories pursuant to Federal Rules of Discovery.
Court: District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Docket: Civ. No. 12643
This matter is before the Court for decision following a non-jury proceeding commenced on May 17, 1989. In accordance with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 52(a) we enter the following findings of fact and conclusions of law:
Court: District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Docket: Civ. A. No. 87-600
Defendant Wean Engineering Co., Inc., (hereinafter "Wean") was general contractor for a new coating line in the Surfa Glaze Department at the Pittsburgh mill of Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation (hereinafter "J. & L."). As part of the line the contract required Wean to provide a "piler" manufactured by defendant Bucciconi Engineering Co., Inc. (hereinafter "Bucciconi") from specifications established by J. & L. The "piler", as it was delivered by Bucciconi to J. & L. in July, [...]
Court: District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Docket: Civ. A. Nos. 64-976, 65-317
The United States Trustee has filed an appeal from an order of the bankruptcy court. The issue on appeal is whether the bankruptcy court erred when it determined that it did not have jurisdiction to entertain the United States Trustee's statutory claim for quarterly fees because those fees had accrued after the debtor's chapter 11 bankruptcy plan had been confirmed.
Court: District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Docket: CIV.A. 97-345
Dr. Sharon Johnson, an assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry of the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh brings this action for alleged sex discrimination in connection with the refusal of the University at the end of her second three-year contract as an assistant professor to promote her to the rank of associate professor and grant her tenure as a member of the faculty. The accompanying result was termination of her employment. Plaintiff originally sought a [...]
Court: District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Docket: Civ. A. No. 73-120
Plaintiff, Nancy Miller, is a former employee of defendant, Aluminum Company of America ("Alcoa"). Miller sued Alcoa for several alleged violations of federal and Pennsylvania law arising out of their employment relationship. Since both parties reside in Pennsylvania, our jurisdiction over the state claims is pendent.
Court: District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Docket: Civ. A. No. 84-2856
J. Michael Jarboe, David A. Lynch, USX Corporation, Law Department, Pittsburgh, PA, James J. Restivo, Jr., Lawrence E. Flatley, Debra H. Dermody, George L. Stewart, II, Reed Smith Shaw & McClay, Pittsburgh, PA, for plaintiffs.
Court: District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Docket: Civ.A. 95-866
Owens-El v. Robinson (1978)Plaintiff, Kenneth Owens-El, is a former inmate of the Allegheny County Jail ("jail"), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1975 he filed a pro se suit (one filed by himself without legal counsel), challenging the constitutionality of the conditions under which inmates of the jail are confined and seeking money damages and equitable relief. The complaint named as a defendant, William Robinson, the warden of the jail when the complaint was filed. James Jennings was added as a defendant when he succeeded [...]
Court: District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Docket: Civ. A. Nos. 75-412 and 76-743
The Court writes to express its concerns regarding the Government's ex parte applications for cellular telephone ("cell phone") subscriber information from which it may identify an individual's past or present physical/geographic movements/locations not on a showing of probable cause to believe that the information will provide evidence in an investigation premised on a reasonable suspicion of criminal activity, as under the Fourth Amendment, but rather on an articulable, reasonable belief [...]
Court: District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Docket: Magistrate's No. 07-524M
The instant case presents a straight-forward factual dispute. We are required to determine whether the Bituminous Coal Operators Association agreed to fund the health care costs and other non-pension benefits of pensioners of eight former signatory employers to various National Bituminous Coal Wage Agreements. After consideration of the language of the contracts, the structure, bargaining history, and the direct and circumstantial evidence of record concerning the intent of the parties, we hold [...]
Court: District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Docket: Civ. A. Nos. 86-2638, 88-0545, 88-0546 and 88-1842