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Parties resolve settlement issues in vehicle-SEPTA bus collision case

Feb. 5, 2016, 11:40am by Nicholas Malfitano

PHILADELPHIA – A scheduled settlement hearing has been canceled, in the case of a Philadelphia man suing a pair of motorists and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) for injuries he sustained in a car-bus collision. more...

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Plaintiff counsel withdrawing from King of Prussia Mall fall suit

Feb. 5, 2016, 11:40am by Nicholas Malfitano

King of Prussia Mall

PHILADELPHIA – Plaintiff counsel in a premises liability lawsuit over an allegedly injurious fall sustained at the King of Prussia Mall is seeking to exit the suit.

Hanover Fire & Casualty Insurance Company seeks summary judgment against former policy holder

Feb. 5, 2016, 11:38am by Nicholas Malfitano

Hanover Fire & Casualty Insurance Company

PHILADELPHIA – Counsel for a Conshohocken-based insurance company seeks summary judgment against a former policy holder accusing it of breach of contract, while the policy holder’s counsel seeks to exit the litigation.

Judge resolves motions to quash and for protective order in Speedway station slip-and-fall case

Feb. 5, 2016, 11:37am by Nicholas Malfitano

Speedway

PHILADELPHIA – On Wednesday, a Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas judge resolved both a motion to quash and a motion for a protective order that had been filed by defense counsel in a gas station slip-and-fall case.

Premises liability defendants seek to dismiss complaint for improper service, lack of claim specificity

Feb. 5, 2016, 11:33am by Nicholas Malfitano

Philadelphia City Hall

PHILADELPHIA – Defendants in a city slip-and-fall action have filed objections to the plaintiff’s complaint, both for improper service and related to the counts’ alleged lack of specificity in the complaint.

Federal appeals court upholds $790K default judgment against real estate group

Feb. 5, 2016, 11:31am by Nicholas Malfitano

TD Bank

PHILADELPHIA – On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed a trial court ruling which retained a six-figure judgment against a Wisconsin-based real estate investment group.

Complaint's loss of consortium claim against Ford Motor Company dismissed

Feb. 5, 2016, 11:31am by Nicholas Malfitano

Ford Motor Company

PHILADELPHIA – A federal appeals court has upheld a trial court ruling declaring summary judgment for Ford Motor Company and in dismissing a loss of consortium claim filed against it.

Breach of contract claim against Philly law firm ruled as time-barred

Feb. 5, 2016, 11:29am by Nicholas Malfitano

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has ruled an attempt by a Pittsburgh couple to charge a Philadelphia law firm with breach of contract is time-barred, through a doctrine essentially preventing federal court appeals of state court decisions.

Couple blames Domestic Corporation for wife's injuries

Feb. 4, 2016, 2:48pm by Carrie Bradon

PHILADELPHIA — A Wernersville couple is suing an RV accessories supplier, alleging the wife was injured due to a faulty part.

Worker alleges Miller Flooring failed to pay proper overtime

Feb. 4, 2016, 1:57pm by Carrie Bradon

PHILADELPHIA — A former employee is suing a West Chester flooring company, alleging his employer failed to provide the correct overtime pay.

Nursing homes free to hire applicants with criminal histories; Pennsylvania won't appeal decision striking down law

Feb. 4, 2016, 10:08am by Karen Kidd

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HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania will not appeal an appellate court's ruling that struck down a law prohibiting nursing homes and long-term care facilities from hiring employees with criminal histories.