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Man claims telephone harassment by debt collector

Louie Torres Jun. 24, 2016, 5:59pm

PHILADELPHIA — A consumer is suing IC System, a debt collector, citing alleged misrepresentation in debt collection and violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Motorist says negligence led to collision

Louie Torres Jun. 24, 2016, 5:54pm

PHILADELPHIA — A motorist is suing Edward Rentz, MRC Global Inc. and McJunkin Red Man Corporation, two Texas corporations and an employee, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Man says disability benefits improperly denied

Louie Torres Jun. 24, 2016, 5:49pm

PITTSBURGH — A man is suing Life Insurance Company of North America, doing business as Cigna Group Insurance, alleging he was improperly denied long-term disability benefits.

Man says medications harmed him

Louie Torres Jun. 24, 2016, 5:43pm

PHILADELPHIA — A consumer is suing Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Bayer Corporation; Merck & Co. Inc.; Johnson & Johnson; Janssen Research & Development LLC; and Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., citing alleged breach of implied warranty, fraud, negligence, insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries and negligent misrepresentation.

Man sues federal government over injury

Louie Torres Jun. 24, 2016, 5:38pm

HARRISBURG — A man is suing the federal government, saying he was injured due to the actions of a United States Postal Service employee.

Philadelphia court approves plaintiff counsel's request to withdraw from nursing home injury action

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 24, 2016, 1:19pm

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas has approved a plaintiff attorney’s request to withdraw from a nursing home injury action which to date, has yet to proceed to official status as a filed complaint.

Judge overrules Lehigh County court transfer, reckless conduct and punitive damage requests

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 24, 2016, 1:18pm

PHILADELPHIA – Preliminary objections to request a litigation transfer to Lehigh County court and strike accusations of reckless conduct and requests for punitive damages have been overruled by a Philadelphia judge.

Objections regarding steel worker's injury case still in play in Philadelphia court

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 24, 2016, 1:18pm

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia judge is still considering preliminary objections relating to venue and proper service in a steel worker’s injury lawsuit originating in Coatesville.

Irreconcilable differences spur defense counsel's withdrawing from premises liability action

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 24, 2016, 1:18pm

PHILADELPHIA – Members of defense counsel are seeking to leave a sidewalk slip-and-fall case due to “irreconcilable differences”, according to court records in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

Summary judgment, appearance withdrawal motions being considered in crash case

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 24, 2016, 1:17pm

PHILADELPHIA – Defense motions for summary judgment and withdrawal of appearance are currently being considered by the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas in a severe motor vehicle accident collision case which took place in 2013.

Plaintiff attorney looking to rescind original withdrawal request from slip-and-fall case

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 24, 2016, 1:17pm

PHILADELPHIA – Plaintiff counsel who had once looked to leave a slip-and-fall litigation recently filed paperwork to rescind that initial withdrawal request from the case.

Counsel to explain client's absence from pre-trial conference or risk case's dismissal

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 24, 2016, 1:16pm

PHILADELPHIA – A local judge said it was incumbent on plaintiff counsel to explain their client’s failure to appear for a recent mandatory pre-trial conference, or risk the case being dismissed.

Premises liability lawsuit against Longwood Gardens to remain in Philadelphia, for now

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 24, 2016, 1:16pm

PHILADELPHIA – A local judge presiding over a premises liability lawsuit filed against Longwood Gardens has overruled preliminary objections seeking the case's transfer to Chester County court.

Trio of preliminary objections motions to be decided in multi-vehicle crash case which injured Maine family

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 24, 2016, 1:15pm

PHILADELPHIA – A trio of preliminary objection motions are before the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas relating to a multi-vehicle collision which resulted in a number of serious injuries to the plaintiffs, a family of four.

Counsel exits street fall premises liability case over strategy differences with client

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 24, 2016, 1:14pm

PHILADELPHIA – Plaintiff counsel recently departed a locally based slip-and-fall case due to strategic differences over the litigation process.

Couple accuse car maker of manufacturing defective vehicle

Louie Torres Jun. 23, 2016, 6:24pm

PENNSYLVANIA — A couple's lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automotive, a car manufacturer, alleges breach of implied warranty and breach of warranty.