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Judge issues arrest warrants on attorney, funder pursuing $66M Liberian judgment

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 26, 2017, 11:10am

PHILADELPHIA – The latest development in a lawsuit surrounding the pursuit of a multimillion-dollar Liberian judgment has resulted in a federal judge issuing bench warrants for the arrests of a British Virgin Islands-based attorney and a prominent Irish real estate developer funding it.

Doctoral resident trying to avoid forced return to Egypt, files suit against federal officials

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 22, 2017, 9:40am

HARRISBURG – A doctor enrolled as an internal medicine resident at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville is seeking a federal judge to waive a two-year foreign residency requirement of his exchange visitor program, and prevent his forced return to his native Egypt.

Estate administrators believe Coatesville facility was negligent in its care of deceased Alzheimer's patient

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 22, 2017, 9:38am

LANCASTER – The estate administrators of a deceased Pennsylvania man believe the elder care facility he was staying in prior to his death treated him with a lack of care during his stay, leading him to fall several times and sustain a neck fracture.

Defense counsel seeking to dismiss punitive damages claim in gas explosion system injury lawsuit

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 21, 2017, 11:45am

PHILADELPHIA – Counsel for defendants in a strict liability case are seeking to dismiss a claim for punitive damages, brought forward by a man who suffered third-degree burns in an explosion from a trash truck’s natural gas system.

Law firm says opposing group has no basis to bring outstanding fees claim

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 21, 2017, 11:44am

PHILADELPHIA – Counsel for a Philadelphia law firm has rejected claims for alleged outstanding legal fees, saying the opposing plaintiff firm bringing forth the claims has no legal basis with which to do so.

SugarHouse Casino says it's not responsible for broken beer bottle that injured customer

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 21, 2017, 11:44am

PHILADELPHIA – Counsel for SugarHouse Casino have categorically denied it was negligent in causing a patron to be cut and wounded by the “sharp, broken and jagged” top to a beer bottle she was served on the premises.

Plaintiff claims injury in escaping from Darby restaurant fire

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 20, 2017, 8:30am

MEDIA – A Delaware woman has sued a Darby restaurant and its ownership and management, claiming they negligently allowed conditions which resulted in a fire, the escape of which caused her severe personal injuries.

Wal-Mart and ex-assistant manager who claimed religious discrimination settle lawsuit

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 20, 2017, 8:30am

PHILADELPHIA – Litigation between a former Wal-Mart assistant manager and the prominent retailer over the ex-employee claiming he was discriminated against and harassed due to his Jehovah’s Witness religious beliefs has been settled, according to court records.

Defendants in wrongful death lawsuit of Philly sixth-grader appeal to Third Circuit

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 20, 2017, 8:28am

PHILADELPHIA – Defendants in a wrongful death lawsuit surrounding the September 2013 death of a sixth-grade student have appealed a federal judge’s decision not to dismiss them from the case under the doctrine of qualified immunity.

Delaware County man sues pub he says overserved him before his car crash

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 20, 2017, 8:26am

PHILADELPHIA – A Delaware County man who was seriously injured in a car accident nearly three years ago after patronizing a local tavern has sued the establishment and its ownership for negligence, for allegedly causing the crash.

Woman says Upper Darby Township Council candidate's nomination petition is invalid

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 17, 2017, 9:31am

MEDIA – An elector is objecting to a prospective candidate’s nomination petition to appear on the ballot for the Upper Darby Township Council as a Democrat, in May’s upcoming primary election.

Truckers says ex-employers engaged in conspiracy to avoid paying government fees

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 17, 2017, 9:28am

PHILADELPHIA – A pair of truck drivers have sued their former places of business and members of their management, claiming they acted in concert to circumvent federal government regulations and avoid paying government-related taxes and fees.

Lab quality manager's wrongful termination suit remanded to Lehigh County court

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 17, 2017, 9:27am

ALLENTOWN – A healthcare lab quality manager’s wrongful termination lawsuit will in fact be remanded to the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas, per a federal court’s decision reached last Friday.

Motorcycle crash victim sues repair shop where his bike was serviced

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 17, 2017, 9:26am

MEDIA – A man involved in an accident on his motorcycle approximately one year ago has filed suit against the shop which serviced his bike before the crash, claiming its negligence caused the accident.

Tech giants file briefs supporting Google in case of FBI subpoena

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 17, 2017, 9:26am

PHILADELPHIA – In light of a Pennsylvania magistrate judge’s ruling directing Google to comply with Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) search warrants and turn over data stored outside the United States, several titans of the technology world have lent their support to Google through the filing of amicus briefs.

Senior citizen's injury lawsuit against Parx Casino may be headed towards settlement

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 17, 2017, 9:24am

PHILADELPHIA – Settlement discussions appear to be ongoing in the case of an 85-year-old New Jersey woman who sued Parx Casino in Bensalem, for injury claims related to a broken leg.

Sexual assault case against gymnastics academy settled

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 17, 2017, 9:24am

ALLENTOWN – Court records show a settlement was reached last fall in the case of a former employee of Berks Gymnastic Academy who sued the business and her ex-supervisor for allegations of sexual assault.

Defense wants case of alleged lawnmower maiming transferred

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 17, 2017, 9:23am

PHILADELPHIA – Defense counsel for a manufacturer and distributor named in a products liability action alleging a lawnmower malfunctioned and maimed one of the plaintiffs, both believe the case does not belong in Philadelphia.

Former systems technician settles wrongful termination action against Verizon

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 15, 2017, 10:06am

PHILADELPHIA – A former Verizon systems technician who sued the telecommunications giant for wrongful termination when it suspended and terminated him in June 2015, has settled the litigation according to court records.

Court records show injured Spartan Race participant's complaint settled

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 15, 2017, 10:06am

PHILADELPHIA – An injured participant’s case against Spartan Race, Inc. and the resort area that hosted one of their events has been settled, according to a docket in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.