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Falls Township woman says she was locked in Sears, injured severely

Nicholas Malfitano Feb. 24, 2017, 8:40am

SCRANTON – A Pennsylvania couple have filed suit against a major department store chain and an investment group, claiming their negligence contributed to a severely injurious fall sustained by the female plaintiff in the action.

Allstate Insurance Company says client's damages a result of defendant's defective hot water heater

Nicholas Malfitano Feb. 24, 2017, 8:39am

SCRANTON – A leading insurance provider is pursuing litigation against a manufacturing firm for damages incurred from the alleged malfunction of a hot water heater.

Havertown man says he was seriously injured by collapsing retaining wall

Nicholas Malfitano Feb. 24, 2017, 8:39am

MEDIA – A Havertown man has filed a lawsuit for the injuries he received from a collapsing retaining wall in an accident which occurred approximately two years ago.

Allegedly defective dehumidifier caused over $50K of fire-related damage, plaintiff says

Nicholas Malfitano Feb. 24, 2017, 8:38am

LANCASTER – A woman recently initiated legal action against a pair of residential building products manufacturers, claiming their defective dehumidifier caused her damages in excess of $50,000 in a property fire.

Appeals court upholds dismissal of wrongful termination lawsuit against Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Nicholas Malfitano Feb. 22, 2017, 9:36am

PHILADELPHIA – According to a federal appellate court, a former hospital employee in Philadelphia did not meet the burden of proof required to substantiate her age discrimination claims.

Superior Court reverses and remands decision on wrongful death, survival nursing home action

Nicholas Malfitano Feb. 22, 2017, 9:35am

HARRISBURG – A negligence and wrongful death action against a Lancaster nursing care facility has been remanded to the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas, per a recent decision from the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Judge turns away dismissal motion, says condo member averred legitimate breach of contract claim

Nicholas Malfitano Feb. 22, 2017, 9:32am

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge decided that one member of a Bucks County condominium association had raised a legitimate claim to breach of contract towards the other member of the association, with respect to the payment of electricity fees.

Third Circuit rules sovereign immunity bars lawsuit versus Social Security Administration

Nicholas Malfitano Feb. 21, 2017, 9:26am

PHILADELPHIA – Recently, judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit decided a Philadelphia man’s complaint against the U.S. Social Security Administration was barred by sovereign immunity, upholding a trial court ruling in the process.

Transplant foundation did not violate Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, appeals court says

Nicholas Malfitano Feb. 21, 2017, 9:26am

PHILADELPHIA – A panel of appellate judges has ruled a woman’s Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA) complaint of age and sex discrimination against her former employer did not pass the legal standard needed to prove such claims.

Widower alleges wife's fatal brain hemorrhage due to medical malpractice

Nicholas Malfitano Feb. 16, 2017, 9:53am

PHILADELPHIA – A Willow Grove widower alleges medical malpractice from a local medical facility and its doctors resulted in the untimely death of his wife from a subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Plaintiff seeks $20K settlement proceeds from late wife's case against Home Depot approved and distributed

Nicholas Malfitano Feb. 16, 2017, 9:53am

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff wants an approximately $20,000 survival proceeds settlement reached last August in the case of his late wife against Home Depot approved and distributed, per a recent petition he filed in state court.

Woman claims Temple University Hospital, doctors missed diagnosing her breast cancer

Nicholas Malfitano Feb. 16, 2017, 9:52am

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia woman alleges Temple University Health System and a number of its physicians missed diagnosing her metastatic breast cancer over a three-and-a-half-year time period, from 2011 to 2015.

Business owners say fire suppression system's improper installation escalated fire which destroyed restaurant

Nicholas Malfitano Feb. 15, 2017, 9:36am

PHILADELPHIA – A pair of New York plaintiffs believe a local fire security company was negligent in its duty to install a working fire suppression system in their business, which later burned down.

Woman says defective aerial lift led to wrongful death of husband during tree removal work

Nicholas Malfitano Feb. 15, 2017, 9:36am

PHILADELPHIA – A Pennsylvania woman recently filed litigation against the manufacturer of an aerial lift and a trucking equipment company, claiming the lift they designed and sold was responsible for the untimely death of her husband during his tree removal job.

J.G. Wentworth says client defaulted on $130K annuity payment

Nicholas Malfitano Feb. 15, 2017, 9:35am

PHILADELPHIA – A Radnor-based financial services company has sued one of its clients, claiming she defaulted on payments due to them in the amount of $130,000.00.

Delaware couple say defective power tool blade caused husband's catastrophic injuries

Nicholas Malfitano Feb. 15, 2017, 9:34am

PHILADELPHIA – A Wilmington, Del., couple have initiated litigation against an engineering company they say manufactured a defective hand-held power tool, which had a blade that catastrophically injured one of the plaintiffs last year.

New York plaintiff says rail companies violated FELA and exposed him to injurious conditions

Nicholas Malfitano Feb. 14, 2017, 9:24am

PHILADELPHIA – A New York man who worked as a track laborer/trackman, welder, road mechanic and machinist for three train transport companies has initiated legal action against them, claiming they violated the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) by not providing him with a safe work environment over the course of his near 39-year career.

Uber sued over alleged wreck involving driver

Nicholas Malfitano Feb. 14, 2017, 9:24am

PHILADELPHIA – In a recently filed lawsuit, a Philadelphia motorist is suing an Uber driver and the ride-hailing service for injuries she says she suffered in an automobile accident in the city last summer.

Verizon alleges City of Philadelphia's water main break damaged its equipment

Nicholas Malfitano Feb. 14, 2017, 9:23am

PHILADELPHIA – A telecommunications giant has sued the City of Philadelphia for equipment damages it asserts it sustained during a major water main break two summers ago.

Political campaign says its ex-consultant won't write off $7K professional debt

Nicholas Malfitano Feb. 14, 2017, 9:23am

PHILADELPHIA – A political campaign has began legal action against a defendant who it hired as a political consultant and now says is acting in bad faith by refusing to write off a professional debt in excess of $7,000.