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Will SCOTUS ruling affect Philadelphia court, where 94% of new plaintiffs are from out of state?

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 18, 2017, 4:00pm

PHILADELPHIA – A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision reached in Bristol Myers-Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California may have far-reaching implications on pharmaceutical product liability cases which are locally litigated.

Insurance company claims policyholder lied about residential address and committed fraud

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 17, 2017, 1:20pm

MEDIA – A Pennsylvania insurance company has filed legal action alleging one of its policyholders committed insurance fraud, in the wake of a motor vehicle accident in New York City about a year and a half ago.

Third Circuit agrees teacher's wrongful termination lawsuit has no jurisdiction over Maryland defendants

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 17, 2017, 1:20pm

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has upheld a lower court’s view that lack of personal jurisdiction as it pertained to Maryland-based defendants was grounds for dismissal in an educator’s wrongful termination lawsuit.

Borough of Media facing lawsuit after alleged trip over bricks at Plum Street Mall

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 17, 2017, 1:19pm

MEDIA – A couple is suing the Borough of Media for damages after an alleged accident involving one of the plaintiffs allegedly being seriously injured at the Plum Street Mall.

Plaintiff sues Porsche for strict liability and negligence after his luxury car catches fire

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 17, 2017, 1:18pm

MEDIA – A man whose Porsche automobile burst into flames just more than a year after he purchased it has sued the vehicle’s manufacturer and dealers for resultant damages.

Birdsboro plaintiff says bar patrons and bouncers violently assaulted him

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 15, 2017, 3:58pm

LANCASTER – A Birdsboro man alleges a local establishment and three of its patrons are liable for negligence, assault and battery, after he was jumped by said patrons there nearly two years ago.

Plaintiff's alleged fall at car wash and oil change center leads to lawsuit

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 15, 2017, 3:58pm

SCRANTON – Dunmore plaintiffs have initiated legal action against the proprietors and operators of a car wash and oil change center at which one of the litigants allegedly suffered severe back and leg injuries in accident nearly two years ago.

Woman allegedly shot in stomach during firearms safety class

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 15, 2017, 3:56pm

MEDIA – A Delaware couple are suing for compensatory and punitive damages after an alleged accident involving one of the plaintiffs being shot in the stomach at a firearms instruction range.

Woman sues Chick-Fil-A and proprietor after allegedly finding dead rodent in her sandwich

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 15, 2017, 3:54pm

DOYLESTOWN – A Bucks County woman is suing a local Chick-Fil-A restaurant and its proprietor, after discovering the bun of a chicken sandwich she was contained a dead rodent last year.

Injured customer says Old Forge auto repair garage didn't provide safe premises

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 15, 2017, 10:35am

SCRANTON – A Scranton man allegedly injured after a fall into a mechanic’s garage bay is suing the owner-company of the garage for negligence in not maintaining safe premises.

'Jersey Boys' patron sues Scranton Cultural Center, says she slipped on ice

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 15, 2017, 10:35am

SCRANTON – A local woman who attended a performance of “Jersey Boys” says the showing’s venue failed to ensure the safety of its patrons in their parking lot, which led her to be seriously injured after a fall on ice and snow.

Sewage plant chief allegedly suffers spinal injuries in workplace accident, sues contractor and two of its employees

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 15, 2017, 10:34am

SCRANTON – A sewage plant chief who needed spinal fusion surgery after allegedly being injured in a workplace accident says a private contractor and two of its employees were grossly negligent in causing the circumstances that led to that accident.

Woman who suffered knee injury in St. Patrick's Day parade bar fight sues Kildare's in Scranton

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 15, 2017, 10:33am

SCRANTON – A woman allegedly injured in a St. Patrick’s Day parade melee inside Kildare’s Scranton last year has initiated legal action against the establishment, claiming it did not have proper security in place and overserved intoxicated patrons.

Rehab patient claims center negligently installed skid plates on his walker, causing injurious fall

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 11, 2017, 9:33am

SCRANTON – A rehabilitation center patient claims the center was negligent when it installed “skid plates” to the bottom of his walker, which he says caused him to fall in his room and be seriously injured.

Target settles claim of girl allegedly overprescribed anti-anxiety drug for $12K

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 11, 2017, 9:33am

SCRANTON – A Scranton family is asking for judicial approval of a settlement with Target, based on one of its store pharmacies allegedly dispensing more of its plaintiff daughter’s anti-anxiety medication than was necessary.

Credit union blames attorney and firm for losing $139K interest in property

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 11, 2017, 9:30am

SCRANTON – A local credit union believes its attorney and his firm failed to advise it of an arrangement which could have prevented it from losing over $139,000.00, in connection with a mortgage agreement which it says went into default.

Third bellwether trial for Xarelto now underway in Mississippi federal court

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 10, 2017, 2:11pm

JACKSON – The third federal bellwether case revolving around blood-thinning drug Xarelto has begun; one which sees the claims of a Mississippi woman who was prescribed the blood-thinner drug for treatment of a blood clot, then allegedly suffered internal bleeding and anemia, go to trial.

Consultant who received brain injury at construction site sues logistics firm for negligence

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 9, 2017, 7:46am

PHILADELPHIA – A consultant injured at a Hatboro construction site has filed litigation against the firm responsible for maintaining the site, claiming they were negligent in their duties to do so and were the cause of his serious injuries, which included a traumatic brain injury.

South Philadelphia woman claims former owner didn't disclose property's problems with sewage system

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 9, 2017, 7:46am

PHILADELPHIA – A South Philadelphia woman alleges her residence’s former owner failed to disclose problems with the sewage system on the premises, before completing the sale to the plaintiff.

Policyholder says two insurance companies, employees misrepresented status of her loss coverage

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 9, 2017, 7:45am

PHILADELPHIA – A Pennsylvania property owner has filed legal action against a pair of insurance companies who she claims have not reimbursed her for what she believes was a covered loss sustained against one of her properties.