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Newtown Square care facility has several wrongful termination claims filed against it dismissed

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 18, 2017, 10:13am

PHILADELPHIA – A Newtown Square continuing care facility won its motion for dismissal of three of four of a plaintiff’s discrimination claims, due to said plaintiff allegedly not responding to the motion in question.

Superior Court partially upholds verdict on Right to Farm Act case, remands for further proceedings

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 16, 2017, 10:18am

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has found partial favor with and remanded a case between a Lycoming County farm and its neighbors, ruling its activities are protected under the Right to Farm Act (RTFA).

Third Circuit says settlement's contract language not ambiguous and monthly payment terms remain as is

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 16, 2017, 10:18am

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled to reject a claim that monthly payments in a settlement agreement would increase by five percent per month only in the case of three references to a cure provision.

Mississippi employees retirement fund's securities lawsuit set for switch to federal court

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 14, 2017, 12:20pm

PHILADELPHIA – Defendants in a securities fraud action brought by a public employee retirement organization have filed to remove the action from the Chester County Court of Common Pleas to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Man's lawsuit claiming he was served food with shards of broken plate at Longhorn moved to federal court

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 14, 2017, 12:19pm

PHILADELPHIA – Longhorn Steakhouse is looking to have the case of a New Jersey man who says he became ill and injured from allegedly being served shards of a broken plate at their location in Hamilton Township, N.J. removed to federal court.

Townhome community says neighboring development's drainage system flows onto their land

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 13, 2017, 9:58am

SCRANTON – An Old Forge townhome community has filed suit against the ownership of a neighboring residential development, claiming its stormwater system has collected water and directed it onto their property.

Illinois nurse says she suffered stroke due to negligent care at Geisinger Medical Center

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 13, 2017, 9:57am

SCRANTON – A registered nurse from Illinois has filed suit against a local hospital, claiming it provided her with negligent medical care over a two-day period in August 2015 that left her with irreversible brain injuries.

Plaintiffs say City of Scranton's stormwater drainage system damaged their property

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 13, 2017, 9:57am

SCRANTON – A pair of plaintiffs have sued the City of Scranton, for their alleged failure to inspect or repair a stormwater drainage system that they claim has damaged their property.

Phoney Lawsuits: TCPA defendant awaits application of Pa. decision to N.J. serial plaintiff

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 12, 2017, 12:07pm

TRENTON, N.J. – In a federal court in New Jersey, a company targeted by a Polish immigrant who has filed more than 30 lawsuits is trying to avoid contributing to his apparently growing bank account, as the case draws to a close.

Overtime compensation class action not headed to arbitration, Third Circuit says

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 12, 2017, 10:14am

PHILADELPHIA – A federal appeals court stated that a reputed class action filed against the operating companies of a senior care facility are not subject to arbitration, affirming the decision of the lower federal court.

Man's lawsuit alleging maiming by meat mixer removed to federal court

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 12, 2017, 10:14am

PHILADELPHIA – The manufacturers of a commercial meat mixer that a Philadelphia man says maimed him on the job last year want a lawsuit filed against them removed to federal court.

Risperdal plaintiffs, batting .500 but packing $76M verdict, flood Philadelphia court

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 11, 2017, 12:57pm

PHILADELPHIA – Records from the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas reveal more than 3,000 new Risperdal lawsuits were filed in the first three months of 2017, driving up the total number of filings in this mass tort program to more than 5,500.

Woman settles with U.S. over alleged fall at post office

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 11, 2017, 10:12am

PHILADELPHIA – Litigation between a Philadelphia woman and the federal government over injuries she sustained at a post office in the city has been settled, according to court records.

Sexual harassment case closed

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 11, 2017, 10:11am

PHILADELPHIA – The case brought by five female employees against their employer, claiming he engaged in sexual harassment and discrimination due to physical disabilities, has been given an administrative closing by a federal judge.

Pennsylvania DOC did not discriminate against former employee, Third Circuit says

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 10, 2017, 12:51pm

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff’s appeal to the dismissal of his complaint for failure to state a claim for discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and age discrimination under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) has been rejected by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Amended material stricken from complaint in nursing home negligence case

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 10, 2017, 12:51pm

PHILADELPHIA – A judge has ruled that a plaintiff did not have permission of the Court to amend a portion of his complaint and violated a Federal Rule of Civil Procedure, which resulted in those portions being stricken.

Plaintiffs challenge federal's judge ruling of res judicata in foreclosure case

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 10, 2017, 12:51pm

PHILADELPHIA – Plaintiffs in a mortgage foreclosure action have challenged the ruling of a federal judge who ruled the doctrine of res judicata effectively barred their claims from proceeding in court.

Decedent's suit over injuries suffered in stairway of Mexican resort settled

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 10, 2017, 12:50pm

PHILADELPHIA – Months subsequent to the death of the plaintiff, a settlement was reached in litigation featuring the estate of a Feasterville-Trevose man who sued a Miami, Fla.

Separation of insurance case claims leads to denial of remand motion

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 10, 2017, 12:50pm

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff’s attempt to return his vehicle insurance case to state court has been deemed unsuccessful, due to the proper separation of his claims for declaratory judgment and breach of contract.

Man who feels he was improperly committed has complaint dismissed in federal court

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 10, 2017, 12:49pm

PHILADELPHIA – A judge has ruled that a lack of proper attribution for federally-based jurisdiction has led to the dismissal of a complaint from a man who alleged he was improperly committed to a hospital for treatment.