Top News

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.

Rhinoplasty patient says doctor took and distributed operation photos of her without consent

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

PITTSBURGH – In recently-filed litigation, a rhinoplasty patient alleges photos of her in a pre-operative and operative state were taken and published publicly without her consent by her doctor and his medical office.

Dental practice seeks court order to confirm $129K arbitration award from Wexford general contractor

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 8, 2017, 2:37pm

PITTSBURGH – A Pittsburgh-based dental practice is seeking the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas to confirm an arbitration award of more than $129,000.00 from a Wexford general contracting and architectural firm.

Coraopolis bakery and restaurant owner sues water authority for damages connected to broken water main

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 8, 2017, 2:37pm

PITTSBURGH – A local property owner whose restaurant and bakery business was injured through the loss of his basement, as a result of a neighboring water main break last year, has filed legal action as a result.

West Mifflin moving company settles with injured teenager, mother for $25K

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 8, 2017, 2:37pm

PITTSBURGH – According to recently-filed records, a West Mifflin moving company has chosen to settle litigation connected to serious injuries sustained by a teenaged, minor plaintiff when a large toolbox fell onto him.

N.J. hotel settles with Pa. family over metal-cut injury allegedly suffered by daughter in swimming pool

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 8, 2017, 2:36pm

SCRANTON – A New Jersey shore hotel has settled with a family of plaintiffs in Dunmore for injuries allegedly suffered by the daughter and minor-plaintiff in the defendant’s hotel swimming pool.

Man says chair collapsed at Pittsburgh's Meat & Potatoes, files lawsuit

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 7, 2017, 1:24pm

PITTSBURGH – A restaurant customer claims that a Pittsburgh restaurant was negligent in using an unsafe chair on its premises, one which the plaintiff says collapsed when he sat on it and seriously injured him.

Lackawanna lawsuit: Woman fell at Lowe's, also hit by display

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 7, 2017, 1:23pm

SCRANTON – A Lowe’s store in Scranton is facing a negligence lawsuit from a woman who claims she was injured both from a fall caused by the errant placement of a pallet cart, and a display which fell onto her.

Family allegedly attacked by pit bull in Lancaster want 'key evidence' preserved

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 7, 2017, 1:16pm

LANCASTER – A family who claims to have been attacked by a pit bull terrier in Lancaster last summer are seeking injunctive relief from a judge in their lawsuit against the dog’s owner.

Lancaster EMT says employer terminated him for critical social media posts

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 7, 2017, 1:13pm

LANCASTER – A former Lancaster EMT believes his employment was wrongfully terminated due to his personal and private social media posts, which critiqued the policies of his then-employer.

Mobile truck crane accident that killed one man and injured another at Penn State leads to lawsuit

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 4, 2017, 9:45am

PITTSBURGH – A mobile truck crane which killed one man and seriously injured another during construction work on the campus of Penn State University, has led to a three-count negligence and loss of consortium lawsuit against the manufacturer and contractor behind the device being used.

Drunken fall off mechanical bull results in lawsuit against Xfinity Live; Woman says she was overserved at Phillies game

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 4, 2017, 9:43am

PHILADELPHIA – A woman injured from riding a mechanical bull in an intoxicated condition at the Xfinity Live entertainment complex has sued both the establishment and the beverage service company at Citizens Bank Park in South Philadelphia, claiming they overserved her alcoholic beverages and were responsible for her knee injuries.

Race management company sues Friends of the Riverfront for $11K after Pittsburgh Triathlon dispute

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 4, 2017, 9:39am

PITTSBURGH – Subsequent to occasions of non-payment, a Delaware-based multi-sport event management company has filed legal action to enforce a settlement with a non-profit trail creation and management organization.

Utah commercial bank alleges defendants owe it more than $22K in outstanding funds

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 4, 2017, 9:38am

PHILADELPHIA – A Utah-based commercial bank claims a pair of interstate defendants possess an unpaid and outstanding balance to it in excess of $22,000, in lease payments and other expenses.

Religious retreat faces premises liability lawsuit from man allegedly injured on its grounds

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 3, 2017, 10:26am

LANCASTER – A Latrobe couple have filed legal action against a religious retreat camp, with the husband-plaintiff claiming an accident resulting from an allegedly unsafe walkway resulted in his being seriously injured.

Aspinwall couple says hair salon's negligence led to wife suffering chemical burns to her scalp

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 3, 2017, 10:25am

PITTSBURGH – A couple have initiated legal action against a hair salon that they claim negligently applied hair chemicals to the plaintiff-wife’s scalp, causing severe burns.

Family sues Mount Lebanon School District, say son was injured sprinting on football field

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 3, 2017, 10:25am

PITTSBURGH – A Mount Lebanon mother and son have sued their town’s school district for negligence after the son allegedly sustained a broken bone in his right foot in an on-field accident during football practice.