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Judge orders administrative closing of attorney's online privacy lawsuit against Obama, national intelligence officials

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

PHILADELPHIA – A federal court judge has issued a temporary administrative closing in a case in which a Canonsburg attorney sued former President Barack Obama and national intelligence officials for allegedly compromising the security of his online accounts.

Third Circuit says lack of connection between defendants and state actors in housing nuisance case results in dismissal

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 10, 2017, 12:48pm

PHILADELPHIA – A federal appeals court affirmed a district court ruling last month, dismissing a plaintiff’s lawsuit against various defendants for alleged constitutional rights violations, state and criminal statutes.

Third Circuit affirms dismissal of man's anti-trust suit against eBay, Obama

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 4, 2017, 11:12am

A plaintiff who sued the prominent e-commerce company and former President Barack Obama for anti-trust and breach of contract claims has had the dismissal of his case affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Litigation brought by woman injured in Bensalem movie theater is settled

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 31, 2017, 9:35am

PHILADELPHIA — Per court records, a settlement has been reached in the case of a woman who sued a Kansas-based movie theater chain for injuries.

Woman, claiming elevator dropped her, settles lawsuit

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 31, 2017, 9:34am

PHILADELPHIA — A plaintiff who sued elevator and realty companies for negligence as a result of injuries she suffered in an allegedly violent elevator fall has settled with the defendants of the case.

Slip-and-fall against Macy's settled

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 29, 2017, 9:23am

PHILADELPHIA – A Wallingford couple who sued Macy’s alleging damages from negligence-related injuries the wife says she suffered, have settled with the department store retailer.

Lawsuit over ride at Tullytown church carnival settled

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 29, 2017, 9:22am

PHILADELPHIA – Litigation pitting a church fair patron and her husband versus an amusement ride provider and many of its employees centered on injuries sustained when a ride wasn’t brought to a proper stop has been settled.

Federal Xarelto trials ready to begin, could act as pre-cursor to Philly cases

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 28, 2017, 10:20am

Federal Xarelto litigation set to begin, could act as pre-cursor to Philly cases

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.