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Lab quality manager's wrongful termination suit remanded to Lehigh County court

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 17, 2017, 9:27am

ALLENTOWN – A healthcare lab quality manager’s wrongful termination lawsuit will in fact be remanded to the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas, per a federal court’s decision reached last Friday.

Motorcycle crash victim sues repair shop where his bike was serviced

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 17, 2017, 9:26am

MEDIA – A man involved in an accident on his motorcycle approximately one year ago has filed suit against the shop which serviced his bike before the crash, claiming its negligence caused the accident.

Tech giants file briefs supporting Google in case of FBI subpoena

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 17, 2017, 9:26am

PHILADELPHIA – In light of a Pennsylvania magistrate judge’s ruling directing Google to comply with Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) search warrants and turn over data stored outside the United States, several titans of the technology world have lent their support to Google through the filing of amicus briefs.

Senior citizen's injury lawsuit against Parx Casino may be headed towards settlement

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 17, 2017, 9:24am

PHILADELPHIA – Settlement discussions appear to be ongoing in the case of an 85-year-old New Jersey woman who sued Parx Casino in Bensalem, for injury claims related to a broken leg.

Sexual assault case against gymnastics academy settled

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 17, 2017, 9:24am

ALLENTOWN – Court records show a settlement was reached last fall in the case of a former employee of Berks Gymnastic Academy who sued the business and her ex-supervisor for allegations of sexual assault.

Defense wants case of alleged lawnmower maiming transferred

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 17, 2017, 9:23am

PHILADELPHIA – Defense counsel for a manufacturer and distributor named in a products liability action alleging a lawnmower malfunctioned and maimed one of the plaintiffs, both believe the case does not belong in Philadelphia.

Former systems technician settles wrongful termination action against Verizon

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 15, 2017, 10:06am

PHILADELPHIA – A former Verizon systems technician who sued the telecommunications giant for wrongful termination when it suspended and terminated him in June 2015, has settled the litigation according to court records.

Court records show injured Spartan Race participant's complaint settled

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 15, 2017, 10:06am

PHILADELPHIA – An injured participant’s case against Spartan Race, Inc. and the resort area that hosted one of their events has been settled, according to a docket in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

Judge orders Amtrak conductor to verify lawsuit and provide address to opposing counsel

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 15, 2017, 10:05am

PHILADELPHIA – A state court judge has ordered the conductor of an Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia in May 2015, resulting in the deaths of eight people and injuries to more than 200, to officially verify his complaint and disclose his full address to defense counsel.

Lift manufacturer denies claims its product led to man's death in tree removal accident

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 14, 2017, 8:52am

PHILADELPHIA – Counsel for an industrial lift manufacturing company have categorically denied claims from a Pennsylvania woman who said the equipment they designed and sold was responsible for the untimely death of her husband during his tree removal job.

Lord & Taylor attorney believes recklessness, punitive damages claims not proven in sewing needle injury case

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 14, 2017, 8:51am

PHILADELPHIA – An attorney for Lord & Taylor believes allegations for recklessness and punitive damages made in a lawsuit over a sewing needle, one which one of the plaintiffs said seriously injured her, were not proven to legal sufficiency.

Counsel for Apple says exploding phone lawsuit should be heard in Schuylkill County

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 14, 2017, 8:51am

PHILADELPHIA – An attorney for Apple is arguing a lawsuit filed by a plaintiff whose iPhone 5 allegedly exploded in his pocket should be heard in the Schuylkill County Court of Common Pleas.

Christmas Tree Shops wants exploding jar lawsuit heard in federal court

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 14, 2017, 8:50am

PHILADELPHIA – Attorneys for Christmas Tree Shops, Inc. are attempting to remove a lawsuit filed by an Effort couple to federal court, one which claims the store chain negligently sold a jar which exploded and caused severe hand injuries to one of the plaintiffs.

False Claims Act bill to be introduced again; Sponsor confident in passage - if he can get it to a vote

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 13, 2017, 1:05pm

HARRISBURG – A staple of recent annual legislature sessions has been the introduction of a state equivalent to the federal False Claims Act (FCA), and one Pennsylvania congressman has said he plans to soon bring such a bill back to the floor for consideration. But opinions remain divided on the effectiveness of that legislation to benefit the state.

Federal court says res judicata doctrine bars further action in mortgage foreclosure case

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 13, 2017, 12:59pm

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge said the doctrine of res judicata effectively bars several claims initiated in a mortgage foreclosure action from proceeding in court.

Superior Court OKs damages award in spite of civil procedure rules cap

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 13, 2017, 12:55pm

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania says a plaintiff in a breach of contract action is in fact entitled to more award proceeds than are usually permitted under Pennsylvania’s established Rules of Civil Procedure.

Summit Township in violation of Clean Water Act for sewage pollution, plaintiff says

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 13, 2017, 12:54pm

PITTSBURGH – A Meyersdale man believes a municipality is violating the Clean Water Act and Pennsylvania Clean Streams Law, through discharging raw sewage into the Casselman River and into his property’s water supply.

Judge denies motion to find termination case defendant in contempt for lack of response to interrogatories

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 13, 2017, 12:54pm

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge has denied a plaintiff’s motion to find his former company in civil contempt, for its chief executive officer allegedly not responding to an order to answer post-judgment interrogatories.

Lancaster school district sued over alleged 'deplorable' condition of sidewalk

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 9, 2017, 9:50am

LANCASTER – A Pennsylvania woman believes the resident school district’s lack of maintenance of their sidewalk caused her to fall and become seriously injured.

Lawsuit: Mother accompanying daughter to surgery slipped on wet floor

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 9, 2017, 9:49am

MEDIA – A woman who suffered an injurious slip-and-fall at a Wynnewood hospital is suing the facility and the healthcare company which operates it for damages resulting from that accident.