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Plaintiff who claims Marshall's denied her employment renews her complaint versus the department store

Nicholas Malfitano May 16, 2017, 10:16am

PHILADELPHIA – A woman suing the parent company of Marshall’s department stores and alleging unlawfully denied her employment due to a prior aggravated assault conviction is renewing her complaint against the company.

Former Drexel University medical student's discrimination complaint dismissed without prejudice

Nicholas Malfitano May 15, 2017, 9:49am

PHILADELPHIA – A panel of federal appellate court judges dismissed the appeal of a former Drexel University medical student who filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the academic institution, for lack of jurisdiction and without prejudice.

Beer distributor denies allegations in lawsuit over broken Corona bottle

Nicholas Malfitano May 15, 2017, 9:49am

PHILADELPHIA – A beer distributor has categorically denied assertions they were responsible for injuries a plaintiff suffered when a Corona beer bottle he was holding unexpectedly broke in his hand.

Action claiming lawnmower severely injured plaintiff may soon be dismissed from Philadelphia court

Nicholas Malfitano May 12, 2017, 8:56am

PHILADELPHIA – A product liability action alleging a lawnmower malfunctioned and maimed a plaintiff may soon be dismissed from the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

Third Circuit dismisses case of former Philly police officer who claimed lack of reinstatement was racially motivated

Nicholas Malfitano May 12, 2017, 8:55am

PHILADELPHIA – A federal appeals court panel has affirmed the dismissal of a case from a former member of the Philadelphia Police Department, who believed he was both wrongfully terminated and his attempt for reinstatement refused under racially discriminatory pretenses.

Federal judge says ex-managing director alleged plausible defamation claim against former employers

Nicholas Malfitano May 8, 2017, 12:38pm

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge has denied a motion to dismiss from a series of corporate defendants defending themselves from a count of defamation from its former managing director.

Apple says it's not at fault for iPhone that allegedly exploded in owner's pocket

Nicholas Malfitano May 8, 2017, 9:56am

PHILADELPHIA – Counsel for Apple have categorically denied any liability in a product liability lawsuit filed by a minor plaintiff whose iPhone 5 allegedly exploded in his pocket.

District Court did not err in summary judgment ruling for Philly police officers, Third Circuit says

Nicholas Malfitano May 5, 2017, 11:05am

PHILADELPHIA – A lower court did not err when it approved a declaration of summary judgment to a pair of Philadelphia police officers, in a case initiated by a man who said they lacked probable cause to arrest him, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit said.

Xarelto manufacturers win jury verdict in first federal bellwether trial on drug's potential risk liability

Nicholas Malfitano May 5, 2017, 9:29am

NEW ORLEANS – The manufacturers of blood-thinner drug Xarelto have prevailed in the first federal bellwether trial to determine whether they were responsible for failing to provide a patient's prescribing physician with adequate instructions for the drug's safe use.

Third Circuit dismisses pizzeria driver's complaint against former employer for lack of standing

Nicholas Malfitano May 4, 2017, 9:00am

PHILADELPHIA – A trio of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit have upheld a prior District Court ruling and dismissed the complaint of a former pizza delivery driver against his employer, for lack of basis and standing.

Restaurant that allegedly served mashed potatoes containing metal denies plaintiff's allegations

Nicholas Malfitano May 4, 2017, 9:00am

PHILADELPHIA – Counsel for a West Oak Lane neighborhood restaurant have denied the allegations made by a Philadelphia man who says he was injured when he bit down on a metal button hidden in his mashed potatoes.

N.Y. law firm asks malpractice case filed against it to be dismissed for plaintiff's lack of cooperation

Nicholas Malfitano May 4, 2017, 8:59am

PHILADELPHIA – A New York City law firm accused of malpractice in a protracted legal battle spanning four years and counting has asked a federal court to dismiss the case filed against it, due to the plaintiffs’ alleged failure to comply with court orders.

Dissenting justice: Lawmakers overstepped authority with frivolous lawsuit measure

Nicholas Malfitano May 3, 2017, 12:33pm

HARRISBURG – Two members of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, including Justice Christine Donohue, dissented from the majority view in a prominent case which examined the constitutionality of the Dragonetti Act as applied to attorneys in the state.

Supreme Court: State law offering protection from frivolous lawsuits can punish lawyers

Nicholas Malfitano May 3, 2017, 12:16pm

HARRISBURG – After a challenge to its constitutionality in reference to attorneys, a 5-2 ruling from the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on April 26 has upheld the Dragonetti Act.

Ophthamologist's wrongful termination claims dismissed as time-barred in federal court

Nicholas Malfitano May 3, 2017, 11:58am

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has ruled the claims of a pediatric ophthalmologist who believes he was wrongfully terminated under federal law as dismissed.

Power tool manufacturer says Delaware couple's product liability suit wasn't filed in proper jurisdiction

Nicholas Malfitano May 2, 2017, 2:32pm

PHILADELPHIA – Counsel for a Delaware power tool manufacturer has objected to a Wilmington, Del., couple’s product liability complaint, which alleges one of their tools had a blade that catastrophically injured one of the plaintiffs last year.

Supreme Court rules 4-3 that SEPTA isn't subject to City of Philadelphia's Fair Practices Ordinance

Nicholas Malfitano May 2, 2017, 2:31pm

HARRISBURG – A recent 4-3 decision from the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania over the application of the Fair Practices Ordinance (FPO) to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, said the agency was not subject to the auspices of that anti-discrimination legislation in Philadelphia.

Former FDA commissioner says Xarelto's manufacturers didn't warn patients of drug's risks

Nicholas Malfitano May 2, 2017, 2:31pm

NEW ORLEANS – In the first week of the first federal bellwether trial connected to Xarelto, the former commissioner of the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) testified to his belief that the manufacturers of Xarelto misled patients on potential risks associated with the blood-thinning medication.

Victim of hairstyling injury opposes argument her claims are barred by Pa. state laws

Nicholas Malfitano May 1, 2017, 9:11am

PHILADELPHIA – A woman who is suing her hairstylist and his employer for supposedly injuring her during the application of a hairstyle known as a “quick-weave”, opposes his claims that she knew the risks of such a procedure and that her case is barred by Pennsylvania laws.

Judge says West Bradford Township did not violate federal bankruptcy code, case dismissed

Nicholas Malfitano May 1, 2017, 9:11am

PHILADELPHIA – A federal appeals court ruled to dismiss the case of a couple who believed a township should be sanctioned for allegedly violating federal bankruptcy code, an identical decision which had been reached from a lower court.