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Lead plaintiff, counsel selected for class action over Pfizer stock options

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 22, 2015, 12:35pm

PHILADELPHIA – A federal court judge approved both a lead plaintiff and his selection of lead counsel in a class action lawsuit alleging stock options for a large pharmaceutical company were manipulated illegally. On Tuesday, Judge Gerald S.

Federal judge uses same reasoning to deny a second motion to dismiss

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 22, 2015, 12:14pm

PHILADELPHIA – For the second time, a federal judge has denied a motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction made on behalf of defendants in the case of an insurance provider against a construction company and a property company. Senior Judge Robert F.

Monell claim against Philadelphia Police Department dismissed

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 19, 2015, 11:56am

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia man alleging false arrest and lack of probable cause against the city police department had his Monell claim against those officers involved dismissed on June 12.

Monell claim against Philadelphia Police Department dismissed

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 19, 2015, 11:55am

A Philadelphia man alleging false arrest and lack of probable cause against the city police department had his Monell claim against those officers involved dismissed on June 12.

Federal judge: Tinicum Township police officer used excessive force

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 19, 2015, 11:51am

A federal judge has ruled a Tinicum Township police officer used excessive force when arresting a fleeing motorcyclist in 2012 and is not entitled to qualified immunity.

Federal judge: Tinicum Township police officer used excessive force

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 19, 2015, 11:50am

PHILADELPHIA - A federal judge has ruled a Tinicum Township police officer used excessive force when arresting a fleeing motorcyclist in 2012 and is not entitled to qualified immunity.

Federal court assumes jurisdiction over visa non-issuance

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 19, 2015, 11:42am

A motion to dismiss filed on behalf of U.S. Immigration Services and the Department of Justice regarding the non-issuance of an immigrant visa for lack of subject matter jurisdiction was denied in federal court on June 10

Federal court assumes jurisdiction over visa non-issuance

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 19, 2015, 11:42am

PHILADELPHIA – A motion to dismiss filed on behalf of U.S. Immigration Services and the Department of Justice regarding the non-issuance of an immigrant visa for lack of subject matter jurisdiction was denied in federal court on June 10.

Malicious prosecution, retaliation claims against officer, US Airways supervisor dismissed

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 19, 2015, 11:35am

On Monday, a federal judge partially dismissed claims of malicious prosecution and First Amendment retaliation brought against a Pennsylvania State Police officer and a shift manager for US Airways. Judge Mark A.

Malicious prosecution, retaliation claims against officer, US Airways supervisor dismissed

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 19, 2015, 11:35am

PHILADELPHIA – On Monday, a federal judge partially dismissed claims of malicious prosecution and First Amendment retaliation brought against a Pennsylvania State Police officer and a shift manager for US Airways.

Apartment management companies attempting to transfer double slip-and-fall case

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 18, 2015, 10:46am

Preliminary objections raised by the defense relating to improper venue in a double slip-and-fall negligence action were heard Wednesday in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

Philly prisoner seeking new counsel for slip-and-fall suit

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 18, 2015, 10:46am

According to court records, an incarcerated man in the Philadelphia correctional system is seeking new counsel to represent him in a negligence action against the city.

Plaintiff's attorney says client stopped talking to him

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 18, 2015, 10:40am

A plaintiff’s alleged refusal to participate in the discovery process for his negligence lawsuit or even maintain contact with his counsel has led his representation to motion to withdraw his appearance.

Philly prisoner seeking new counsel for slip-and-fall suit

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 18, 2015, 10:39am

PHILADELPHIA – According to court records, an incarcerated man in the Philadelphia correctional system is seeking new counsel to represent him in a negligence action against the city.

Plaintiff's attorney says client stopped talking to him

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 18, 2015, 10:25am

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff’s alleged refusal to participate in the discovery process during his negligence lawsuit or even maintain contact with his counsel has led his representation to motion to withdraw his appearance.

Apartment management companies attempting to transfer double slip-and-fall case

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 18, 2015, 10:11am

PHILADELPHIA – Preliminary objections raised by the defense relating to improper venue in a double slip-and-fall negligence action were heard Wednesday in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

Philly man files wrongful death suit over fatal propane tank explosion

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 18, 2015, 9:54am

PHILADELPHIA – Nearly one year after his mother and sister were killed in a propane-fueled food truck explosion in Feltonville, a Philadelphia man has filed suit against companies linked to the truck.

Philly man files wrongful death suit over fatal propane tank explosion

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 18, 2015, 9:51am

Nearly one year after his mother and sister were killed in a propane-fueled food truck explosion in Feltonville, a Philadelphia man has filed suit against companies linked to the truck.

SEPTA tells plaintiffs counsel to raise estate

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 18, 2015, 9:26am

PHILADELPHIA – Several defendants, including the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, are calling on the counsel of a deceased woman who filed a negligence lawsuit against them in 2012 to take further action, or risk dismissal of their suit.

SEPTA Tells Plaintiff Counsel To Raise Estate

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 18, 2015, 9:12am

Several defendants, including the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, are calling on the counsel of a deceased woman who filed a negligence lawsuit against them in 2012 to take further action, or risk dismissal of their suit.