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Developer loses in Philadelphia's appeal in spat over undeveloped property along Cinnaminson Street

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 25, 2015, 9:48am

A state appeals court has overruled a Philadelphia court that had sided with a developer in its gripe over an as-yet-undeveloped property. The developer's plans to build 48 homes on eight acres were met with resistance from the Roxborough neighborhood.

Philadelphia seeks sanctions against co-defendant for allegedly not following court order

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 25, 2015, 8:56am

Counsel for the City of Philadelphia in a negligence action have filed a motion for sanctions against the plaintiff in that same litigation for allegedly not following a court order.

Superior Court: Trial court correct to deny striking of foreclosure judgment

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 25, 2015, 8:34am

A state appeals court has refused the appeal of a woman who blames her incarceration for a default judgment against her that would result in the selling of her house.

PennVEST counsel want default judgment defendant found in contempt

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 25, 2015, 8:07am

Counsel for a state agency are seeking the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas to find a defendant liable for a $4 million-plus judgment in contempt. They say a New Jersey man facing the default judgment has not paid it.

La Salle University professor seeks identity of online impostor

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 25, 2015, 8:01am

A local university professor is determined to discover who impersonated him when posting a controversial political comment on an online news article

Attorney cites irreconcilable differences and professional considerations in withdrawal motion

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 20, 2015, 10:31am

PHILADELPHIA – Counsel for a plaintiff in a motor vehicle action cited irreconcilable differences and professional considerations to the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas in seeking to withdraw his appearance.

Defense counsel alleges improper service, failed claims in assault case

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 20, 2015, 10:30am

A defendant landlord in a negligence and assault case claimed improper service of the complaint filed against it

Superior Court won't force widow's case against health care provider into arbitration

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 20, 2015, 9:22am

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania concurred with a 2014 decision of the Schuylkill County Court of Common Pleas to not force arbitration in a case against a health care facility.

Fitness center owner's appeal denied

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 20, 2015, 9:16am

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently affirmed a 2014 judgment of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas to deny a petition of striking or opening a judgment in a breach of contract suit

Superior Court upholds summary judgment in favor or Harrisburg cardiologist

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 20, 2015, 9:02am

The court ruled against a plaintiff in his negligence claim over heart surgery

Lawsuit alleging college shut its gates on woman's car might be transferred

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 19, 2015, 1:41pm

A lawsuit over an alleged incident at Cabrini College resulting in extensive damage to a Philadelphia woman’s automobile and injuries to her might be sent to Delaware County

Superior Court: Trial court did not err in moving forward with proceedings

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 19, 2015, 1:39pm

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania decided on Thursday to uphold a 2014 decision of the Northampton County Court of Common Pleas in favor of defendant M.S. Reilly, Inc. of Easton

Verdict in favor of defendants in mortgage case vacated

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 19, 2015, 1:37pm

On June 2, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania a lower court decision that originally granted a motion for summary judgment in favor of defendants Mortgage I.T., Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems and CitiMortgage, Inc.

Negligence case defendant seeks to vacate $180K judgment

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 19, 2015, 1:29pm

A negligence suit defendant is seeking to vacate a six-figure judgment found against him, allegedly due to not receiving proper service of the complaint.

Fraud defendants desire more time for evidence analysis

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 19, 2015, 1:19pm

Defendants in a fraud action seek the permission of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas to have more time for evidence examination

Plaintiff's death compels counsel to withdraw from slip-and-fall suit

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 19, 2015, 1:10pm

Counsel for plaintiffs in a negligence action against Pathmark Stores and its parent company are seeking to withdraw from that suit, according to court records.

Plaintiffs lawyer withdraws from wrongful death suit against Good Shepherd Penn Partners, others

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 19, 2015, 1:09pm

Plaintiff counsel for the estate administratrix in the survival and wrongful death action of her late husband has petitioned the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas to be relieved of that responsibility.

Car crash plaintiff feels jury verdict was 'miscarriage of justice'

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 19, 2015, 1:06pm

A motor vehicle accident case’s plaintiff wants judgment as a matter of law or a new trial, because he felt the jury's decision against him was “grossly inadequate and a miscarriage of justice.”

Hearing set to determine fairness of high-low arbitration agreement in accident action

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 19, 2015, 12:52pm

A legal proceeding has been scheduled to determine the fairness of a high-low arbitration agreement in the case of a car-pedestrian crash.

Plaintiff attorney files sanctions for alleged disobeyal of court order

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 19, 2015, 12:22pm

Plaintiff counsel in a pending trip-and-fall action has filed a motion for sanctions against the defendant in that same litigation, for alleged failure to comply with a court order.