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Blue Cross must produce quality-of-care review documents in malpractice case

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 14, 2015, 2:36pm

The Superior Court has compelled Blue Cross Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania to produce documents related to quality-of-care review in a medical malpractice action.

Liberty Mutual counsel asserts claim litigation must be heard in Delaware County

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 14, 2015, 2:32pm

An attorney defending a major insurance provider cited contractual policy in arguing that a claims case against it should be transferred to Delaware County.

Plaintiff attorney in suit versus Thomas Jefferson University Hospital withdraws

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 14, 2015, 2:29pm

Plaintiff counsel in a slip-and-fall suit filed against Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and its Risk Management Department has petitioned to withdraw his appearance.

Defense counsel for DoubleTree Hotel claims improper venue, wants judgment opened

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 14, 2015, 2:28pm

Counsel for a major hotel chain claim a negligence case brought against it both lacks proper jurisdiction and that a default judgment previously entered in the plaintiffs’ favor should be opened.

Plaintiffs in accident suit seek new trial limited to cause and damages

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 14, 2015, 2:20pm

The plaintiffs in a motor vehicle accident case that concluded in April are seeking a new trial, facing opposition from the defendants who were victorious in that action

Defense attorney for U.S. Virgin Islands-based client withdraws appearance

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 14, 2015, 2:19pm

Defense counsel for a party named in a negligence lawsuit has motioned to the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas to withdraw her appearance

Negligence, misconduct suit against crematory must be heard in Delaware County, attorney says

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 14, 2015, 2:17pm

Attorneys for a Pennsylvania crematory have argued that a suit targeting it for negligence and reckless misconduct must be heard in the county where the facility is based

Lawyer: Immigrant client never received notice of multimillion-dollar default judgment

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 14, 2015, 2:12pm

One defendant in a potential multi-million dollar negligence action claimed he never received service of the default judgment entered against him

Additional defendant opposes joinder motion in car crash case

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 14, 2015, 2:07pm

An additional named defendant in a car crash case is opposing the joinder motion that brought him into the suit, claiming improper service on the part of a co-defendant.

More than $3,500 in settlement funds due in car crash, says plaintiff counsel

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 11, 2015, 10:14am

A motion to enforce a settlement has been filed by plaintiff counsel in a motor vehicle accident case in which said attorneys claim an outstanding balance of several thousand dollars has yet to be delivered.

Attorney: Client needs to sign for distribution of $1,800 in settlement funds

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 11, 2015, 10:12am

Plaintiff counsel in a motor vehicle accident case wants his client to authorize the distribution of $1,800 in settlement funds

Superior Court upholds sustaining McDonald's preliminary objections

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 11, 2015, 10:11am

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania affirmed a May 2, 2014 decision of the Schuylkill County Court of Common Pleas sustaining the defendant’s preliminary objections in a slip-and-fall negligence action.

Petition filed to enforce subpoena in product liability case

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 7, 2015, 9:27am

Alleged failure to comply with a subpoena in a negligence and product liability case has counsel for the defendants in the case attempting to enforce that subpoena.

Defense seeks executed release for settlement finalization

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 7, 2015, 9:25am

Representation for a defendant accused of negligence in a motor vehicle accident suit is seeking an executed release to finalize a previously agreed-upon settlement in the case.

Plaintiffs look to secure access for discovery information requests in legal malpractice case

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 7, 2015, 9:22am

Plaintiff counsel in a legal malpractice action are seeking to prevent the defense from denying access to their information requests as the case proceeds.

Co-defendant attempting to strike $20K default judgment against him

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 7, 2015, 9:21am

A co-defendant in a revived slip-and-fall case is asking for a $20,000 default judgment against him reached in January 2009 to be stricken from the record.

Contractor negligence action could be transferred to Chester County

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 5, 2015, 12:21pm

A general contractor from Malvern accused of negligence is seeking to have the case against both it and its delivery company removed to the Chester County Court of Common Pleas.

Defense counsel says crash suit belongs in Luzerne County

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 5, 2015, 12:19pm

Luzerne County’s Court of Common Pleas could be receiving a motor vehicle accident negligence action, if a defense motion to transfer the case is successful.

Malvern bar shouldn't be dragged into court in Philadelphia, attorneys says

Nicholas Malfitano Aug. 5, 2015, 12:07pm

Lawyers for a Malvern bar and restaurant argue a plaintiff suing them for negligence have pled “no material facts” to support their assertions the restaurant does business in Philadelphia County.

Defendant claims no service of $42.5K arbitration judgment against him

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 30, 2015, 1:11pm

One of the defendants in a personal injury negligence action wants an arbitration judgment against him thrown out, claiming he never received proper notice.