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Partner’s exit from NFL concussion plaintiffs firm leads to lawsuit

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 16, 2015, 2:29pm

On May 26, a former partner in a law firm that played a key role in the NFL concussion lawsuit in Philadelphia federal court has sued his former firm, alleging it owes him millions of dollars in compensation

Black women lose racial discrimination claims against Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 16, 2015, 8:23am

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania dismissed a racial discrimination lawsuit filed against the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on June 3.

Judge won't stay insurance dispute while worker's personal injury suit plays out

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 16, 2015, 8:16am

PHILADELPHIA – On June 9, a federal judge decided against staying an insurance dispute while an underlying personal injury action resolves itself.

Woman loses age discrimination case against Bristol Township

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 16, 2015, 7:58am

PHILADELPHIA – On Wednesday, a federal judge ruled against a former employee of Bristol Township who sued the municipality for unlawful age discrimination.

Class action against IDT Energy stayed until utilities board makes ruling

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 15, 2015, 2:32pm

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia federal judge has granted a motion from IDT Energy to stay a pending class action lawsuit against it while also setting aside its motion to dismiss the case.

Salvage company ordered to pay remainder of settlement or face sanctions

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 11, 2015, 1:07pm

PHILADELPHIA –The proprietor of a Philadelphia salvage company on the hook for a $25,000 settlement must pay his remaining balance by July 14 or risk facing further sanctions.

Personal injury suit over fall at Triad Plaza parking garage transferred

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 11, 2015, 1:05pm

PHILADELPHIA –A negligence lawsuit filed against the Triad Plaza in Bala Cynwyd has been transferred to the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas.

HIV-positive man's slip-and-fall case sent to arbitration after he opposed admissibility of medical history

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 11, 2015, 9:51am

PHILADELPHIA – A June 3 order from Judge Mark I. Bernstein of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas will send the continuing case of an HIV-positive man suing Temple University over an alleged fall suffered on the university’s campus to arbitration.

Judge won't re-list slip-and-fall case for trial because defendant missed one settlement payment

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 11, 2015, 9:44am

PHILADELPHIA – Per a May 29 order from Judge Alice Beck Dubow, a defendant in a negligence lawsuit found to be in breach of a prior settlement agreement has until Sept. 1 to correct it.

Major Tours says it was never noticed of 2005 judgment against it

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 10, 2015, 1:25pm

PHILADELPHIA – Counsel for a Philadelphia-based touring company wants a decade-old judgment of $14,000 levied against it in response to a motor vehicle accident thrown out of court, alleging improper notice.

Plaintiff's attorney withdraws from case against SEPTA after 'obstacles and legal issues' arise

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 10, 2015, 1:23pm

PHILADELPHIA – "Obstacles and legal issues” have caused an attorney representing a Philadelphia man suing the Southeastern Philadelphia Transportation Authority (SEPTA) to petition the court for relief of that duty.

Car wreck plaintiff decides to represent himself

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

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff suing another party involved in a motor vehicle accident plans to represent himself pro se in further proceedings related to his case.

Counsel for plaintiff suing over fall at Philadelphia community center withdrawing from case

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 10, 2015, 1:18pm

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia man suing a pair of management service companies and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for a fall sustained in a city community center will need to seek new counsel.

Estate of late plaintiff loses case alleging $300K promissory note was forged

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 10, 2015, 9:24am

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge recently granted summary judgment against a Philadelphia marine supply company that believed a promissory note and related mortgage were fraudulently secured.

Nationwide attorney to be deposed in case over ownership of property at Philadelphia Mills Mall

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 9, 2015, 3:37pm

PHILADELPHIA – Recently, a federal judge ruled an attorney for Nationwide must testify in a lawsuit in which it alleges a corporation breached its agreement to purchase property at Philadelphia Mills Mall, which was once known as Franklin Mills Mall.

Philadelphia Housing Authority survives lawsuit filed by woman it paid $500 per month for rent

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 9, 2015, 1:35pm

PHILADELPHIA – On Thursday, a federal appeals court affirmed the verdict of a Philadelphia federal court by dismissing a due process claim brought by a former Section 8 housing resident.

Third Circuit rules against class of drivers seeking overtime pay

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 9, 2015, 1:17pm

PHILADELPHIA – On May 12, a federal appeals court affirmed a lower court’s decision in a class action lawsuit that prevents drivers for a West Chester-based charter bus company from being eligible for overtime compensation pay.

Expert witness in fatal car crash case can't testify to health of driver's eyes

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 5, 2015, 9:42am

ALLENTOWN – This week, a federal judge stated an optometrist called as an expert witness in a negligence case surrounding a fatal motor vehicle accident in 2012 must keep her testimony within the strict confines of her medical expertise.

Judge dismisses bad faith claim against State Farm

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 5, 2015, 9:37am

PHILADELPHIA – A major insurance provider had its motion to dismiss a claim of acting in bad faith towards a policy holder who sustained serious injuries in 2012 motor vehicle accident granted in federal court last week.

AOL dismissed from $22M case

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 5, 2015, 9:33am

PHILADELPHIA – Per a federal judge, America Online (AOL) was dismissed as a party to a lawsuit filed against one of its subsidiaries by a business group that sought to create a joint venture with that same subsidiary prior to AOL acquiring it.