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Postal Service settles slip-and-fall case for $28K

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 10, 2015, 9:39am

The U.S. government paid the sum to resolve a personal injury lawsuit filed after a man alleged he was knocked unconscious by a fall outside a post office.

Plaintiff in Major Tours lawsuit wins right for deposition

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 9, 2015, 2:23pm

Per an order from a state court judge, the plaintiff in a lawsuit against a Philadelphia-based touring company has won the right to depose the company on a number of subject areas pertinent to her litigation.

Lawyer says client not responding to calls, settlement offer

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 9, 2015, 2:20pm

Counsel for a plaintiff involved in a severe pedestrian-car motor vehicle accident has petitioned the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas to be released from that professional responsibility.

Harrah's Casino lawsuit may be heard in Delaware County Court of Common Pleas

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 9, 2015, 2:15pm

A negligence lawsuit against Harrah's Casino may be headed to Delaware County, if a defense motion charging a selection of improper venue is successful.

Defense seeking crash suit transfer to Luzerne County

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 9, 2015, 2:12pm

If a defense counsel motion is approved, it would see a tractor-trailer crash suit moved from the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas to its counterpart in Luzerne County.

Defense counsel seeking car wreck case's transfer to Bucks County

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 8, 2015, 1:46pm

A motor vehicle accident lawsuit may be heading to Bucks County, if the defense counsel associated with the case wins their argument to have the action transferred.

Improper venue alleged in negligence lawsuit against Parx Casino

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 8, 2015, 1:46pm

Attorneys for Parx Casino in Bensalem are seeking to transfer a negligence lawsuit filed against it in March to Bucks County, on the basis of improper venue.

Counsel for plaintiff suing Wal-Mart withdrawing from litigation

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 8, 2015, 1:45pm

Counsel for a plaintiff suing a Wal-Mart store in Springfield Township for an allegedly injurious fall suffered two years ago has petitioned the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas to withdraw from the case.

Negligence lawsuit may be headed to Lancaster County

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 8, 2015, 1:45pm

According to court records, an attorney for Boscov’s Inc. is seeking to transfer a slip-and-fall negligence case from Philadelphia County to Lancaster County.

Shot inmate's lawsuit against Lancaster County prison officials will proceed

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 6, 2015, 1:04pm

An inmate’s claims of indifference to his medical needs against Lancaster County prison officials will not be dismissed, according to a recent ruling from a federal judge.

Prisoner's litigation attempting to secure late father's pension benefits dismissed

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 6, 2015, 1:01pm

A Collegeville prisoner’s attempt to secure pension benefits on behalf of his deceased father was rejected in federal court on Wednesday.

Goldberg: Plaintiff 'lacked evidence' to support UTPCPL violation claim

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 6, 2015, 12:52pm

A lawsuit levying claims in violation of Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices Act and Consumer Protection Law (UTPCPL) was thrown out of federal court on Tuesday, after a judge granted a motion for summary judgment to the defendants.

Federal judge dismisses fraud, breach of contract action against Growmark

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 6, 2015, 12:47pm

A rail company’s case of fraud, negligent misrepresentation and breach of contract against an agricultural cooperative was dismissed by a federal judge on June 29

August arbitration date set for motor vehicle accident case

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 2, 2015, 12:38pm

According to court records, a motor vehicle accident case is set for an arbitration hearing in August, though the case’s plaintiff had received the desired settlement funds.

Pennsylvania Turnpike crash case set for hearing on venue

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 2, 2015, 12:33pm

A lawsuit filed in connection with a severe accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike last year was the subject of a recent hearing related to its venue.

Defendant claims he wasn't served, seeks to vacate $50K judgment

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 2, 2015, 12:29pm

A defendant in a motor vehicle accident suit previously charged with satisfying a $50,000 judgment has petitioned to vacate that judgment, on the grounds he was not properly served.

Attorney: Negligence suit against Dunkin' Donuts should be heard in Bucks County

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 2, 2015, 12:24pm

Counsel for a Dunkin’ Donuts store claim a negligence action filed against their client should be heard in Bucks County, rather than where the plaintiff filed it in Philadelphia.

Attorney alleges 'significant and irreparable' differences with client

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 30, 2015, 3:32pm

According to a plaintiff’s counsel, conflicts between him and his client have led the attorney to petition the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas to be excused from fulfilling the responsibility of legal representation.

Chester supermarket chain claims improper venue in negligence suit

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 30, 2015, 3:29pm

The defendants in a negligence action are claiming the venue for the case is improper, leading to an upcoming hearing on the matter in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

Lawyer cites conflicts of interest in withdrawing from case

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 30, 2015, 3:26pm

Due to “irreconcilable differences," counsel for a plaintiff has motioned to be relieved of the duty to represent his client in a pending motor vehicle accident action.