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George W. Hill corrections officer loses two of four claims in discrimination case

Nicholas Malfitano May 4, 2015, 1:56pm

PHILADELPHIA – On April 20, a federal court judge dismissed allegations of race-based discrimination made by an African-American union leader and corrections guard employed at George W. Hill Correctional Facility in Thornton, but surviving are her claims of a hostile work environment and retaliation .

Judge denies Renaissance Hotel's motion for judgment in case of security guard who tripped

Nicholas Malfitano May 4, 2015, 1:31pm

PHILADELPHIA – A hotel’s motion for summary judgment against a security guard who was allegedly injured on its premises was recently denied by a federal judge.

Judge won't give discrimination plaintiff more time to prepare to depose GSK witnesses

Nicholas Malfitano May 1, 2015, 12:52pm

PHILADELPHIA – A woman who claims to have been forced to resign from her job due to both gender and age discrimination had a motion to change a scheduling order denied in federal court last week.

Judge won't dismiss lawsuit filed by former William Allen High student's lawsuit over alleged beating

Nicholas Malfitano May 1, 2015, 12:49pm

PHILADELPHIA – A Lehigh man’s lawsuit against four former fellow students he claimed beat him so severely it left him with both physical and mental injuries has survived a motion filed by the Allentown School District to dismiss claims against it of knowing and not reporting or acting on prior assaults made by the individuals who allegedly attacked the plaintiff.

Judge dismisses several counts, defendants from inmate's civil rights lawsuit

Nicholas Malfitano May 1, 2015, 12:46pm

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge has largely dismissed a Bucks County Correctional Facility inmate’s civil rights lawsuit against the Central Bucks Regional Police Department and various members of its ranks.

Liberty Mutual too late with removal petition in car crash case, judge rules

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 30, 2015, 10:48am

PHILADELPHIA – The roundabout route of a New Jersey man’s lawsuit against a major insurance provider has sent the case back to state court for a second time, according to an opinion issued April 23 by a Philadelphia federal judge.

Judge won't allow punitive damages claim to proceed in hurt worker's case against N.J. developer

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 30, 2015, 10:41am

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. District Court for the District of Pennsylvania has dismissed a claim for punitive damages made by a New Jersey tractor-trailer driver against a Pennsylvania-based real estate developer.

Negligence claim against M&T Bank dismissed in dispute over $425K investment for student housing project

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 30, 2015, 10:24am

PHILADELPHIA – A federal court judge has granted a M&T Bank’s motion to dismiss negligence claims against it, but retained charges for alleged conversion of a financial instrument and banking violations of the Pennsylvania Commercial Code (PCC).

HIV-positive plaintiff doesn't want medical history submitted in trip-and-fall case against Temple Univ.

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 29, 2015, 11:00am

PHILADELPHIA – An HIV-positive man suing Temple University over an alleged fall suffered on the Temple University campus is seeking to prevent his medical diagnosis from being entered into evidence against him by the defense.

Motions in two cases alleging violence by overserved bar patrons scheduled for hearings

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 29, 2015, 9:25am

PHILADELPHIA – A pair of lawsuits involving customers at local tavern establishments allegedly being assaulted by fellow patrons who were overserved will have motions come before the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas this week.

Children's Hospital seeks to keep plaintiff's expert off stand in case of infant's bacterial meningitis

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 29, 2015, 9:16am

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia woman’s lawsuit against the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and four of its doctors, alleging they caused her then-six-and-a-half-month-old son to contract meningitis and suffer brain damage, will have a Frye hearing to determine the admissibility of medical evidence on Wednesday morning.

Search for forklift, last seen in Canada, could delay Philly lawsuit over alleged workplace injury

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 29, 2015, 9:05am

PHILADELPHIA – Issues of a missing forklift and the scheduling availability of future depositions may require a 90-day extension of the discovery period in a case of alleged negligence filed by a former forklift operator.

Negligence claim against Citibank dismissed from SEI Investments' lawsuit over $530K reimbursement

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 27, 2015, 1:07pm

PHILADELPHIA – A federal court partially ruled for Citibank on Tuesday, resulting in claims of negligence and indemnity made against it by a fund services company being dismissed.

More than $75K at stake in car wreck case, federal judge rules

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 27, 2015, 12:43pm

PHILADELPHIA – A Merion’s man motion to remand his personal injury lawsuit against an Illinois-based trucking company and related defendants back to state court was officially denied by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Wednesday.

Judge denies SEPTA's motion for judgment in discrimination case brought by ex-employee

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 27, 2015, 12:32pm

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge has denied the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's motion for summary judgment in a case brought by a former employee who alleged he was subjected to racial discrimination from his supervisor.

Pocono school district says it shouldn't have to pay tuition for former student's private education

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 24, 2015, 9:12am

HARRISBURG – The Pocono Mountain School District is seeking to overturn a previous ruling made by a State Special Education Hearing Officer binding it to compensate tuition for a minor student’s private and parochial education after leaving the school district.

Broker at Morgan Stanley says she was fired in retaliation

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 24, 2015, 8:53am

HARRISBURG – A Carlisle woman’s lawsuit alleging health-based discrimination and retaliation against her former employer has been removed from state court to federal court.

Superior Court rules for crane company in asbestos case

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 23, 2015, 1:12pm

PHILADELPHIA – Friday, the state Superior Court affirmed an earlier ruling from the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, which had granted summary judgment for a former crane operator in a lawsuit brought by a man who claimed he developed lung cancer as a result of asbestos exposure at his workplace.

Third Circuit: Insurance company didn't prove defamation claim over lowered credit rating

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 23, 2015, 12:39pm

PHILADELPHIA – On April 8, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed a lower court ruling by finding a Wayne insurance provider did not present necessary evidence warranting a new trial in its defamation claim against a New Jersey-based insurance rating agency.

Pa. couple file suit in Philadelphia over slip-and-fall at NYC McDonald's

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 23, 2015, 12:30pm

PHILADELPHIA – A Washington Crossing couple have filed a negligence lawsuit against a McDonald’s restaurant in New York City and its operating company in Connecticut for injuries suffered in an alleged fall at the restaurant in November 2012.