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Pharmaceutical companies seeking to ascertain if third-party funding in Xarelto litigation

Nicholas Malfitano Apr. 18, 2017, 10:16am

PHILADELPHIA – The manufacturers of Xarelto are seeking to compel a Philadelphia court to allow them to learn if cases brought against them for injuries allegedly stemming from taking the drug were funded by third-parties.

Superior Court says slip-and-fall case against Parx Casino was properly transferred from Philadelphia

Dee Thompson Apr. 11, 2017, 10:07am

PHILADELPHIA — In a lawsuit over a woman's alleged fall at a casino, the Superior Court has upheld a ruling that Bucks County, where the casino does business, was ruled the proper venue over Philadelphia, despite the appellant's claims of heavy advertising in that city.

Litigation brought by woman injured in Bensalem movie theater is settled

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 31, 2017, 9:35am

PHILADELPHIA — Per court records, a settlement has been reached in the case of a woman who sued a Kansas-based movie theater chain for injuries.

Woman, claiming elevator dropped her, settles lawsuit

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 31, 2017, 9:34am

PHILADELPHIA — A plaintiff who sued elevator and realty companies for negligence as a result of injuries she suffered in an allegedly violent elevator fall has settled with the defendants of the case.

Delaware couple allege Hilti power tool responsible for significant injuries because of unsafe kick-back

Sara McCleary Mar. 30, 2017, 9:35am

PHILADELPHIA — A Delaware couple have filed a lawsuit against the maker of a tool that they allege is defective and unreasonably dangerous.

Federal Xarelto trials ready to begin, could act as pre-cursor to Philly cases

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 28, 2017, 10:20am

Federal Xarelto litigation set to begin, could act as pre-cursor to Philly cases

Defense counsel seeking to dismiss punitive damages claim in gas explosion system injury lawsuit

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 21, 2017, 11:45am

PHILADELPHIA – Counsel for defendants in a strict liability case are seeking to dismiss a claim for punitive damages, brought forward by a man who suffered third-degree burns in an explosion from a trash truck’s natural gas system.

Law firm says opposing group has no basis to bring outstanding fees claim

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 21, 2017, 11:44am

PHILADELPHIA – Counsel for a Philadelphia law firm has rejected claims for alleged outstanding legal fees, saying the opposing plaintiff firm bringing forth the claims has no legal basis with which to do so.

SugarHouse Casino says it's not responsible for broken beer bottle that injured customer

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 21, 2017, 11:44am

PHILADELPHIA – Counsel for SugarHouse Casino have categorically denied it was negligent in causing a patron to be cut and wounded by the “sharp, broken and jagged” top to a beer bottle she was served on the premises.

Delaware County man sues pub he says overserved him before his car crash

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 20, 2017, 8:26am

PHILADELPHIA – A Delaware County man who was seriously injured in a car accident nearly three years ago after patronizing a local tavern has sued the establishment and its ownership for negligence, for allegedly causing the crash.

Commonwealth Court sides with cab company over disputed fine

David Hutton Mar. 16, 2017, 9:45am

PHILADELPHIA - The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has overturned a lower court ruling that upheld a fine imposed by the Philadelphia Parking Authority, Taxicab and Limousine Division against Germantown Cab Co.

Former systems technician settles wrongful termination action against Verizon

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 15, 2017, 10:06am

PHILADELPHIA – A former Verizon systems technician who sued the telecommunications giant for wrongful termination when it suspended and terminated him in June 2015, has settled the litigation according to court records.

Court records show injured Spartan Race participant's complaint settled

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 15, 2017, 10:06am

PHILADELPHIA – An injured participant’s case against Spartan Race, Inc. and the resort area that hosted one of their events has been settled, according to a docket in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

Judge orders Amtrak conductor to verify lawsuit and provide address to opposing counsel

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 15, 2017, 10:05am

PHILADELPHIA – A state court judge has ordered the conductor of an Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia in May 2015, resulting in the deaths of eight people and injuries to more than 200, to officially verify his complaint and disclose his full address to defense counsel.

Lift manufacturer denies claims its product led to man's death in tree removal accident

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 14, 2017, 8:52am

PHILADELPHIA – Counsel for an industrial lift manufacturing company have categorically denied claims from a Pennsylvania woman who said the equipment they designed and sold was responsible for the untimely death of her husband during his tree removal job.

Lord & Taylor attorney believes recklessness, punitive damages claims not proven in sewing needle injury case

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 14, 2017, 8:51am

PHILADELPHIA – An attorney for Lord & Taylor believes allegations for recklessness and punitive damages made in a lawsuit over a sewing needle, one which one of the plaintiffs said seriously injured her, were not proven to legal sufficiency.

Philadelphia woman settles suit with Ruby Tuesday over claim of broken glass in food

Tabitha Fleming Mar. 13, 2017, 12:37pm

PHILADELPHIA - A lawsuit filed by a woman who claimed she found broken glass in her food at the Ruby Tuesday restaurant in the Springfield Mall has quickly come to an end.

Lawsuit: Man was pulled into meat mixer, crushing hand and forearm

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 8, 2017, 9:56am

PHILADELPHIA – A local man maimed by a commercial meat mixer on the job last year has sued the device’s manufacturers for his severe and continuing injuries resulting from the accident.

Electrolux, Sears sued over fire allegedly caused by gas range

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 8, 2017, 9:54am

PHILADELPHIA – A decedent’s estate has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer and distributor of a Kenmore-brand gas grill it says malfunctioned and caused an extremely-damaging fire at that same decedent’s property.

Ticket software agency claims Philly broker owes it more than $30K in unpaid orders

Nicholas Malfitano Mar. 8, 2017, 9:52am

PHILADELPHIA – A Connecticut-based ticket software agency claims a Philadelphia-based broker which facilitates ticket sales, owes it in excess of $30,000 for ticket orders it supposedly never paid for.