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Judge sets aside default against hotel management company in wrongful termination action

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 23, 2017, 11:44am

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge has nullified an entry of default against a hotel management company, which had been originally levied due to its non-response to a wrongful termination suit filed by a former hotel director.

Court reverses decision in former Colwyn Borough police officer's defamation case

Glenn Minnis Jul. 21, 2017, 12:09pm

HARRISBURG – The Commonwealth Court has reversed a ruling in a defamation lawsuit that transferred the case from Philadelphia County's to Delaware County's court of common pleas.

Parent of child hospitalized from alleged improper prescription sues CVS Pharmacy

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 20, 2017, 2:38pm

PHILADELPHIA – The parent of a child allegedly injured by an improperly-filled prescription medication which resulted in her daughter being hospitalized on three occasions in 2015, has sued CVS in connection with the incident.

Hose company denies claims of liability from plaintiff severely burned in trash truck explosion

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 20, 2017, 2:38pm

PHILADELPHIA – Defense counsel for one of a group of companies who are accused of manufacturing a faulty natural gas system for a trash truck which exploded and left a man with third-degree burns have unanimously denied the claims levied against it.

Plaintiffs say new South Philly home contained a number of issues and defects

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 20, 2017, 2:37pm

PHILADELPHIA – A pair of Philadelphia homeowners have brought legal action versus defendants they believe are responsible for selling them a new home in South Philadelphia rife with structural problems, wiring and appliance issues.

Man injured by falling excavator files lawsuit against contracting companies

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 20, 2017, 2:37pm

PHILADELPHIA – A man severely injured by a falling track loader/excavator while stationed in his work vehicle has sued the entities whose carelessness and negligence he believes are responsible for the serious injuries he sustained in that accident.

Lawmaker thinks his bill protecting landowners from lawsuits will be passed

Glenn Minnis Jul. 20, 2017, 2:04pm

HARRISBURG – Rep. Dan Moul, R- Adams, thinks he can finally see the finish line in his fight to protect landowners from liability for the recreational use of their lands.

Northwest Savings Bank found not liable in restaurant embezzlement scheme

Glenn Minnis Jul. 20, 2017, 2:02pm

HARRISBURG – A Superior Court panel has ruled that a Clearfield County restaurant owner can’t hold a local bank liable for cashing embezzled checks from her former accounting bookkeeper.

Court divvies up contested parcels between couple, city of Chester

Todd Barnett Jul. 20, 2017, 1:57pm

HARRISBURG — A state appeals court has affirmed an earlier ruling splitting the ownership of two contested properties between the city of Chester and a local couple who have been operating a business on the properties for more than 60 years.

House panel OKs bill to raise the stakes on consumer protection; Civil justice group says it most benefits lawyers

S. Laney Griffo Jul. 20, 2017, 12:55pm

HARRISBURG – Rep. Anthony DeLuca’s bill to raise minimum damages awarded for violations of the Unfair Trade Practices and​​​​​ Consumer Protection law passed a House committee in late June with almost no opposition.

Whistleblowing doctor to face arbitration of termination case

Dee Thompson Jul. 20, 2017, 12:38pm

PHILADELPHIA – A whistleblowing doctor who complained about her employer treating a chiropractor as a licensed physician has seen her opponents win their court appeal that will send the dispute to arbitration.

Appellate court backs Pottstown Memorial in wrongful death case

Dee Thompson Jul. 20, 2017, 12:29pm

PHILADELPHIA – A woman who sued Pottstown Memorial Medical Center on behalf of a friend who died there has lost her court battle, with the state Superior Court ruling June 30 the lower court didn’t abuse its discretion about what medical evidence to allow.

Aston couple's negligence suit against Harrah's Philadelphia casino settled

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 20, 2017, 9:35am

MEDIA – An Aston couple who sued Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and its operating companies for negligence connected to a leg injury suffered by one of the plaintiffs have settled the litigation.

Plaintiff says Tesla luxury automobile contained several mechanical defects in lawsuit

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 20, 2017, 9:34am

PITTSBURGH – A Wexford man claims Tesla Motors violated both federal and state laws when it sold him a new vehicle he alleges contained a number of irreparable defects.

Cell phone store security guard committed assault on customer, plaintiff alleges

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 20, 2017, 9:34am

PHILADELPHIA – A cell phone store customer believes a security guard with a violent criminal past assaulted him during his removal from the South Philadelphia store nearly two years ago.

LabCorp, fellow defendants continue to defend themselves from suit resulting from snow-related injuries

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 20, 2017, 9:34am

MEDIA – A prominent clinical laboratory firm and two other companies stridently oppose the claims of a lawsuit filed by a Delaware couple, who claims the defendants all failed to prevent snow and ice from falling off the lab building’s roof and injuring one of the plaintiffs.

Bricklayers union says Criniti Construction failed to make timely contributions

Louie Torres Jul. 19, 2017, 10:25am

PHILADELPHIA — A local union is suing Criniti Construction Inc. and Joe Criniti, citing alleged breach of contract.

Weight-loss company Golo says websites defamed it, misled customers

Louie Torres Jul. 19, 2017, 10:25am

PHILADELPHIA — A company specializing in weight-loss plans is suing Highya LLC and Brightreviews LLC, alleging the defendants published misleading information about it.

WB Music, other publishers allege Just Enuff Lounge used music without a license

Louie Torres Jul. 19, 2017, 10:25am

PHILADELPHIA — Several music publishing companies are suing Justenuff Jack LLC and Steven H. Paik, alleging copyright infringement.

Pension Benefit Guaranty sues Fay Construction over terminated pension plan

Louie Torres Jul. 19, 2017, 10:24am

PHILADELPHIA — A government corporation dealing with terminated pension plans is suing Fay Construction Co. Inc., alleging breach of contract.