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Asbestos trial under way in Philadelphia

Jon Campisi May 10, 2011, 1:03pm

A non-malignancy asbestos trial involving two out of state plaintiffs diagnosed with symptomatic pleural disease got under way May 9 at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas before Judge Norman Ackerman.

Class action: Lexis Nexis classifies women as thieves

Kelly Holleran May 9, 2011, 8:44am

Two women have filed a putative class action lawsuit against the company that they claim has labeled them as thieves, causing them to be denied employment opportunities.

Actor Terrence Howard sued by agent over fees

Kelly Holleran May 9, 2011, 8:32am

Howard Actor Terrence Howard, who has starred in such films as Fighting and Winnie, is the subject of a lawsuit in which his former manager claims she was not paid enough for her role in helping him secure the parts.

Man sues employer in FMLA dispute

Kelly Holleran May 9, 2011, 8:25am

A Philadelphia man claims he lost his job after taking off an unspecified number of days under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Burger King worker claims she was fired after reporting harassment

Kelly Holleran May 9, 2011, 8:21am

A woman has filed suit against the fast food chain where she used to work, alleging she was fired after reporting sexual harassment to authorities.

Woman claims racial discrimination in suit against HOME

Kelly Holleran May 9, 2011, 8:12am

An African American woman has filed suit against her former employer, alleging she suffered numerous incidents of racial discrimination before she was terminated from her job.

Woman hit by motorized cart sues NJ Transit

Jon Campisi May 6, 2011, 4:40pm

A Philadelphia woman has filed a premises liability lawsuit in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas against the New Jersey Transit Authority and a company that operates at the train station where she was hurt.

Jury awards $250K in playground injury trial

Jon Campisi May 6, 2011, 4:37pm

A Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Jury awarded a 9-year-old girl $250,000, and her mother, $15,000, after a three-day premises liability trial.

Bicycle crash spurs liability suit

Jon Campisi May 6, 2011, 4:34pm

A Philadelphia man is suing the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for injuries he suffered after falling off his bicycle at a depressed section of roadway.

Jury being chosen for non-malignancy asbestos trial

Jon Campisi May 5, 2011, 3:34pm

Jury selection began May 3 at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas on an non-malignancy mass tort asbestos case involving three different plaintiffs who claim they were exposed to asbestos during prior employment.

Philadelphia woman claims sidewalk injury in suit

Jon Campisi May 5, 2011, 3:26pm

A Philadelphia woman has filed a premises liability lawsuit against a city corporation for injuries she allegedly suffered after she fell face-first onto broken concrete.

Trump Taj Mahal sued over bed bug infestation

Jon Campisi May 5, 2011, 3:22pm

A Bucks County woman is suing the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, and its parent company, Trump Taj Mahal Inc., for injuries she allegedly sustained after being bitten by cimicidae, more commonly known as bed bugs, during a stay at the Atlantic City hotel.

Am Ex, NCO Financial named in suit over debt collection

Kelly Holleran May 4, 2011, 10:30pm

A Florida man claims he attempted to pay back more than $4,000 worth of debt, but lost thousands of dollars when a debt collector and credit card company switched his debt to a different collector without warning.

Regal Cinemas sued by movie-goer over slip on wet floor

Jon Campisi May 4, 2011, 10:23pm

A Montgomery County man has filed a premises liability lawsuit in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court against Regal Cinemas for injuries he suffered in October 2009 at a Plymouth Meeting movie theater.

Kindred Healthcare employee seeks overtime pay in suit

Kelly Holleran May 4, 2011, 10:18pm

A New Jersey woman has filed suit against her former employer, alleging she was not paid more than 10 years worth of overtime pay.

Playground injury trial under way

Jon Campisi May 4, 2011, 7:26am

A mother's lawsuit against a maintenance contractor for a Philadelphia homeless shelter is at trial in the Court of Common Pleas.

U.S. SC limits class action lawsuits

John O'Brien Apr. 29, 2011, 3:40pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday, in a 5-4 vote, that companies can enforce contracts that bar class action lawsuits.

Credibility of asbestos causation theory before Pa. Supreme Court

John O'Brien Apr. 29, 2011, 3:30pm

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will soon decide if a trial court should admit the testimony of an expert testifying for the plaintiff in an asbestos case.

Pa. attorneys support grocery stores' $18.5M request

Jessica Karmasek Apr. 26, 2011, 6:35am

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - A group of Pennsylvania attorneys has filed an amicus brief in support of grocery store chains Safeway and Genuardi's in an ongoing dispute over a commercial lease.

Former U.S. Rep. running for Pa. AG

Jessica Karmasek Apr. 25, 2011, 7:14am

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - Former U.S. Congressman Patrick Murphy of Pennsylvania is eyeing the state Attorney General's Office.