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FedEx worker sues over broken ankle at icy airport terminal

Jon Campisi Oct. 28, 2011, 11:52am

A FedEx worker who claims his broken ankle requiring the placement of 11 surgical screws and a metal plate was a direct result of his fall at Philadelphia International Airport is suing those responsible for the terminal buildings where the alleged incident occurred two winters ago.

Philadelphia Housing Authority resident sues movers for damaged possessions

Jon Campisi Oct. 28, 2011, 11:47am

A Philadelphia public housing resident who was briefly evicted from her home earlier this year is suing the moving company that was hired by the city to remove her property from her residence.

Hip replacement surgical implant leads to suit against Johnson & Johnson

Jon Campisi Oct. 28, 2011, 11:43am

A York, Pa. man who claims that he sustained injuries after having a double hip replacement is suing the manufacturers of the surgically implanted product, alleging that its faulty nature caused him great harm.

Fractured ankle leads to premises liability complaint

Jon Campisi Oct. 28, 2011, 11:40am

A Philadelphia woman who claims to have sustained a fractured ankle following a slip-and-fall incident on supposedly unprotected marble stairs at a Center City, Philadelphia property has filed a complaint against the property owner in civil court.

Former mental health facility counselor files claim over lost job

Jon Campisi Oct. 26, 2011, 10:26am

A woman who was fired from her job at an area mental health facility has filed a federal complaint against her former employer, alleging that the company failed to inform her that her medical leave that she had to take was used up by the time she was scheduled to return to work.

Steel products company files breach of contract claim against law firm

Jon Campisi Oct. 26, 2011, 10:23am

An Ohio steel products company that claims it got stuck with an outstanding bill after a contractor it employed for a job went bankrupt, has filed a federal complaint against a Philadelphia law firm whose services the plaintiff initially retained in order to recoup the money it was owed by the now-defunct company.

Police beating victim who sustained fractured ankle sues city and cops

Jon Campisi Oct. 26, 2011, 10:18am

A Philadelphia man who claims he sustained a fractured ankle and lacerations following an assault perpetrated by city cops has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia and the officers involved in the alleged attack.

Study: Philly courts courting plaintiffs from outside city

Jon Campisi Oct. 26, 2011, 10:10am

A newly released academic study by a law school professor asserts that Philadelphia’s civil court system is attractive to plaintiff’s from outside of the city – at the expense of local consumers and businesses.

Fired paralegal files sexual harassment claim against Philly law firm

Jon Campisi Oct. 25, 2011, 1:55pm

A New Jersey woman who worked as a paralegal for a Philadelphia law firm has filed a federal discrimination complaint against her former employer, alleging she endured frequent incidents of sexual harassment while at the job.

Settlement reached in case of substitute teacher vs. Lower Merion School District

Jon Campisi Oct. 25, 2011, 1:51pm

A federal lawsuit against the Lower Merion School District alleging discrimination on the part of a former long-term substitute teacher has been settled.

Federal judge dismisses discrimination lawsuit against Lower Merion School District

Jon Campisi Oct. 25, 2011, 1:47pm

A federal judge in Philadelphia last week dismissed a racial discrimination lawsuit against a wealthy suburban school district, four years after the civil action was first filed by six African American families who alleged bias in class placement.

Family of deceased federal prison inmate awarded $750,000 in wrongful death claim

Jon Campisi Oct. 25, 2011, 1:42pm

The estate of a man who died while incarcerated at a federal detention center in central Pennsylvania has secured a $750,000 settlement in their lawsuit against the U.S. government, lawyers for the family of the deceased man announced late last week.

ATRA: Pass Pa. forum-shopping reform

John O'Brien Oct. 24, 2011, 4:59pm

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - The American Tort Reform Association is throwing its support behind a Pennsylvania bill that it says will address forum-shopping in personal injury lawsuits.

Widow of lung cancer victim files asbestos mass tort claim

Jon Campisi Oct. 24, 2011, 10:24am

The wife of a Pennsylvania man who died last year from mesothelioma has filed a mass tort claim in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court against companies dealing in the manufacture and distribution of products containing asbestos.

Broken office chair incident leads to product liability complaint

Jon Campisi Oct. 24, 2011, 10:22am

A Pennsylvania couple has filed a product liability complaint against a furniture manufacturer, alleging the husband sustained serious and disabling injuries after the office chair on which he sat broke, sending the plaintiff crashing to the ground.

Amtrak conductor knocked unconscious on the job files injury claim

Jon Campisi Oct. 24, 2011, 10:19am

An Amtrak conductor who claims he was knocked unconscious after stepping foot off a New York to Philadelphia-bound train two years ago to assist departing passengers has filed a civil complaint against his employer in state court.

Concert goer files injury claim over incident at promotional venue

Jon Campisi Oct. 24, 2011, 10:15am

A Philadelphia woman who claims she was injured at a local concert venue has filed a premises liability complaint against the venue owner and concert promoter.

Victim of alleged Philly police abuse files federal assault and battery claim

Jon Campisi Oct. 21, 2011, 10:21am

A Philadelphia man who claims city police officers physically beat him without cause during an incident exactly two years ago has filed an assault and battery complaint against the city and the law enforcement officials involved in the act.

Former cafe worker who alleged sexual harassment files wrongful termination claim

Jon Campisi Oct. 21, 2011, 10:17am

A café worker who claims she was fired from her job after complaining to management about incidents of sexual harassment has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against her former employer.

Phillies '09 World Series celebrant files complaint over wrongful arrest

Jon Campisi Oct. 21, 2011, 10:14am

A Philadelphia woman who claims she was wrongfully arrested, and subsequently humiliated at having had her arrest broadcast on the local news, has filed a federal civil rights complaint against the City of Philadelphia and one of its police officers.