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Ford to Pa. SC: Unfair consolidation of three cases led to $1M Philadelphia asbestos verdict

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – For years, the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas employed an improper practice of mandatory consolidation in asbestos cases despite restrictions being in place on the process, an asbestos defendant hit with a $1 million verdict is arguing.

Harrah's Chester Casino faces premises liability lawsuit

A Philadelphia man is suing a Chester County gaming hall for injuries he allegedly suffered while gambling at the business.

Woman who was struck in the head by model airplane sues operator and others

A Jenkintown woman who was struck in the back of the head by a remote-controlled model airplane during an outing at a Northeast Philadelphia park is suing the plane’s operator and others in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court.

Pennsylvania woman files Ocella mass tort claim

A 30-year-old woman from Sinking Spring, Pa. who alleges she sustained injuries from taking the birth control drug Ocella has filed a civil complaint against the makers of the medication.

Reading Terminal Market faces lawsuit over slip-and-fall incident

A Philadelphia woman is suing the Reading Terminal Market and its owners for injuries she claims to have sustained after slipping and falling at the Center City, Philadelphia business.

Philadelphia company faces lawsuit over lost wages and retaliatory firings

Two Northeast Philadelphia residents filed a federal lawsuit against their former employer, alleging the company failed to give them overtime pay and engaged in retaliatory practices.

Longshoreman files personal injury claim over ship incident

A longshoreman who claims he was injured two years ago during an incident aboard a cargo ship that was docked at a Philadelphia port has filed a federal complaint against the ship’s operator.

Philly cop with history of headline-grabbing attention again faces lawsuit

A Philadelphia police officer who has made numerous headlines as of late is once again back in the spotlight, this time as a defendant in a federal lawsuit in which a former neighbor claims the officer assaulted her, and then fabricated charges to make it appear as though the plaintiff was the one who was in the wrong.

Delaware man files assault claim against Pennsylvania bar for injuries caused by bouncers

A Delaware man is suing a Pennsylvania bar, alleging he sustained serious bodily injuries after bouncers working for the establishment assaulted him during an encounter last spring.

New Jersey gaming patron sues Pa. casino for slip-and-fall incident

A New Jersey man who claims he became injured after slipping and falling in the parking lot of a Pennsylvania casino has filed a federal personal injury claim against the owners of the gaming hall.

N.J. man sues Philly cops over arrest in mistaken identity case

A New Jersey man who alleges he was wrongfully arrested, and subsequently held in police custody for 18 days, has filed a civil lawsuit against the Philadelphia police officer who made the initial arrest and 10 other unnamed officers involved in the incident two years ago.

Roxborough Memorial Hospital and doctor sued over surgical mishap

A Philadelphia man who claims he sustained various injuries after doctors failed to remove an item from his body during surgery is suing the doctor who performed the procedure, as well as the hospital where the surgery took place.

Widow of man who died after slip-and-fall incident files wrongful death claim

The widow of a man whose November 2009 death she attributes to a fall her husband suffered on municipal property is suing the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Gas Works and a host of other companies in state court.

Philly narcotics cops once the subject of corruption probe face federal civil complaint

A Philadelphia couple has filed a federal civil rights complaint against the City of Philadelphia and four city police officers, alleging that a search of their home, and their subsequent eviction four years ago, was unwarranted.

Local attorney receives 15-year prison sentence for tryst with underage boy

A Philadelphia-area attorney who was convicted in federal court in October 2010 of traveling outside of the United States to engage in sex with a minor was sentenced on Dec. 1 to 15 years in prison.

Phila. courts temporarily scrap reverse bifurcation in mass tort drug cases

Mass tort drug cases originating from the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court’s Complex Litigation Center will be tried individually and without reverse bifurcation beginning in January, the court announced this week.

Former US Airways ramp service agent sues airline over firing

A former ramp service agent for US Airways who claims he was fired in retaliation for his using federally approved sick leave has filed a federal lawsuit against the airline.

LA Fitness sued by fired janitor for discriminatory discharge

A former janitor for an LA Fitness branch in Lower Bucks County is suing the fitness chain in federal court, alleging his termination was racially motivated.

Man twice-fired from IT firm files discrimination suit against Sabre Systems Inc.

A man who was fired from his job as a system administrator at an information technology firm in southeastern Pennsylvania has filed a federal complaint against the company, alleging his termination after three years of employment was retaliatory for him taking occasional medical leave to treat his ailments.

Phila. man allegedly beaten by officers sues city and cops

A Philadelphia man who claims two city police officers arrested him without cause, and then proceeded to severely beat him, causing him to sustain extensive injuries, has filed a federal civil rights complaint against the City of Philadelphia and the individual officers involved in the alleged incident.