Nicholas Malfitano News

Lawsuit: Neighbors' negligence led to elderly woman being savagely attacked by German Shepherd

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 21, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – An elderly Philadelphia woman claiming to have been savagely attacked by a neighbor’s German Shepherd dog has sued the dog’s owners, alleging their negligence directly led to the mauling.

SEPTA carpenter alleges faulty fence-installing tool gave him serious hernia injury

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 21, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) carpenter has initiated litigation against the entity for violation of the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), claiming a machine it gave him to operate caused him to suffer an inguinal hernia last year.

Man says he suffered severe electric shock injuries from operating Toastmaster coffee maker

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 21, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff who suffered severe electric shock from operating a Toastmaster coffee pot is suing the manufacturers of the appliance and the store from where he purchased it, among other defendants.

HIV/AIDS nonprofit claims Atlanta singer won't refund $25K performance payment advance

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 21, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A non-profit organization which assists HIV/AIDS patients claims an Atlanta-based singer it paid an advance to perform at one of its gala events wasn’t able to attend, but didn’t refund the advance she received.

Lawyers accused of botching litigation over Luzerne Co. Kerr-McGee plant; Class action seeks $619 million

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 20, 2018

SCRANTON – A federal court in Scranton now has jurisdiction over a lawsuit which is seeking more than $619 million for 4,400 residents of Avoca, who were said to be exposed to carcinogenic substances from the Kerr-McGee Corp. wood treatment facility.

Wasted vegetables and lonely dogs: Property owner files lawsuit over CSX derailment in Bedford Co.

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 20, 2018

PITTSBURGH – An August 2017 derailment of a train hauling toxic chemicals in Hyndman has led to a class action lawsuit against CSX Transportation on behalf of the residents allegedly affected by the wreck and subsequent spill.

Apartment tenant sues defendants after he says deteriorated wall fell and injured him

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – An apartment tenant has sued a number of real estate defendants for damages, claiming that a deteriorated wall in the residence where he lived collapsed on and injured him.

Philadelphia busboy says hostess threatened and extorted him for $15, sues restaurant

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A table busser at a Philadelphia restaurant claims he was threatened and extorted by one of his co-workers, a hostess.

Lawsuit: Philly automotive company allegedly owes $23K to Florida finance firm

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Florida financial firm is seeking to recoup $23,150 from an after-market automotive company in Philadelphia, claiming the latter default on a merchantable agreement the two parties entered into.

Best Buy and shopping plaza face negligence charges in state court lawsuit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff claiming to have been seriously injured in the parking lot of a Philadelphia Best Buy store nearly one year ago, has brought legal action against the electronics retail giant and the shopping plaza where the store is located.

Settlement conference set for next May in man's manufacturing molder injury case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A settlement conference will be held next year in litigation between a man who lost two fingers using molder equipment in a manufacturing accident, and the companies he claims are responsible for the traumatic injuries he says he suffered.

Arbitration hearing pending for reimbursement case against Nationwide Insurance Company

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – An arbitration hearing has been set for a case pitting a policyholder against Nationwide Insurance Company policyholder, with the latter alleging the provider has not reimbursed him for money he expended in connection with repairing damage to his property last year.

Defamation and abuse of process case against San Diego firms is settled

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia plaintiff who sued a trio of San Diego firms that allegedly pursued a credit card debt claim against him illegally, settled with those same defendants.

Case of cyclist suing SEPTA for injury-related damages after trolley track crash headed for settlement conference

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A settlement conference has been slated for this summer in a case between Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and a local cyclist who suffered a broken arm, knee injury, subsequent infection and serious dental injuries, after colliding with disused trolley tracks.

Adjusters set to pursue 12 percent contingency fee in arbitration hearing this month

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 7, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – An arbitration hearing is set for later this month in a case featuring an insurance adjustment firm seeking its contracted 12 percent contingency fee, in an underlying matter concerning a property loss.

N.J. financial firm seeking to recoup in excess of $20K in outstanding vehicle loan costs

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 7, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Court records indicate a judgment has been issued in a legal action revolving around a vehicle loan payment which a New Jersey finance firm says went into default.

Chestnut Hill private school garners default judgment in case related to student's outstanding costs

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 7, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Court records state a default judgment has been issued in a lawsuit concerning a Pre-K – Grade 12 prep school in Philadelphia, and its efforts to recoup unpaid tuition and other outstanding costs relating to one of its students.

Injury lawsuit concerning falling excavator discontinued without prejudice

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 7, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – According to a plaintiff counsel’s motion, the lawsuit concerning a man injured by a falling track loader/excavator while stationed in his work vehicle was discontinued without prejudice.

Lawsuit: USAA insurance company allegedly acted in bad faith when investigating disabling crash

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 6, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A motorist who suffered severe knee and back injuries in an accident in Northeast Philadelphia claims that the policyholder’s insurance failed to evaluate the resultant claim and acted in bad faith.

Widow files wrongful death lawsuit over allegedly faulty tire equipment

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 6, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The widow of a man fatally struck by a piece of tire removal equipment has filed a survival and wrongful death lawsuit on his behalf, against his former employer and the companies that manufactured the equipment in question.

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