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Pa. legal reform group: More regulation needed of litigation funders

HARRISBURG – The leader of a prominent civil litigation reform organization in Pennsylvania questions whether the aims of Wisconsin’s recent groundbreaking legal reform legislation extend far enough.

Lawsuit: Woman's burns were the result of coffee lid error at Philadelphia Dunkin' Donuts

PHILADELPHIA – A local plaintiff believes negligent practices on the part of Dunkin’ Donuts led her to become burned by a cup of hot coffee she purchased, at the drive-thru of one of the restaurant chain’s locations in North Philadelphia.

See-through easel on floor tripped man at Home Goods, lawsuit says

PHILADELPHIA – A Levittown plaintiff says a Home Goods store’s transparent floor easel created a dangerous condition which injured him, according to a new state court lawsuit.

N.J. Transit pipefitter claims his shoulder injuries are the result of company's numerous FELA violations

PHILADELPHIA – A New Jersey Transit train pipefitter launched a lawsuit last week in state court, charging his employer with violating the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) when it allegedly caused an accident leaving him with severe shoulder injuries.

Gov. Wolf to decide fate of GOP bill calling for regulation of prescription drug distribution to injured workers

HARRISBURG – A Republican-backed bill whose proponents and allies say has the potential to improve workers compensation law practices and help stop opioid addiction now heads to the desk of Gov. Tom Wolf, after passage in the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

Former railroad trackman and supervisor says unsafe work environment caused his multiple myeloma

PHILADELPHIA – A former trackman, machine operator and track supervisor operator of 35 years claims a trio of rail companies violated the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) by failing to provide him a safe workplace, and allegedly causing him to develop multiple myeloma through exposure to toxic substances.

Georgia-based shipping company seeking to reconcile $11K in outstanding costs with local juice company

PHILADELPHIA – According to a new lawsuit, a Georgia shipping company alleges a local organic juice company is in arrears to it for outstanding shipping costs in excess of $11,000.

Multiple railroads' FELA violations led to plaintiff's knee and shoulder injuries, suit says

PHILADELPHIA – In a new lawsuit, a train repairman says Conrail and Norfolk Southern Railway disregarded the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) by exposing him to repetitive occupational trauma and leaving him with permanent shoulder and knee injuries.

Man allegedly dropped from medical stretcher claims he suffered elbow, leg and knee injuries

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia man claims he suffered several bodily injuries when the medical stretcher he was being carried on was carelessly dropped by the defendant’s employees.

Lawsuit: Pittsburgh law firm allegedly defaulted on lease payments in Philadelphia building

PHILADELPHIA – A commercial property owner has filed suit against a law firm which rented space in its Philadelphia building, but allegedly defaulted on the accompanying payments.

Woman files lawsuit after allegedly sustaining injuries inside King of Prussia Mall parking garage elevator

PHILADELPHIA – A woman who suffered serious injuries inside an elevator at the King of Prussia Mall has filed suit against the shopping mall and the elevator’s manufacturer.

Deja Brew: Second Philly-area Wawa faces negligence lawsuit over hot coffee spill

PHILADELPHIA – For the second time in a month, a local Wawa convenience store is facing a negligence lawsuit from a customer claiming to be burned, figuratively and literally, by its coffee products.

Settlement reached among sales, construction and insurance companies over Philly's East Market building project

PHILADELPHIA – An equipment rental company who said it was owed thousands of dollars in exchange for products it rented out towards the completion of a major construction project in Center City, Philadelphia has settled its lawsuit.

Condominium management continues to pursue $13K in alleged unpaid costs from owner

PHILADELPHIA – A local condo complex is continuing to pursue the recovery of more than $13,000 from one of its homeowners allegedly in debt to it for a variety of fees and charges, despite multiple attempts at service of the complaint and execution of collection.

South Philly accident victim with spinal injuries settles with AAA insurance over coverage issue

PHILADELPHIA – Litigation has been settled between a passenger injured in a collision in South Philadelphia more than three years ago and the AAA vehicle insurance company for allegedly failing to pay underinsured motorist (UIM) benefits.

Lawsuit claiming insurer should pay disability for alcoholism settled

PHILADELPHIA – A Conshohocken man who claimed his insurance company breached its contract to provide him disability coverage in response to his alcohol abuse has settled the litigation he filed against that insurance provider.

Philadelphia printer wants default judgment to enforce collection of $7K in costs

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia-based printing firm looking to recoup just over $7,000 from a New Jersey magazine and its publisher is now seeking a default judgment to enforce that collection for breach of contract.

Family's injury lawsuit against Va.'s Water Country USA theme park dismissed from federal court

PHILADELPHIA – According to court records, the case brought by a Harleysville family against a Virginia water park for injuries they say they suffered there in an inflatable tube accident nearly three years ago has been dismissed.

Philly couple settle with Comcast over suit regarding their totaled vehicle

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia couple who sued Comcast for responsibility of accident damage to their vehicle more than one year ago in South Philadelphia have settled their litigation with the telecommunications giant.

Parents of University of Pennsylvania student who committed suicide sue school, say officials ignored warning signs

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania is facing a lawsuit from the parents of a student at its Wharton School of Business who committed suicide two years ago, which charges the university with not adequately responding to the young woman’s repeated pleas for help.