Nicholas Malfitano News

Settlement conference coming in case of consultant who suffered brain injury at Hatboro construction site

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 19, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a construction consultant who suffered a traumatic brain injury at a Hatboro construction site nearly four years ago has been listed for a settlement conference next month.

Philadelphia law firm sues NTSB, says withholding of crash investigation records constitutes FOIA violations

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 19, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia law firm has sued the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and alleged the government organization has illegally withheld information and evidence from families and loved ones of multiple crash accident victims, in violation of the Freedom of Information Act.

Pa. Supreme Court set to consider jurisdiction questions in pelvic mesh litigation

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 18, 2019

HARRISBURG – Pelvic mesh litigation in Philadelphia may now be greatly affected by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s choice to examine a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision pivotal to the issue of jurisdiction.

Litigation of boy hurt at Philadelphia Zoo playground headed to Philly courtroom this summer

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 18, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a Philadelphia couple whose son was allegedly injured on playground equipment at the Philadelphia Zoo will be headed to a city courtroom this summer.

German Shepherd dog attack case continues despite death of two of its defendants

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 18, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a local man arranging Christmas decorations outside his home in 2017, who alleged his neighbors’ German Shepherd dogs attacked and injured him without provocation, is headed to arbitration this summer – though two of the defendants are now believed to be deceased.

Philly woman says 3M, others contaminated groundwater, leading to husband's death

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 18, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia woman claims exposure to carcinogenic chemical agents found in local drinking water, supposedly contaminated by a number of corporate defendants including 3M, was the cause of her late husband’s death.

Lawsuit: Philly man's son suffered lead poisoning from harmful paint inhalation

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 16, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia man is suing a local realty company for allegedly not doing its due diligence to prevent poisoning that his minor son suffered as a result of exposure to lead-based paint in their rental apartment.

Excavation companies' negligence led to cyclist's broken arm and other injuries, suit says

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 16, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia cyclist is charging two road excavation companies with negligence, after an uneven patch of road led him to crash his bicycle and suffer both a broken arm and other disabling injuries.

Drexel University and City of Philadelphia blame each other for plaintiff's alleged fall

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 16, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A Delaware County couple says that an uneven sidewalk in University City injured the husband-plaintiff and sued both Drexel University and the City of Philadelphia for damages, while the defendants argue that not only are they insulated from litigation, but each blames the other for the subject incident.

Benjamin Franklin Parkway cyclist says City of Philadelphia's negligence led to his accident, injuries

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 12, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A cyclist allegedly injured by an “obstruction” meant to protect wires and hoses on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia has sued the City, believing it was negligent in placing that equipment there and causing his injuries.

Defective attic ladder from Lowe's causes man's torn quad, lawsuit says

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 12, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A Michigan man is suing each of the entities he and his spouse believe are responsible for an attic ladder accident, which he says caused him to suffer severe leg injuries, including a severed quadriceps tendon.

Class action against Glen Mills Schools seeks $10M for alleged abuse of students

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 12, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Juvenile Law Center, Education Law Center and Philadelphia law firm Dechert announced the filing of a $10 million class action lawsuit against Glen Mills Schools on Thursday, concerning allegations of abuse and educational neglect hundreds of its students suffered at the hands of facility staff, as well as a lack of oversight from education authorities.

Venue fight over widow's case surrounding her poisoned train repairman husband to be decided in May

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 11, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a widow of a locomotive repairman for Conrail and CSX Transportation who claims those companies did not abide by both the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) and Locomotive Inspection Act (LIA) by not protecting her deceased husband from harmful substances will see its chosen venue determined in May.

Sherwin-Williams says private lawyers hired by Pa. counties want money, not justice

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 11, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Sherwin-Williams says a public nuisance lawsuit over lead paint by Delaware County has been tainted by the county’s attorneys having a financial stake in its outcome, and should be dismissed for violating its due process rights.

Probation officer loses wrongful termination case; He was golfing on the job

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 10, 2019

HARRISBURG – Clarion County was within its rights to fire a Juvenile Probation Officer caught golfing on the job and did not illegally terminate him through reasons of age discrimination, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania recently decided.

Lawsuit over allegedly faulty Dodge Charger that crashed is sent to arbitration for next week

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 10, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a Bensalem man suing Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and claiming a faulty Dodge Charger he rented malfunctioned on the highway and crashed is headed to arbitration next week.

Arbitration hearing upcoming for woman who allegedly suffered spinal injuries in fall at H&M store

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 10, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – An arbitration hearing has been slated in the case of an H&M customer who allegedly suffered spinal injuries in an accident at their Upper Darby store location and sued the retailer in a Philadelphia court.

Football player, suing NCAA over his Lou Gehrig's disease, gets September trial date in Philadelphia

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 10, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a former college football linebacker who launched legal action against the NCAA, charging the governing sports body’s alleged negligence in not informing him of the dangers of repeated head trauma led him to develop Lou Gehrig’s disease, is soon coming to a Philadelphia courtroom.

Walgreen, Kroger Co. have antitrust suit over Remicade against Johnson & Johnson dismissed

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 10, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Two drug store operators who sued pharmaceutical companies Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Biotech - citing alleged antitrust violations, conspiracy and unfair competition - have had their suit dismissed through summary judgment.

Pizzeria says lawsuit filed against it by DUI accident victim shouldn't be heard in Philly

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 5, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A Norristown man is pursuing legal action in Philadelphia against the intoxicated motorist who struck him with his vehicle and the restaurant that allegedly overserved alcohol to the driver, while the restaurant believes the case should instead be heard in Montgomery County.

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