Nicholas Malfitano News

Plaintiff's attorney withdraws from case against SEPTA after 'obstacles and legal issues' arise

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 10, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – "Obstacles and legal issues” have caused an attorney representing a Philadelphia man suing the Southeastern Philadelphia Transportation Authority (SEPTA) to petition the court for relief of that duty.

Car wreck plaintiff decides to represent himself

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 10, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff suing another party involved in a motor vehicle accident plans to represent himself pro se in further proceedings related to his case.

Counsel for plaintiff suing over fall at Philadelphia community center withdrawing from case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 10, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia man suing a pair of management service companies and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for a fall sustained in a city community center will need to seek new counsel.

Estate of late plaintiff loses case alleging $300K promissory note was forged

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 10, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge recently granted summary judgment against a Philadelphia marine supply company that believed a promissory note and related mortgage were fraudulently secured.

Nationwide attorney to be deposed in case over ownership of property at Philadelphia Mills Mall

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 9, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – Recently, a federal judge ruled an attorney for Nationwide must testify in a lawsuit in which it alleges a corporation breached its agreement to purchase property at Philadelphia Mills Mall, which was once known as Franklin Mills Mall.

Philadelphia Housing Authority survives lawsuit filed by woman it paid $500 per month for rent

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 9, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – On Thursday, a federal appeals court affirmed the verdict of a Philadelphia federal court by dismissing a due process claim brought by a former Section 8 housing resident.

Third Circuit rules against class of drivers seeking overtime pay

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 9, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – On May 12, a federal appeals court affirmed a lower court’s decision in a class action lawsuit that prevents drivers for a West Chester-based charter bus company from being eligible for overtime compensation pay.

Expert witness in fatal car crash case can't testify to health of driver's eyes

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 5, 2015

ALLENTOWN – This week, a federal judge stated an optometrist called as an expert witness in a negligence case surrounding a fatal motor vehicle accident in 2012 must keep her testimony within the strict confines of her medical expertise.

Judge dismisses bad faith claim against State Farm

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 5, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A major insurance provider had its motion to dismiss a claim of acting in bad faith towards a policy holder who sustained serious injuries in 2012 motor vehicle accident granted in federal court last week.

AOL dismissed from $22M case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 5, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – Per a federal judge, America Online (AOL) was dismissed as a party to a lawsuit filed against one of its subsidiaries by a business group that sought to create a joint venture with that same subsidiary prior to AOL acquiring it.

Philadelphia wins judgment in case brought by fired police officer facing criminal charge

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 5, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge has granted a motion for partial summary judgment in favor of the City of Philadelphia, and against a former Philadelphia police sergeant arrested and terminated for conduct unbecoming of an officer.

Judge won't dismiss former employee's case against Valley Day School

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 4, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – The former longtime finance director of a local school for special needs students had most of the claims levied against his ex-employer survive a defense motion to dismiss in federal court.

Judge finds no reason slip-and-fall suit against NYC McDonald's should be heard in Philly

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 4, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – Because of a lack of personal jurisdiction, a lawsuit brought by a Pennsylvania couple against a McDonald’s location in New York City has been dismissed by a Philadelphia federal judge.

Judge limits recovery in class action against Rite Aid to actual damages

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 4, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia federal judge has dismissed a portion of a class action lawsuit filed against Rite Aid over its practice of conducting background screenings on new hires.

Partner's exit from NFL concussion plaintiffs firm leads to lawsuit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 4, 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – On May 26, a former partner in a law firm that played a key role in the NFL concussion lawsuit in Philadelphia federal court has sued his former firm, alleging it owes him millions of dollars in compensation.

Attorney withdrawing from case against strip club, cites disagreement over case strategy with plaintiff

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 3, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A man who claims he was injured in a fall in a local gentleman’s club may need to seek new representation, after his attorney motioned to withdraw his appearance from the litigation.

Defendants want slip-and-fall case heard in Delaware County

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 3, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – Defendants accused of negligence in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas have requested an evidentiary hearing to determine if that court is the proper venue to hear their case.

Trucker who fell on ice at plant asked to prove why case should be heard in Philadelphia

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 3, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A trucker allegedly injured in a fall at an energy plant will have to show why his case should be heard in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

Cleaning company sued over slip, says plaintiff filed it in the wrong court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 3, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A Reading couple have sued a pair of commercial cleaning and sanitation companies for negligence after the wife allegedly slipped on a wet floor in the course of her work duties.

Defendants in slip-and-falls suits say they weren't properly noticed, object to 'recklessness' charge

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 3, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – Separate negligence lawsuits filed against Philadelphia condominium management companies will be the subject of a hearing to ascertain whether the defendants were improperly served, according to court records.

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