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Third Circuit: Insurance company didn't prove defamation claim over lowered credit rating

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 23, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – On April 8, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed a lower court ruling by finding a Wayne insurance provider did not present necessary evidence warranting a new trial in its defamation claim against a New Jersey-based insurance rating agency.

Pa. couple file suit in Philadelphia over slip-and-fall at NYC McDonald's

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 23, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A Washington Crossing couple have filed a negligence lawsuit against a McDonald’s restaurant in New York City and its operating company in Connecticut for injuries suffered in an alleged fall at the restaurant in November 2012.

Chester man imprisoned for crime he didn't commit has several claims dismissed

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 22, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A Chester man who claims he unjustly spent five weeks in jail and alleged his alibi wasn't investigated properly had many of his claims dismissed in federal court on Friday.

Longshoreman files suit over alleged fall from ladder during break

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 21, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia couple have filed suit against a Netherlands-based shipping company they say was negligent in securing a steel ladder on one of its vessels, which allegedly caused the husband to fall and suffer permanent injuries to his chest and spine in the course of his work duties.

Feds, Virginia allege Worcester contractor contaminated waterways

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 21, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – The United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia have filed litigation against a contractor and materials producer they allege contaminated waterways in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia during the course of its construction activities between 2004 and 2006.

Third Circuit rules for Philadelphia officers in 'tragic' case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 21, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A November 2013 decision granting summary judgment to the City of Philadelphia and two Philadelphia police officers accused of preventing life-saving medical treatment was recently upheld.

Aetna suit against lab, sales company seeks tens of millions of dollars in damages

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 20, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – Aetna is suing both a clinical laboratory and sales company it says led the company to pay out numerous fraudulent health insurance claims and is seeking to recover “tens of millions” in monetary damages in the process.

Woman files suit over alleged fall, broken hip at Sheraton Bucks County

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 20, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A Levittown woman has filed a negligence lawsuit against two major resort companies for an alleged fall suffered at the Sheraton Bucks County hotel in Langhorne last year, which she claims left her with severe and permanent injuries to both her hip and right arm.

Former employee loses class action suit asking for overtime pay against Family Dollar

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 16, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A January 2014 decision by a federal court granting summary judgment for Family Dollar in an ex-employee’s class action lawsuit was upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on April 9.

Third Circuit won't apply Dodd-Frank retroactively, dismisses whistleblower's FCA suit against J&J subsidiary

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 16, 2015

PHILADELPHIA –  A federal appeals court has affirmed a prior decision that dismissed the retaliation claim made by a former employee against Animas Corporation and Johnson & Johnson.

Former Nelson Brown attorney alleges wrongful termination

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 16, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia attorney is alleging her former employer discriminated against her based on gender and fired her over complaints of a hostile work environment and gender harassment that she levied against the company.

Rite Aid files antitrust claim against maker of acne drug

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 16, 2015

SCRANTON – Rite Aid Corp. is claiming Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp., the manufacturer of acne treatment drug Solodyn, filed improper petitions and arranged unlawful agreements with their competitors to keep generic versions of Solodyn from reaching the market.

Wells Fargo granted dismissal of most claims in lawsuit blaming it for $400K in forged checks

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 14, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – The estate of a woman who blamed Wells Fargo for nearly $400,000 in forged checks that were drawn through an account in her name in the four years preceding her death has had those claims partially dismissed in federal court.

Lawsuit filed over child's alleged fall from rock wall at Get Air King of Prussia

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 13, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - A Haverford woman has filed a lawsuit against a Utah-based recreation/party company she claims negligently operated its “Ninja Course” activity at its King of Prussia location, resulting in a minor under her guardianship suffering a broken leg.

Landscaper says he fell through manhole at Marine training site

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 13, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - A Chester man is suing the United States Marine Corps and Ridley Township for negligence after a fall sustained at a Marine Corps Training Center allegedly left him with permanent leg, knee and spinal injuries.

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