Nicholas Malfitano News

Search for forklift, last seen in Canada, could delay Philly lawsuit over alleged workplace injury

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 29, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – Issues of a missing forklift and the scheduling availability of future depositions may require a 90-day extension of the discovery period in a case of alleged negligence filed by a former forklift operator.

Negligence claim against Citibank dismissed from SEI Investments' lawsuit over $530K reimbursement

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 27, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A federal court partially ruled for Citibank on Tuesday, resulting in claims of negligence and indemnity made against it by a fund services company being dismissed.

More than $75K at stake in car wreck case, federal judge rules

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 27, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A Merion’s man motion to remand his personal injury lawsuit against an Illinois-based trucking company and related defendants back to state court was officially denied by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Wednesday.

Judge denies SEPTA's motion for judgment in discrimination case brought by ex-employee

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 27, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge has denied the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's motion for summary judgment in a case brought by a former employee who alleged he was subjected to racial discrimination from his supervisor.

Pocono school district says it shouldn't have to pay tuition for former student's private education

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 24, 2015

HARRISBURG – The Pocono Mountain School District is seeking to overturn a previous ruling made by a State Special Education Hearing Officer binding it to compensate tuition for a minor student’s private and parochial education after leaving the school district.

Broker at Morgan Stanley says she was fired in retaliation

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 24, 2015

HARRISBURG – A Carlisle woman’s lawsuit alleging health-based discrimination and retaliation against her former employer has been removed from state court to federal court.

Superior Court rules for crane company in asbestos case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 23, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – Friday, the state Superior Court affirmed an earlier ruling from the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, which had granted summary judgment for a former crane operator in a lawsuit brought by a man who claimed he developed lung cancer as a result of asbestos exposure at his workplace.

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.

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