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Comcast settles class action brought by former worker seeking overtime pay for $454K

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 14, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – On April 14, Comcast Corp. settled a class action lawsuit alleging the cable giant violated the Fair Labor Standards Act when it failed to pay overtime wages to a large number of employees at its Horsham location.

Lawsuit over fall at Sheraton parking garage set for arbitration

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 13, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia woman has sued the Sheraton Philadelphia Hotel and local parking garage management company for negligence over injuries she allegedly sustained in a fall nearly two years ago.

Parx Casino doesn't want lawsuit against it in Philadelphia; Plaintiff says it advertises as a 'Philly attraction'

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 13, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A man’s negligence lawsuit against a local casino and gaming establishment has launched a vigorous debate over the proper venue where the case is to be heard, according to court records.

Slip-and-fall against Martin's grocery store set for arbitration

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 13, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A woman who claims a fall she suffered in a Royersford grocery store left her with serious injuries has filed suit against the store chain in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, and it will soon be heard by an arbitrator.

Man who filed suit over falling debris at demolition site seeks payment of $25K settlement

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 13, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia man who claims he was injured by falling debris at an apartment complex where interior demolition was occurring is taking legal action to ensure he receives a promised settlement from the owner of the demolition company.

Pa. consumers face deadline to file claims under Advance America settlement

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 11, 2015

HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania consumers looking for restitution from payday lender Advance America have until Wednesday to mail in claims, said Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

Wife of officer loses claim for retaliation against Lower Saucon police chief

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 8, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A former Lower Saucon Township Council candidate had her claim for retaliation against the community’s police department and its chief, in response to her vocal opposition of a planned landfill expansion project, was dismissed by a federal court judge on April 29.

Judge rules for Philadelphia cop who shot man under influence of PCP

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 7, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – On April 30, a federal judge dismissed claims excessive and deadly force, assault and battery, wrongful death and a failure to properly train officers to respond to “mentally disturbed individuals,” against both the City of Philadelphia and Officer Thomas Dempsey.

Judge: Lukoil entitled to move on from bankrupt franchisee

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 7, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A struggling gas station franchise owner’s application for preliminary injunctive relief under the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act (PMPA) was denied in federal court last week.

Judge gives more time to notice class members of $320K Trumark settlement

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 5, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A motion to amend preliminary approval of a $320,000 class action settlement with Trumark Financial Credit Union was approved by a Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas judge last week.

Defense says wrong driver named in car wreck lawsuit, asking court for judgment

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 5, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – The alleged failure of a Philadelphia couple’s attorney to name the correct driver of a vehicle they claim struck them in a July 2012 car crash on I-76 West in Philadelphia has their Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas lawsuit in jeopardy.

Md. property owners say no one ever told them about eight-year-old arbitration award

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 5, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia property owners who reside in Maryland claim they were never notified of an eight-year old arbitration judgment entered against them for more than $47,000 in a negligence case in which they were the named defendants.

Notice of $25K arbitration judgment sent to wrong address, defendant claims

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 5, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia man who had a $25,000 arbitration judgment entered against him in December claims he wasn’t served with proper notice of the decision and has asked the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas to strike it.

Sidewalk trip-and-fall plaintiff doesn't want to give defendants access to medical, psychiatric records

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 5, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A man suing Subway, Comcast, Verizon and the City of Philadelphia over a sidewalk fall in November 2012 has filed a motion for reconsideration of a judge’s ruling that forces him to comply with a defense request for his medical and psychiatric care records.

Car wreck plaintiff wants second crack at arbitration after missing meeting

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 5, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – All parties involved in a motor vehicle accident case missed a December arbitration meeting intended to finalize a damages amount, which may result in the matter being going from the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas back to arbitration.

Former Downingtown High East soccer player's lawsuit against coach over head injury dismissed

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 4, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge has dismissed an Upper Uwchlan couple’s lawsuit filed against Downingtown High School East and its girls soccer coach Craig Reed over their daughter’s head injury.

George W. Hill corrections officer loses two of four claims in discrimination case

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 4, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – On April 20, a federal court judge dismissed allegations of race-based discrimination made by an African-American union leader and corrections guard employed at George W. Hill Correctional Facility in Thornton, but surviving are her claims of a hostile work environment and retaliation .

Judge denies Renaissance Hotel's motion for judgment in case of security guard who tripped

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 4, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A hotel’s motion for summary judgment against a security guard who was allegedly injured on its premises was recently denied by a federal judge.

Judge won't give discrimination plaintiff more time to prepare to depose GSK witnesses

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 1, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A woman who claims to have been forced to resign from her job due to both gender and age discrimination had a motion to change a scheduling order denied in federal court last week.

Judge won't dismiss lawsuit filed by former William Allen High student's lawsuit over alleged beating

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 1, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A Lehigh man’s lawsuit against four former fellow students he claimed beat him so severely it left him with both physical and mental injuries has survived a motion filed by the Allentown School District to dismiss claims against it of knowing and not reporting or acting on prior assaults made by the individuals who allegedly attacked the plaintiff.

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