Nicholas Malfitano News

Japanese chemical company says jurisdiction over it doesn't exist in wrongful death case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 3, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The spouse of a Berks County woman who died from complications related to beryllium disease is suing the manufacturing entities supposedly responsible for her chemical exposure, while one of them, a Japanese corporation, maintains it is not subject to legal jurisdiction in Pennsylvania.

Germantown fitness center claimed drowned man died as a result of his own negligence, opposes wrongful death lawsuit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 3, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The mother of a young man who drowned in a fitness center swimming pool in the Germantown section of Philadelphia last summer is now suing the center for charges of survival and wrongful death, though it claims the man’s death was the result of his own negligence.

EPA settles with West Chester home improvement company for alleged lead paint violations for $17.5K

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 3, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A West Chester-based home improvement company has been ordered to pay a $17,500 penalty in order to resolve alleged violations of the lead-based paint Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Cyclist's suit against SEPTA for failing to maintain safe bike paths looks to be dismissed by transport entity

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 30, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A local woman maintains that the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and its negligence in maintaining rails and street surfaces created an unsafe riding condition for cyclists and led to her injurious bike accident, while SEPTA sought dismissal of the formerly-unverified suit.

Amtrak wants to dismiss suit of its conductor who was injured when trying to activate train door override system

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 30, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A train conductor injured when forced to access override switches and levers needed to open the train’s doors open has initiated a Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)-based lawsuit against her employer Amtrak, who believes her claims are precluded through a number of avenues and should be dismissed.

Gay man claims he was fired in retaliation for reporting workplace discrimination at rehabilitation facility

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 30, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A gay man who worked at a local drug rehabilitation clinic alleges he was harassed about his sexual orientation on the job and after informing his superiors of the treatment in question, was then fired as a result.

Man assaulted at Schmidt's Commons sues plaza management entities for negligence

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 29, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A man claiming to have been assaulted and severely injured by a group of assailants at The Schmidt’s Commons in Northern Liberties is suing the entities he believes are responsible for failing to prevent or stop the altercation.

Wrongful death lawsuit filed by widow of man ran over and dragged to death by flatbed trailer truck

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 29, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The widow of a man killed when he was run over by a truck in a gas station parking lot, dragged and dismembered is pursuing damages against the entities she argues are responsible for her husband’s tragic death, who are attempting to avail themselves of liability and have the case venue switched.

Case conference rescheduled for lawsuit brought by epileptic man claiming hotel discriminated against him

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 29, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A case management conference has been rescheduled for litigation involving a plaintiff who claimed he was refused booking at a Philadelphia hotel due to his epilepsy and the presence of his service dog, allegedly violating of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Philly nightclub claims stabbing victim has not established 'reckless' conduct

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 29, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A nightclub customer has launched legal action against the establishment, its security company and a bouncer who allegedly stabbed him in an altercation outside the nightclub nearly two years ago.

N.J. driver says she was pulled over and had her car unlawfully impounded by Philly police officer

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 29, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A New Jersey motorist claims she was unlawfully detained and that her vehicle was wrongly confiscated by a member of the Philadelphia Police Department, while driving in West Philadelphia two years ago.

Wrongful death lawsuits filed against Canadian flight school, manufacturers and FAA in 2016 plane crash

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 21, 2018

HARRISBURG – A combined pair of multimillion-dollar lawsuits have been filed in Pennsylvania federal court revolving around a fatal plane crash in October 2016, charging a Canadian flight school, a North Carolina airplane component manufacturer and the Federal Aviation Administration with negligence in failing to prevent the accident.

Muslim photographer sues Pa. House's GOP Caucus, claims he was discriminated against and fired

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 21, 2018

HARRISBURG – A former employee of the State House of Representatives’ Republican Caucus is suing the body for discrimination, unlawful termination and retaliation, claiming he received prejudicial treatment for his practice of the Islamic faith.

A dozen more come forward with lawsuits against Catholic Church over Pennsylvania sexual abuse scandal

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 20, 2018

PITTSBURGH – As the fallout from Pennsylvania’s clergy abuse scandal and the state grand jury report continues, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, its Bishop David A. Zubik and Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl are the targets of a dozen new fraud-based lawsuits filed in the previous week.

Sysco Philadelphia looks to recoup default judgment against BBQ restaurant

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia food services company is actively seeking a default judgment to be levied against a barbecue restaurant that formerly operated in Honey Brook, alleging it committed breach of contract.

Litigation funder seeks to compel arbitration with another NFL Concussion Settlement recipient

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A litigation funder who had previously been denied its move to compel arbitration with an ex-pro football player set to receive proceeds from the NFL’s Concussion Litigation, is now taking another kick at that field goal.

Dispute brewing between Philly law firm and Starbucks that supposedly flooded its basement

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – In recent litigation, a Philadelphia law firm is saying the Starbucks coffee shop located in its building has not spilled the beans, but rather, a flood of water that damaged its basement storage room.

Plaintiff settles case filed after dog attack that resembled a "horror movie"

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia man who launched legal action after a “horror movie-like incident” where his dog was allegedly attacked by a pair of pit bulls recently settled the case.

Mail carrier sues apartment complex and resident for assault; Complex denies responsibility

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 16, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A mail carrier allegedly assaulted at the Rittenhouse Claridge apartments two years ago has sued both the residential complex and her assailant, while the complex believes sole liability for the incident lies with the assailant.

Conflict ensues over venue in case of plaintiff who lost right leg in scrap metal plant machine

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 16, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Parties on opposite sides of a case involving a plaintiff claiming to have lost his right leg in an accident at a Berks County scrap metal plant are arguing over the proper venue for the case.

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