PHILADELPHIA – A woman who suffered third-degree burns allegedly as a result of an electronic screen on her cordless telephone exploding has dropped her lawsuit against the phone’s manufacturer and retailer, Emerson Electronics and Rite Aid Pharmacy, respectively.
PHILADELPHIA – A Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) coach cleaner who filed a lawsuit against her employer for injuries she said she sustained in the course of her duties, has settled with the transportation entity.
PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff who alleged he was brutally beaten at a private New Year’s Eve party held at a Philadelphia museum almost four years ago has settled litigation against all parties he felt were responsible for his injuries.
PHILADELPHIA – A man allegedly stabbed at a restaurant in the Oak Lane neighborhood of Philadelphia and who sued the establishment for not maintaining a safe and secure premises or providing adequate security has certified a judgment of nearly $10,000 as to the garnishee in his action.
PHILADELPHIA – A local woman has settled her case with Dunkin’ Donuts, filed in the aftermath of her allegedly being burned by a cup of hot coffee she purchased at the drive-thru of one of the restaurant chain’s locations in North Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA – A famous Philadelphia ship, the Moshulu, must produce one of its representatives for deposition proceedings in a case filed by a woman claiming to have had her leg scalded and scarred by a space heater there 2 years ago.
PHILADELPHIA – American Premier Underwriters and Conrail have lost their bid to dismiss litigation filed by a former train car inspector who believes the multiple myeloma he contracted was the result of his former employer violating the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), by exposing him to toxic substances.
TRENTON, N.J. – Eight days of scientific expert witness testimony in a New Jersey federal court, centered on whether Johnson & Johnson’s talc-containing baby powder causes women to develop both ovarian cancer and mesothelioma, will conclude Wednesday and ultimately determine if 12,000 lawsuits on the subject move forward.
PHILADELPHIA – Litigation brought by a local roofing company pursuing both financial damages and a declaratory judgment to reinstate its insurance coverage and which claimed that defendants who were trusted to select proper insurance policies for it failed to do so, has concluded with a settlement.
PHILADELPHIA – A settlement has been reached in the case of a plaintiff who says she suffered spinal injuries and a crushed left foot when a box of picnic table umbrellas at a city grocery store toppled.
PHILADELPHIA – Litigation between a plaintiff who suffered an alleged incident of assault and battery at a Philadelphia Family Dollar store that caused her pregnancy complications and premature labor and the discount retailer along with each of its corporate entities, has been settled.
HARRISBURG – According to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and after a four-year-long court battle, the City of Pittsburgh has the ability and authority to mandate all of its employers to provide their employees with paid sick days.
PHILADELPHIA – A lawsuit brought against both ESPN and the National Football League that alleged safety violations were committed during the construction of a temporary stage has been remanded to a Philadelphia court.
PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff who alleged in Philadelphia state court that she suffered a broken right foot due to negligence on the part of a Chester County construction company and Philadelphia’s Drexel University has settled her case.
PHILADELPHIA – A settlement has been finalized by plaintiffs who alleged J.C. Penney and Simon Property Group acted negligently and recklessly, in permitting conditions that led to an injurious accident at the Franklin Mills Mall.
PHILADELPHIA – A Georgia man and Norfolk Southern Railway Company have mutually elected to discontinue litigation that alleges his contraction of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma was a proximate result of his work environment without prejudice.
PHILADELPHIA – A man said to be injured by a motorized and mechanized dock plate at a Giant grocery store and who sued the supermarket chain for liability connected to negligence-related injuries has settled his case.
PHILADELPHIA – Arbitrators have found in favor of a passenger whose head and neck were trapped in the doors of a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority elevated train line last year, to the tune of $25,000.
PHILADELPHIA – A lawsuit alleging the railroad companies that a deceased switchman worked for violated the Federal Employers Liability Act and Locomotive Inspection Act by failing to protect the decedent from exposure to toxic substances, may be transferred for reasons of improper venue.
PHILADELPHIA – The case of a New Jersey Transit train pipefitter who charged his employer with violating the Federal Employers Liability Act when it allegedly permitted conditions that gave him severe shoulder injuries has been settled, according to court records.