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Plaintiffs allege transmission difficulties in GM vehicle are in violation of federal and state laws

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 10, 2017, 9:39am

PHILADELPHIA – General Motors has been by plaintiffs who believe the vehicle they were sold was saddled with a number of mechanical defects to its transmission.

Lawsuit: Philly, N.Y. developer liable for plaintiff's negligence-related knee injuries

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 10, 2017, 9:38am

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia tenant has alleged her back and knee injuries are the result of negligence on the part of a property owner with ties in both Philadelphia and New York City.

Policyholder says Travelers Companies insurance did not pay benefits, in spite of suffering storm and smoke damage

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 10, 2017, 9:35am

PHILADELPHIA – A Travelers Companies policyholder alleges the company did not provide coverage benefits according to the terms of the policy when the plaintiffs suffered storm, windstorm and smoke-related damages to their property.

Former trackman, welder claims rail companies did not abide by FELA

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 10, 2017, 9:34am

PHILADELPHIA – An Indiana plaintiff alleges Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) and CSX Transportation, Inc. have violated the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), by not providing him with a safe work environment over the course of a near 40-year career.

Indiana, Pennsylvania defendants face civil charges in defective RV lawsuit

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 10, 2017, 9:33am

PHILADELPHIA – An Indiana-based recreational vehicle (RV) manufacturer and a Hatfield-based RV dealer face charges of violating state and federal commercial sale laws, from a plaintiff who believes the vehicle he was sold contained several mechanical non-conformities.

Allstate clients say company didn't provide coverage after property was damaged

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 10, 2017, 9:33am

PHILADELPHIA – Plaintiffs who possessed an insurance policy from Allstate claim the company didn’t follow through on its coverage agreement after their property sustained an unspecified loss.

Electric company claims debtors trying to escape $283K services bill

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 10, 2017, 9:24am

PHILADELPHIA – An electrical company is seeking the enforcement of a default judgment against a group of its debtors that it claims redirected funds for the express purpose of escaping the judgment in excess of $283,000.

Roofing company claims client didn't compensate it for $21K of services rendered

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 10, 2017, 9:23am

PHILADELPHIA – A local roofing company believes one of its clients has breached its contract and unjustly enriched himself in excess of $21,000, for allegedly accepting the performance of roofing services without compensating the company.

Signalman's fatal colon cancer due to employers exposing him to toxic substances, suit alleges

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 10, 2017, 9:23am

PHILADELPHIA – The estate of a former signalman for both Conrail and Amtrak says those companies violated the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) by exposing him to toxic substances and causing him to contract a fatal case of colon cancer.

Reinholds plaintiffs set to litigate against Ford Motor Company, dealers for vehicle's alleged defects

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 10, 2017, 9:18am

PHILADELPHIA – Ford Motor Company is the subject of litigation from a pair of plaintiffs who allege a defective automobile they purchased is a cause of action for the supposed violation of both federal and state laws.

Parents of boy allegedly injured on inflatable water slide file lawsuit against entertainment company

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 10, 2017, 9:17am

PHILADELPHIA – The parents of a young boy allegedly injured on an inflatable water slide while attending a birthday party have initiated legal action against the company responsible for the slide’s operation and maintenance.

Former railway chemist says toxic substance exposure caused his kidney cancer and lung blood clots

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 10, 2017, 9:15am

PHILADELPHIA – A former chemist for Conrail and CSX Transportation believes his development of kidney disease, multiple myeloma and pulmonary emboli are the result of his being exposed to harmful substances in the course of his work.

City of Philadelphia sues U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions over grant program restrictions

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 29, 2017, 10:06am

PHILADELPHIA – In response to the Trump Administration imposing new conditions on cities seeking to obtain criminal justice grant funding, the City of Philadelphia has sued U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in federal court.

Wiz Khalifa sued by 16 plaintiffs who allegedly fell at N.J. concert

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 29, 2017, 10:05am

PHILADELPHIA – Sixteen plaintiffs allegedly injured in the collapse of a railing at a concert featuring rap music stars Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg in nearby Camden, N.J. in August 2016 are pursuing damages against concert promoter Live Nation National Event Service and Khalifa himself.

Guests of Hampton Inn claim they were attacked by bed bugs while on vacation

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 29, 2017, 10:01am

PHILADELPHIA – A Pennsylvania family who were guests of a Hampton Inn hotel in Warwick, R.I., this summer claim they were injured and their personal property permanently damaged after being attacked and bitten by bed bugs.

Philadelphia couple alleging malpractice in daughter's birth want to discontinue suit

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 29, 2017, 9:55am

A Philadelphia couple whose minor daughter suffered birth defects allegedly as a result of medical malpractice has asked to discontinue their case against the physician and hospital system involved.

Parents of fatal accident victim charge Department of Transportation negligently designed intersection

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 29, 2017, 9:51am

LANCASTER – A Lancaster County couple believe the death of their adult son three years ago as a result of a motor vehicle accident and subsequent medical complications was the fault of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

'Hugging therapy' doctor sues Huffington Post for defamation in Philly court even though she lives in Egypt

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 29, 2017, 9:48am

PHILADELPHIA – An Egyptian doctor and practitioner of feng shui has sued The Huffington Post, believing the online news agency libeled and defamed her through an article it published on its Arabic satellite website in September 2016.

Plaintiff attorneys cite new medical evidence in motion for Xarelto federal bellwether case retrial

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 28, 2017, 10:58am

JACKSON, Miss. – Plaintiff attorneys from the most recently-decided bellwether case in the federal multi-district litigation surrounding blood thinner drug Xarelto have filed a motion seeking a retrial, believing newly-released medical evidence contradicted the case's courtroom testimony and would have swayed the jury to find for their clients.

Plaintiff in dismissed case felt PECO warning him about shutting off electricity warranted $100 million in damages

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 28, 2017, 9:46am

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia federal court has rejected the case of a man who said PECO warning him about a shut-off in electric service warranted $100 million in damages.