Nicholas Malfitano News

Claims dismissed in case of plaintiff's daughter who broke arm at daycare

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 18, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Claims filed against a daycare center for injurious negligence in the case of a man whose daughter broke her arm at that same daycare, have been dismissed without prejudice, per a mutual agreement from all parties concerned.

Supreme Court considers overriding 2002 med-mal reform; Groups warn it could create another health care crisis

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 16, 2019

HARRISBURG – Venue guidelines governing medical malpractice litigation statewide which were brought into law through 2002’s Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error (MCARE) Act may be abandoned by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Civil Procedural Rules Committee.

Philly attorney, law firm counter Delco woman's claims of professional malpractice

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 14, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia attorney and his law firm argue that it did not commit professional malpractice in its representation of a Delaware County woman pursuing a premises liability complaint.

Widener University and City of Chester locked in court battle over parking meters

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 14, 2019

MEDIA – Widener University is suing the City of Chester, its Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland and individuals responsible for what it says is illegal placement of parking poles and meters on its property, believing it to be an ongoing form of trespass.

Status conference held in case of boys who were allegedly molested by foster parent's grandson

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 14, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A status conference takes place this week in the negligence-based case of two young Philadelphia boys, ages 6 and 8 years old, who were allegedly sexually abused by their foster parent’s grandson.

Commonwealth claims sovereign immunity from SEPTA bus passenger's injury lawsuit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 10, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation (DOT) is opposing a suit filed by a Philadelphia man after he was allegedly injured when the bus he was riding fell into a construction hole, alleging his claims are baseless and without merit.

Interventionist alleges he was repeatedly defamed online by competing recovery operation

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 10, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – An addiction intervention counselor has launched a defamation and libel lawsuit against another recovery operation, one of whose counselors have allegedly defamed him online repeatedly within the last year.

Dozens of chemical exposure cases in Lancaster face dismissal after lawyer thrown off of them by judge

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 10, 2019

LANCASTER – Though some Lancaster chemical exposure lawsuits against Armstrong World Industries are nearly a decade old, they are in jeopardy of being dismissed as early as today for failure to prosecute.

Ex-wife of former Chiefs player can't sue team over concussions

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 9, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge has ruled that the wife of a former Kansas City Chiefs football player cannot sue the team due to her failure to opt-out from participation as a class member in the multimillion-dollar NFL concussion litigation.

Case involving EMS service suing over unfiled unemployment fund documents is dismissed

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 9, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia-based paratransit services who say the state financially penalized them due to the alleged failure of a human resources firm to file unemployment compensation fund documents have seen their case dismissed.

Ownership of car dealership disputed in underlying action connected to $235K judgment

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 9, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A rule returnable meeting happening later this month will determine the result of an objection made to a sheriff’s determination by the owner of a used car dealership in Northeast Philadelphia – one unable to strike a $235,000 judgment against him earlier this year, from a suit filed by a plaintiff injured on his business property.

Lawsuit: Rev. William Yockey, named in grand jury report, molested Connellsville man in 1981-1982

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 8, 2019

PITTSBURGH – Reverend William B. Yockey, one of the accused predator priests whose names were listed in a grand jury report that alleges decades of protection for pedophiles working for the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania was allegedly responsible for molesting a Connellsville man when he was a teenager, according to new litigation filed in Pittsburgh.

Electrocuted contractor's pre-complaint discovery requests criticized by defense as 'overly broad'

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 7, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Counsel for defendants listed in an action where a contractor who suffered an electric shock renovating a break room in Home Depot have called his requests for pre-complaint discovery “overly broad” and seek to have a protective order approved to preclude it.

Lawsuit alleging injured motorist's car fell into Philadelphia sinkhole is headed to arbitration

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 7, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Arbitration proceedings have been set for litigation initiated against the City of Philadelphia, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and its Department of Transportation by a motorist who claims to have been injured when her car fell into a sinkhole in Philadelphia.

Witnesses refute the alleged tale of a vulgar, orange-throwing neurologist

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 7, 2019

MEDIA – A Delaware County judge has stricken both several allegations and a claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress from a lawsuit leveled against a neurologist by a female patient, which charged him with bizarre allegations of sexual harassment.

Hearing scheduled between HIV/AIDS nonprofit and singer Kelly Price

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 3, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Arbitration proceedings have been scheduled for a matter involving an HIV/AIDS nonprofit who claims an Atlanta-based singer it paid an advance to perform at one of its gala events wasn’t able to attend and didn’t refund the advance she received.

Philly man alleges contractors' inadequate work plans caused damage to his adjacent property

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 3, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia man says that construction contractors who engaged in demolition and building work at a location adjacent to his did so with improperly-prepared plans, which resulted in damage to the basement, exterior and interior walls of his own property, in a recent lawsuit.

Trump jokes involved in Philly line cook's sexual harassment case against restaurant

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 2, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A former line cook at a Philadelphia restaurant claims in a lawsuit that she was fired by her bosses, after reporting several months’ worth of sexually harassing behavior directed towards her in the workplace.

Suit states construction company's negligence led plaintiff to be struck on the head with metal support beam

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 2, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A New Jersey woman who says she was struck by a metal support beam at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and seriously injured now charges a Delaware County construction company with negligence for allegedly creating that unsafe condition, a claim the company denies.

Lawsuit: Requesting Workers' Comp after sustaining workplace injury led office manager to be fired

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 2, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The ex-office manager for a Philadelphia doctor’s office claims she was unlawfully terminated for requesting workers’ compensation benefits in response to a workplace injury she suffered last year.

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