Nicholas Malfitano News

Arbitration scheduled as woman seeks coverage for wind, water damage from Farmers

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 24, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Arbitration proceedings have been scheduled for a matter involving a North Wales plaintiff who claimed Farmers Insurance failed to insure her for losses due to wind and water damage at her property.

Bucks County groundwater contaminated thanks to 3M, lawsuits claim

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 24, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Bucks County woman is one of more than a dozen plaintiffs alleging exposure to carcinogenic chemical agents found in local drinking water and supposedly contaminated by a number of corporate defendants, including 3M.

Arbitration ready for man suing over wall that he says fell on him in his apartment

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 23, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – An arbitration hearing has been scheduled in the action of an apartment tenant who sued a quartet of real estate defendants for damages in claiming that a deteriorated wall in his residence collapsed on and injured him.

Judge dismisses lawsuit of busboy who said he was extorted in the amount of $15

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 23, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A state court judge dismissed litigation from a Philadelphia’s restaurant’s table busser who alleged he was threatened and extorted by one of his co-workers, a hostess.

Daughter of woman killed in car crash seeks distribution of nearly $350K in settlement proceeds

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 23, 2018

MEDIA – The daughter of a woman killed in a motor vehicle accident in March of this year has petitioned the Orphans Court of Delaware County to distribute nearly $350,000 in wrongful death and survival proceeds, as the administrator of her mother’s estate.

Michigan steelworker is burned when flame-prevention jacket leaks oxygen, suit states; Defendant wonders why case is filed in Philadelphia

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 22, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Michigan man claims he was left unprotected by a fire-protection jacket when removing steel, and was severely burned by an oxygen leak which he says was due to the manufacturer’s alleged negligence.

Lawsuit claims tasering by Philadelphia police caused man's heart attack, brain injuries

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 22, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A lawsuit filed by a Philadelphia man claims he barely survived an encounter with Philadelphia police officers who allegedly used excessive force on him and caused him to suffer both near-fatal cardiac arrest and permanent brain injuries.

Horizon House whistleblower says she was fired for reporting wrongdoing

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 22, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A former operations director for a nonprofit group tasked with assisting the homeless, disabled and mentally challenged claims she was unlawfully fired from the organization after reporting alleged financial mismanagement.

Flight attendant says she was severely injured by passing Jamba Juice cart inside Philly International Airport

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A flight attendant who alleges she was barreled over by a juice store’s supply cart and seriously injured inside Philadelphia International Airport, is now pursuing damages against the company to which the store belongs.

John Deere: Philadelphia lawsuit over crushed leg is an example of forum-shopping

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The estate representative of a man allegedly crushed by a John Deere-brand front end loader is seeking legal damages as compensation for the leg and spinal injuries he suffered in that accident.

Lawsuit: Man sues for damages after breaking arm and ribs in golf cart accident

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A man who allegedly sustained a broken arm and ribs while riding in a golf cart on the Juniata Golf Course in North Philadelphia claims the club was negligent in creating the conditions that caused the accident.

Attorney didn't pursue slip-and-fall before statute of limitations expired, says Delco woman in legal malpractice lawsuit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Delaware County woman alleges her former attorney committed professional malpractice by not timely prosecuting a premises liability complaint on her behalf, before the relevant statute of limitations expired.

Man says e-cigarette battery ignited in his pants pocket without warning and burned him

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A man who says he was scorched when the power source of his electronic cigarettes, a lithium battery, ignited in his pants pocket without warning has filed a lawsuit against the battery’s manufacturer.

Man says Center City hotel booted him because of epilepsy, service dog

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – An epileptic plaintiff alleges he was refused booking at a hotel in Center City, Philadelphia due to his disability and the presence of his needed service dog, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Rider sues after SEPTA bus he was riding fell into road's construction hole

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A local man has initiated legal action against the City of Philadelphia, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation (DOT), after he was injured when the bus he was riding fell into a construction hole.

Drunk bar patron who allegedly fell and sustained skull injuries sues Camden, N.J., bar for overserving him

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A New Jersey man who suffered severe skull injuries in a fall at a Camden bar says the establishment overserved him and caused his accident to occur.

Lawsuit: Boys, ages 6 and 8, were sexually abused at their Philadelphia foster home

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia man has launched legal action on behalf of two young boys, ages 6 and 8 years old, against a pair of children’s agencies and a woman serving as a foster parent, claiming the defendants’ collective negligence allowed for the boys to be sexually abused by the foster parent’s grandson.

Plumber says he was exposed to diseases while working on pipe connected to UPenn laboratory

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 16, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A plumber is suing the University of Pennsylvania after he claims a pipe he was working on, which was connected to a campus laboratory, potentially exposed him to a host of blood-borne pathogenic diseases.

Torch cutter at Alcoa gets burned, sues maker of protective garment

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 16, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A man employed as a torch cutter is suing Aramark and its subsidiaries for allegedly manufacturing and distributing a protective garment that he claims failed to protect him from second and third-degree burns he sustained on the job.

Court date set for woman who claims she was assaulted by Family Dollar employees

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 16, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a Philadelphia woman who alleges she was severely beaten and assaulted by the employees of a local Family Dollar store is on its way to trial in a Philadelphia courtroom next winter.

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