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Wrongful death settlement with Broomall nursing home worth $90K

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 11, 2018

MEDIA – A filing in a wrongful death and survival proceeding subsequent to a fatal fall in a Broomall nursing facility asks that a settlement of $90,000 be approved by a Delaware County court.

Three more plaintiffs allege Invokana makers failed to warn them of increased risk for amputations

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A trio of new lawsuits joins others recently filed taking aim at Johnson & Johnson’s Invokana medication for Type 2 diabetes, claiming the company failed to warn its users that the medicine put them at increased risk for amputations they suffered as a result of taking the drug.

Injury lawsuit of man whose leg was mutilated in winding machine sent to Lancaster County court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A lawsuit filed by a man whose leg allegedly was struck by and ripped into the rotating blades of a package winding machine on the job has been transferred to the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas.

Groups don't want Pa. Supreme Court to create Fair Share Act exception for asbestos lawsuits

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 10, 2018

HARRISBURG – Business and legal reform groups are calling on the state Supreme Court to uphold a specific application of a law that governs how defendants split the check when a plaintiff verdict comes in - opposing a so-called "carve-out" that would keep the law from applying to asbestos cases..

Lawsuit: Plane filled with carbon monoxide and 'wet sock' smell, causing pilot to pass out

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 7, 2018

PITTSBURGH – A pilot for a California airline says he finds himself grounded by not receiving medical clearance to return to his job, due to medical complications resulting from negligent, prolonged carbon monoxide exposure in the planes he was flying.

Paoli Hospital alleged assault victim withdraws claims against doctor, practice defendants

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 7, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The alleged victim in an assault and battery incident that allegedly took place at Paoli Hospital earlier this year recently withdrew her claims without prejudice.

Philly plaza defendants facing allegations of negligence for failing to stop gang assault last year

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A woman who asserts she was assaulted and beaten by a group of attackers at The Schmidt’s Commons in Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties neighborhood more than a year ago has brought legal action in response to that event.

Property management companies facing lawsuit after plaintiff allegedly struck with loose kitchen cabinet

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff struck and injured by a loose kitchen cabinet has initiated litigation against the property management entities responsible for maintaining the residence.

Philly Sheraton Hotel denies dangerous condition led to ceiling material falling on guests

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Lawyers for the Sheraton Hotel in Philadelphia have denied a dangerous condition existed on the premises that a Broomall couple say caused them to be injured by falling drywall and building material more than two years ago.

Parents of young man shot and killed outside Philly social club claim its negligence led to the tragedy

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The parents of a young man killed in an altercation at an area social club two years ago are taking legal action against the club for its alleged vicarious negligence, which one of the defendants maintains is a baseless claim.

Pa. Supreme Court: Names of accused are permanently redacted from Catholic Church sexual abuse grand jury report

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 5, 2018

HARRISBURG – The identities of clergy members accused of committing sexual abuse against children and teenagers in August’s state grand jury report detailing such abuse statewide in the Catholic Church will remain redacted, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has decided.

Philadelphia lands at No. 6 on American Tort Reform Association's annual “Judicial Hellholes” report

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 4, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The City of Brotherly Love may have added its first Super Bowl trophy to its list of accolades this year, but a second distinction Philadelphia received in 2018 was another prominent placement on the American Tort Reform Association’s annual list of “Judicial Hellholes.”

Action against Radisson Hotel and Valley Forge Convention Center dismissed through Judgment of Non Pros

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 3, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – According to Court records, a lawsuit initiated by a Philadelphia woman versus the Radisson Hotel and Valley Forge Convention Center in King of Prussia was dismissed for a failure to prosecute.

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.

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