Nicholas Malfitano News

Wrongful death lawsuit filed by widow of man ran over and dragged to death by flatbed trailer truck

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 29, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The widow of a man killed when he was run over by a truck in a gas station parking lot, dragged and dismembered is pursuing damages against the entities she argues are responsible for her husband’s tragic death, who are attempting to avail themselves of liability and have the case venue switched.

Case conference rescheduled for lawsuit brought by epileptic man claiming hotel discriminated against him

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 29, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A case management conference has been rescheduled for litigation involving a plaintiff who claimed he was refused booking at a Philadelphia hotel due to his epilepsy and the presence of his service dog, allegedly violating of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Philly nightclub claims stabbing victim has not established 'reckless' conduct

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 29, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A nightclub customer has launched legal action against the establishment, its security company and a bouncer who allegedly stabbed him in an altercation outside the nightclub nearly two years ago.

N.J. driver says she was pulled over and had her car unlawfully impounded by Philly police officer

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 29, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A New Jersey motorist claims she was unlawfully detained and that her vehicle was wrongly confiscated by a member of the Philadelphia Police Department, while driving in West Philadelphia two years ago.

Wrongful death lawsuits filed against Canadian flight school, manufacturers and FAA in 2016 plane crash

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 21, 2018

HARRISBURG – A combined pair of multimillion-dollar lawsuits have been filed in Pennsylvania federal court revolving around a fatal plane crash in October 2016, charging a Canadian flight school, a North Carolina airplane component manufacturer and the Federal Aviation Administration with negligence in failing to prevent the accident.

Muslim photographer sues Pa. House's GOP Caucus, claims he was discriminated against and fired

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 21, 2018

HARRISBURG – A former employee of the State House of Representatives’ Republican Caucus is suing the body for discrimination, unlawful termination and retaliation, claiming he received prejudicial treatment for his practice of the Islamic faith.

A dozen more come forward with lawsuits against Catholic Church over Pennsylvania sexual abuse scandal

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 20, 2018

PITTSBURGH – As the fallout from Pennsylvania’s clergy abuse scandal and the state grand jury report continues, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, its Bishop David A. Zubik and Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl are the targets of a dozen new fraud-based lawsuits filed in the previous week.

Sysco Philadelphia looks to recoup default judgment against BBQ restaurant

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia food services company is actively seeking a default judgment to be levied against a barbecue restaurant that formerly operated in Honey Brook, alleging it committed breach of contract.

Litigation funder seeks to compel arbitration with another NFL Concussion Settlement recipient

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A litigation funder who had previously been denied its move to compel arbitration with an ex-pro football player set to receive proceeds from the NFL’s Concussion Litigation, is now taking another kick at that field goal.

Dispute brewing between Philly law firm and Starbucks that supposedly flooded its basement

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – In recent litigation, a Philadelphia law firm is saying the Starbucks coffee shop located in its building has not spilled the beans, but rather, a flood of water that damaged its basement storage room.

Plaintiff settles case filed after dog attack that resembled a "horror movie"

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia man who launched legal action after a “horror movie-like incident” where his dog was allegedly attacked by a pair of pit bulls recently settled the case.

Mail carrier sues apartment complex and resident for assault; Complex denies responsibility

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 16, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A mail carrier allegedly assaulted at the Rittenhouse Claridge apartments two years ago has sued both the residential complex and her assailant, while the complex believes sole liability for the incident lies with the assailant.

Conflict ensues over venue in case of plaintiff who lost right leg in scrap metal plant machine

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 16, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Parties on opposite sides of a case involving a plaintiff claiming to have lost his right leg in an accident at a Berks County scrap metal plant are arguing over the proper venue for the case.

Penthouse customer claims its staff beat him and broke his jaw in brutal assault

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 16, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A gentleman’s club patron claims he was brutally assaulted by the club’s staff, who allegedly attacked him without provocation and left him bloody and beaten outside with a broken jaw.

Plaintiff wants default judgment in lawsuit against alleged assailants, Benny the Bum's Crab House

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff who was allegedly assaulted in a Northeast Philadelphia restaurant is seeking a default judgment to be entered against the defendants for not filing a response to his lawsuit within the allotted time.

Case of SEPTA employee who allegedly suffered spinal injuries lifting generator headed for arbitration

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) employee who claimed being required to lift an unsafe generator caused him to suffer both herniated discs and spinal injuries last year, has been slated for arbitration proceedings next winter.

Philly mom alleges her kids were poisoned by lead and suffered brain damage due to landlords' non-compliance

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A local woman is suing her landlord and property management company for negligence, holding them personally responsible for renting an uninhabitable property and the lead poisoning of her two young children.

SEPTA argues it is not negligent for passenger whose head and neck were caught in elevated train doors

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) recently countered that it was not contributorily negligent in response to a filed complaint from a passenger whose head and neck were trapped in the doors of an elevated line train last year.

Braddock company says it's not liable for death of kayaker allegedly sucked underneath barges on the Monongahela

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 15, 2018

PITTSBURGH – A materials handling company is seeking to exonerate itself from liability, in a case in which one of its vessels is accused of causing the death of a kayaker on the Monongahela River in 2015.

Talc lawsuits come to Philadelphia; Plaintiffs around the country have scored massive verdicts

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Lawsuits alleging that Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder contained asbestos fibers that led female plaintiffs to develop cancer could be the latest legal trend with a track record of multimillion-dollar verdicts to make its way to the Philadelphia court system.

The Record Network