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Defense counsel motions to withdraw representation in Catholic charities accident action

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 6, 2015, 10:12am

Attorneys argue communication with their clients has been "difficult."

City, School District of Philadelphia may face sanctions in slip-and-fall action

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 6, 2015, 9:54am

Plaintiff's counsel argues defendants have failed to follow a June 3 court order compelling their cooperation with discovery requests.

Plaintiff counsel seeking confirmed delivery of $10K settlement in crash case

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 6, 2015, 9:47am

Defendants were directed to forward a check within 20 days of an Aug. 12 motion; the settlement still has not been paid.

Hearing slated on settlement in child care injury case

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 6, 2015, 9:41am

Judge Matthew D. Carafiello wants to know why a court order authorizing settlement for a mother and her daughter allegedly injured at an area child care facility hasn’t been followed.

Insurance provider seeking to intercede in contractor's ladder fall case

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 5, 2015, 11:02am

Frederick Mutual Insurance argues defendant Masterkey Construction Company is immune due to the Workers' Compensation Act.

Lack of cooperation and conflict of interest compel withdrawal, plaintiff counsel argues

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 5, 2015, 10:33am

Plaintiff counsel for a trucker injured in a refueling accident seeks to withdraw from the case, pointing to the spousal plaintiffs' divorce.

Delaware County may hear crash case that left motorcyclist with serious injuries

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 5, 2015, 10:14am

Lawsuit may be moved if the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas approves the defense’s motions for preliminary objections.

Paralyzed mason's accident lawsuit lacks jurisdiction, defense counsel says

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 5, 2015, 10:06am

Counsel for a concrete company and the equipment companies it utilized contend the January accident the lawsuit revolves around happened in New Jersey.

Pizza restaurant's attorneys seek dismissal, or transfer, of accident lawsuit

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 5, 2015, 9:54am

Lawsuit alleges shop driver was on the job when he struck a pedestrian.

Defense says Delaware-based negligence lawsuit has no place in Philadelphia

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 5, 2015, 9:36am

Plaintiff alleges she slipped and fell on wet tile inside of a Delaware Royal Farms store.

Debate over venue marks Devon trip-and-fall lawsuit

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 5, 2015, 9:32am

A hearing on the negligence case’s venue selection will be held in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas this week.

Defense counsel says crash suit belongs in Delaware County, plaintiff attorney says objection is untimely

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 2, 2015, 10:34am

Counsel for the defendants in a motor vehicle accident want the case moved to a more “proper” venue of Delaware County.

USGA moves for suit filed by injured U.S. Open spectator be sent to Delaware County

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 1, 2015, 10:41am

Counsel for the United States Golf Association (USGA), a local golf course and building contractors are seeking to have the lawsuit filed by an injured guest of the U.S. Open tournament two years ago transferred to Delaware County.

Amputee's case against Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom should be heard in Lehigh County, defense says

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 1, 2015, 10:38am

Allentown’s Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom water park and its contractors have petitioned to have a lawsuit resulting from a man’s leg being amputated moved to the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas.

Defense counsel seeks transfer of case alleging icy tumble at gymnastics school

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 1, 2015, 10:35am

A negligence lawsuit against a gymnastics school could be headed to Bucks County, if a defense motion in the case is successful

Condo, management, landscaping companies want suit sent to Delaware County

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 1, 2015, 10:25am

Three separate defense attorneys for a condominium complex, property management and landscaping companies accused of negligence are seeking to move a lawsuit filed against them to Bucks County.

Slip-and-fall plaintiff wants City of Philadelphia to pay settlement funds

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 1, 2015, 10:22am

A plaintiff who claims she fell on a Philadelphia sidewalk in 2012 is seeking to recover $3,000 she asserts the City agreed to pay her in a settlement reached in June.

Tire store argues for removal from property damage and seizure action

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 1, 2015, 10:18am

Following a prior approved continuance from the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, a petitioner who believes it was falsely named in a property damage suit has the chance to be stricken from the case.

After continuance delay, sanctions hearing set to proceed in trip-and-fall case against Philadelphia

Nicholas Malfitano Oct. 1, 2015, 10:11am

After a continuance granted last month, counsel for the City of Philadelphia have their opportunity to pursue a motion for sanctions against the plaintiff in a pending negligence litigation.

Commonwealth Court: State Farm wrong to terminate policy of customer previously guilty of underage drinking

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 28, 2015, 2:46pm

Per a Sept. 24 ruling from the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, a major insurance provider improperly terminated a vehicle policy for a client found guilty of underage consumption of alcohol.