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Dental firm fraud case continued until Oct. 19

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 24, 2015, 11:02am

Further proceedings in a fraud case have been continued until Oct. 19, per a decision from the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

Judge overrules preliminary objections from CVS Pharmacy

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 24, 2015, 10:57am

PHILADELPHIA – Preliminary objections raised by CVS Pharmacy in a slip-and-fall negligence action have been overruled by a Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas judge. Per a decision Monday from Judge Arnold L.

Philadelphia courts to close during Pope Francis' visit

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 23, 2015, 3:22pm

The opening of the City of Philadelphia to the World Meeting of Families Conference and the visiting Pope Francis has resulted in the temporary closure of the Philadelphia court system.

Various conflicts lead plaintiff counsel to withdraw from Philadelphia accident case

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 21, 2015, 12:29pm

Counsel for a car crash plaintiff is withdrawing his appearance over various conflicts with his client.

Attorney says plaintiff not cooperating

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 21, 2015, 12:27pm

The plaintiff’s attorney in a slip-and-fall lawsuit has filed a motion to withdraw their appearance, citing non-cooperation with his client.

Attorney says he cannot continue to represent alleged dog bite victim

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 21, 2015, 12:22pm

The counsel of record for a plaintiff in a dog bite negligence case has stated that they cannot continue to represent their client.

Attorney: Client went to bathroom during deposition, never came back

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 21, 2015, 12:15pm

Plaintiffs attorneys in a motor vehicle crash action have petitioned the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas to remove themselves as counsel of record.

Amtrak: Premises liability plaintiff needs to pay $80K from 'double damages'

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 17, 2015, 3:12pm

Amtrak believes a premises liability suit plaintiff needs to reimburse it for $80,000, as a result of potentially collecting what it called “double damages.”

Attorney withdrawing from legal malpractice case, says he can only reveal reasons in off-the-record conference

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 17, 2015, 2:34pm

The attorney for a plaintiff in a pending legal malpractice matter is withdrawing his appearance.

Car crash plaintiff wants settlement funds delivered

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 17, 2015, 2:31pm

An attorney for a motor vehicle accident plaintiff wants final delivery of an agreed-upon settlement to his client, plus payment of interest and counsel fees

CVS Pharmacy files multiple preliminary objections against slip-and-fall plaintiff

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 17, 2015, 1:55pm

Counsel for CVS Pharmacy believe a negligence complaint levied against it was filed in an improper venue, not properly verified and insufficient as to stating its claims.

Asbestos defendant says Philly court has no jurisdiction over it

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 17, 2015, 1:47pm

An attorney representing an asbestos suit’s out-of-state defendant says the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas has no jurisdiction over his client.

U-Haul asks for stay of food truck explosion case during criminal investigation

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 17, 2015, 1:25pm

A fatal food truck explosion in Philadelphia last year has resulted in a negligence lawsuit from bystanders caught in the resulting blaze, and has both sides arguing over the direction, status and claims of the case.

Attorney, after accidental check-mark, seeks withdrawal from representing woman

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 17, 2015, 1:20pm

A defense attorney who accidentally named a Philadelphia woman as his client in a pending negligence action, has petitioned to withdraw from representing her.

Defendant wants elevator fall litigation transferred to Chester County

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 17, 2015, 1:14pm

An attorney for a defendant in an alleged slip-and-fall accident has filed a motion to change the case’s venue from Philadelphia County to Chester County.

Withdrawal from crash case due to irreconcilable differences, says attorney

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 15, 2015, 4:00pm

Counsel of record for a city car crash plaintiff reached differences with his client that he says necessitate his withdrawal from the case.

Defense counsel seeking venue transfer, plaintiff counsel seeking alternative service in slip-and-fall case

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 15, 2015, 3:59pm

A slip-and-fall suit has yielded motions from both sides, with the defendants seeking a change of venue and the plaintiffs asking for alternative service of their complaint.

Defense counsel raises separate objections to venue and dismissal of claims

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 15, 2015, 3:57pm

The defendants in a motor vehicle accident litigation have separately raised preliminary objections related to venue and the dismissal of the complaint in its entirety.

Lumber company seeking change of venue to other county

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 15, 2015, 3:54pm

Counsel for a lumber company and its driver accused of negligence are seeking for the case against them to be transferred elsewhere.

Billboard company seeking ordinance relief must apply to township

Nicholas Malfitano Sep. 15, 2015, 9:04am

According to a Sept. 4 ruling from the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, a company seeking site-specific relief to construct billboard space on property it leases must apply for that relief through the designated township.