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Layser seeks to withdraw from medical malpractice suit

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 22, 2015, 3:58pm

Plaintiff counsel in a medical malpractice action against a local physician and his employer has petitioned the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas to be excused from that responsibility

After continuance, attorney withdrawal hearing held

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 22, 2015, 3:54pm

After a July 15 continuance, an attorney in a pending negligence action was given the in-depth opportunity to explain his reasoning for withdrawing from the case

Reading Terminal Market Merchants' Association dismissed from slip-and-fall suit

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 22, 2015, 3:51pm

Reading Terminal Market's Merchant Association filed a motion for summary judgment, which successfully resulted in being dismissed from a negligence suit last week.

Orphans Court approval needed for traumatic brain injury victim to receive settlement

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 21, 2015, 12:41pm

A state court judge directed plaintiff counsel in a motor vehicle accident case to show why he had not filed a motion necessary for the distribution of a minor-age accident victim’s settlement.

Motel accused of bed bugs ordered to comply with settlement terms

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 21, 2015, 12:37pm

A Philadelphia motel and its New Jersey-based ownership entity named in a negligence lawsuit have been ordered to comply with the terms of a settlement

Car crash defendant ordered to pay $30,000 settlement

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 21, 2015, 12:34pm

The defendant in a motor vehicle accident negligence action is compelled to fulfill the terms of an insurance settlement which will result in five plaintiffs each receive an amount of $6,000

Saffren allowed to withdraw as counsel in Philadelphia negligence case

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 16, 2015, 1:58pm

Per an order from a state judge, counsel for a plaintiff involved in a trip-and-fall action has had his petition to withdraw his appearance granted.

Upper Darby Burger King slip-and-fall action sent to Delaware County

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 16, 2015, 1:50pm

An attorney for the plaintiffs in a negligence action has had their petition for the case to be moved from the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

Judge New sends motor vehicle accident litigation to Butler County Court of Common Pleas

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 16, 2015, 1:48pm

Defense counsel retained in a motor vehicle accident negligence action has successfully petitioned the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas that it is an improper venue

Upper Moreland car crash case to possibly be heard in Montgomery County

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 16, 2015, 1:47pm

An attorney for a defendant in a motor vehicle accident negligence action has levied claims of improper venue in its filing

Bucks County may hear DUI crash case

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 15, 2015, 12:19pm

Should a preliminary objection for improper venue be approved by the Court, a DUI motor vehicle accident lawsuit is headed to Bucks County.

Slip-and-fall case may move to Chester County Court of Common Pleas

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 15, 2015, 12:18pm

A negligence liability lawsuit will be transferred from Philadelphia County to Chester County, if a defense motion related to preliminary objections is approved.

Snowfall negligence case may be transferred to Delaware County Court of Common Pleas

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 15, 2015, 12:03pm

An evidentiary hearing to determine if a group of defendants’ allegations of improper venue in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas relating to a pending negligence action was conducted Tuesday.

Defense: Venue not proper, plaintiff's claims 'lack specificity'

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 15, 2015, 11:54am

Defense counsel charge a plaintiff in a negligence suit versus a nursing home filed his case in an improper venue, in addition to lacking specificity to those allegedly liable for their claims.

Woman's claims against City of Philadelphia, T.G.I. Friday's may be dismissed

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 15, 2015, 11:45am

Unless a plaintiff files a late motion response, her pending negligence claims against the City of Philadelphia and T.G.I. Friday’s will likely be dismissed this week. Court records show she lacks legal representation after several attorneys withdrew their appearances.

Status, arbitration hearings set for three-car accident case

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 15, 2015, 11:40am

A lawsuit over a motor vehicle accident in which a plaintiff sustained severe injuries North Philadelphia was set for a current status hearing in state court, in addition to a future arbitration hearing.

Due process allegations in lawsuit over sale of house dismissed by federal judge

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 13, 2015, 2:47pm

A judge has dismissed a federal claim of due process violations under the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments made by a former homeowner against a married couple

Benefits dispute remanded to Social Security Commissioner's Office

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 13, 2015, 2:34pm

A federal judge on Tuesday overturned a decision of an administrative law judge from the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Federal judge dismisses false arrest, malicious prosecution claims

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 10, 2015, 9:50am

Last Wednesday, a federal judge granted a summary judgment motion brought against a Cheltenham woman and former Philadelphia police officer by her resident township and three of its police officers.

Postal Service settles slip-and-fall case for $28K

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 10, 2015, 9:39am

The U.S. government paid the sum to resolve a personal injury lawsuit filed after a man alleged he was knocked unconscious by a fall outside a post office.