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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.

Plaintiff in Major Tours lawsuit wins right for deposition

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 9, 2015, 2:23pm

Per an order from a state court judge, the plaintiff in a lawsuit against a Philadelphia-based touring company has won the right to depose the company on a number of subject areas pertinent to her litigation.

Lawyer says client not responding to calls, settlement offer

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 9, 2015, 2:20pm

Counsel for a plaintiff involved in a severe pedestrian-car motor vehicle accident has petitioned the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas to be released from that professional responsibility.

Harrah's Casino lawsuit may be heard in Delaware County Court of Common Pleas

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 9, 2015, 2:15pm

A negligence lawsuit against Harrah's Casino may be headed to Delaware County, if a defense motion charging a selection of improper venue is successful.

Defense seeking crash suit transfer to Luzerne County

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 9, 2015, 2:12pm

If a defense counsel motion is approved, it would see a tractor-trailer crash suit moved from the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas to its counterpart in Luzerne County.

Defense counsel seeking car wreck case's transfer to Bucks County

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 8, 2015, 1:46pm

A motor vehicle accident lawsuit may be heading to Bucks County, if the defense counsel associated with the case wins their argument to have the action transferred.

Improper venue alleged in negligence lawsuit against Parx Casino

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 8, 2015, 1:46pm

Attorneys for Parx Casino in Bensalem are seeking to transfer a negligence lawsuit filed against it in March to Bucks County, on the basis of improper venue.

Counsel for plaintiff suing Wal-Mart withdrawing from litigation

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 8, 2015, 1:45pm

Counsel for a plaintiff suing a Wal-Mart store in Springfield Township for an allegedly injurious fall suffered two years ago has petitioned the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas to withdraw from the case.

Negligence lawsuit may be headed to Lancaster County

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 8, 2015, 1:45pm

According to court records, an attorney for Boscov’s Inc. is seeking to transfer a slip-and-fall negligence case from Philadelphia County to Lancaster County.

Shot inmate's lawsuit against Lancaster County prison officials will proceed

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 6, 2015, 1:04pm

An inmate’s claims of indifference to his medical needs against Lancaster County prison officials will not be dismissed, according to a recent ruling from a federal judge.

Prisoner's litigation attempting to secure late father's pension benefits dismissed

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 6, 2015, 1:01pm

A Collegeville prisoner’s attempt to secure pension benefits on behalf of his deceased father was rejected in federal court on Wednesday.

Goldberg: Plaintiff 'lacked evidence' to support UTPCPL violation claim

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 6, 2015, 12:52pm

A lawsuit levying claims in violation of Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices Act and Consumer Protection Law (UTPCPL) was thrown out of federal court on Tuesday, after a judge granted a motion for summary judgment to the defendants.

Federal judge dismisses fraud, breach of contract action against Growmark

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 6, 2015, 12:47pm

A rail company’s case of fraud, negligent misrepresentation and breach of contract against an agricultural cooperative was dismissed by a federal judge on June 29

August arbitration date set for motor vehicle accident case

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 2, 2015, 12:38pm

According to court records, a motor vehicle accident case is set for an arbitration hearing in August, though the case’s plaintiff had received the desired settlement funds.

Pennsylvania Turnpike crash case set for hearing on venue

Nicholas Malfitano Jul. 2, 2015, 12:33pm

A lawsuit filed in connection with a severe accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike last year was the subject of a recent hearing related to its venue.