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Decision still pending from hearing to potentially set aside plaintiff's DPW medical lien

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 9, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A decision remains pending from an official hearing to determine the outcome of a petition to set aside a state-based medical lien, placed on a plaintiff in a Philadelphia sidewalk fall lawsuit.

Attorney says irreconcilable differences spurred exit from lawsuit versus Temple University

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 9, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Irreconcilable differences have caused a plaintiff’s attorney to exit a lawsuit filed against Temple University, its hospital and health care system.

Philly asbestos filings off last year's pace so far

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 4, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Asbestos-related filings in Philadelphia’s Complex Litigation Center (CLC) have, so far, appeared to show a slight decrease from 2015 through the first half of 2016.

Defense attorney believes defective entranceway lawsuit belongs in the Delaware County

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 4, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – According to a defense attorney in a Delaware County-based premises liability lawsuit, the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas is not the proper forum in which to hear the case, and he has filed an objectionary motion to that effect.

Apartment complex fall litigation being sent to Delaware County court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 4, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Defense counsel in a slip-and-fall lawsuit originating from a Springfield Township apartment complex has successfully argued that the case should be transferred to the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas.

Car crash case objections hearing continued until September

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 3, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Three motions for preliminary objection motions in a car accident lawsuit will be decided in a rescheduled hearing set for September in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

UPenn trustees file suit against California-based biotech company over royalty payment dispute

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 2, 2016

WILMINGTON – The University of Pennsylvania has initiated a federal lawsuit with a California-based biotechnology company, over breach of contract claims tied to a licensing agreement and unpaid royalties.

AG Kane files lawsuit against home community owner in Allegheny County court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 2, 2016

HARRISBURG – The Office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced Wednesday it filed a civil lawsuit versus the owner of an Allegheny County-manufactured home community, and accused him of engaging in “unlawful and deceptive business practices.”

Gas station scaffold fall case not being sent to Chester County court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 2, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia judge recently denied a defense attorney’s attempt to send a gas station scaffold fall case to the Chester County Court of Common Pleas.

Third Circuit Court affirms dismissal of employment termination action against Thomas Jefferson University

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 28, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Espousing a belief that the appellant in an employment discrimination case against Thomas Jefferson University was trying to re-litigate issues already dismissed, a federal appellate court upheld a ruling on the matter.

Philly judge rules accident case legally sufficient to continue, denies preliminary objections to the contrary

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 28, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia judge denied several preliminary objections in a car crash case emanating from Philadelphia, on the basis of finding the pertinent claims did in fact achieve a standard of legal sufficiency to proceed.

York County Court of Common Pleas to receive liability lawsuit against supermarket

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 28, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – The liability lawsuit filed against a York grocery store will be headed to its home county court’s jurisdiction, per a successful motion from the case’s defense attorney and an order from a Philadelphia judge.

Philadelphia court orders TD Bank to submit $5K in funds from defendant's bank account

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 28, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia judge has issued a court order compelling a slip-and-fall lawsuit's garnishee, TD Bank, to turn over more than $5,000 in contents from the defendant’s bank account.

Injury action involving Philabundance stayed 90 days in order for plaintiff to find new counsel

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 28, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A personal injury lawsuit concerning a local food bank organization has been stayed for 90 days, pending an assignment and securing of new plaintiff representation.

City of Philadelphia directed to pay auto accident funds to escrow account

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 28, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A local court has directed the City of Philadelphia to deliver settlement funds to an escrow account for future distribution to a woman allegedly injured in an auto accident in order to resolve the related litigation.

Liability lawsuit against York grocery store may be transferred to that county's court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 26, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A premises liability lawsuit versus a York-based grocery store could be transferred to that jurisdiction’s county court, if a defense motion proves successful.

Wrongful death lawsuit to stay in Philadelphia court, judge says

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 26, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A wrongful death and survival action will remain in the local court system, per a recent order from a judge in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

Delaware County court to now hear legal action against maintenance service firm

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 26, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A preliminary objection to change the venue of a premises liability lawsuit against a Folcroft-based maintenance company proved successful in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas this week.

Norristown builder's venue objections overruled in Philadelphia court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 26, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Norristown building company’s preliminary objections as to a possible change of venue in a slip-and-fall case have been overruled in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

Several preliminary objections raised in Philadelphia car crash case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 26, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A series of preliminary objections is being contested in a Philadelphia-based car crash case in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, connected to legal sufficiency of the included claims. 

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