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Attorney withdrawing from case against strip club, cites disagreement over case strategy with plaintiff

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 3, 2015, 1:45pm

PHILADELPHIA – A man who claims he was injured in a fall in a local gentleman’s club may need to seek new representation, after his attorney motioned to withdraw his appearance from the litigation.

Defendants want slip-and-fall case heard in Delaware County

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 3, 2015, 1:24pm

PHILADELPHIA – Defendants accused of negligence in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas have requested an evidentiary hearing to determine if that court is the proper venue to hear their case.

Trucker who fell on ice at plant asked to prove why case should be heard in Philadelphia

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 3, 2015, 1:02pm

PHILADELPHIA – A trucker allegedly injured in a fall at an energy plant will have to show why his case should be heard in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

Cleaning company sued over slip, says plaintiff filed it in the wrong court

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 3, 2015, 12:55pm

PHILADELPHIA – A Reading couple have sued a pair of commercial cleaning and sanitation companies for negligence after the wife allegedly slipped on a wet floor in the course of her work duties.

Defendants in slip-and-falls suits say they weren't properly noticed, object to 'recklessness' charge

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 3, 2015, 12:42pm

PHILADELPHIA – Separate negligence lawsuits filed against Philadelphia condominium management companies will be the subject of a hearing to ascertain whether the defendants were improperly served, according to court records.

Judge tosses beaten customer's claims against Family Dollar

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 2, 2015, 1:33pm

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed Family Dollar from a Chicago couple’s lawsuit against it and officers of the Philadelphia Police Department for allegedly assaulting the husband and covering it up through filing a false report.

Man, allegedly injured by defective resistance band, can't seek punitive damages

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 2, 2015, 10:51am

PHILADELPHIA – A Richboro couple who filed suit against multiple manufacturers and retailers of sports equipment alleging a faulty resistance band caused a serious eye injury have been given leave by a federal judge to file a second amended complaint, albeit without a call for punitive damages against the defendants on a presumed breach of warranty claim.

Hair salon owner loses case against Philadelphia over settlement of slip-and-fall lawsuit

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 2, 2015, 10:45am

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge dismissed all claims from a Philadelphia hair salon owner who claimed the City of Philadelphia violated her constitutional rights when it settled a slip-and-fall lawsuit without including her in the proceedings.

Judge sides with Verizon, says ADA doesn't cover bodily injuries

Nicholas Malfitano May 29, 2015, 10:50am

PHILADELPHIA – On May 21, a Philadelphia federal judge granted a motion for summary judgment in favor of Verizon Communications and against a former employee who claims he was reversely discriminated against based on his race, age and disability.

Prospective juror, not allowed to re-enter courthouse, loses most of his discrimination claims

Nicholas Malfitano May 29, 2015, 10:39am

PHILADELPHIA – A prospective juror who claims he was discriminated against for his disability and removed from a jury pool on that basis had most of his claims dismissed recently in federal court.

Former Johns Hopkins doctor loses breach of contract claim, preserves discrimination claim

Nicholas Malfitano May 29, 2015, 10:31am

PHILADELPHIA – A former doctor at Johns Hopkins Hospital who alleged she was dismissed due to her race and that her contract was breached in the process, had that breach of contract claim denied in federal court on Tuesday.

Judge dismisses poker player's claims against state troopers over incident at Harrah's Philadelphia

Nicholas Malfitano May 29, 2015, 9:57am

PHILADELPHIA – A Bala Cynwyd man’s motion for reconsideration in a case of alleged civil rights violations against Harrah’s Philadelphia and two Pennsylvania State Police officers was denied in federal court recently.

Litigants wait on appeal in case of fatal Greyhound bus crash

Nicholas Malfitano May 28, 2015, 1:44pm

PHILADELPHIA – A pair of lawsuits filed against Greyhound Bus Lines, one of its drivers and its parent company are under consideration for a motion to stay their proceedings, pending a coming state Superior Court decision on the release of privileged attorney-client communications.

Woman named as landlord-defendant in trip-and-fall does not own property

Nicholas Malfitano May 28, 2015, 1:36pm

PHILADELPHIA – Defense counsel for a Philadelphia woman sued for negligence has petitioned to be removed from representing her, after it was determined she no longer owned the property where a plaintiff claimed to have fallen in July 2012.

Philly woman wants $30K slip-and-fall settlement vacated, says defendant missed payments

Nicholas Malfitano May 28, 2015, 12:50pm

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia woman who claimed she was injured at her former apartment complex and settled with her ex-landlord before trial is now seeking to re-list the case for trial after he allegedly missed paying several installments of the settlement funds.

Judge: 'Simple math' keeps insurer's case in federal court

Nicholas Malfitano May 27, 2015, 12:14pm

PHILADELPHIA – A property company’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit it’s facing from an insurance provider on the basis of lack of proper jurisdiction was struck down in federal court on Thursday.

Judge: Insurance company has duty to defend, but not indemnify, firm and former employee

Nicholas Malfitano May 27, 2015, 10:10am

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge has partially ruled in favor of an insurance company that sought a declaratory judgment that it had a duty to defend, but not indemnify, a public accounting firm that was once its client and one of their CPAs.

Judge denies company's motion for judgment in case of fired CFO

Nicholas Malfitano May 27, 2015, 9:55am

PHILADELPHIA – On May 20, a federal judge denied a motion for summary judgment made by a property management company that claims it was not in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) when it terminated its chief financial officer in 2009.

Restaurant ordered to repay cost after allegedly pirating Mayweather-Cotto fight

Nicholas Malfitano May 27, 2015, 9:45am

PHILADELPHIA – A federal court ruled a closed-circuit and pay-per-view sports programming provider was entitled to collect a judgment of $2,200 against a restaurant and its owner who allegedly engaged in piracy of one of its events and did not appear or plead to defend themselves from this charge.

Default judgment entered against former Philadelphia market store

Nicholas Malfitano May 22, 2015, 10:46am

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia federal judge has granted the default judgment motion of two California-based produce companies against a former Philadelphia market store and one of its owners who did not respond to the plaintiffs’ claims for outstanding payments due them.