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House subcommittee to hear testimony on bill seeking to curb ADA lawsuit abuse

By Vimbai Chikomo | May 19, 2016

Congressman Ken Calvert (R-CA) will be testifying before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice today in support of a new bill he introduced earlier this year.

After $700K verdict, SEPTA and City of Philadelphia file appeal

By Vimbai Chikomo | Feb 1, 2016

A 70-year old man was recently awarded $700,000 for injuries he sustained after his scooter hit a raised trolley track in South Philadelphia, though the defendants on the hook for it have appealed.

Former railroad worker wins $600K for job-related injuries

By Vimbai Chikomo | Jan 28, 2016

PHILADELPHIA - A former railroad car inspector claiming that work-related injuries forced him to retire from railroad has been awarded $597,000 by a jury, after his attorney argued his injuries didn't prevent him from running 5K races.

Recent wave of Pittsburgh disabilities lawsuits threatens company websites

By Vimbai Chikomo | Jan 13, 2016

A growing number of plaintiffs have filed lawsuits, particularly in the Pittsburgh federal court, against companies with websites they claim violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Philadelphia’s gender-neutral bathroom law effective Jan. 20; Attorney says lawsuits will soon be on the way

By Vimbai Chikomo | Jan 6, 2016

Philadelphia has joined a growing number of cities passing legislation that requires all public single-stall restrooms in city-owned buildings and privately owned establishments to be gender-neutral.

Sears wins claim against Upper Darby mall owner over condition of property

By Vimbai Chikomo | Jan 4, 2016

The state Superior Court recently ruled the owner of an Upper Darby mall allowed it to fall in such disrepair that it effectively evicted Sears, which alleged rodents, drug dealers and prostitutes could all be found on the premises.

State Supreme Court affirms $122K judgment to nurse fired for not working overtime

By Vimbai Chikomo | Dec 15, 2015

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has affirmed a six-figure judgment to a nurse who claimed she was terminated for not agreeing to work overtime.

Verdict for estate of Luzerne Co. man backed over by bus worth $350K; Case settled before issue of punitive damages decided

By Vimbai Chikomo | Dec 3, 2015

The estate of a Luzerne County man who was fatally backed over by a bus was recently awarded $350,000 and asked for more in punitive damages, though the case ultimately settled.

Pennsylvania Court says state has no jurisdiction in truck driver’s workers’ comp case

By Vimbai Chikomo | Dec 3, 2015

In the case of the jurisdiction of a Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation claim, Watt v. WCAB (Boyd Brothers Transportation), the Commonwealth Court addressed the question of whether a Pennsylvania resident injured in a different state could have his claim processed in Pennsylvania.

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