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Litigation over Comcast technician who allegedly caused $100K of fire damage to residence to see settlement conference in fall

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a Philadelphia couple who claimed they suffered more than $100,000 in fire damage to their marital residence due to the alleged negligence of a Comcast technician, has been scheduled for a settlement conference this autumn, prior to the case heading to trial next winter.

Case involving man injured by fallen utility pole slated for settlement proceedings

PHILADELPHIA – Litigation from a man who was injured by a fallen utility pole that crashed through his residence three years ago has been scheduled for a settlement conference this autumn, before the case sees the inside of a courtroom next winter.

Default judgment handed down in lawsuit between roofing companies for more than $8K

PHILADELPHIA – Due to a lack of response, one roofing supply company has won a default judgment in a legal action it brought against another for more than $8,000 in unpaid costs.

Settlement ends litigation between Progressive Insurance and driver who allegedly damaged vehicle of policyholder

PHILADELPHIA – Progressive Insurance recently settled a lawsuit against a driver it believes caused a serious accident which damaged a vehicle owned by one of its insured policyholders.

Settlement conference slated in fatal injury case involving ambulance company

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a Philadelphia woman who claims an ambulance company’s personnel tasked with aiding her father in a medical emergency and instead caused him fatal injury has been scheduled for a settlement conference this autumn, prior to the case heading to trial next winter.

Default judgment issued in favor of Philly nursing home in state court

PHILADELPHIA – After lack of response, a Philadelphia nursing home has won a default judgment in a litigation it initiated against one of its former residents for alleged non-payment of costs.

Progressive Insurance wins default judgment against allegedly at-fault motorist

PHILADELPHIA – Subsequent to a lack of response, a prominent insurance provider has won a default judgment in a legal action it brought against a local motorist it believed was liable for vehicular damages sustained by one of its policyholders.

Amtrak employee says company's FELA-related negligence left him severely electrocuted and with burn injuries

PHILADELPHIA – A C&S Maintainer for Amtrak has accused the train transportation company of violating the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) by not providing a safe workplace, which he says led to his electrocution and related serious injuries.

Man says he was disfigured and blinded by faulty multi-moulding machine

PHILADELPHIA – A man claiming to have been permanently blinded and catastrophically injured by a faulty moulding machine at a local lumber facility, has sued the manufacturers of the device and the work site where he incurred those same injuries.

Breach of contract suit between HVAC company and Atlanta cable manufacturer is settled

PHILADELPHIA – A local HVAC company has settled legal action it initiated against an Atlanta-based manufacturer and producer of power cables, claiming it had committed breach of contract by defaulting on payments for work it received last year at a facility in Hatboro.

Man allegedly injured by gate settles with apartment complex entities for damages

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia man who alleged that a local apartment complex’s gate was negligently allowed to remain in an unsafe condition and caused him serious injuries when it broke apart, has settled his lawsuit with its management entities.

Plaintiff allegedly burned by space heater on board the Moshulu ship in Philly sues

PHILADELPHIA – A woman claiming to have had her leg scalded and scarred by a space heater on board the Philadelphia ship the Moshulu has filed suit against the venue’s entities for the injuries she received.

Museum and hospital entities facing injury-related lawsuit from estate of now-deceased man

PHILADELPHIA – An estate administrator is suing a number of educational and medical entities in the City of Philadelphia, claiming their collective negligence in improperly maintaining an dangerous loading dock led a now-deceased man to fall and suffer a number of severe injuries.

Rite Aid says facility management business and insurance company failed to defend it from injury lawsuit

PHILADELPHIA – An underlying lawsuit filed against Rite Aid has caused the pharmacy chain to itself litigate against a company charged with its snow and ice removal, in addition to its own insurance company.

Buyers looking to recoup $25K down-payment on Kensington home which was sold to someone else

PHILADELPHIA – A pair of prospective homeowners believe they were fleeced out of both buying a residential property in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood and their $25,000 down-payment on that same property, and have filed a state court lawsuit to that effect.

Two-liter of soda the subject of lawsuit against Family Dollar

PHILADELPHIA – Family Dollar has been sued in state court for negligence by a Williamsport couple who claim the discount store chain failed to properly hire and supervise its employees, when one of them dropped a soda bottle on the plaintiff’s foot and broke it.

Customer who suffered severe head injuries from hand truck says supermarket's negligence is to blame

PHILADELPHIA – A woman’s head, neck and spinal injuries are the result of a supermarket chain’s negligence in injuring her with a loaded merchandise hand truck, a new lawsuit alleges.

L.A. Fitness shielded from slip-and-fall lawsuit by customer agreement

A woman who claims that she was injured after falling at a L.A. Fitness in Huntingdon Valley in 2013 cannot prevail in her lawsuit because she signed a membership agreement that included a release and waiver and her "issues on appeal lack merit," according to a recent decision filed in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Couple claim ex-counsel's negligence cost them $100K in insurance payouts

PHILADELPHIA – A Telford couple are taking their former legal counsel to court, saying their malpractice and negligence caused them to lose out on $100,000 in insurance payout benefits, subsequent to one of the plaintiffs being involved in a major car accident.

Lawsuit: Head and spinal injuries caused by broken pavement outside Coca Cola facility

PHILADELPHIA – The broken sidewalk of a Coca Cola beverage production center in Philadelphia led to a plaintiff’s fall and subsequent severe head and spinal injuries, a new lawsuit states.