Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas News

This Pennsylvania committee is proposing changes that benefit five of its members' law firms

By John O'Brien | Feb 20, 2019

A Pennsylvania Supreme Court committee is proposing a new rule that will help medical malpractice lawyers, but a look at the makeup of the committee shows five lawyers, including its chair, who work at firms that file medical malpractice cases.

Worker claims he was struck by Amtrak train, files lawsuit

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 18, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — A worker is suing Amtrak and other entities, citing an alleged unsafe work environment.

Injured plaintiff and cyclist seeking to join Conrail to lawsuit filed against SEPTA

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 15, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia plaintiff is looking to levy charges of negligence against not just the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), but also Consolidated Rail Corporation in a lawsuit seeking damages for injuries she sustained in a bicycle accident.

Lawsuit: Hilton Philadelphia Hotel's blinds fell on woman and injured her

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 15, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A New Jersey woman says that she was injured last year when an improperly-installed set of electronic blinds at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing Hotel detached and fell on her, according to a new lawsuit filed in state court.

After dismissal of first negligence and assault suit against prison guard, Delaware County man launches a second

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 15, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A man once incarcerated in a Delaware County jail claims that he was assaulted and severely beaten by a former boxer-turned-corrections officer during his stay, and has launched his second lawsuit after voluntarily dismissing the first one.

Counsel for Supreme Court Justice Kevin Dougherty denies wrongdoing in brother's FBI embezzlement and corruption probe

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 11, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The federal indictment and subsequent investigation of local labor union leader John Dougherty has also brought a cloud of suspicion over his brother, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Justice Kevin Dougherty, who is suspected of receiving benefits courtesy of union funds that his brother embezzled.

Chef at Irish pub in Philadelphia says overserved patrons assaulted him and broke his jaw

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 8, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A chef for an Irish-themed restaurant in Philadelphia claims the establishment negligently overserved a number of its patrons one day last August, and was the target of a brutal physical assault by those same patrons.

Woman claims she slipped and fell on an icy sidewalk at Advance Auto Parts

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 7, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — A Warminster couple are suing Advance Auto Parts Inc., citing alleged negligence and premises liability.

Dispute between motorist alleging vehicle impound and Philly police headed to arbitration

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 6, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Arbitration hearings have been slated between a New Jersey motorist who alleged she was unlawfully detained and the Philadelphia Police Department, who was said to have impounded her vehicle in West Philadelphia more than two years ago.

Negligence and wrongful death action against nursing case facility stayed, pending arbitration

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 6, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Per order of a state court, a Philadelphia man’s action alleging negligent care at a local nursing home was the cause of his mother-in-law’s death last year has been stayed, pending ongoing arbitration proceedings.

Plaintiff who alleged assault at Philly gentleman's club settles case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 6, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a gentleman’s club patron who claimed he was brutally assaulted by the club’s staff without provocation and left bloody and beaten outside with a broken jaw has been settled, according to court records.

Arbitration slated for dismissed church educator's wrongful termination case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 4, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A church educator who believes her pursuit of a Workers' Compensation injury claim led her to be wrongfully terminated will have her case see arbitration in May.

Ex-Olympia Sports saleswoman's sexual harassment suit headed to arbitration in April

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 4, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A sexual harassment lawsuit brought by a former sales associate for Olympia Sports based on threatening physical and verbal behavior she faced from her supervisor is heading to arbitration in April.

Philly jury hands out $41 million to woman in pelvic mesh case; Verdict to be appealed

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 1, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – After a trial lasting five weeks, a Philadelphia jury awarded a $41 million verdict to a Lancaster woman today who says she suffered permanent, scarring injuries to her genitalia after the installation of a pelvic mesh implant manufactured by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Ethicon, Inc.

Settlement conference coming next summer in Philly car-pedestrian collision case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 31, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A lawsuit from a Philadelphia pedestrian struck by a passing car while walking in a crosswalk near Washington Square has been slated for a settlement conference next summer.

In lawsuit answer, doctor counters patient's claims that he hid plaintiff's Hepatitis C diagnosis

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 31, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia physician has denied negligence-related charges from a patient who alleged he was left uninformed of a positive Hepatitis C diagnosis for seven years, which the plaintiff said later caused him permanent damage to his liver and kidneys.

Promotions company wins $12K+ judgment against Philly pub it says failed to pay UFC event broadcast fees

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 31, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A judgment in excess of $12,000 was found in favor of a promotional company who filed a lawsuit against a Philadelphia pub, for allegedly defaulting on paying the costs associated with exhibiting an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) pay-per-view broadcast.

Dismissal reached in case of plaintiff who claims he was wrongfully detained and arrested at Pep Boys

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 30, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a Philadelphia man who alleged he was wrongfully accused of retail theft, unlawfully detained and was the victim of excessive police force at a Pep Boys store in the Port Richmond neighborhood has been dismissed.

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against Philadelphia PD

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 30, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — Survivors of a man who died during a police investigation are suing the City of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Police Department officers, citing alleged assault and excessive force.

Judge orders more info in case of boy injured at Philadelphia Zoo playground

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 29, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Per an order from a state court judge, more detailed discovery information will soon be due in the case of a Philadelphia couple whose son was allegedly injured on playground equipment at the Philadelphia Zoo.

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