Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas News

Mail carrier sues apartment complex and resident for assault; Complex denies responsibility

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 16, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A mail carrier allegedly assaulted at the Rittenhouse Claridge apartments two years ago has sued both the residential complex and her assailant, while the complex believes sole liability for the incident lies with the assailant.

Conflict ensues over venue in case of plaintiff who lost right leg in scrap metal plant machine

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 16, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Parties on opposite sides of a case involving a plaintiff claiming to have lost his right leg in an accident at a Berks County scrap metal plant are arguing over the proper venue for the case.

Penthouse customer claims its staff beat him and broke his jaw in brutal assault

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 16, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A gentleman’s club patron claims he was brutally assaulted by the club’s staff, who allegedly attacked him without provocation and left him bloody and beaten outside with a broken jaw.

Plaintiff wants default judgment in lawsuit against alleged assailants, Benny the Bum's Crab House

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff who was allegedly assaulted in a Northeast Philadelphia restaurant is seeking a default judgment to be entered against the defendants for not filing a response to his lawsuit within the allotted time.

Case of SEPTA employee who allegedly suffered spinal injuries lifting generator headed for arbitration

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) employee who claimed being required to lift an unsafe generator caused him to suffer both herniated discs and spinal injuries last year, has been slated for arbitration proceedings next winter.

Philly mom alleges her kids were poisoned by lead and suffered brain damage due to landlords' non-compliance

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A local woman is suing her landlord and property management company for negligence, holding them personally responsible for renting an uninhabitable property and the lead poisoning of her two young children.

SEPTA argues it is not negligent for passenger whose head and neck were caught in elevated train doors

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) recently countered that it was not contributorily negligent in response to a filed complaint from a passenger whose head and neck were trapped in the doors of an elevated line train last year.

Talc lawsuits come to Philadelphia; Plaintiffs around the country have scored massive verdicts

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Lawsuits alleging that Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder contained asbestos fibers that led female plaintiffs to develop cancer could be the latest legal trend with a track record of multimillion-dollar verdicts to make its way to the Philadelphia court system.

SEPTA carpenter who allegedly suffered hernia on the job settles with transportation entity

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) carpenter who initiated litigation against the entity for violation of the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) in claiming a machine it gave him to operate caused him to suffer an inguinal hernia last year, settled with the rail entity.

Hahnemann Hospital says visitor injured in waiting room should look to blame housekeeping company instead

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff injured in a Hahnemann Hospital waiting room claims to have suffered severe bodily injuries in the process, while the hospital alleges the negligence may have been contributed to by the plaintiff or by its own housekeeping service.

Teacher alleges unlawful dismissal for seeking Workers' Comp; Church says she wasn't making the grade

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – While a former church educator says she was improperly and unlawfully dismissed from her teaching duties for pursuing a worker’s compensation claim, the church counters that she demonstrated poor leadership abilities instead.

Calif. patient sues Bayer Corp. in Philadelphia over birth control implant

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A California resident is suing Bayer Corp., et al., drug manufacturer, citing alleged breach of warranty, failure to warn, negligence, negligent misrepresentation, and product liability.

Lawyer says his off-the-record comments were unlawfully recorded by Amazon, Roc Nation during Meek Mill documentary

By John Sammon | Nov 9, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia lawyer is asking the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to send back to the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas a lawsuit in which he alleges his off-the-record comments were illegally transcribed in an interview for a documentary chronicling rapper Meek Mill and the criminal justice system.

SEPTA: Mechanic suing us for knee and spinal injuries caused them himself

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 9, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) mechanic says that the rail entity failed to provide him with a safe work environment when he suffered a debilitating injuries in two incidents, while the company believes he himself negligently caused those same injuries.

Bystander beaten up in barroom brawl says establishment's overserving and lack of security made them negligent

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 9, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A bystander to a barroom brawl claims he found himself drawn into the fracas and charges the pub with negligence in not protecting him from the serious injuries he sustained.

Former sporting goods saleswoman levies sexual harassment claims against ex-supervisor, who says it didn't happen

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 9, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A former sales associate for Olympia Sports claims she was sexually harassed in both a physical and verbal manner by her supervisor, whose counsel counters he engaged in no such conduct and the complaint should be dismissed.

Father and daughter sue after alleged exposure to mold and insecticides in their apartment

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 7, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A father-daughter pair of plaintiffs from the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia are suing their property owner and manager for alleged exposure to both mold and insecticides in their apartment, while premises management has denied any such occurrence.

Counsel for driver who allegedly struck Philly pedestrian says complaint should be barred

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 7, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A lawsuit from a Philadelphia pedestrian struck by a passing car while walking in a crosswalk near Washington Square, has been deemed barred by counsel representing the driver said to have injured her.

Lawsuit: Woman was assaulted leaving note on parked car she lightly struck

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 7, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Wayne County woman alleges her minor collision with a parked car in Philadelphia led to a major incident of assault with a Delaware defendant, one who denies the incident ever occurred.

Lawsuit: Repo men accused of roughing up pregnant woman when seizing her vehicle

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 6, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A local woman argues that while six months pregnant, she was seriously injured by repo men who came to her home to take possession of her vehicle, while a bank entity alleges her complaint has no standing and is barred by several statutory avenues of law.

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