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Manufacturing companies win unanimous defense verdict in Lackawanna County court asbestos case

SCRANTON – An asbestos-related mesothelioma case litigated in the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas, which sought more than $2 million in damages from a number of manufacturers, ended with a unanimous verdict in favor of the defense on Wednesday.

Lawsuit: Sober living residence failed to provide adequate, safe environment for plaintiff's deceased daughter

SCRANTON – A plaintiff whose daughter passed away while residing at a sober living facility has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against that facility, believing negligent failures in its standards of care were the cause of the decedent’s death.

Ford Motor Co. claims couple still fails to state evidence of punitive damages in suit over collision

An automotive company has submitted objections to a Lackawanna County couple’s allegations against it with the Court of Common Pleas of Lackawanna County.

Owner of Camelback Mountain Resorts: Ex-wife defamed me as drug and sex addict and harmed personal, professional relationships

SCRANTON – A prominent Pennsylvania businessman has sued his former wife for defamation of character in state court, claiming she falsely accused him of illegal drug use, drug addiction and sex addiction, harming his personal and professional reputation in the process.

Lackawanna County firefighters pursue hearing loss claims against siren manufacturer

SCRANTON – Seventy retired and active firefighters from the Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Dunmore fire departments believe their truck sirens are the direct cause for their allegedly suffering permanent hearing damage in the course of their work.

Louisville Ladder: Expert's claim that alternative ladder design would prevent fall is 'pure speculation'

SCRANTON – Louisville Ladder Inc. is seeking summary judgment in a case filed by a Canadensis couple alleging that a ladder manufactured by it failed and caused serious personal injuries.

Lackawanna court rules Norfolk Southern cannot be successor-in-interest for asbestos claim

SCRANTON – The Court of Common Pleas of Lackawanna County entered a summary judgment on March 24, ruling that Norfolk Southern Railway Co. cannot be subject to liability as a successor in interest to another company in an asbestos lawsuit.

Carbondale woman says she suffered severe knee injuries in Dickson City Wal-Mart parking lot

SCRANTON – A plaintiff claiming to have sustained serious knee injuries in the parking lot of a Dickson City Wal-Mart store, has initiated legal action against the retail giant for damages related to that accident.

Settlement worth $30K; Toddler's finger allegedly crushed in daycare's door

SCRANTON – An Olyphant couple are asking for judicial approval of a settlement with a daycare facility at which their toddler son was allegedly injured when his finger was caught in a closing door.

Plaintiff's alleged fall at car wash and oil change center leads to lawsuit

SCRANTON – Dunmore plaintiffs have initiated legal action against the proprietors and operators of a car wash and oil change center at which one of the litigants allegedly suffered severe back and leg injuries in accident nearly two years ago.

Chuck E. Cheese seeks dismissal of N.J. woman's trip-and-fall lawsuit

SCRANTON – CEC Entertainment, owner of family entertainment chain Chuck E. Cheese, is being sued after a patron claimed to have suffered an injury at one of its locations in Dickson City and has filed its objections.

Injured customer says Old Forge auto repair garage didn't provide safe premises

SCRANTON – A Scranton man allegedly injured after a fall into a mechanic’s garage bay is suing the owner-company of the garage for negligence in not maintaining safe premises.

'Jersey Boys' patron sues Scranton Cultural Center, says she slipped on ice

SCRANTON – A local woman who attended a performance of “Jersey Boys” says the showing’s venue failed to ensure the safety of its patrons in their parking lot, which led her to be seriously injured after a fall on ice and snow.

Sewage plant chief allegedly suffers spinal injuries in workplace accident, sues contractor and two of its employees

SCRANTON – A sewage plant chief who needed spinal fusion surgery after allegedly being injured in a workplace accident says a private contractor and two of its employees were grossly negligent in causing the circumstances that led to that accident.

Woman who suffered knee injury in St. Patrick's Day parade bar fight sues Kildare's in Scranton

SCRANTON – A woman allegedly injured in a St. Patrick’s Day parade melee inside Kildare’s Scranton last year has initiated legal action against the establishment, claiming it did not have proper security in place and overserved intoxicated patrons.

Old Forge Manor Personal Care Center files objection to lawsuit filed by resident

SCRANTON – A resident of Old Forge Manor Personal Care Center has filed a lawsuit in Lackawanna County Common Pleas Court claiming that she injured when she was cut on the rail of a bed, and the defendant recently filed its objections.

Rehab patient claims center negligently installed skid plates on his walker, causing injurious fall

SCRANTON – A rehabilitation center patient claims the center was negligent when it installed “skid plates” to the bottom of his walker, which he says caused him to fall in his room and be seriously injured.

Target settles claim of girl allegedly overprescribed anti-anxiety drug for $12K

SCRANTON – A Scranton family is asking for judicial approval of a settlement with Target, based on one of its store pharmacies allegedly dispensing more of its plaintiff daughter’s anti-anxiety medication than was necessary.

Credit union blames attorney and firm for losing $139K interest in property

SCRANTON – A local credit union believes its attorney and his firm failed to advise it of an arrangement which could have prevented it from losing over $139,000.00, in connection with a mortgage agreement which it says went into default.

N.J. hotel settles with Pa. family over metal-cut injury allegedly suffered by daughter in swimming pool

SCRANTON – A New Jersey shore hotel has settled with a family of plaintiffs in Dunmore for injuries allegedly suffered by the daughter and minor-plaintiff in the defendant’s hotel swimming pool.