Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas News

Consumer accuses Global Credit & Collection of deceptive practices

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 19, 2018

SCRANTON — A consumer is suing Global Credit & Collection Corp., 10 unnamed individuals and three unnamed companies, claiming the defendants failed to give notice of their collection activities.

Customer blames P&R Discount Grocery for slip-and-fall injuries

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 17, 2018

SCRANTON — A customer is suing P&R Discount Grocery, P&R Discounts and P&R Discount Foods, citing alleged negligence in keeping their store's entrance and exit area safe.

Tax attorney claims client left defamatory reviews on Google and Yelp

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 12, 2018

SCRANTON — Tax attorney Nathaniel Lane Strand is suing a former client, citing alleged defamation.

Property owner blames M.J. Cordaro Electric, contractor for lighting fire

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 11, 2018

SCRANTON — A property owner is suing M.J. Cordaro Electric Co. Inc. and contractor Robert Woytach, citing alleged negligence.

Former Luzerne County HR Director's state law charges being heard in Lackawanna County court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 11, 2018

SCRANTON – The wrongful termination case of Luzerne County’s former Human Resources Director, whose federal causes of action were dismissed by a federal judge in March and failed to be reconsidered in May, will now have its state law-based charges heard in a Lackawanna County court.

ESL teacher says Pa. school districts violated Transfer of Entities Act in not offering her employment

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 28, 2018

SCRANTON – An English as a Second Language teacher claims two Northeastern Pennsylvania school districts violated the Transfer of Entities Act when they failed to offer her employment subsequent to a termination those districts made with an agency contracted to provide ESL instructional services.

Business owner accuses All American Rooter of defamation

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 27, 2018

SCRANTON — A landscaping company is suing Michael Ford III, who does business as All American Rooter, citing alleged defamation.

Man whose right hand was mangled by supposedly faulty log-splitter sues for damages

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 27, 2018

A man whose right hand was mutilated as a result of an allegedly-faulty log splitting machine has sued the manufacturer of the device, in addition to the property owners who provided him with the equipment when the accident occurred.

Old Forge townhome community's drainage damage claims proceed toward trial

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 29, 2018

SCRANTON – Litigation continues headlong towards trial in the case of an Old Forge townhome community which sued the owners of a neighboring residential development, claiming its stormwater system collected water and directed it onto their property.

Judge overrules City of Scranton's objections in stormwater damage case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 29, 2018

SCRANTON – Plaintiffs’ continuing litigation against the City of Scranton for its alleged failure to inspect or repair a stormwater drainage system that they claim has damaged their property, received a boost when a judge recently overruled the City’s preliminary objections.

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

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 18, 2017

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

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 17, 2017

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

By Charmaine Little | Oct 2, 2017

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

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 26, 2017

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

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 19, 2017

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'

By Sara McCleary | Sep 15, 2017

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

By Carrie Salls | Sep 13, 2017

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

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 7, 2017

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

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 23, 2017

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

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 15, 2017

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.

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