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Railroad companies seek to dismiss litigation filed by estate of switchman for improper venue

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 14, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The defendants in an action where the estate of a deceased train line switchman alleges the railroad companies he worked for violated the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) and Locomotive Inspection Act (LIA) by failing to protect the decedent from exposure to toxic substances, have filed to dismiss it for improper venue.

Philly law firm collects over $100K in legal fees from coffee company client

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 23, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Law firm Blank Rome was awarded ore than $100,000 in allegedly unpaid legal fees from a Bryn Mawr coffee company, one that it says breached a settlement agreement and initially refused to reconcile it.

Venue fight over widow's case surrounding her poisoned train repairman husband to be decided in May

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 11, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a widow of a locomotive repairman for Conrail and CSX Transportation who claims those companies did not abide by both the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) and Locomotive Inspection Act (LIA) by not protecting her deceased husband from harmful substances will see its chosen venue determined in May.

Football player, suing NCAA over his Lou Gehrig's disease, gets September trial date in Philadelphia

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 10, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a former college football linebacker who launched legal action against the NCAA, charging the governing sports body’s alleged negligence in not informing him of the dangers of repeated head trauma led him to develop Lou Gehrig’s disease, is soon coming to a Philadelphia courtroom.

BLANK ROME: The Top Lateral Hires of 2018

By Press release submission | Mar 25, 2019

The Legal Intelligencer recently published a special supplement on "The Top Lateral Hires of 2018." The following Blank Rome lateral moves were featured.

BLANK ROME: Blank Rome Appoints Sophia Lee as Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

By Press release submission | Mar 25, 2019

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Sophia Lee has been appointed Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, joining Christopher A. Lewis, Blank Rome’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer since May 2011, on advancing Blank Rome’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Pa. man's suit saying he suffered spinal injuries on United Airlines flight is dismissed

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 6, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A Pennsylvania man who claimed he was injured on a United Airlines flight from Philadelphia to Denver and sued the airline for breach of contract, breach of warranty and negligence has had the litigation dismissed for failure to state a claim upon which relief could be granted.

Blank Rome law firm is accused of gender discrimination

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 14, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A female employee is suing Blank Rome LLP and Laurence Liss, law firm and CTO, citing alleged violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

Lawsuit: Train switchman wasn't protected from exposure to toxic substances

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The estate of a deceased train line switchman for Penn Central, Conrail and CSX Transportation alleges those same companies violated the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) and Locomotive Inspection Act (LIA), by failing to protect the decedent from exposure to toxic substances.

BLANK ROME: Blank Rome Welcomes New Chief Innovation & Value Officer

By Press release submission | Sep 13, 2018

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Linda Novosel has joined the Firm as its first Chief Innovation & Value Officer.

Lawsuit: Rail repairman's safety-violating exposure to toxic substances led to fatal brain cancer

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The surviving spouse of a locomotive repairman for Conrail and CSX Transportation claims those companies did not abide by both the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) and Locomotive Inspection Act (LIA), by not protecting her deceased husband from harmful substances.

Lawsuit: Man's exposure to dangerous substances when working for Conrail led to his death from lung cancer

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The widow of an inspection and repair employee for Conrail alleges the company violated the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) by exposing her late husband to several toxic substances and causing him to develop fatal lung cancer, which took his life in just four months.

Third Circuit panel sends class action suit filed against home security company back to District Court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 14, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A class action lawsuit initiated against a Warrendale home security company and which invoked the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, has been remanded to its court of origin by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Philadelphia federal court now hearing case of Va. airplane crash that claimed life of student pilot

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A strict liability lawsuit connected to a fatal airplane crash which claimed the life a student pilot in Virginia will now be heard in a Pennsylvania federal court, per a recent removal.

Blank Rome pursuing $100K of allegedly unpaid legal fees from Bryn Mawr coffee company

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 1, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Law firm Blank Rome is pursuing litigation against a Bryn Mawr coffee company that it says breached a settlement agreement over unpaid legal fees and has refused to rectify it.

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