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Federal judge rules Italian co. liable in Pa. man’s ‘degloving’ workplace injury

By Jon Campisi | Mar 19, 2013

U.S. District Judge Gene E.K. Pratter, sitting in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, ruled on March 12 that Rizzi 1857 S.P.A.Grove was at work in Reading, Pa. at Garden State Tanning Inc. on Aug

Former Pa. governors call for merit selection of appellate judges

By Jon Campisi | Mar 19, 2013

Three of Pennsylvania’s former chief executives took part in a conference call with reporters on Monday to discuss their collective support for a move toward judicial merit selection.), and Sen.S.S.”

Plaintiff alleging discriminatory firing from Don Rosen Imports given leave to re-file complaint

By Jon Campisi | Mar 19, 2013

A federal judge in Philadelphia has given a pro se plaintiff just under a month to re-fileher employment discrimination complaint against the company with which she was formerly employed.S.S

Pa. Superior Court panel affirms dismissal of inmate's defamation suit against Post-Gazette

By Jon Campisi | Mar 18, 2013

A three-judge panel of the state Superior Court has affirmed a trial court’s decision todismiss a pro se complaint by a prison inmate that was lodged against a western Pennsylvania daily newspaper

Federal judge grants joinder in botched Northampton Co. courthouse case

By Jon Campisi | Mar 18, 2013

A federal judge has granted a plaintiff’s motion for allowance of joinder in a case initiatedby Northampton County, Pa. against two construction firms.The county seeks $700,000 in damages.S.On Feb.S

Pa. legislators call for impeachment of convicted Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin

By Jon Campisi | Mar 18, 2013

Two Pennsylvania lawmakers have announced they will be unveiling a resolution thatwould begin the impeachment process against convicted state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin.State Rep

Third judge pleads guilty in Phila. Traffic Court 'ticket-fixing' scandal

By Jon Campisi | Mar 18, 2013

The third Philadelphia Traffic Court judge snared in the ticket-fixing scandal that has tainted the minor judiciary has pleaded guilty to his crimes.The U.S.S. Attorney’s Office.”H. 12.S.S

Indicted Phila. Traffic Court judge sues Pa. Supreme Court justices over suspension

By Jon Campisi | Mar 18, 2013

Mark A. Bruno, a magisterial district judge in West Chester who occasionally heard Philadelphia Traffic Court cases, filed suit March 14 against six Supreme Court justices: Ronald D. Saylor, J

Pa. Supreme Court appoints new executive director of IOLTA board

By Jon Campisi | Mar 18, 2013

A Harrisburg attorney has been tapped by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to serve asthe second-ever executive director of the Interest on Lawyers Trust Account board, the high court recently announced

Pa. nutrition products manufacturer files breach of contract claim against online Florida business

By Jon Campisi | Mar 12, 2013

Phytogenx Inc., which does business as KLL Nutrition Co.According to the complaint, which was filed on the plaintiff’s behalf by attorneys Jonathan A. Cass and Alexander F

U.S. District Judge dismisses FDCPA claim against PECO Energy Co.

By Jon Campisi | Mar 12, 2013

In a March 8 memorandum and order, U.S. District Judge Joel H.The ruling comes about a month after oral arguments on the case were heard in Slomsky’s courtroom, the record shows

ACLU of Pa., others sue Pa. Dept. of Corrections over housing of mentally ill inmates

By Jon Campisi | Mar 12, 2013

“Frequently, these symptoms are regarded as prison rule infractions, which prison officials punish with still more time in the RHU.In addition to the ACLU of Pa

Lawyers representing trucking co. in vehicle injury case move to transfer suit to federal court

By Jon Campisi | Mar 12, 2013

Attorneys for a New Jersey-based trucking company have filed a request to transfer apersonal injury claim initiated against their client from the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas to the U.S.Dawn C

PLCB accused of 'reverse' discrimination in suit filed by longtime maintenance worker

By Jon Campisi | Mar 11, 2013

A longtime employee of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has filed a federal civil rights complaint against the agency over claims that he was discriminated against on the basis of race.C

N. Carolina plaintiff files Tylenol products liability claim in Phila. federal court

By Jon Campisi | Mar 11, 2013

Attorneys Laurence S. Berman and Michael M.Nevertheless, the suit states, the defendants continued to enter the drug into the stream of commerce. The federal case number is 2:13-cv-01264-LS. 

Plaintiff claims his arrest by Philly cops was related to being 'white' in a 'black' neighborhood

By Jon Campisi | Mar 11, 2013

At the time, the officers told Matteson that “’no white people live in this area,’ implying that the plaintiff’s race caused defendant’s to suspect that he was committing a crime,” the lawsuit states

Sandusky lawyer outlines appeal to state Superior Court

By Jon Campisi | Mar 11, 2013

Norris E. Gelman, who, along with lawyer Joseph L.Given Sandusky’s age – he is in his late 60s – the prison term is essentially viewed as a life sentence.The defense team has maintained that John M

Phila. gentleman's club faces wrongful death complaint by father of deceased patron

By Jon Campisi | Mar 10, 2013

Michael F. Barrett, an injury lawyer with the firm Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky, and Philadelphia lawyer Bernard M.m. that morning in an extreme state of intoxication.m. and 1:55 a.m.m.m

Penn State sues Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association Insurance Co. over coverage denial

By Jon Campisi | Mar 8, 2013

Pennsylvania State University has filed a breach of contract suit against its longtimeinsurer over allegations that Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association Insurance Co

Pa. state senator to feds: Gun control to be nullified in commonwealth

By Jon Campisi | Mar 8, 2013

A state Senate Republican has now become the second Pennsylvania lawmaker to call forlegislation safeguarding the commonwealth against any potential gun control laws enacted at the federal level.S.S

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