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American Law Institute hits the road to explain controversial Restatement; It has been called 'litigation fuel'

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 13, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – After passing a controversial Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance at its annual convention last May, the American Law Institute is convening events across the country discussing the document in further detail.

Lift operator sues Michigan corporation for alleged manufacturing defect

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 17, 2019

HARRISBURG — A lift operator is suing Phil Brown Welding Corp., a Michigan corporation, citing alleged breach of express and implied warranties.

Airman claims Whirlpool terminated him in violation of federal employment law

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 22, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A member of the U.S. Air Force is suing Whirlpool Corp., a former employer, citing alleged violation of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act.

Parents of man allegedly killed by Pontiac's defective airbag sue GM and auto dealership

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 7, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The parents of a man allegedly killed by a Pontiac Grand Prix’s defective airbag in a fiery automobile collision nearly two years have filed suit against both manufacturer General Motors and the dealership who sold the car.

Tropical Fun Zone sued after alleged Ball Blaster mishap

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 25, 2018

BEAVER — A visitor to the Tropical Fun Zone has filed a lawsuit against the indoor fun center after allegedly stepping on a ball from the Balladium Blaster Cannon and injuring his right leg.

Wrongful death lawsuit against General Motors claiming faulty tires settled

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 21, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Negligence-based wrongful death litigation filed against General Motors and a number of other defendants by the mother of a young woman killed in an automobile accident nearly three years ago has been dismissed without prejudice, according to court records.

Ohio lawmakers send first-of-its-kind rejection to powerful legal group

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 3, 2018

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Through a bill signed into law by Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday, the State of Ohio has legislatively opposed the American Law Institute’s long-debated and recently-passed Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance wholesale, an unprecedented development in the 95-year history of the ALI.

Woman aboard fatal Flight 1380 sues Southwest Airlines, GE; Passenger was partially sucked out of plane

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A woman aboard a Southwest Airlines flight last spring during which one passenger was partially sucked out of the plane, eventually leading to her death and precipitating an emergency landing to take place at Philadelphia International Airport, has sued the airline and the plane’s manufacturers for damages.

Man blames General Motors for injuries from exploding airbag

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 5, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A consumer is suing General Motors Co. and affiliated automobile distributors, citing alleged negligence.

Iesi Pa Bethlehem Landfill accused of causing public nuisance

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 3, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — Two Freemansburg residents filed a class-action lawsuit against Bethlehem Landfill Co., doing business as Iesi Pa Bethlehem Landfill, citing alleged public and private nuisance and negligence.

Man claims Chevy Camaro's engine defects caused fatal accident that sent him to prison for 20 years

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 25, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Bellefonte man alleges in a civil lawsuit that manufacturing defects in a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro automobile he rented from Hertz led to a tragic accident which claimed the lives of two motorists in April 2012, and further led him to receive an erroneous 20-year criminal conviction for vehicular homicide.

Passenger accuses Southwest Airlines Company of negligence after engine blade allegedly broke window during flight

By Philip Gonzales | May 29, 2018

A passenger is suing Southwest Airlines Company, GE Aviation LLC and several other companies for alleged negligence and breach of contract.

Even after eight years, criticisms of American Law Institute's insurance project remain

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 24, 2018

WASHINGTON – Not everyone is as excited as those who drafted new guidance for judges about its passage.

Ally Financial Inc. allegedly placed around 150 calls without consent to collect debt

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 17, 2018

An individual is suing Ally Financial Inc., a debt collector, citing alleged invasion of privacy and violation of telephone harassment statutes.

General Motors LLC accused of breach of warranty

By Louie Torres | Mar 30, 2018

An individual is suing General Motors LLC for alleged breach of warranty.

EEOC settlement with Pittsburgh's PPG worth $45K

By Charmaine Little | Nov 7, 2017

DETROIT - A recent discrimination settlement involving a Pittsburgh company is worth more than $45,000.

Butler County couple say Stryker hip implant was defective

By Louie Torres | Jun 23, 2017

ERIE — A couple are suing Howmedica Osteonics Corporation d/b/a Stryker Orthopaedics, a New Jersey corporation, alleging negligence and and product liability for a faulty hip prosthetic.

Phoenixville couple claim Stryker hip implant failed

By Louie Torres | May 15, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — A husband and wife are suing Howmedica Osteonics Corporation d/b/a Stryker Orthopaedics, a New Jersey corporation, citing alleged design defect, negligence and product liability for a faulty hip implant.

Superior Court: Jury must decide questions in 2006 slip-and-fall incident

By Karen Kidd | Apr 7, 2017

A jury needs to decide whether Maytag is liable for injuries suffered by a truck driver when he slipped and fell in a trailer drop at a Pittston industrial park more than a decade ago, Pennsylvania's Superior Court ruled in March.

Man alleges Howmedica, Stryker sold faulty hip replacement product

By Louie Torres | Mar 30, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — An Danielsville man is suing a medical implant manufacturer, claiming his hip prosthesis prematurely failed.

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