News from August 2011

Father of man rendered brain-damaged sues Philadelphia Police

By Jon Campisi | Aug 6, 2011

The father of a man who has been rendered incapacitated, allegedly due to the actions of a few Philadelphia police officers, is suing on behalf of his son.

Conditions 'deplorable,' Philadelphia prison inmate claims in suit

By Jon Campisi | Aug 6, 2011

An inmate at Philadelphia’s Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility has filed a prison overcrowding lawsuit, alleging that he is exposed to deplorable conditions from having to live in a multi-man prison cell.

Jury hears closing arguments in nursing home trial

By Jon Campisi | Aug 10, 2011

Attorneys representing a woman suing a handful of medical care facilities on behalf of her late father, who perished months after a chain of physical ailments, made their final plea Tuesday to the 12-member jury in the case, urging the men and women, during closing arguments, to find the defendants liable for the patriarch’s death.

Vanguard Group faces federal lawsuit over alleged racially discriminatory practices

By Jon Campisi | Aug 10, 2011

Seven area black woman who claim their respective firings from the Vanguard Group were racially motivated have filed a federal lawsuit against the Malvern, Pa.-based company.

Missouri man files individual denture adhesive cream mass tort

By Jon Campisi | Aug 11, 2011

A St. Louis, Mo. man has filed an individual claim in the Denture Adhesive Cream Mass Tort Program at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, alleging he sustained injuries after using the oral product.

City man who sustained injuries from stairwell fall files lawsuit

By Jon Campisi | Aug 11, 2011

A city man who tripped and fell on a flight of subway stairs is suing a number of entities that have control over the public access way, alleging his fall caused bodily injuries.

Walgreens hit with premises liability complaint

By Jon Campisi | Aug 11, 2011

A Philadelphia shopper who alleges he sustained injuries after falling at a local Walgreens store is suing the drug store chain in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

Psychiatric hospital faces lawsuit alleging racial and job discrimination

By Jon Campisi | Aug 11, 2011

A suburban Philadelphia psychiatric hospital is facing a federal job discrimination lawsuit, with a former employee alleging she regularly encountered a hostile work environment as well as racially divisive treatment on the part of company officials.

Debt collection agency faces lawsuit in federal court

By Jon Campisi | Aug 11, 2011

A Philadelphia woman is suing a debt collection firm in federal court, alleging that the company continuously harassed her for supposed outstanding consumer debt.

Jurors continue to deliberate in nursing home trial

By Jon Campisi | Aug 15, 2011

A 12-member jury charged with deciding whether or not a nursing home and other area care facilities are responsible for the death of a North Philadelphia patriarch is still out deliberating.

Texas man files federal lawsuit over unfair credit reporting practices

By Jon Campisi | Aug 15, 2011

Attorneys for a Texas man have filed a lawsuit on his behalf at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, alleging he suffered hardships after various credit reporting agencies falsely misrepresented his credit history to third parties.

Dollar Store personal injury lawsuit moved to federal court

By Jon Campisi | Aug 15, 2011

A man who claims he sustained a hip fracture and other serious bodily injuries after falling at a city Dollar Store has had his lawsuit, originally filed in mid July at Philadelphia’s Common Pleas Court, moved to federal court.

Former restaurant employee alleges age discrimination in federal lawsuit

By Jon Campisi | Aug 15, 2011

A Philadelphia woman formerly employed by the Palm Restaurant in the city’s ritzy Rittenhouse section has filed a job discrimination lawsuit against the eatery and its parent company, alleging her termination was age-related.

Mother of mentally ill man shot dead by Philly cops files lawsuit

By Jon Campisi | Aug 15, 2011

The mother of a mentally unstable man who was shot dead by Philadelphia police officers during a domestic call for help is suing the two cops and the City of Philadelphia, alleging the deadly action was unwarranted.

Plaintiff in nursing home trial awarded $2.287 million; punitive damages yet to be decided

By Jon Campisi | Aug 15, 2011

After a more than three-week long trial, jurors last Friday returned a plaintiff’s verdict in the case of a woman suing a nursing home and other medical institutions for the alleged poor care her late father received.

City and park 'friends' group sued for tree stump incident

By Jon Campisi | Aug 15, 2011

A Philadelphia woman who claims she injured herself after tripping over an exposed tree stump at a local park is suing the City of Philadelphia in civil court.

Man thrown to floor of city bus sues SEPTA

By Jon Campisi | Aug 16, 2011

A Montgomery County, Pa. man who alleges he became injured after he was thrown to the floor of a city bus is suing the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority.

Pennsylvania man files mass tort asbestos claim

By Jon Campisi | Aug 16, 2011

A Lansdale man who claims his lung cancer diagnosis this past spring was a direct result of his work-related asbestos exposure has filed a lawsuit against a handful of manufacturers and distributors of products containing the fiber.

Temple University Health System faces premises liability claim

By Jon Campisi | Aug 17, 2011

A Philadelphia man who alleges he sustained bodily injuries after falling in the parking lot of Philadelphia hospital two years ago is suing the institution in state court.

Punitive damages hearing in nursing home trial postponed

By Jon Campisi | Aug 17, 2011

A hearing to determine punitive damages in a case of a woman suing a nursing home and other healthcare facilities on behalf of her late father has been postponed.

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