News from August 2011

Former AMTRAK employee claims injuries from transporting heavy passenger

By Jon Campisi | Aug 25, 2011

A former AMTRAK employee who alleges he sustained serious physical injuries after being instructed to transport a 400-pound wheelchair bound passenger from a bus to a train car is suing his former employer in federal court.

Alleged assault by plainclothes Philly cops basis for civil rights lawsuit

By Jon Campisi | Aug 25, 2011

A New Jersey man who, while working in Philadelphia, was accosted by two men later discovered to be plainclothes police officers has filed a federal lawsuit against the two, alleging that his civil rights were violated during his encounter with the cops.

Woman who claims lung cancer diagnosis was basis for termination files federal complaint

By Jon Campisi | Aug 25, 2011

A former Chicago area resident who relocated herself and her young son to the Philadelphia region to take a job as a general manager of a local bowling alley is suing her former employer in federal court, alleging her firing, which occurred a year after her hiring, was related to her lung cancer diagnosis.

Former EMT sues over termination from ambulance squad

By Jon Campisi | Aug 26, 2011

A Bensalem, Pa. man who was fired from his job as an emergency medical technician at a Montgomery County ambulance squad is suing his former employer, alleging his termination was related to his disability.

Philadelphia man challenges firing from B.J.'s Wholesale Club with lawsuit

By Jon Campisi | Aug 26, 2011

A Philadelphia man who alleges his firing from a B.J.’s Wholesale Club store in New Jersey after 15 years of employment is suing his former employer in federal court.

Abington Memorial Hospital hit with age discrimination claim

By Jon Campisi | Aug 26, 2011

A New Jersey man who alleges he was fired from his job of nearly a decade at Abington Memorial Hospital in Montgomery County, Pa. has filed a job discrimination lawsuit against his former employer.

Law firm sued for allegedly misrepresenting itself in debt collection process

By Jon Campisi | Aug 26, 2011

A Richboro, Pa. woman is suing an out of state law firm for allegedly violating the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, contending the company misrepresented itself in an attempt to intimidate the plaintiff into settling her debt.

Allstate Insurance Co. files suit against fan manufacturer for fire that led to claim payout

By Jon Campisi | Aug 29, 2011

An insurance company that had to pay out a claim of more than $89,000 for a fire that broke out at a property occupied by a customer is suing the manufacturers of the fan that allegedly caused the blaze.

Woman who broke wrist on untreated ice patch files personal injury claim

By Jon Campisi | Aug 29, 2011

A Philadelphia woman is suing one of her neighbors in the city’s Port Richmond section for injuries she sustained after slipping on a patch of ice at the defendant’s property.

Marshalls faces personal injury claim for falling dressing room door incident

By Jon Campisi | Aug 29, 2011

A Levittown, Pa. woman who alleges she sustained bodily harm after being injured by a falling dressing room door at a local Marshalls store is suing the company in state court.

Man shot by Chester, Pa. police files federal civil rights claim

By Jon Campisi | Aug 29, 2011

Attorneys for a Chester, Pa. man who claims he was shot in the back by a Chester City police officer have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the patrolman, a fellow cop and their superiors.

Lawsuit filed over 2009 pedestrian death on Philly's Roosevelt Boulevard

By Jon Campisi | Aug 29, 2011

A woman in charge of the estate of a man who was struck and killed by a vehicle on a road once designated the worst thoroughfare in the country is suing those allegedly responsible for his death.

Woman injured by drunk concert attendee files personal injury claim

By Jon Campisi | Aug 30, 2011

A New Jersey woman who claims she became injured after being shoved by a fellow concert-goer at a Philadelphia sports venue has filed a civil complaint in Pennsylvania state court.

Driver who allegedly falls asleep behind the wheel faces civil complaint

By Jon Campisi | Aug 30, 2011

A Philadelphia woman is suing a fellow city resident for injuries she sustained after being struck by the defendant’s vehicle while both were driving along Route 1.

Woman who fell outside Shop Rite files premises liability complaint

By Jon Campisi | Aug 30, 2011

A Philadelphia woman who claims she suffered a host of physical injuries after falling outside of a city Shop Rite supermarket is suing the company in civil court.

Indiana couple files Phen-Fen lawsuit in Philly courts

By Jon Campisi | Aug 31, 2011

Pfizer and Wyeth are once against facing a civil claim over the much-litigated diet pill Phen-Fen, this one filed at Philadelphia’s Common Pleas Court on Aug. 26 by an Indiana couple and their four children.

Conrail employee files personal injury claim over work-related trauma

By Jon Campisi | Aug 31, 2011

An Ohio man who has worked for the Consolidated Rail Corporation since the mid 1970s has filed suit against the company, alleging years of hard labor led him to develop various physical injuries.

Philadelphia man files assault and battery claim against city police captain and officer

By Jon Campisi | Aug 31, 2011

A Philadelphia man who alleges that the attack on the part of a local police captain and another officer left him with numerous physical injuries is suing those who allegedly perpetrated the violence against him.

Asbestos claim filed by Pennsylvania couple

By Jon Campisi | Aug 31, 2011

A couple from Royersford, Pa. have filed suit against a slew of companies specializing in the manufacture and distribution of asbestos-containing products, alleging the husband’s diagnosis of mesothelioma this past spring was directly related to his years of exposure to the fiber.

Rear-end vehicle collision leads to personal injury suit

By Jon Campisi | Aug 31, 2011

Two Northwest Philadelphia residents are embroiled in a lawsuit stemming from a rear-end vehicle collision that took place two years ago in the city’s Germantown section.

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