News from October 2011

Gas station sued over motor oil slip-and-fall incident

By Jon Campisi | Oct 4, 2011

A Philadelphia woman is suing a Delaware County, Pa. gas station for injuries she claims to have sustained after slipping on a puddle of motor oil two years ago.

SugarHouse Casino sued for not preventing gunpoint parking lot robbery

By Jon Campisi | Oct 4, 2011

A Drexel Hill, Pa. woman has filed a civil claim against a Philadelphia casino for failing to protect her and her guests during a visit to the gaming hall after they were robbed at gunpoint.

Trolley accident victim slaps SEPTA with personal injury claim

By Jon Campisi | Oct 4, 2011

A trolley passenger who alleges she became injured during an accident in which the public transit vehicle on which she was riding collided with another driver is suing the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and the operator of the other vehicle in state court.

Birth defect allegedly caused by Paxil leads to mass tort claim against GlaxoSmithKline

By Jon Campisi | Oct 4, 2011

A Wisconsin woman who claims her daughter’s birth defect diagnosis was attributed to her taking a drug for depression during her pregnancy is suing the pharmaceutical’s manufacturer in state court.

Apartment tenant who sustained 10-foot fall in parking garage sues landlord

By Jon Campisi | Oct 4, 2011

A Philadelphia woman who alleges she sustained serious bodily injuries after falling into a nearly 10-foot drop at her apartment complex has filed a personal injury claim against the property owner.

Pedestrian struck by Comcast vehicle files personal injury claim against cable giant

By Jon Campisi | Oct 4, 2011

A Montgomery County, Pa. couple has filed a lawsuit against cable giant Comcast for injuries the wife allegedly sustained after getting struck by a company vehicle while she was walking along a scenic trailway.

Pa. bill aimed at stopping municipalities from enacting illegal local firearms ordinances

By Jon Campisi | Oct 5, 2011

As president of the central Pennsylvania chapter of Firearms Owners Against Crime, Timothy Havener has the time to fight illegal gun ordinances throughout the commonwealth.

Pa. company faces charges of wrongful termination and discrimination in civil complaint

By Jon Campisi | Oct 5, 2011

A Delaware County, Pa. woman who claims she was fired from her job of more than four years at a local company has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against her former employer and the superior who she alleges did much of the discriminating.

Lawyers in Lower Merion School District discrimination case spar in court

By Jon Campisi | Oct 5, 2011

Attorneys for a suburban Philadelphia school district accused of placing black students in special education classes in disproportionate numbers as a back-door means of racial discrimination got their say in federal court Tuesday.

Former Amtrak employee sues company over cafeteria slip-and-fall

By Jon Campisi | Oct 6, 2011

A Bucks County, Pa. woman who worked for Amtrak and claims she became injured after falling at a worksite cafeteria has filed a personal injury lawsuit against the company, also known as the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

Lawyers for defendant in civil case with law firm as plaintiff file removal motion

By Jon Campisi | Oct 6, 2011

Lawyers for an insurance company facing a civil complaint in state court have filed a Notice of Removal with federal court in Philadelphia, seeking to have the civil action transferred to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Parx Casino faces personal injury claim over hip fracture

By Jon Campisi | Oct 6, 2011

A gambler who blames his hip fracture on the negligence of the gaming hall where he sustained his injury has filed a federal personal injury complaint against the casino where the alleged incident took place, as well as its owner.

Gary Barbera car dealership faces wrongful termination complaint

By Jon Campisi | Oct 6, 2011

A woman who was formerly employed by a well-known Philadelphia car dealership has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the company, alleging her termination was retaliatory in nature, and not related to her work performance.

Former Pa. Superior Court Judge Robert C. Daniels dies at 73

By Jon Campisi | Oct 6, 2011

A former Pennsylvania Superior Court judge who once serviced as the chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association has died, according to local media reports.

College student who injured herself on broken chair files product liability claim

By Jon Campisi | Oct 7, 2011

A Philadelphia college student who alleges she became injured after the classroom chair on which she was sitting crashed to the ground has filed a product liability complaint against the item’s manufacturer.

Pa. man diagnosed with lung cancer files asbestos mass tort claim

By Jon Campisi | Oct 7, 2011

A Plymouth Meeting, Pa. couple has filed a mass tort asbestos lawsuit against a number of companies that deal in products containing the fiber, alleging the husband’s lung cancer diagnosis earlier this year was directly related to his work history.

Woman who got leg caught in SEPTA bus sues transit authority

By Jon Campisi | Oct 7, 2011

A city woman who alleges she became injured after her leg got caught between the doors of a public transit bus is suing the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority.

Philly man injured while waiting for autograph sues Indianapolis Colts and city hotel

By Jon Campisi | Oct 7, 2011

A Philadelphia man who claims he became injured last winter while waiting to obtain an autograph from a professional football player is suing the hotel where the alleged incident occurred.

Pa. man files lawsuit against debt collection agency in federal court

By Jon Campisi | Oct 11, 2011

A debt collection agency that purportedly harassed the brother of a man whom the company was apparently attempting to collect a debt from is facing a federal lawsuit alleging that the agency violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.