News from October 2011

Ridley Township, Pa. and officers sued over October 2009 incident

By Jon Campisi | Oct 11, 2011

A Southeastern, Pa. couple who alleges they were mistreated by members of a local police department is suing the individual officers in federal court.

Arrests over cell phone videotaping of police lead to increasing number of lawsuits

By Jon Campisi | Oct 11, 2011

With an increasing number of Americans using smartphones, it’s only logical to conclude that the number of people whipping out the devices to video and audio record situations in public would increase.

Pa. couple sues out-of-town landlord for injuries sustained in Philly slip-and-fall incident

By Jon Campisi | Oct 12, 2011

A Montgomery County, Pa. couple has filed a personal injury lawsuit against an out-of-state landlord for injuries the wife claims she sustained after slipping on the steps of a Philadelphia building owned by the defendants.

Chester, Pa. police officer who was fired and later got job back sues city and police superiors

By Jon Campisi | Oct 12, 2011

A City of Chester, Pa. police officer who was terminated from the force following an off-duty confrontation with another man, but who later got his job back, has filed a federal lawsuit against members of his own department and city leaders, alleging his due process and other constitutional rights were violated when he was fired from his job two years ago.

Bucks County, Pa. worker injured on the job sues Greenlee Textron

By Jon Campisi | Oct 12, 2011

A suburban Philadelphia man who claims he became seriously injured after getting struck in the face by a cable-pulling machine at work is suing the product’s manufacturer in state court.

Judge dismisses lawsuit filed over Philadelphia's property tax assessment system

By Jon Campisi | Oct 12, 2011

A lawsuit that sought to declare Philadelphia’s system for assessing property value in the city illegal and unconstitutional has been dismissed by a city judge.

Philadelphia book publisher files copyright infringement lawsuit against bootlegger

By Jon Campisi | Oct 13, 2011

The owner of a self-described mom-and-pop book-publishing outfit in Philadelphia has filed a federal copyright infringement lawsuit against a New Jersey man, alleging the defendant fraudulently bootlegged copies of works produced by the plaintiff for personal gain.

Shoplifter shocked by Taser gun sues police officers

By Jon Campisi | Oct 13, 2011

A Philadelphia woman who claims she sustained injuries after being tasered by police officers and security personnel after she was caught shoplifting from a store has filed a lawsuit against the police officers involved in the incident and the outlet mall where the alleged incident took place.

Cozen O'Connor announces leadership shakeup

By Jon Campisi | Oct 13, 2011

The Philadelphia law firm of Cozen O’Connor announced Wednesday that it has shaken up its management team.

Former Philly Board of Pensions and Retirement director sues over firing

By Jon Campisi | Oct 14, 2011

A woman who served as the executive director for Philadelphia’s Board of Pensions and Retirement for nearly a decade, earning a salary of more than $100,000 per year, is suing the City Philadelphia for wrongful termination, alleging her firing was related to her race.

Guitar Center slapped with wrongful termination lawsuit

By Jon Campisi | Oct 14, 2011

A Norristown man allegedly dubbed the “older guy” at the Montgomery County, Pa. musical instrument store where he worked before his firing last year has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against his former employer, claiming he was terminated because of his age.

Fired police dispatcher files wrongful termination claim

By Jon Campisi | Oct 14, 2011

A former Montgomery County, Pa. police dispatcher who was fired from his job after his employers alleged they hadn’t received the proper medical forms required for a leave of absence is suing the county for wrongful termination.

Philly courts consider request to create mass tort program for transvaginal mesh litigation

By Jon Campisi | Oct 14, 2011

Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas is considering the creation of a new mass tort program at the court’s civil trial division to handle transvaginal mesh litigation.

First Judicial District of Pa. unveils smartphone App

By Jon Campisi | Oct 14, 2011

Are you an attorney looking for easier access to upcoming civil trial dates?

Judge upholds verdict in medical malpractice case

By Jon Campisi | Oct 17, 2011

The estate of a man who died from post-surgical complications following the removal of his gallbladder that was awarded $400,000 after a January jury trial will receive the full compensation, this after a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge denied one defendant’s motion for post-trial relief.

Former OSHA employee files federal complaint against agency over 'forced' retirement

By Jon Campisi | Oct 17, 2011

A former industrial hygienist at the Occupation Safety and Health Administration has filed a federal complaint against the secretary for the United States Department of Labor, alleging she was forced into retirement three years ago after she lodged a number of complaints against the agency.

SEPTA and D.A. announce crackdown on false public transit injury claims

By Jon Campisi | Oct 17, 2011

Get-rich-quick schemes involving false injury claims on the city’s public transit system may be coming to an abrupt halt, that is, if a crackdown by the city’s top prosecutor sees any traction.

Philadelphia man files injury claim against SEPTA

By Jon Campisi | Oct 18, 2011

A South Philadelphia man who claims he suffered physical injuries after the SEPTA trolley on which he was riding became involved in a collision with another vehicle has filed a personal injury lawsuit against the transit agency, the trolley operator and the driver of the other vehicle.

Gettysburg man files asbestos mass tort action

By Jon Campisi | Oct 18, 2011

A Gettysburg, Pa. man who claims his development of lung cancer is directly related to his work history, in that he worked around asbestos-related products, has filed a mass tort claim against various companies involved in the manufacture and distribution of products containing the fiber.

Cyclist hit by armored van files suit against Loomis

By Jon Campisi | Oct 18, 2011

A Philadelphia couple who claims the husband became physically injured after the bicycle on which he was riding was struck by a turning armored car has filed a lawsuit against the security agency that owned the vehicle.

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