News from July 2012

Judge refuses to vacate dismissal of defendants in book publisher's copyright suit against 'bootleg' bookseller

By Jon Campisi | Jul 6, 2012

A judge has refused to vacate the dismissals of the defendants in a copyright infringement

Patron who broke hip at Phila.'s SugarHouse Casino sues gaming hall

By Jon Campisi | Jul 6, 2012

A Philadelphia woman who claims she broke her hip after slipping on the bathroom floor at the city’s newest gaming hall has filed a personal injury complaint against the slots parlor.

Widow of car accident victim files wrongful death claim against auto repair service

By Jon Campisi | Jul 6, 2012

The widow of a Delaware County man who died after a vehicle crash on Interstate 76

Assault and battery complaint filed against Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits and restaurant manager

By Jon Campisi | Jul 6, 2012

A Philadelphia man is suing a fast food eatery and its manager over claims that restaurant worker struck the plaintiff with a pot, causing the customer to sustain various physical injuries that required medical attention.

Construction co. faces injury claim by woman who became ill from toxic fumes at worksite

By Jon Campisi | Jul 6, 2012

A Bucks County woman has filed a personal injury claim against a construction company

Private ambulance co. sued by patient who was thrown from gurney

By Jon Campisi | Jul 6, 2012

A Bucks County man has filed a personal injury lawsuit against a private company and one of its drivers, alleging he sustained various physical injuries after the emergency response vehicle in which he was a passenger became involved in a sharp, violent turn two years ago.

Second civil filing in Phila. court against convicted child molester Sandusky, Penn State and Second Mile

By Jon Campisi | Jul 6, 2012

The fallout from the Pennsylvania State University child sex-abuse scandal continued late

Judge overseeing FJD's legal malpractice suit orders former Pa. Supreme Court justice to sit for deposition

By Jon Campisi | Jul 6, 2012

After much legal wrangling, the specially appointed trial court judge overseeing the First

Law finally allowing expert witness testimony in Pa. rape cases signed by Gov. Corbett

By Jon Campisi | Jul 6, 2012

Gov. Tom Corbett last week signed a piece of legislation that will finally allow expert

Five of Gov. Corbett's judicial nominees to fill temporary court vacancies confirmed by Pa. Senate

By Jon Campisi | Jul 6, 2012

Five of the judicial candidates Gov. Tom Corbett nominated to temporarily fill vacancies

Parx Casino sued for firing pregnant cocktail servers

By Jon Campisi | Jul 9, 2012

Two women who formerly worked as cocktail servers at a suburban Philadelphia casino

Judge approves $1.99 million settlement in class action against Amtrak; Lawyers get $1.2 million

By Jon Campisi | Jul 9, 2012

A federal judge in Philadelphia has approved a $1.99 million settlement agreement in a

Sunoco hit with assault and battery claim

By Jon Campisi | Jul 10, 2012

A Philadelphia man who claims he sustained bodily injuries, including having hot tea spilled on him, as a result of an alleged assault perpetuated by convenience store workers, has filed an assault and battery claim against the employees and a local gas station.

Insurance co. seeks declaratory judgment that it need not indemnify bar facing personal injury claim

By Jon Campisi | Jul 10, 2012

An Illinois-based insurance company has filed a civil action against the owners of a

Philly skate shop sued by former employee over unpaid loan

By Jon Campisi | Jul 11, 2012

A former Philadelphia skate shop employee who claims the business has yet to pay him more than $300,000 for business expenditures that the man made during difficult financial times for the business has filed suit against the shop seeking repayment for the borrowed funds.