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Attorneys for Phila. nightclub sued over assault incident want case transferred from state to federal court

Attorneys for a Philadelphia nightclub facing a personal injury lawsuit by a New England woman who alleges the establishment was negligent when it evicted drunk patrons, one of whom ended up assaulting the plaintiff, are seeking to have the matter transferred from state court to a federal venue.

Central Pa. school district files motion to quash Sandusky subpoena

A school district in central Pennsylvania attended by one of accused child molester Jerry Sandusky’s alleged victim’s is objecting to a subpoena drafted by the former Penn State University assistant football coach’s defense attorney.

Phila. attorney specializing in police brutality litigation faces legal malpractice claim by former client

A state prison inmate filed a legal malpractice civil action at Philadelphia’s Common Pleas Court against an attorney the plaintiff had retained to represent him in a prior civil matter stemming from an incident of alleged police brutality.

Judge rules Effexor wrongful death claim against Wyeth can remain in federal court

A federal judge in Philadelphia has denied a motion by out-of-state plaintiffs in a products liability case to remand the matter to a Pennsylvania state court.

ACLU of Pa. files suit over state's new controversial Voter ID law

The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania filed suit in Commonwealth Court on Tuesday challenging the state legislature’s recently enacted “Voter ID” law, which requires registered voters to show a photo identification to poll workers during election season.

Fired paralegal sues Philadelphia law firm for wrongful discharge

A former paralegal for an area law firm who was fired from her $57,000-a-year position just a little over a year after being hired by the company has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit, alleging her discharge was a result of disability discrimination.

Pa. women and out-of-state plaintiff file Yaz mass tort claims in Phila. court

Two Pennsylvania women and an out-of-state plaintiff filed separate Yaz mass tort claims at Philadelphia’s Common Pleas Court earlier this week.

Three Pa. couples and N.J. widow file asbestos suits in Phila. Common Pleas Court

Three Pennsylvania couples and a woman from New Jersey filed asbestos mass tort claims at Philadelphia’s Common Pleas Court Monday, alleging respective injuries as a result of asbestos exposure.

Trial in wrongful death 'Ride the Ducks' case scheduled to begin next week

Trial is scheduled to begin next week in the wrongful death case arising out of the deadly duck boat accident that occurred in the waters of the Delaware River back in July 2010.

Phila. subcontractor files suit against N.J. construction firm over unpaid work

A Northeast Philadelphia electric company is suing a New Jersey construction firm in state court, alleging the defendant failed to pay the plaintiff the remaining balance on a subcontract relating to a construction project at a local shipping port.

Federal judge remands Walgreens premises liability complaint to Phila. Common Pleas Court

A federal judge sitting in Philadelphia last week granted a motion by a plaintiff in a slip-and-fall suit to remand the matter back to state court despite arguments by the defendant that the litigation should play out in a federal jurisdiction.

Verizon sues area plumbing companies for damage to underground facilities

A telecommunications firm is suing two local plumbing companies for allegedly causing damage to the plaintiff’s property after the defendants’ employees shot a trenching missile across a city roadway and struck the plaintiff’s underground facilities.

Two more motions filed seeking to quash Sandusky subpoenas

For the second time in a week, a Pennsylvania school district has filed a motion to quash a subpoena by Jerry Sandusky’s defense attorney seeking information that the educational institution claims is confidential.

Gunshot wound victim who developed pressure sores sues Phila. hospital

A Delaware County man who claims he developed a pressure sore after spending time at a Philadelphia hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound has filed a medical malpractice complaint against the city healthcare agency.

Phila. civic group sues residential developer for breach of contract

A neighborhood group in Northwest Philadelphia has filed suit against a Fort Washington, Pa. developer for allegedly reneging on an agreement by which the company would contribute matching funds toward the construction of a playground as part of a project to build a tract of residential homes in the community.

Sandusky judge denies prosecutors' request to quash certain subpoenas served by defense

The judge presiding over the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse case has denied a request by state prosecutors to quash certain subpoenas by the former Penn State assistant football coach’s defense attorney.

Private party-goer sues Phila. bar for assault by drunk patron

A Philadelphia man is suing a city bar for injuries he claims he sustained after an intoxicated, uninvited guest who crashed a private birthday party inside the establishment struck the plaintiff in the face.

Chester County judge orders infamous Pa. killer Greist to remain under state psychiatric care 32 years after found insane

A Chester County judge has ordered Richard Greist, who perpetuated one of the more infamous and depraved crimes in state history, to remain confined to a psychiatric facility to continue undergoing mental health evaluation more than three decades after he was committed to state care.

Pa. woman who allegedly got laryngitis from pesticide sues N.J. exterminator

A Bensalem, Pa. woman has filed a personal injury lawsuit against a New Jersey-based pest extermination company, alleging she developed laryngitis and other ills and injuries as a result of having been exposed to pest control chemicals that were pumped by the defendant into her apartment complex while she slept.

Three more asbestos suits filed at Phila. Common Pleas Court

Three more asbestos mass tort claims were filed late last week at Philadelphia’s Common Pleas Court, one on behalf of a Pennsylvania man and the others on behalf of out-of-state plaintiffs.