News from June 2013

Paralegal, girlfriend of well-known Phila. attorney may have died from drowning after possible seizure in bathtub

By Jon Campisi | Jun 3, 2013

A young paralegal found dead recently in a bathtub in her lawyer boyfriend’s apartment

CJD's suspension of Phila. Traffic Court judge could spark legal showdown with Pa. Supreme Court

By Jon Campisi | Jun 3, 2013

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court may well be the highest court in the land, but in the

N. Phila. man sues adjacent property owner for injuries sustained from falling roof debris

By Jon Campisi | Jun 3, 2013

A North Philadelphia man claims in a recently filed personal injury complaint that he

Company accused of owing $18K-plus in unused vacation time, business expenses to former employee

By Jon Campisi | Jun 3, 2013

A Northeastern Pennsylvania man is claiming in a new civil suit that a Delaware County-

Travelers Insurance Co. hit with bad faith claim by Bucks County motorist

By Jon Campisi | Jun 4, 2013

A Bucks County woman has filed a bad faith claim against her auto insurer over

Montgomery County man with malignant mesothelioma files mass tort asbestos claim in Phila.

By Jon Campisi | Jun 4, 2013

A Montgomery County man who says he was diagnosed with a specific form of lung

Phila. jury awards multi-million-dollar verdict to injured carpet installer

By Jon Campisi | Jun 4, 2013

A professional carpet installer who needed medical treatment after his leg fell through a

Pa. medical malpractice claims drop 45 percent in past decade, with 68 percent decline in Phila.

By Jon Campisi | Jun 5, 2013

The number of medical malpractice claims filed statewide have dropped dramatically in

Delco man sues commercial contracting co. and driver over injuries from vehicle accident

By Jon Campisi | Jun 5, 2013

A Delaware County man is suing a commercial contracting company and its affiliates over

U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on DNA collection helps Pa. law advance in state Senate

By Jon Campisi | Jun 5, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision allowing police to collect a suspect’s DNA even

Phila. Housing Authority faces whistleblower suit over firing of former police supervisor

By Jon Campisi | Jun 5, 2013

The Philadelphia Housing Authority has been hit with a whistleblower lawsuit over allegations that the agency retaliated against a former supervisor in the PHA’s police department after the man raised questions concerning apparent improprieties.

Pa. Commonwealth Court panel reverses trial court ruling dismissing inmate's $71.47 claim as 'frivolous'

By Jon Campisi | Jun 5, 2013

A trial court judge from southwestern Pennsylvania may have felt a prison inmate’s

Pa. bill to shield farmers from 'agritainment' related litigation advances to full House

By Jon Campisi | Jun 6, 2013

The state House Judiciary Committee this week advanced a measure designed to partially shield farmers engaged in so-called “agritainment” from civil liability.

Landlord sues Philly gym for breach of contract, claims defendant owes nearly $187K

By Jon Campisi | Jun 6, 2013

A popular Philadelphia workout facility has been hit with a breach of contract claim by the owners of the property in which the gym is located.

Texas plaintiff files slip-and-fall suit against Chapman Ford in Pa. court

By Jon Campisi | Jun 6, 2013

A Texas woman is suing a suburban Philadelphia car dealership over claims that she became seriously injured after slipping and falling in the defendant’s parking lot.

J&J, others named in pelvic mesh product liability claim filed in Phila.

By Jon Campisi | Jun 6, 2013

An Indiana woman has filed suit in a Pennsylvania state court over injuries she allegedly sustained as a result of having had an apparently defective pelvic mesh implant device surgically placed in her body.

Beleaguered Phila. Traffic Court a step closer toward elimination

By Jon Campisi | Jun 6, 2013

Two bills that would help pave the way toward abolishing the scandal-plagued

Judge dismisses Gov. Corbett's antitrust suit against NCAA

By Jon Campisi | Jun 6, 2013

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s antitrust lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association has officially been killed.

Federal judge grants temporary restraining order in case of ailing Pa. girl in need of lung

By Jon Campisi | Jun 6, 2013

A federal judge in Philadelphia has gotten involved in the case of a Delaware County child who has made national headlines in recent weeks when it was discovered that she might not be immediately eligible to receive a donated lung because of her young age, a case that has stirred controversy over a federal policy saying organs should go first to ailing patients 12 years of age or older.

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