News from April 2015

Negligence claim against Citibank dismissed from SEI Investments' lawsuit over $530K reimbursement

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 27, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A federal court partially ruled for Citibank on Tuesday, resulting in claims of negligence and indemnity made against it by a fund services company being dismissed.

Man cites in fall over metal pipe

By Carol Ostrow | Apr 28, 2015

A Conshohocken man has sued a hotel business, alleging negligence.

Laureldale couple alleges toxic waste forced them to move

By Carol Ostrow | Apr 28, 2015

A Lauderdale couple has sued corporate and municipal government entities, alleging property contamination dating to 2005.

Floridians cite Hyatt in personal injury

By Carol Ostrow | Apr 28, 2015

Two Florida residents have sued Hyatt Corporation, alleging liability in a 2013 incident.

Search for forklift, last seen in Canada, could delay Philly lawsuit over alleged workplace injury

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 29, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – Issues of a missing forklift and the scheduling availability of future depositions may require a 90-day extension of the discovery period in a case of alleged negligence filed by a former forklift operator.

Children's Hospital seeks to keep plaintiff's expert off stand in case of infant's bacterial meningitis

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 29, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia woman’s lawsuit against the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and four of its doctors, alleging they caused her then-six-and-a-half-month-old son to contract meningitis and suffer brain damage, will have a Frye hearing to determine the admissibility of medical evidence on Wednesday morning.

Motions in two cases alleging violence by overserved bar patrons scheduled for hearings

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 29, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A pair of lawsuits involving customers at local tavern establishments allegedly being assaulted by fellow patrons who were overserved will have motions come before the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas this week.

HIV-positive plaintiff doesn't want medical history submitted in trip-and-fall case against Temple Univ.

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 29, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – An HIV-positive man suing Temple University over an alleged fall suffered on the Temple University campus is seeking to prevent his medical diagnosis from being entered into evidence against him by the defense.

Philadelphia man alleges wrongful arrest, detainment

By Carol Ostrow | Apr 29, 2015

A Philadelphia man has sued the city government and a police officer, alleging infringement of his civil rights.

Group brings class action regarding inmate phone fees

By Carol Ostrow | Apr 29, 2015

A group of 13 individuals has sued a telecommunications firm, alleging unjust enrichment dating to 2000.

Online educator cites competitor, alleging interference

By Carol Ostrow | Apr 29, 2015

A Pennsylvania educational company has sued a Texas private school and its owner, alleging infringement of contractual rights.

Shopper blames Save-a-Lot for injuries from fall

By Carol Ostrow | Apr 29, 2015

A Philadelphia woman has sued a food store, alleging premises liability in a 2013 accident.

Negligence claim against M&T Bank dismissed in dispute over $425K investment for student housing project

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 30, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A federal court judge has granted a M&T Bank’s motion to dismiss negligence claims against it, but retained charges for alleged conversion of a financial instrument and banking violations of the Pennsylvania Commercial Code (PCC).

Judge won't allow punitive damages claim to proceed in hurt worker's case against N.J. developer

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 30, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. District Court for the District of Pennsylvania has dismissed a claim for punitive damages made by a New Jersey tractor-trailer driver against a Pennsylvania-based real estate developer.

Liberty Mutual too late with removal petition in car crash case, judge rules

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 30, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – The roundabout route of a New Jersey man’s lawsuit against a major insurance provider has sent the case back to state court for a second time, according to an opinion issued April 23 by a Philadelphia federal judge.

Sales professional alleges age, gender discrimination in firing

By Carol Ostrow | Apr 30, 2015

A Downingtown man has sued a food product manufacturer, alleging violation of employment law.

Candy company seeks to recover accident benefits

By Carol Ostrow | Apr 30, 2015

The Hershey Company has sued a Columbia man in an employee benefits case originating in 2010.

Sushi brand alleges intellectual property violation

By Carol Ostrow | Apr 30, 2015

A specialty cuisine company has sued another restaurant business, alleging trademark violation infringement and unfair competition.

Scrap metal seeker alleges negligence by disposal firm

By Carol Ostrow | Apr 30, 2015

An Allentown man has sued a Michigan foreclosure firm, alleging negligence.

Plasterer cites union, housing authority for job loss

By Carol Ostrow | Apr 30, 2015

A New Jersey man has sued a municipal agency, its president and a workers’ union, alleging unfair employment practices beginning in 2012.

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