News from October 2015

After continuance delay, sanctions hearing set to proceed in trip-and-fall case against Philadelphia

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 1, 2015

After a continuance granted last month, counsel for the City of Philadelphia have their opportunity to pursue a motion for sanctions against the plaintiff in a pending negligence litigation.

Tire store argues for removal from property damage and seizure action

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 1, 2015

Following a prior approved continuance from the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, a petitioner who believes it was falsely named in a property damage suit has the chance to be stricken from the case.

Slip-and-fall plaintiff wants City of Philadelphia to pay settlement funds

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 1, 2015

A plaintiff who claims she fell on a Philadelphia sidewalk in 2012 is seeking to recover $3,000 she asserts the City agreed to pay her in a settlement reached in June.

Condo, management, landscaping companies want suit sent to Delaware County

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 1, 2015

Three separate defense attorneys for a condominium complex, property management and landscaping companies accused of negligence are seeking to move a lawsuit filed against them to Bucks County.

Defense counsel seeks transfer of case alleging icy tumble at gymnastics school

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 1, 2015

A negligence lawsuit against a gymnastics school could be headed to Bucks County, if a defense motion in the case is successful

Amputee's case against Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom should be heard in Lehigh County, defense says

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 1, 2015

Allentown’s Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom water park and its contractors have petitioned to have a lawsuit resulting from a man’s leg being amputated moved to the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas.

USGA moves for suit filed by injured U.S. Open spectator be sent to Delaware County

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 1, 2015

Counsel for the United States Golf Association (USGA), a local golf course and building contractors are seeking to have the lawsuit filed by an injured guest of the U.S. Open tournament two years ago transferred to Delaware County.

Open house attendees sue Toll Brothers, alleging race discrimination

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Oct 1, 2015

Two African-American adults are suing a home building company and one of its representatives, alleging racial discrimination.

Former security employee sues school, seeks overtime pay

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Oct 1, 2015

A Philadelphia man is suing his former employer, alleging it failed to pay him overtime compensation.

Ex-mail carrier sues U.S. Postal Service, alleging unjust termination

By Gene Johnson | Oct 1, 2015

A Cumberland County resident is suing the U.S. Postal Service claiming that she was unjustly fired and that the union that represented her allegedly refused to back her claim.

Couple sues electronics business, alleging negligence in electric panel accident

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Oct 1, 2015

A Penn Hills couple is suing a subsidiary business of Emerson Inc., alleging serious injuries the wife sustained while working on the premises of one of its business units.

Additional perjury charge filed against Kathleen Kane

By Jessica Karmasek | Oct 1, 2015

Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said the new charge stems from a “secrecy oath” signed by the attorney general that was found during a search of her offices last month.

Insurance company blames cleaning business for property fire

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Oct 1, 2015

A property and casualty insurance provider is suing a cleaning business, alleging negligence caused a fire at one of its insured properties.

Pennsylvania corporation sues construction company, alleging breach of contract

By Gloria Parker | Oct 1, 2015

A Pennsylvania-based corporation is suing a construction company, alleging multiple law violations including breach of contract.

Defense counsel says crash suit belongs in Delaware County, plaintiff attorney says objection is untimely

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 2, 2015

Counsel for the defendants in a motor vehicle accident want the case moved to a more “proper” venue of Delaware County.

Bucks County food service provider sues care facility over alleged delinquent fees

By Gene Johnson | Oct 2, 2015

A Bensalem-based meal service provider is suing a partnership of health care facilities in Ohio claiming they have yet to pay for services rendered under a contractual agreement.

FedEx driver sues company over claims of improper deductions, expenses

By Gene Johnson | Oct 2, 2015

A FexEx driver in New York is suing the Allegheny County-based corporation for alleged undue expenses and deductions the company has extracted from their pay during the course of performing their duties.

Debate over venue marks Devon trip-and-fall lawsuit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 5, 2015

A hearing on the negligence case’s venue selection will be held in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas this week.

Defense says Delaware-based negligence lawsuit has no place in Philadelphia

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 5, 2015

Plaintiff alleges she slipped and fell on wet tile inside of a Delaware Royal Farms store.

Pizza restaurant's attorneys seek dismissal, or transfer, of accident lawsuit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 5, 2015

Lawsuit alleges shop driver was on the job when he struck a pedestrian.

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