News from 2015

General Doors wants Philly case refiled in New Jersey

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 16, 2015

Defense counsel for a garage door manufacturer has objected to the venue chosen in a lawsuit brought by a plaintiff allegedly injured by one of its products, and further seeks transfer of the case out of the state.

Woman sues Amtrak following deadly crash, alleging negligence

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 16, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A Brooklyn woman is suing Amtrak following an accident in which she allegedly sustained injuries.

Improper venue necessitates crash suit transfer to Montgomery County, defense says

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 16, 2015

An attorney for a Schwenksville couple involved in a motor vehicle accident wants the case transferred to the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, arguing improper venue.

After continuance, attorney still withdrawing from medical malpractice action

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 16, 2015

Following a six-week continuance, a hearing centered on a plaintiff attorney’s withdrawal from a prospective medical malpractice suit will go forward this week, according to court records.

Sears seeks removal of case to federal court

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 16, 2015

SCRANTON – A Scranton mother is suing Sears Department Corp. purporting that she and her son were harmed while shopping at a local store and Sears is seeking to have the case moved to federal court.

Hearing set to determine settlement funds distribution in Philadelphia accident case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 16, 2015

A hearing has been slated for this week in the case of a serious multiple-vehicle accident, resulting from a conflict over the specific distribution of settlement funds.

Court to decide motions for preliminary objections in knee surgery malpractice case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 16, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A series of preliminary objections will be decided this week in the case of a 2013 knee replacement surgery allegedly gone awry. Three separate motions for preliminary objections were filed by defendants in the suit brought by Coatesville residents Terry S.

Plaintiff counsel files to withdraw from legal malpractice suit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 16, 2015

According to a motion filed in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, plaintiff counsel intends to exit a suit alleging legal malpractice against a Bensalem law firm and one of its attorneys.

Driver sues Martin Transport claiming violation of ADA, unlawful termination

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 16, 2015

SCRANTON – A resident of York is suing his former employer over claims his disability accommodations were violated and he was illegally terminated.

Court set to rule on objections in condominium complex negligence lawsuit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 16, 2015

A show cause hearing in a negligence case against a condominium complex, property management and landscaping companies is set to proceed in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

Member sues Boilermakers Local 13 alleging breach of contract

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 17, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A New York man is suing his union over claims he suffered injuries at work and was then discriminated against.

Women sue Connolly over changes in compensation structure

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 17, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – Two women are suing their employer following changes in the company that allegedly resulted in discriminatory actions in regards to salaries.

Cushman and Wakefield of Pennsylvania Inc. sues over claim of unpaid rental commission

By Gene Johnson | Dec 17, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A realty company is suing a real estate investment and advisory firm over a claim that the investment firm refused to provide it a copy of a rental agreement signed by a tenant at one of the buildings they share in a leasing agreement.

Child sues claiming permanent injuries suffered from fall at Bushkill Inn

By Gene Johnson | Dec 17, 2015

SCRANTON – A minor is suing the Bushkill Inn for what she claims were permanent injuries suffered when she tripped and fell over a hazard while playing in the Inn’s Star Room.

Former FedEx clerk believes he was fired for being a whistle-blower

By Gene Johnson | Dec 17, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A former FedEx clerk believes he was in a hostile work environment, which led to his termination, due to reporting a workplace violation to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Early successes at trial, advertising could drive more Risperdal litigation

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 17, 2015

After three defeats, two of which were seven-figure verdicts, in four Philadelphia trials, what can Janssen Pharmaceuticals look forward to as it tries to resolve at least 1,600 more Risperdal lawsuits?

Ex-officer claims police chief, township denied him due process in connection with his firing

By Gene Johnson | Dec 18, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – An ex-Bethel Township police officer is suing the municipality and the township’s police chief over a claim that he was denied due process in connection with his termination.

University of Pittsburgh sued over a claim of racial bias in salary increases

By Gene Johnson | Dec 18, 2015

PITTSBURGH – A black professor at the University of Pittsburgh is suing the school over a claim that his salary increases over the years have been lower than his non-African-American colleagues.

Woman sues Wilkes University alleging she was terminated because of her age

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 18, 2015

SCRANTON – A woman is suing her employer alleging that she was discriminated against and unfairly terminated because of her age.

Assistant manager claims Walmart fired him because of his religious beliefs

By Gene Johnson | Dec 18, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A former Walmart assistant manager claims that management at its Wyncote store subjected him to discrimination and harassment by refusing to accommodate his religious beliefs, despite knowing he was a Jehovah’s Witness prior to his hire.

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