News from June 2016

Government sues for repayment of loan plus interest

By The Penn Record | Jun 23, 2016

PITTSBURGH — The federal government is suing Paul A. Elis Jr., claiming the Pennsylvania man has defaulted in payment of a loan.

Woman says doughnut shop owner, manager discriminated against her

By Louie Torres | Jun 23, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A former employee is suing Easton Doughnuts LLC, Raj Saraswati and Raghu Yeddulapalli, a Pennsylvania business and its owner and manager, respectively, citing alleged sexual discrimination.

Couple accuse car maker of manufacturing defective vehicle

By Louie Torres | Jun 23, 2016

PENNSYLVANIA — A couple's lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automotive, a car manufacturer, alleges breach of implied warranty and breach of warranty.

Counsel exits street fall premises liability case over strategy differences with client

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 24, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Plaintiff counsel recently departed a locally based slip-and-fall case due to strategic differences over the litigation process.

Trio of preliminary objections motions to be decided in multi-vehicle crash case which injured Maine family

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 24, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A trio of preliminary objection motions are before the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas relating to a multi-vehicle collision which resulted in a number of serious injuries to the plaintiffs, a family of four.

Plaintiff counsel in sidewalk fall case files to nullify medical lien against client

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 24, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Counsel for a plaintiff who initiated a lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia for injuries sustained in a sidewalk fall has also filed to remove or diminish an outstanding medical lien held against his client.

Premises liability lawsuit against Longwood Gardens to remain in Philadelphia, for now

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 24, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A local judge presiding over a premises liability lawsuit filed against Longwood Gardens has overruled preliminary objections seeking the case's transfer to Chester County court.

Counsel to explain client's absence from pre-trial conference or risk case's dismissal

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 24, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A local judge said it was incumbent on plaintiff counsel to explain their client’s failure to appear for a recent mandatory pre-trial conference, or risk the case being dismissed.

Plaintiff attorney looking to rescind original withdrawal request from slip-and-fall case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 24, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Plaintiff counsel who had once looked to leave a slip-and-fall litigation recently filed paperwork to rescind that initial withdrawal request from the case.

Summary judgment, appearance withdrawal motions being considered in crash case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 24, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Defense motions for summary judgment and withdrawal of appearance are currently being considered by the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas in a severe motor vehicle accident collision case which took place in 2013.

Irreconcilable differences spur defense counsel's withdrawing from premises liability action

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 24, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Members of defense counsel are seeking to leave a sidewalk slip-and-fall case due to “irreconcilable differences”, according to court records in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

Objections regarding steel worker's injury case still in play in Philadelphia court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 24, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia judge is still considering preliminary objections relating to venue and proper service in a steel worker’s injury lawsuit originating in Coatesville.

Judge overrules Lehigh County court transfer, reckless conduct and punitive damage requests

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 24, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Preliminary objections to request a litigation transfer to Lehigh County court and strike accusations of reckless conduct and requests for punitive damages have been overruled by a Philadelphia judge.

Philadelphia court approves plaintiff counsel's request to withdraw from nursing home injury action

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 24, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas has approved a plaintiff attorney’s request to withdraw from a nursing home injury action which to date, has yet to proceed to official status as a filed complaint.

Man sues federal government over injury

By Louie Torres | Jun 24, 2016

HARRISBURG — A man is suing the federal government, saying he was injured due to the actions of a United States Postal Service employee.

Man says medications harmed him

By Louie Torres | Jun 24, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A consumer is suing Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Bayer Corporation; Merck & Co. Inc.; Johnson & Johnson; Janssen Research & Development LLC; and Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., citing alleged breach of implied warranty, fraud, negligence, insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries and negligent misrepresentation.

Man says disability benefits improperly denied

By Louie Torres | Jun 24, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A man is suing Life Insurance Company of North America, doing business as Cigna Group Insurance, alleging he was improperly denied long-term disability benefits.

Motorist says negligence led to collision

By Louie Torres | Jun 24, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A motorist is suing Edward Rentz, MRC Global Inc. and McJunkin Red Man Corporation, two Texas corporations and an employee, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Man claims telephone harassment by debt collector

By Louie Torres | Jun 24, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A consumer is suing IC System, a debt collector, citing alleged misrepresentation in debt collection and violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Suit claims defective product injured worker

By Louie Torres | Jun 27, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A couple's lawsuit against FMC Technologies Inc., a Texas corporation, cites alleged design defect, liability and product liability.

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