News from February 2017

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against Somerton Center

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 1, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia woman has filed suit against a local healthcare firm, claiming its negligence resulted in the death of a man entrusted to its care from multi-organ failure.

Man blames three companies for allowing thief to use debit card

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 1, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A man believes three retailers were negligent and liable in permitting unauthorized use of his debit card at their businesses, and seeks a number of damages in restitution.

Philly firm files suit against colleagues over referral fees

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 1, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A recent lawsuit filed in state court revolves around referral fees and legal costs for two Philadelphia law firms that at one time teamed for an automobile accident case.

Plaintiffs say demolition company's work next door damaged barbershop business

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 1, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia couple have filed litigation against a demolition company and insurance company, for negligence, breach of contract and trespassing related to damages sustained in the course of demolition work last year.

Woman says Hahnemann Hospital at fault for ceiling tile that fell and struck her

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 1, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia woman is suing one of the city’s major hospitals, for alleged injuries she suffered in an accident on the hospital’s premises.

Woman alleges confidential records were accessed

By Louie Torres | Feb 2, 2017

PITTSBURGH — A woman is suing Medical Rescue Team South Authority, Kenneth Rothhaar, Lyndsay McKeown, Brian McKeown, Todd Pritchard and John Moses, alleging invasion of privacy.

Philly law firm believes parties suing it for alleged abuse of civil process have committed same

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 2, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia law firm believes the parties suing it in a wrongful use of civil process action have themselves abused the judicial process associated with such underlying complaints.

Allentown man says ice and snow accumulation caused his fall at Bethlehem healthcare facility

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 2, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A man has filed legal action against a Bethlehem healthcare facility and its operating companies, where he says that he slipped and fell from an accumulation of ice and snow nearly two years ago.

Man maimed by lawnmower last year sues its manufacturer and distributor

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 2, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – Litigants have sued the manufacturer and distributor of a lawnmower which allegedly malfunctioned and maimed one of the plaintiffs, in a products liability action.

Plaintiffs believe man's leg injuries are the result of Conshohocken movie theater's negligence

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 2, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A Collegeville couple has sued a major movie theater chain for its supposedly negligent role in causing one of the plaintiff’s injury through contact with an exposed piece of metal, at a theater in Conshohocken.

Lawsuits against Navient likely to bring changes in student loan servicing

By Carrie Salls | Feb 2, 2017

HARRISBURG – Lawsuits filed by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and two individual states raising allegations tied to student loan servicing will most likely result in a new set of student loan servicing guidelines, regardless of the outcome of the litigation, according to Arant Boult Cummings LLP associate Julie Carter.

Fort Washington behavioral hospital finds itself on OSHA 'perp walk'

By David Hutton | Feb 2, 2017

WASHINGTON – In an effort to deter noncompliance, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is turning to alternative methods to ensure employers provide safe and healthy workplace, including what has been dubbed the "perp walk" approach.

Third Circuit says sign pointing to Shickshinny church can stay

By Shanice Harris | Feb 2, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently reached a decision in the case of Tearpock-Martini v. Shickshinny Borough earlier this month, upholding the district court’s decision that means a borough directional sign pointing to a church can remain.

CTS Cement Manufacturing, others accused of negligence in connection with fall

By Louie Torres | Feb 3, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — A man is suing CTS Cement Manufacturing Corporation, CTS Bulk Terminals Company and Pennsylvania Cement Terminal LLC, alleging negligence in connection with a fall.

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital accused of FMLA violation

By Louie Torres | Feb 3, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — A former employee is suing Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, citing alleged violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Nexstara LLC claims Envirobusiness Inc. violated agreement

By Louie Torres | Feb 3, 2017

PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania company is suing Envirobusiness Inc., a Massachusetts corporation, citing alleged breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

Ten pipeline workers file federal lawsuit against employers

By Louie Torres | Feb 3, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — Ten pipeline workers have filed suit in federal court alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act and the Pennsylvania Wage Payment Collection Law.

Man claims drunk attacked him in Frank's Trattoria

By Louie Torres | Feb 3, 2017

HARRISBURG — A man is suing an alleged assailant and other defendants, claiming he was the victim of an attack by an intoxicated patron in a restaurant, resulting in severe injuries, hospitalization and facial reconstruction surgery.

Banom Inc. claim infringement of its glove trademark

By Louie Torres | Feb 3, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania corporation is suing Direct Tools & Fasteners Inc., a California corporation, alleging trademark infringement and unfair competition.

Lawsuit: Medical center didn't protect man with dementia, resulting in lost testicle

By Louie Torres | Feb 3, 2017

PITTSBURGH — A man with dementia is suing The Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center and Bradford Hospital, alleging negligence and liability in connection with an assault by a fellow nursing home resident that ultimately resulted in the amputation of a testicle.

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