News from September 2017

Philadelphia property owners allege dehumidifier caused fire

By Louie Torres | Sep 14, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – Two Philadelphia men are seeking damages after a fire allegedly caused by an appliance damaged their properties.

Couple claim defective GE food processor slashed wife's hand

By Louie Torres | Sep 14, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A Furlong couple are seeking more than $50,000 in damages after a food processor allegedly caused injury to the wife.

Ground Penetration and Restoration Inc. alleged to have breached agreement with union funds

By Louie Torres | Sep 14, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia company is alleged to owe contributions to several labor union funds.

Dentsply Sirona Inc. alleges unauthorized vendors sell products on Net32 site

By Louie Torres | Sep 14, 2017

SCRANTON – A York corporation that produces and sells dental products alleges that a North Carolina discount dental supply business is selling products meant for foreign markets on its site.

CGA Law Firm, accused of malpractice, says bank knew loan was a bad deal all along

By John Sammon | Sep 14, 2017

LANCASTER – A York law firm is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit by a bank that accused it of legal malpractice after the default of a $7 million loan.

Penn State fought slip-and-fall lawsuit, saying only one-quarter inch of snow was on walkway

By Elizabeth Alt | Sep 14, 2017

MEDIA – After college student Brittany Gray sued Penn State University over allegations she slipped on ice at its Brandywine Campus, she received an arbitration ruling of less than she originally was seeking.

Plaintiff bought Ford Escape that had defective engine, lawsuit states

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 14, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff has sued Ford Motor Company for violating federal and state laws in allegedly selling her a defective vehicle which had engine problems disabling it from proper use.

Local nursing home says it was never paid $21K for defendant's elder care costs

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 14, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A local elder care facility believes a lawsuit’s defendant, one of its former residents, and his legal representatives have foregone compensating it for the costs of the care he received at the facility during a near six-week stay last year.

Lawsuit states water infiltration issues at South Philly property were fault of general contractor

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 14, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia couple have filed litigation against a Broomall contractor who they believe sold them a property rife with structural error and material issues, which later led to water infiltration at their residence.

Chevrolet Colorado contained water leaks and mold-damaged components, according to suit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 14, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – General Motors and a Georgia transport company have been sued on behalf of a litigant who believes the vehicle she was sold contained a number of water leaks and components which were subsequently damaged by mold.

Bensalem train passenger says Amtrak and SEPTA's negligence led to her being injured by falling debris

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 15, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A train passenger allegedly injured by falling power lines and debris in a January 2016 accident in Bensalem has initiated legal action against the national and regional transportation agencies she believes are responsible for those injuries.

Former railroad conductor and brakeman alleges his kidney cancer was caused by toxic substance exposure

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 15, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A former train conductor and brakeman of 36 years claims a trio of rail companies violated the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) by neglecting to provide him a safe workplace, and allegedly causing him to contract kidney cancer through exposure to toxic substances.

Third Circuit: Lawsuit blaming Disney World for copperhead bite shouldn't be heard in Pennsylvania

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 15, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – For jurisdictional reasons, a federal appeals court recently denied the appeal of a Holland Township couple who filed a negligence lawsuit against Walt Disney, for one of the plaintiffs being bitten and injured by a snake during a visit to the Walt Disney World resort in Florida.

Beacon Roofing Supply Inc. files suit against similarly named companies

By Louie Torres | Sep 15, 2017

ERIE – A Virginia roofing supply distributor alleges that two Pittsburgh individuals are using a similar name for their business.

Lease owners seek arbitration in dispute with Statoil USA Onshore Properties

By Louie Torres | Sep 15, 2017

SCRANTON – Owners of oil and gas leases in the state are seeking a declaration regarding arbitration in a dispute over royalties.

Quadratec Inc. alleges unlawfully used photos on website

By Louie Torres | Sep 15, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A West Chester corporation that sells aftermarket parts for Jeep vehicles alleges that a California company is unlawfully using its photos.

Former Kaplan University student accuses school of false advertising

By Louie Torres | Sep 15, 2017

SCRANTON – A Tobyhanna woman alleges she was not given the services advertised by a for-profit university and now has more than $100,000 in student loan debt.

Verizon claims Smithfield Township's denial of communications facility was unlawful

By Louie Torres | Sep 15, 2017

SCRANTON – A telecommunications company is challenging the Smithfield Township Board of Supervisors' denial of its application to construct a facility on a property in the township.

Louisville Ladder: Expert's claim that alternative ladder design would prevent fall is 'pure speculation'

By Sara McCleary | Sep 15, 2017

SCRANTON – Louisville Ladder Inc. is seeking summary judgment in a case filed by a Canadensis couple alleging that a ladder manufactured by it failed and caused serious personal injuries.

California financial services company claims it's owed $7K on mortgage-defaulted Philadelphia property

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 18, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A California financial firm has begun legal action to recover more than $7,000 it says is due from the defaulted mortgage of a property in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia.

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