News from December 2018

Pa. Supreme Court: Names of accused are permanently redacted from Catholic Church sexual abuse grand jury report

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 5, 2018

HARRISBURG – The identities of clergy members accused of committing sexual abuse against children and teenagers in August’s state grand jury report detailing such abuse statewide in the Catholic Church will remain redacted, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has decided.

Parents of young man shot and killed outside Philly social club claim its negligence led to the tragedy

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The parents of a young man killed in an altercation at an area social club two years ago are taking legal action against the club for its alleged vicarious negligence, which one of the defendants maintains is a baseless claim.

Philly Sheraton Hotel denies dangerous condition led to ceiling material falling on guests

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Lawyers for the Sheraton Hotel in Philadelphia have denied a dangerous condition existed on the premises that a Broomall couple say caused them to be injured by falling drywall and building material more than two years ago.

Property management companies facing lawsuit after plaintiff allegedly struck with loose kitchen cabinet

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff struck and injured by a loose kitchen cabinet has initiated litigation against the property management entities responsible for maintaining the residence.

Philly plaza defendants facing allegations of negligence for failing to stop gang assault last year

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A woman who asserts she was assaulted and beaten by a group of attackers at The Schmidt’s Commons in Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties neighborhood more than a year ago has brought legal action in response to that event.

Black man says he was followed by Bloomingdale's staff but loses racial profiling lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Dec 6, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - A Bloomingdale’s shopper’s claims that the store racially profiled him multiple times fell short in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Nov. 15.

Lawyer waited too long to file clients' case against Philly PD

By Charmaine Little | Dec 6, 2018

An attorney waiting too late to file a discrimination lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia resulted in two men losing their case in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Nov. 19.

Fired COO sues Magemojo for breach of contract

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 6, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A fired chief operating officer is suing Magemojo LLC and others, citing alleged breach of employment agreement.

Chester resident sues city for negligence in alleged sidewalk oversight

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 6, 2018

MEDIA — A woman is suing Redevelopment Authority of Chester and City of Chester, citing alleged negligence.

Heritage Ballrooms patron sues following fall in parking lot

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 6, 2018

MEDIA — An invitee is suing Heritage Ballrooms, a venue controller, citing alleged negligence.

Woman sues furniture maker after alleged fall from bunk bed

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 6, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A consumer is suing Raymour & Flanigan and Hillsdale Furniture LLC, retailers, citing alleged breach of implied and express warranties.

McDonald's patron sues following her alleged fall

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 6, 2018

MEDIA — A business invitee is suing McDonald's Corp. and Miracle Management Corp., restaurant operators, citing alleged negligence.

South Carolina couple sue Harrah's for after woman's alleged fall on manhole

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 6, 2018

MEDIA — A South Carolina couple are suing Harrah's Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack, and others companies, citing alleged negligence.

HOURIGAN KLUGER & QUINN PC: Brian Q. Mcdonnell named 2019 Best lawyer of the year

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn PC is pleased to announce that Brian Q. McDonnell, Esq. has been named Lawyer of the Year for Workers'.

ROSENN JENKINS & GREENWALD: Telech joins RJG Business and Finance Department

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Dec 6, 2018

We are pleased to announce the addition of Christyan A. Telech, Esquire to our Business and Finance Department.

ROSENN JENKINS & GREENWALD: Jensen joins RJG Litigation Department

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

We are pleased to announce the addition of Anthony J. Jensen, Esquire to our Litigation Department. Attorney Jensen will focus his practice on Civil Litigation.

STEPTOE & JOHNSON PLLC: Renee D. Loya joins Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is pleased to announce that Renee D. Loya has joined the firm’s Southpointe office, located in Canonsburg, Pa.

ARCHER & GREINER: Reginald Streater elected to Board of Directors of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the ACLU of Pennsylvania

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

Reginald L. Streater, an Associate in Archer’s Haddonfield office, was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Pennsylvania.

TUCKER ARENSBERG: Allergy Practice Pays $125,000 HIPAA Settlement for Disclosing Patient Protected Health Information to Reporter

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (“HHS”) just announced a $125,000 settlement for a disclosure of patient protected health information (“PHI”) to a reporter.

WILSON ELSER MOSKOWITZ EDELMAN & DICKER: Wilkinson Receives Pennsylvania Bar Association C. Dale McClain Quality of Life/Balance Award

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

Kathleen Wilkinson (Partner-Philadelphia) was honored with the second Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) C. Dale McClain Quality of Life/Balance Award in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on November 15, 2018.

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