News from January 2019

Lawsuit: Requesting Workers' Comp after sustaining workplace injury led office manager to be fired

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 2, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The ex-office manager for a Philadelphia doctor’s office claims she was unlawfully terminated for requesting workers’ compensation benefits in response to a workplace injury she suffered last year.

Suit states construction company's negligence led plaintiff to be struck on the head with metal support beam

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 2, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A New Jersey woman who says she was struck by a metal support beam at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and seriously injured now charges a Delaware County construction company with negligence for allegedly creating that unsafe condition, a claim the company denies.

Trump jokes involved in Philly line cook's sexual harassment case against restaurant

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 2, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A former line cook at a Philadelphia restaurant claims in a lawsuit that she was fired by her bosses, after reporting several months’ worth of sexually harassing behavior directed towards her in the workplace.

Endo International fails to show securities lawsuit over Opana should be dismissed

By Charmaine Little | Jan 2, 2019

PHILADELPHIA - Endo International’s attempt to have a lawsuit against it dismissed amid allegations it downplayed the negative impact of the opioid medicine Opana ER was denied in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Dec. 10.

State Farm ordered to defend family whose son allegedly sent bullying texts that led to classmate's suicide

By Charmaine Little | Jan 2, 2019

State Farm was ordered to defend a boy whose text message was said to cause a classmate’s suicide, according to court documents from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on December 11.

LOCKS LAW FIRM: Looking Back On 2018

By Press release submission | Jan 2, 2019

As 2018 comes to an end Locks Law Firm looks back on one of the most significant years of our long existence.

COZEN O'CONNOR: 36th Annual National CLE Conference: Intellectual Property

By Press release submission | Jan 2, 2019

Paula Zecchini, a member in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, will speak at the 36th Annual National CLE Conference on "The ACPA, UDRP and URS: Navigating the Alphabet Soup of Domain Name Dispute Resolution," on January 4.

HOURIGAN KLUGER & QUINN: Attorney Christopher C. Quinn joins Personal Injury Team at HKQ Law

By Press release submission | Jan 2, 2019

The shareholders at Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, PC (HKQ Law) are pleased to announce the addition of Attorney Christopher C. Quinn to their Personal Injury Team.

Survivors' case against commander accused of Liberian war crimes can proceed

By Charmaine Little | Jan 3, 2019

PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania made it clear a family impacted by the mass killings in the first Liberian civil war properly stated a claim in their lawsuit against one of the armed forces commanders in denying his motion to dismiss the case against him on Dec. 14.

Philly man alleges contractors' inadequate work plans caused damage to his adjacent property

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 3, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia man says that construction contractors who engaged in demolition and building work at a location adjacent to his did so with improperly-prepared plans, which resulted in damage to the basement, exterior and interior walls of his own property, in a recent lawsuit.

Hearing scheduled between HIV/AIDS nonprofit and singer Kelly Price

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 3, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Arbitration proceedings have been scheduled for a matter involving an HIV/AIDS nonprofit who claims an Atlanta-based singer it paid an advance to perform at one of its gala events wasn’t able to attend and didn’t refund the advance she received.

Why law firms should be leveraging digital media to attract clients

By Erianne Leatherman | Jan 4, 2019

With the growth of internet usage via social media and search engines, it is vital for law firms to recognize important marketing trends, in order to reach the broadest audience and convert the most clients.

Witnesses refute the alleged tale of a vulgar, orange-throwing neurologist

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 7, 2019

MEDIA – A Delaware County judge has stricken both several allegations and a claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress from a lawsuit leveled against a neurologist by a female patient, which charged him with bizarre allegations of sexual harassment.

Lawsuit alleging injured motorist's car fell into Philadelphia sinkhole is headed to arbitration

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 7, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Arbitration proceedings have been set for litigation initiated against the City of Philadelphia, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and its Department of Transportation by a motorist who claims to have been injured when her car fell into a sinkhole in Philadelphia.

Electrocuted contractor's pre-complaint discovery requests criticized by defense as 'overly broad'

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 7, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Counsel for defendants listed in an action where a contractor who suffered an electric shock renovating a break room in Home Depot have called his requests for pre-complaint discovery “overly broad” and seek to have a protective order approved to preclude it.

Couple sue Llanerch Country Club and members after alleged assault

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 7, 2019

MEDIA — A husband and wife are suing Llanerch Country Club, Stephen Devitis and Richard Devitis, country club and members, citing alleged defamation/slander, loss of consortium, malicious prosecution and negligence.

Class action lawsuit claims Seterus used unlawful debt collection practices

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 7, 2019

WILLIAMSPORT — A home owner has filed a class-action lawsuit against Seterus Inc., a specialty mortgage service company, citing alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, violations of the Pennsylvania Fair Credit Extension Uniformity Act, and violation of the Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law.

ALDI shopper says she was struck by forklift

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 7, 2019

SCRANTON — A business invitee is suing ALDI Inc., a discount supermarket, citing alleged negligence.

Lawsuit: Pressure exploded part of truck into man's face

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 7, 2019

PITTSBURGH — A husband and wife are suing Equipment Transport LLC, a trucking company, citing alleged negligence.

General Nutrition Centers files petition to confirm final award against franchisees

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 7, 2019

PITTSBURGH — A health and wellness product company is suing Representaciones Vitamin C.A., et al, and Samuel Levy, all General Nutrition Centers franchisees, citing alleged failure or refusal to comply with an arbitration award.

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