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A Pittsburgh woman is suing Texas Roadhouse for slipping on peanuts

PITTSBURGH – The owners of a Bridgeville restaurant deny any and all liability in a woman's slip and fall suit.

Pittsburgh man says energy company's telephone calls violated TCPA

PITTSBURGH – A Pittsburgh man believes a Texas-based energy company violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) when it solicited his business over the phone to buy electricity.

Pittsburgh veterinarian files defamation suit over customers' Facebook post

PITTSBURGH – A local veterinary clinic and one of its physicians has launched a defamation lawsuit against one of the facility’s former clients who allegedly claimed their dog was physically abused and mistreated.

Lawsuit: Man's eye injuries the result of theme park's contaminated water

PITTSBURGH – Permanent eye damage allegedly caused by a parasite in unclean water splashed into the face of a theme park visitor has led that same visitor and his spouse to file litigation against the park.

On day Philadelphia's 'Hellhole' status debated, jury hands first win to a Xarelto plaintiff - a whopping $28M

PHILADELPHIA – The very day that a national report is issued naming the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas as a “Judicial Hellhole” where civil lawsuits are handled unfairly against businesses, the first win for plaintiffs in Xarelto litigation is secured with a near-$28 million verdict.

Pro-reform group touts data showing immigrant economic impact in Pennsylvania

NEW YORK — Immigrants in Pennsylvania paid $7.5 billion in taxes in 2014 and wielded $20.2 billion in spending power over the same year, according to data released today by New American Economy (NEA) – a coalition of businesses and lawmakers calling for immigration reform.

After breakup, court asked to determine who gets the dog

HARRISBURG – The state Superior Court has upheld a trial court's ruling in a case involving a separated couple's fight over the ownership of a dog.

Hidden City Philadelphia website claims ABC appropriated its name and trademark for video report series

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia-based news website has sued the American Broadcasting Company for trademark infringement and disparagement, claiming the network improperly used the website’s name to produce a series of feature news videos on historic locations in the city.

Florida tops tort reform group's list of ‘Judicial Hellholes,' while California No. 2

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California, City of St. Louis Circuit Court, New York City’s asbestos court and Philadelphia round out the American Tort Reform Association’s top five this year.

Innocent bystander says he was stabbed at restaurant, sues Moonlight Cuisine

PHILADELPHIA – A man allegedly stabbed at a restaurant in the Oak Lane neighborhood of Philadelphia has sued the establishment, for not maintaining a safe and secure premises or providing adequate security to protect its customers.

Contingency fee lawyers team with counties to bring opioid lawsuits to Pennsylvania

SCRANTON – Pennsylvania counties are joining the nationwide explosion of litigation against the makers of prescription painkillers that has been fueled by private attorneys who could be in for a massive payday.

Manufacturing companies win unanimous defense verdict in Lackawanna County court asbestos case

SCRANTON – An asbestos-related mesothelioma case litigated in the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas, which sought more than $2 million in damages from a number of manufacturers, ended with a unanimous verdict in favor of the defense on Wednesday.

Superior Court overturns only Risperdal verdict in Janssen Pharmaceuticals' favor and orders new trial

HARRISBURG – A Monday ruling saw the Superior Court of Pennsylvania reverse the lone defense verdict reached in favor of the manufacturer of anti-psychotic drug Risperdal, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, in the drug’s mass tort proceedings held in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

Defamation lawsuit involving rival tungsten product manufacturers brought to Pennsylvania federal court

HARRISBURG – A California-based tungsten powder and products manufacturer has launched legal action in federal court accusing a direct competitor of using defamatory tactics to undermine the plaintiff’s business and harm its reputation.

Now we know what James Grinestaff's handicap is

Life is full of hazards. If we’re not completely obtuse, we learn from experience to pay attention, exercise caution and anticipate obstacles and pitfalls.Some of life’s hazards are clearly marked; some aren’t.

Carpenter argues his work site injuries were result of OSHA and regulatory violations

PHILADELPHIA – A carpenter allegedly hurt on a Philadelphia school construction site is charging the companies working on site with him as being responsible for the injuries he suffered, subsequent to his falling into an uncovered space when descending from a ladder.

University of Pittsburgh law student alleges sex discrimination

PITTSBURGH – A student at the University of Pittsburgh's law school alleges that she lost educational opportunities and benefits because of the university's failure to maintain an environment free of sex discrimination.

Engineer claims his back, leg injuries were result of SEPTA violating federal laws

PHILADELPHIA – An engineer for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has alleged the entity of violating federal laws by negligently failing to maintain and repair a train’s coupler head, which he says led to him suffering severe lower back and leg injuries.

Conflict over encounter between plaintiff's doctor and pharma rep opens first Xarelto state court bellwether trial

PHILADELPHIA – The first Pennsylvania state bellwether trial connected to blood thinner drug Xarelto, which was set to begin Monday in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, was delayed due to a motion alleging an improper meeting between a plaintiff's doctor and a sales representative of the defense.

Delaware Supreme Court rules to disbar Pa. attorney for allegedly concealing altered medical records

WILMINGTON, Del. – Among six ethical violations, the Supreme Court of Delaware disbarred a Pennsylvania attorney on Oct. 23 for failing to disclose the presence of altered medical records, records central to the resolution of a medical malpractice litigation which led to a $6.25 million verdict against the attorney’s client.