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No jackpot in first Philadelphia talc trial; Judge rules plaintiff has no evidence

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 9, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Companies facing million-dollar lawsuits in Philadelphia can celebrate today, as what would have been the first talc-related asbestos trial held in the city has seen a judge cut off the plaintiff’s case before it could ever get to a jury.

Chef at Irish pub in Philadelphia says overserved patrons assaulted him and broke his jaw

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 8, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A chef for an Irish-themed restaurant in Philadelphia claims the establishment negligently overserved a number of its patrons one day last August, and was the target of a brutal physical assault by those same patrons.

Senate responds as Pa. Supreme Court considers annulling a 2002 law, to trial lawyers' benefit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 7, 2019

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Senate will study whether forum-shopping by medical malpractice lawyers raises health care costs in the areas they target - a move that comes as the state Supreme Court considers allowing those lawyers to file cases in the courts of their choosing.

Rust-Oleum says Pa. man who died using its paint remover in a bathroom knew the risks

By Charmaine Little | Feb 7, 2019

PITTSBURGH - Rust-Oleum Corp., the creator of the product a man was using to remove paint in a bathtub when he died, is arguing that the deceased knew of the product's dangers when he used it.

Dispute between motorist alleging vehicle impound and Philly police headed to arbitration

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 6, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Arbitration hearings have been slated between a New Jersey motorist who alleged she was unlawfully detained and the Philadelphia Police Department, who was said to have impounded her vehicle in West Philadelphia more than two years ago.

Negligence and wrongful death action against nursing case facility stayed, pending arbitration

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 6, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Per order of a state court, a Philadelphia man’s action alleging negligent care at a local nursing home was the cause of his mother-in-law’s death last year has been stayed, pending ongoing arbitration proceedings.

Plaintiff who alleged assault at Philly gentleman's club settles case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 6, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a gentleman’s club patron who claimed he was brutally assaulted by the club’s staff without provocation and left bloody and beaten outside with a broken jaw has been settled, according to court records.

Pa. hockey dad convicted of punching the wife of his son's coach might not have insurance for civil lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Feb 6, 2019

PITTSBURGH - An insurance company wants no part of a civil lawsuit filed by the wife of a youth hockey coach against the man who allegedly punched her in the face in a dispute over playing time.

SEPTA questions why woman grouped three separate accidents into one lawsuit

By William Sassani | Feb 6, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — Attorneys representing the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit of a woman who claims she was injured three separate times.

Kittanning couple sue Otis Elevator, claim accident at Armstrong County Health Center

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 6, 2019

PITTSBURGH — A Kittanning are suing Otis Elevator Co. and United Technologies Corp., citing alleged breach of warranty and negligence.

Scranton judge transfers $600M legal malpractice case against Montgomery McCracken

By Charmaine Little | Feb 5, 2019

SCRANTON - A massive legal malpractice lawsuit alleging class action plaintiffs were shorted by more than $600 million is headed out of Pennsylvania.

Widener University named in lawsuit after woman says she fell on sidewalk

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 5, 2019

MEDIA — A couple are suing Widener University and other entities, citing alleged negligence and premises liability.

Lawsuit alleges crank handle goes berserk, hits man in face

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 4, 2019

PITTSBURGH — A husband and wife are suing The Midwest Grip and Lighting Co. and Hogarth Worldwide, citing alleged strict liability, negligence and loss of consortium.

Pedestrian sues Wells Fargo after she allegedly fell on sidewalk outside of bank

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 4, 2019

MEDIA — A pedestrian is suing Wells Fargo Co., citing alleged negligence and premises liability.

Lawsuit claims Landoll Corp. manufactured and sold a faulty trailer

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 1, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — A Warminster resident is suing a trailer manufacturer and maintenance provider, citing alleged negligence and product liability.

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