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Judge rejects ALI's controversial Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance theory

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 15, 2018

TOPEKA, Kansas – A recent decision reached in a federal court pertaining to breach of contract and bad faith claims in a fatal auto accident case rejects a theory from the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance, and its recommendations for insurer liability for defense counsel conduct as “premature.”

Father sues Hampton Inn owner, says daughter hurt face in pool

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 15, 2018

SCRANTON — A father is suing Millett Real Estate, et al, premises controllers, citing alleged gross negligence and failure to warn.

Penndel man sues the maker of his couch for apartment fire; Landlord blames the man's cigarette

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Bucks County man is suing the manufacturers of his upholstery, claiming its defective design and lack of fire-retardant barriers led to him suffering burns on one-third of his body in an apartment fire nearly three years ago.

Woman says she fell getting into disabled persons vehicle, lost her toes as a result

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – New litigation filed in state court centers on a Philadelphia woman who violently fell when entering a disabled persons transport vehicle, was injured and subsequently had to have more than one of her toes amputated.

Machine maker wants lawsuit over leg caught in winding machine moved to Lancaster Co.

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A man whose leg allegedly was struck by and ripped into the rotating blades of a package winding machine on the job has sued the device’s manufacturer for legal damages related to those injuries.

Gambler sues Harrah's, says he slipped and fell near the bathroom

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 12, 2018

MEDIA — A business invitee is suing Harrah's Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack and others, citing alleged negligence.

Court: ADHD didn't cause Penncrest High student's attack on classmate

By Charmaine Little | Oct 11, 2018

On Sept. 17, Judge Berle Schiller of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania agreed with a hearing officer's ruling that a Rose Tree Media School District student’s attack on a classmate wasn’t a result of his disability.

Plaintiff says City of Philadelphia's lack of timely repairs to pothole caused her injuries

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A couple are pursuing legal damages against the City of Philadelphia for its alleged negligence in not timely repairing a pothole on 2nd Street, one that is said to have caused serious injuries to the wife.

Supermarket's mechanized dock plate injures plaintiff, suit alleges

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A man allegedly injured by a motorized and mechanized dock plate at a Giant grocery store has, along with his spouse, launched litigation against the supermarket chain for negligence-related injuries.

Wrongful death case against ambulance company heads toward trial

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a Philadelphia woman who claims an ambulance company’s personnel responsible for attending to her father in a medical emergency caused him fatal injury has been slated for a settlement conference this winter, prior to the case heads to trial next spring.

Philly forklift operator who suffered crushed and amputated left leg sues for damages

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A forklift operator whose leg was crushed at the warehouse where he worked and later required amputation, has sued a number of commercial defendants for legal damages associated with that injury.

Fired gun range employees say they breathed in lead because of poor ventilation

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Former employees of a Philadelphia-based shooting range allege they were fired after filing worker’s compensation injury requests for supposedly suffering respiratory-related injuries, while the range owner says their claims should be barred from state court under the Worker’s Compensation Act.

Restaurant blamed for injuries from customer's fainting episodes

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 10, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A patron is suing Sienna Mercato LLC, Gemini Holdings Inc., and Daniel Minnicks, restaurant operators, citing alleged negligence.

Couple lose slip-and-fall case against Williamsport, Lycoming County

By Charmaine Little | Oct 10, 2018

On Sept. 21, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania affirmed a trial court’s ruling that granted the County of Lycoming and the City of Williamsport summary judgments after a husband and wife who sued the city and county failed to prove the local agencies were exempt from governmental immunity.

Allentown couple sue Bed, Bath and Beyond for fall at Christmas Tree Shop

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 10, 2018

ALLENTOWN — An Allentown couple is suing Bed, Bath and Beyond Inc. and its subsidiary, Christmas Tree Shops Inc., retail store owners, citing alleged negligence.

Woman's estate files wrongful death lawsuit in fatal 2016 N.J. airplane crash

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 9, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The estate of a woman killed in an airplane crash at a Southern New Jersey airport two years ago is pursuing damages against several parties connected to the accident in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Essure cases come back to Philadelphia court; 16 plaintiffs seek damages from Bayer

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 9, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Per a recent judicial order from a federal court, 16 personal injury cases filed against Bayer Pharmaceuticals from women who used its Essure birth control device are now back in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

Maryland couple sue Cove Haven hotel for fall down staircase

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 9, 2018

WILKES-BARRE — A Maryland couple are suing Cove Haven Inc. hotel operators and others citing alleged negligence.

Man sues Scranton Sewer Authority, claiming he twisted his knee on a loose manhole cover

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 9, 2018

SCRANTON — Welsh Slayton filed a complaint on Sept. 13 in the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas against the Sewer Authority of Scranton and others, alleging he seriously injured his knee after stepping on a loose sewer manhole cover.

Huntingdon Valley couple sue Amtrak for alleged negligence

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A Huntingdon Valley couple is suing Amtrak and National Railroad Passenger Corp., railroad service providers, citing alleged negligence.

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