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Liability among defendants being debated in suit surrounding boy's alleged fall on Lititz playground

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 29, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The parents of a seven-year-old child allegedly injured on a playground ladder in Lititz are litigating against the park in federal court, just as the park believes that its designers and the manufacturers of the ladder are liable for the events in question instead.

Target receives summary judgment to dismiss couple's trip-and-fall lawsuit

By Carrie Bradon | May 28, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — Target Corp. has won summary judgment in a case brought against the retailer by a couple who claimed the retailer's negligence led to a trip and fall that caused a broken hip.

Texas man alleges Colonial Airport Parking failed to protect him from stepping into pothole

By Carrie Bradon | May 27, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A Texas couple allege the husband was injured in a Lester parking lot when he stepped into a pothole.

Philadelphia man alleges injuries from defective circular saw, seeks damages from Dewalt, Home Depot

By Carrie Bradon | May 27, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia couple are suing Home Depot and Black & Decker, alleging that the husband was injured while using a defective piece of machinery.

Woman alleges vomit on floor at Monroeville Mall caused fall, concussion

By Carrie Bradon | May 27, 2019

PITTSBURGH – A Pittsburgh woman alleges she sustained a concussion after slipping in vomit at a Monroeville mall.

Couple file suit against Penske Truck alleging that a spring broke and caused a door to fall on the husband

By Carrie Bradon | May 27, 2019

PITTSBURGH – A Hopwood couple have filed suit against the owners of a refrigerated delivery truck after the husband allegedly sustained a torn rotator cuff caused by a falling overhead door.

Case of fraternity hazing death in Poconos makes judges wonder if corporations can be banished from Pennsylvania

By John O'Brien | May 24, 2019

HARRISBURG – A fraternity has not convinced a Pennsylvania appellate court to order a new trial over the 2013 death of a freshman during a ritual known as “The Crossing” that took place in the Poconos, though the court has decided a ban on operating in the state went too far.

Superior Court vacates Philly ruling transferring man's Cancun slip-and-fall lawsuit

By Scott Holland | May 24, 2019

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently said a lower court erred when it granted a motion for reconsideration in a negligence lawsuit and then transferred the case to another court.

Man alleges he was assaulted by correctional officer at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility

By Carrie Bradon | May 24, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia man alleges he was assaulted by a correctional officer while a pretrial detainee at a Philadelphia facility.

Johnson & Johnson exec engaged in settlement talks over fateful April 2018 Southwest Airlines flight

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 24, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Settlement proceedings are ongoing in an action filed by a man on board the infamous Southwest Airlines flight from April 2018 on which one passenger was partially sucked out of the plane and later died.

Pilot's injury lawsuit against OneJet airlines stayed due to pending bankruptcy proceeding

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 23, 2019

PITTSBURGH – A pending bankruptcy proceeding has put the wheels down on a lawsuit between a pilot and the California airline he worked for, one he alleges subjected him to negligent, prolonged carbon monoxide exposure in the planes he was flying.

Pa. Supreme Court urged to require trial judges to question witnesses' credentials

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 23, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A prominent science law attorney has authored an amicus brief on behalf of 11 organizations interjecting themselves in a fight before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, connected to determining quality of expert witnesses by the Frye standard in trial courts.

Philadelphia jury smacks Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon with $80M pelvic mesh verdict

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 21, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Just weeks after a Philadelphia jury reached a $120 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Ethicon, Inc. and in favor of a plaintiff who claimed she suffered at the hands of a defectively-designed pelvic mesh device, another jury in a similar action has handed down a verdict of $80 million.

Woman files suit against Swarthmore Presbyterian Church over fall

By Carrie Bradon | May 21, 2019

MEDIA – A woman has filed suit against a Swarthmore church over allegations poorly lit steps caused a fall.

Couple allege injury during Intercourse horse-drawn buggy rollover

By Carrie Bradon | May 20, 2019

LANCASTER – A Zionsville couple are seeking more than $50,000 from a buggy ride company after they were allegedly injured in an accident in Intercourse.

Judge rules for Philadelphia after man stops pursuing personal injury claim

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 16, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A judgment of non pros has been entered in a Philadelphia man’s litigation, one filed after he claimed to be injured by an errant sewer drainage cover by City of Philadelphia agencies and state authorities.

Case centered on SEPTA bus that fell into road construction hole set for settlement conference

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 16, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A settlement conference has been scheduled in the case of a local man who initiated legal action against the City of Philadelphia, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation (DOT), after he was allegedly injured when the bus he was riding fell into a construction hole.

Philly Pretzel Factory denied summary judgment in injury lawsuit filed by store manager

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 15, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia judge has denied a motion for summary judgment in the case of an injured Philly Pretzel Factory store manager, who claims the retailer did not remedy defective conditions on its Gilbertsville store premises.

Pittsburgh attorney busy filing ADA lawsuits amid contentious split from Carlson Lynch; A possibly stolen spreadsheet is disputed

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 15, 2019

PITTSBURGH – Even while facing a lawsuit filed by his former employer, former Carlson Lynch partner Benjamin Sweet has engaged in a flurry of activity as of late, filing 21 lawsuits in various federal courts nationwide in May 2019 alone.

Northgate School District sued by man allegedly hit by tree branch while watching softball game

By Carrie Bradon | May 15, 2019

PITTSBURGH – An Allegheny County couple are suing a school district after the husband was allegedly hit by a falling tree branch while watching his daughter's game.

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