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Judge: Woman suing Family Dollar for fall should have watched where she was going

By Charmaine Little | Dec 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - A woman’s slip-and-fall case against a Family Dollar didn’t hold up in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania as the court granted the store its motion for summary judgment on Nov. 19.

Ohio couple sue Pittsburgh following fall on a sidewalk

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 5, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A Steubenville, Ohio, couple are suing the City of Pittsburgh, citing alleged negligence.

Tenant sues property owner following bathroom floor's collapse

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 5, 2018

MEDIA — A tenant is suing Michael Esterlis and Glenn Blessing, premises controllers, citing alleged negligence.

Student's mother sues Mount Carmel schools after daughter allegedly burned in chemistry class

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 4, 2018

SCRANTON — A mother is suing a school district and its officers, citing alleged failure to protect and negligence.

Japanese chemical company says jurisdiction over it doesn't exist in wrongful death case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 3, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The spouse of a Berks County woman who died from complications related to beryllium disease is suing the manufacturing entities supposedly responsible for her chemical exposure, while one of them, a Japanese corporation, maintains it is not subject to legal jurisdiction in Pennsylvania.

Germantown fitness center claimed drowned man died as a result of his own negligence, opposes wrongful death lawsuit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 3, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The mother of a young man who drowned in a fitness center swimming pool in the Germantown section of Philadelphia last summer is now suing the center for charges of survival and wrongful death, though it claims the man’s death was the result of his own negligence.

Man alleges glass shard found in Boars Head blue cheese

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 30, 2018

MEDIA — A consumer claims he bit into a piece of glass while eating Boars Head blue cheese.

Cyclist's suit against SEPTA for failing to maintain safe bike paths looks to be dismissed by transport entity

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 30, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A local woman maintains that the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and its negligence in maintaining rails and street surfaces created an unsafe riding condition for cyclists and led to her injurious bike accident, while SEPTA sought dismissal of the formerly-unverified suit.

Amtrak wants to dismiss suit of its conductor who was injured when trying to activate train door override system

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 30, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A train conductor injured when forced to access override switches and levers needed to open the train’s doors open has initiated a Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)-based lawsuit against her employer Amtrak, who believes her claims are precluded through a number of avenues and should be dismissed.

Wrongful death lawsuit filed by widow of man ran over and dragged to death by flatbed trailer truck

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 29, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The widow of a man killed when he was run over by a truck in a gas station parking lot, dragged and dismembered is pursuing damages against the entities she argues are responsible for her husband’s tragic death, who are attempting to avail themselves of liability and have the case venue switched.

Philly nightclub claims stabbing victim has not established 'reckless' conduct

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 29, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A nightclub customer has launched legal action against the establishment, its security company and a bouncer who allegedly stabbed him in an altercation outside the nightclub nearly two years ago.

Sam's Club wins appeal in slip-and-fall case; Woman continued shopping after fall

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 28, 2018

HARRISBURG - A woman who claims she was injured in a Sam's Club store after a fall has lost her appeal.

Woman says she slipped on ice in a Walmart parking lot

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 28, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A business invitee is suing Wal-Mart Stores East LP, citing alleged negligence.

Wrongful death lawsuits filed against Canadian flight school, manufacturers and FAA in 2016 plane crash

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 21, 2018

HARRISBURG – A combined pair of multimillion-dollar lawsuits have been filed in Pennsylvania federal court revolving around a fatal plane crash in October 2016, charging a Canadian flight school, a North Carolina airplane component manufacturer and the Federal Aviation Administration with negligence in failing to prevent the accident.

Court removes insurer from case against Berks Co. landlord over carbon monoxide poisoning

By Tomas Kassahun | Nov 21, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - In a ruling on Nov. 5, the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled in favor of Foremost Insurance Co., saying it doesn’t have to defend a landlord who is facing a lawsuit in a carbon monoxide injury.

Lawsuit: Wayward tire caused brain injury at Goodyear

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 21, 2018

HARRISBURG - A business invitee is suing The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. and Goodyear Commercial Tire and Service Center No. 078, premises operators, citing alleged negligence.

Brookhaven couple claim doctor was negligent during wrist treatment

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 21, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A Brookhaven couple is suing Blane Sessions MD, a medical care provider, citing alleged medical negligence and battery.

A dozen more come forward with lawsuits against Catholic Church over Pennsylvania sexual abuse scandal

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 20, 2018

PITTSBURGH – As the fallout from Pennsylvania’s clergy abuse scandal and the state grand jury report continues, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, its Bishop David A. Zubik and Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl are the targets of a dozen new fraud-based lawsuits filed in the previous week.

Shopper says she was injured by an automatic door at Dollar Tree

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A shopper is suing Dollar Tree and Tormax Technology Inc., a variety store and an automatic door manufacturer, citing alleged negligence, strict liability, and breach of warranties.

Litigation funder seeks to compel arbitration with another NFL Concussion Settlement recipient

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A litigation funder who had previously been denied its move to compel arbitration with an ex-pro football player set to receive proceeds from the NFL’s Concussion Litigation, is now taking another kick at that field goal.

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