PHILADELPHIA – A Bellefonte man alleges in a civil lawsuit that manufacturing defects in a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro automobile he rented from Hertz led to a tragic accident which claimed the lives of two motorists in April 2012, and further led him to receive an erroneous 20-year criminal conviction for vehicular homicide.
PHILADELPHIA – An elderly Philadelphia woman claiming to have been savagely attacked by a neighbor’s German Shepherd dog has sued the dog’s owners, alleging their negligence directly led to the mauling.
PHILADELPHIA – A Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) carpenter has initiated litigation against the entity for violation of the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), claiming a machine it gave him to operate caused him to suffer an inguinal hernia last year.
PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff who suffered severe electric shock from operating a Toastmaster coffee pot is suing the manufacturers of the appliance and the store from where he purchased it, among other defendants.
PHILADELPHIA -- A federal judge granted class certification June 7 to drivers who claim Progressive Specialty Insurance Co. did not give them a state-mandated 10 percent premium discount for having vehicles equipped with passive anti-theft devices.
Lawyers accused of botching litigation over Luzerne Co. Kerr-McGee plant; Class action seeks $619 million
SCRANTON – A federal court in Scranton now has jurisdiction over a lawsuit which is seeking more than $619 million for 4,400 residents of Avoca, who were said to be exposed to carcinogenic substances from the Kerr-McGee Corp. wood treatment facility.
PITTSBURGH – An August 2017 derailment of a train hauling toxic chemicals in Hyndman has led to a class action lawsuit against CSX Transportation on behalf of the residents allegedly affected by the wreck and subsequent spill.
Save-A-Lot wins slip-and-fall case; Woman said she was too focused on pizza to notice pallets of waters
PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge has ruled in favor of Save-A-Lot in a slip-and-fall lawsuit filed by a shopper who allegedly tripped over a pallet in the frozen food aisle of the grocery store.
PHILADELPHIA – An apartment tenant has sued a number of real estate defendants for damages, claiming that a deteriorated wall in the residence where he lived collapsed on and injured him.
PHILADELPHIA – A table busser at a Philadelphia restaurant claims he was threatened and extorted by one of his co-workers, a hostess.
PHILADELPHIA — A lawsuit alleging discrimination and violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act was recently dismissed after the parties reached a settlement.
Pennridge School District was found responsible for many violations after one of its student suffered harassment on and off school grounds according to court documents filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently.
Widow's suit says waste truck driver was exposed to hazardous chemicals that caused fatal brain tumor
PHILADELPHIA — A surviving widow is suing McCollister Transportation Systems Inc. and various entities, citing alleged negligence and wrongful death.
PITTSBURGH — A husband and wife are suing The Port Authority of Allegheny County, a transportation agency, citing alleged negligent entrustment.
PITTSBURGH — A mother and daughter are suing West Penn Company, an electric distributor, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and death.
Early returns haven't been positive for plaintiffs attorneys, so Xarelto liability theories have been mutating, defense says
House action possible on bill limiting punitive damages against nursing homes to 2.5 times compensatory award
Legislation that limits punitive damages in verdicts against nursing homes could soon be discussed in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
PITTSBURGH – A plaintiff who is said to have sustained a torn rotator cuff and concussion after an alleged injurious fall in a J.C. Penney’s department store hair salon, has initiated legal action against the retailer.