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Philadelphia's appeal to plaintiffs crosses borders; 41 Dominicans file pesticide lawsuit there

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Americans from all over the country have traditionally flocked to Philadelphia courts, to the point their plaintiff-friendly reputation has resulted in a “Judicial Hellhole" designation, and now plaintiffs are coming from other countries to seek their day in court.

Lawsuit: Finn Bark Blower switched back on, taking four fingers of man using it

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 4, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania man is suing Finn Corp. and Hard Oak Nursery, alleging breach of warranty, negligence and strict liability.

Woman allegedly assaulted with hot water at church-owned boarding home sues for damages

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 3, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A woman allegedly doused with hot water by a fellow resident of a boarding home operated by a local Baptist church has filed litigation against her assailant and the home’s management for her injuries.

Northeast Philly bar's bouncers committed assault, plaintiff says; Defendants say claims insufficient

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 3, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff who alleges a Northeast Philadelphia restaurant recklessly allowed him to be the target of an assault by the establishment’s bouncers is facing criticism those charges of recklessness are insufficiently-pled.

Uniontown woman sues elevator company after alleged accident in hospital

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 31, 2018

PITTSBURGH – A Uniontown hospital worker claims a defective elevator caused her to fall when a food cart she was pushing got caught in the gap between the elevator and basement floor.

United Skates of America sued for more than $50,000 after skater trips

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 31, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A patron is seeking more than $50,000 in damages from the United Skates of America Inc. and Millenium Skate World after allegedly suffering injuries.

Delaware County YMCA sued after alleged fall from bleachers at Beverly Hills Middle School

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 31, 2018

MEDIA — A daughter and mother are suing Community YMCA of Eastern Delaware County and Upper Darby School District, after an alleged fall from the bleachers at Beverly Hills Middle School.

Defense says man allegedly hit in face with bottle at bar has only one remedy, the Dram Shop Act

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 31, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A New York man who allegedly suffered severe injuries after being struck in the face by a glass-wielding patron inside a Philadelphia nightclub has sued for damages, but defense counsel refutes the suit and says his only remedy is through the Dram Shop Act.

Plaintiff says he was attacked by neighbors' German Shepherds while hanging Christmas lights

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 31, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A local man arranging Christmas decorations outside his home last year says his neighbors’ German Shepherd dogs attacked and injured him without provocation, and has filed legal action to recover monetary damages.

Latest Xarelto trial brings sixth consecutive victory for its manufacturers, Johnson & Johnson and Bayer

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 31, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Manufacturers of blood-thinning medicine Xarelto have prevailed in a Philadelphia court for the third time and for the sixth time in total, defeating liability claims that the drug caused gastrointestinal bleeding in a plaintiff who was prescribed it.

Employee attacked mother and son in Monroeville Mall, lawsuit says

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 31, 2018

A Trafford mother and son say a visit to Monroeville Mall ended in injuries and a 911 call.

Inmate sues Department of Corrections after injury

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 31, 2018

An inmate blames prison officials for a fall that permanently injured him.

Scranton Econo Lodge sued over bedbugs

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 31, 2018

A visitor from Brooklyn accuses a local motel of allowing an infestation of bedbugs.

Son and mother sue apartment operator for negligence

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 31, 2018

An apartment complex faces litigation after a glass door broke and sliced a boy's arm.

Pittsburgh resident blames bar for injuries after a brawl

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 31, 2018

A fight at the Ugly Dog bar in Pittsburgh prompted a recent lawsuit by an injured resident.

Dr. Zach Thomas and podiatry clinic sued after surgeon allegedly fails to remove hardware post foot surgery

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 30, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A patient and her husband are suing Zach Thomas, D.P.M., and the Academy of Podiatry P.C., alleging that the surgeon failed to remove screws in a timely manner after her foot operation.

Bethlehem couple sues Pacific Sunwear of California for negligence

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 30, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A Bethlehem couple is suing Pacific Sunwear of California, doing business as Pacsun, citing alleged negligence.

SEPTA employee says its negligence in requiring him to lift unsafe generator caused him spinal injuries

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 30, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) employee of more than 10 years has initiated litigation against the entity for violation of the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), claiming an unsafe generator it required him to lift caused him to suffer both herniated discs and spinal injuries last year.

A Pittsburgh law firm says its office was damaged by a faulty water hose to its automatic coffee maker

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 30, 2018

PITTSBURGH – A prominent law firm in the area of Americans with Disabilities Act-related litigation has itself filed a product liability action, claiming a faulty water supply hose leaked and led to damage to its fifth-floor Pittsburgh business offices.

Pharmacy says lawsuit alleging botched pneumococcal vaccination is barred by statute

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 29, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff who suffered arm and shoulder injuries as a result of what she says was a pneumococcal vaccination gone awry has sued the pharmacy she believes is responsible, but the pharmacy’s counsel countered a number of statutes bar her claims.

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