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Johnson & Johnson exec sues over infamous Southwest flight; He'd sent a goodbye text to his children during catastrophe

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 4, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A fellow passenger on board the infamous Southwest Airlines flight last spring during which one passenger was partially sucked out of the plane and later died, is seeking damages from the airline and the airplane’s manufacturers.

Woman sues Family Dollar, alleges soda bottle was dropped on her foot, breaking it

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 4, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a Williamsport couple who charged Family Dollar with negligence and failing to properly hire and supervise its employees for dropping a large soda bottle on one of the plaintiff’s feet and broke it, will be heard in a Philadelphia courtroom next year.

Former machine operator and trackman says CSX Transportation's unsafe work environment led to his spinal injuries

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 4, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A former machine operator and trackman for CSX Transportation has initiated legal action against his ex-employer, claiming it violated the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) by not providing him with a safe work environment.

Case of boy's broken ankle at 'Boo At The Zoo' going to trial next summer

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 3, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a Philadelphia couple whose son was allegedly injured on playground equipment at the Philadelphia Zoo will proceed to trial next summer, according to an order from a state court judge.

Death at Steelers-Cowboys game leads to lawsuit; Heinz Field blamed for lack of security

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 3, 2018

PITTSBURGH – The widow of a man killed after an altercation at a Pittsburgh Steelers game in November 2016 is seeking to hold the assailants, the stadium and its security team legally responsible for his death.

Dissenting judge says out-of-state firefighters' hearing loss lawsuits do not belong in Philadelphia court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 2, 2018

HARRISBURG – In continuing litigation involving firefighters suing siren manufacturers for hearing loss, a panel from the Superior Court of Pennsylvania has ruled that jurisdiction in the Commonwealth extends to all businesses registered here, no matter if the corporation is listed as foreign or domestic.

La. woman says IUD broke off inside her uterus, sues manufacturer for damages

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 1, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – In new litigation, a Louisiana woman implanted with an intrauterine device (IUD) manufactured by Teva Pharmaceuticals says her reproductive organs were permanently damaged when a piece of the device broke off inside her uterus.

Plaintiff says Medicine Shoppe pharmacy disclosed his HIV-positive status to family member, public

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 28, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A publicly-unknown plaintiff has launched legal action against Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy and its owners and operators, for allegedly disclosing his confidential HIV-positive status to both his family and members of the public.

Deliveryman sues UPenn Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for negligence after he says his leg was crushed on loading dock

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 28, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A hospital deliveryman is suing two prominent Philadelphia hospitals for negligence after he says a loading dock plate weighing more than 250 pounds crushed his left leg, while one of the hospitals denies his allegations.

Mom says Rust-Oleum killed her son as he stripped paint off bicycle in bathtub

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 27, 2018

PITTSBURGH – A Pittsburgh-area woman has filed suit against a prominent protective paint and coating manufacturer, charging one of its paint-stripping products for being responsible for the death of her son.

Lawsuit: Flung marshmallow at UPenn frat's Halloween party burned woman's back

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 26, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A guest at a University of Pennsylvania fraternity’s Halloween party is holding the group and its event organizers responsible for an incident in which a lit marshmallow allegedly burned her on the back.

Plaintiff claims he was wrongfully accused of retail theft and detained at Philly Pep Boys store

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 26, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A local man alleges he was wrongfully accused of retail theft, unlawfully detained and was the victim of excessive police force at a Pep Boys store in the Port Richmond neighborhood.

Ambulance company facing $400K in damages from allegedly dropping dialysis patient

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 26, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A dialysis patient who says he was dropped while on an ambulance stretcher, waiting to be transported to his medical appointment, has sued the ambulance companies involved for damages related to his injuries.

International Paper sued after worker allegedly slips on icy steps

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 26, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A worker is suing International Paper Co., a packaging company, after allegedly slipping and falling on icy steps while delivering large rolls of paper.

Woman sues Monsignor McHugh School after tripping on 'uneven' sidewalk

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 25, 2018

SCRANTON — Carmella Hutchins filed a complaint on Sept. 17, in the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas, against Monsignor McHugh School and the Archdiocese of Scranton, claiming she suffered serious injuries after tripping on the sidewalk outside of the school.

Allegheny Parks Department sued by woman claiming she fell while retrieving a Frisbee

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 24, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A woman is suing Allegheny County and Allegheny Parks Department, claiming negligence, after she allegedly tripped and fell while trying to retrieve a Frisbee from a storm drain.

Former Piedmont Airlines employee wins Workers' Compensation claim after slipping on snow

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 24, 2018

HARRISBURG – A Pennsylvania court has upheld a Workers' Compensation Appeal Board's award to a former Piedmont Airlines employee who was injured in a company parking lot.

Mother says she and her minor child were victims of carbon monoxide poisoning

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 24, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Proceedings are ongoing in an action in which a Philadelphia woman claims negligence on the part of multiple defendants led her and her minor daughter to suffer medical complications as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Woman steps into hole, sues Philadelphia, Comcast and the State of Pennsylvania

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 24, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff allegedly injured on a Philadelphia street by walking into a hole is pursuing legal damages against the city, state, and a number of other businesses, including Comcast.

Owner of Northeast Philly car lot denied effort to strike $235K judgment rendered against him

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 24, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The owner of a used car dealership in Northeast Philadelphia was unsuccessful in striking a $235,000 judgment levied against him in a premises liability action filed a plaintiff injured on his business property.

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