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Lawsuit: Wife hit by knife strip at Container Store

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 1, 2019

PHILADELPHIA —A couple is suing The Container Store after the wife was injured at the property.

Pittsburgh lawyer files another Hard Metal Lung Disease case; Exposure to tungsten, cobalt at issue

By Gabriel Neves | Mar 28, 2019

PITTSBURGH – A Westmoreland County man is suing a local company and other suppliers, alleging he was exposed to tungsten and cobalt carbide while he worked as a stone grinder.

Washington Legal Foundation urges Superior Court to stop letting out-of-state plaintiffs sue in Pennsylvania

By John Breslin | Mar 28, 2019

HARRISBURG - Opponents of what is called "forum shopping" are urging the full panel of Pennsylvania's Superior Court to overturn a decision finding that out-of-state plaintiffs can sue any company registered in the state.

Xarelto litigation resolved with $775M global settlement; Louisiana federal court, Philadelphia's CLC handled most cases

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 26, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Though juries had sided with defendants in early trials, more than 27,000 federal and state court lawsuits nationwide surrounding blood-thinner Xarelto have culminated in a global settlement of $775 million with its makers admitting no liability.

Split at Pittsburgh plaintiffs firm turns nasty; A stolen spreadsheet contains possible targets for ADA lawsuits, attorney says

By Gabriel Neves | Mar 25, 2019

PITTSBURGH – A Pittsburgh law firm is suing a former partner for an alleged violation of trade secrets regarding its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) practice.

Monroe County man says Service Link, Seterus robbed and vandalized his house

By Gabriel Neves | Mar 22, 2019

SCRANTON – A Monroe County man recently filed a lawsuit against property inspection company Service Link claiming its workers burglarized and vandalized his home.

Lawsuit: Philadelphia children suffered permanent injuries from inhaling lead-based paint

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 22, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A mother of two Philadelphia children is suing her property’s managers, claiming their collective negligence in adhering to laws regarding disclosure of lead-based paint on the premises led to her daughters suffering permanent injuries.

SEPTA blames City of Philadelphia for hole in sidewalk that led to lawsuit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 22, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A pair of plaintiffs injured by a fall caused by a hole in the concrete curb on a Philadelphia sidewalk, have levied a lawsuit for damages against both the City of Philadelphia and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) – though SEPTA claims the lone fault for the incident rests with the City alone.

Shelving installer sues IKEA, says its negligence led to his spinal injuries and concussion

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 22, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A shelving contractor performing work at an area IKEA store says the furniture retailer’s negligence led to him suffering spinal damage and post-concussion syndrome when a metal bracket/shelf fell and landed on his head.

Archdiocese of Philadelphia says it's not responsible for woman's fall at St. Hubert's High School

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 21, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has presented a number of affirmative defenses and denied liability in opposing the litigation brought by a woman who allegedly suffered a broken arm and shoulder at a high school in Northeast Philadelphia after attending a function for her daughter, a student there.

Case of Mich. man who says he was engulfed by flames under a fireproof jacket continues in Philadelphia

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 21, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A lawsuit from a Michigan man who claims he was left unprotected by a fire-protection jacket when removing steel and severely burned by an oxygen leak caused by the manufacturer’s alleged negligence, has been slated for a settlement conference next year prior to trial.

Servicemembers with alleged hearing loss are suing 3M over earplugs; Six cases recently filed in Philadelphia

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 19, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Minnesota-based 3M finds itself the target of litigation from U.S. military veterans nationwide, who claim the company’s Combat-Arms Earplugs, worn by troops from 2003-2015, were the proximate cause of hearing damage and deafness to countless military service members.

Shell Oil sued over alleged mishap while pouring concrete

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 19, 2019

PITTSBURGH — A couple are seeking damages, claiming that a concrete worker was caused severe and irreparable damages in a worksite accident.

Judge says father and daughter allegedly harmed by mold must comply with discovery requests

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 19, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A father-daughter pair of plaintiffs from the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia suing their property owner and manager for alleged exposure to both mold and insecticides in their apartment have been ordered by a state court judge to respond to the defendant's discovery requests.

Plaintiffs lawyer says he spent 800 hours on case but didn't get his share of $3M in fees

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 18, 2019

PITTSBURGH — An attorney is seeking damages, alleging he invested over 800 hours in a case and was not paid fairly for his work.

Contractor allegedly electrocuted at Home Depot will not have case expedited, judge says

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 18, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a contractor who suffered an electric shock renovating a break room in Home Depot will not be expedited on a faster case management track, according to the decision of a state judge.

Arrested when his uncle crashed his car, man waits too long to sue his lawyers for failed lawsuit against police

By Charmaine Little | Mar 15, 2019

PHILADELPHIA - The Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia has ironed out a legal malpractice issue between attorneys and their former client, granting on Feb. 21 the attorneys’ motion for summary judgment to dismiss the claim against them.

Man wanted slip-and-fall case heard in Philadelphia, but Superior Court says no

By Rich Peters | Mar 15, 2019

PHILADELPHIA - A slip-and-fall plaintiff has been denied in his attempt to have his lawsuit moved from Delaware County to Philadelphia.

Woman waited too long to sue after claiming a sponge was left in her during C-section

By Rich Peters | Mar 13, 2019

PHILADELPHIA - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently declined to hear the appeal of a woman who claims a sponge was left inside her after her C-section.

Norfolk Southern Railway denied stay motion in Ga. man's FELA lawsuit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 13, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Litigation over whether Norfolk Southern Railway Company’s alleged negligence caused one of its former employees to contract lung cancer was recently rejected for a stay motion filed by the railway company.

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