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McKeesport couple allege defective Ameristep tree stand caused fall, injuries

By Carrie Bradon | May 15, 2019

PITTSBURGH – A McKeesport couple allege a defective tree stand caused the husband to fall 15 feet while hunting.

Railroad companies seek to dismiss litigation filed by estate of switchman for improper venue

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 14, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The defendants in an action where the estate of a deceased train line switchman alleges the railroad companies he worked for violated the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) and Locomotive Inspection Act (LIA) by failing to protect the decedent from exposure to toxic substances, have filed to dismiss it for improper venue.

Montana man claims taking Invokana diabetes medication caused him to suffer gangrene

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 13, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Another lawsuit from an out-of-state plaintiff joins others in targeting Johnson & Johnson’s Invokana medication for Type 2 diabetes, alleging the company failed to warn him that the drug put him at increased risk for the gangrene he sustained from taking it.

Harrisburg grocer says it's not responsible for Philly woman's head injuries at charter school

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 13, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia woman says a Harrisburg-based grocer, and a local charter school and cleaning service agency were responsible for injuries she suffered when a metal bar fell and landed on her head, while the grocer claims her injuries are barred by a number of affirmative defenses.

Judge: Samaritans must comply with discovery requests or face trial sanctions

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 13, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Per a recent order from a Philadelphia judge, a Jenkintown-based nonprofit organization must comply with discovery requests or face sanctions in the form of preclusion of testimony and evidence at trial.

Woman alleges use of Schwarzkopf hair dye caused baldness

By Carrie Bradon | May 13, 2019

PITTSBURGH – A woman is suing a hair product manufacturer over allegations that the use of a hair dye resulted in hair loss.

Defense seeks sanctions against woman who filed lawsuit after drunk fan fell on top of her at Eagles game

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 10, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Counsel for one of the defendants in a civil lawsuit from a fan alleging to have been severely injured at one of their games in 2016 when an intoxicated fellow fan passed out and fell on top of her, claims that the fan isn’t cooperating with discovery requests and should be sanctioned.

Lawsuit: Abuse, bullying at Valley Forge Military Academy

By Carrie Bradon | May 10, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – An Ohio man is suing a Wayne military academy over allegations he was subjected to abuse while a student there.

Road crew technician files injury lawsuit after 2017 Billy Joel concert in Philadelphia

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 10, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A New Jersey man who worked on a Billy Joel concert no longer wishes to sue the Piano Man, though claims he was injured by scaffolding remain pending against other defendants.

UPenn fights lawsuit, says causes outside its control led to student's 2016 suicide on train tracks

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 9, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – In opposing a lawsuit from the parents of a student at its Wharton School of Business who committed suicide three years ago, the University of Pennsylvania said the death was due to causes outside of its control.

Couple file suit after husband was allegedly injured at Main Steel Polishing

By Carrie Bradon | May 7, 2019

PITTSBURGH – A couple allege that faulty equipment caused the husband to be injured at a Harmony location.

Lititz man files suit against Ravin Crossbows, others over severed finger

By Carrie Bradon | May 7, 2019

LANCASTER – A Lititz couple allege one of the husband's fingers was severed while using a defective crossbow.

Trackman says permanent double-knee damage is from Amtrak's unsafe equipment and tools

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 7, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – An Amtrak trackman claims the train transportation company violated the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) by failing to provide safe equipment with which to perform his duties, and he claims he’s suffered permanent knee damage as a result.

One of the key Risperdal cases in Philadelphia just settled under the threat of punitive damages

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 7, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A prominent Risperdal case where the issue of punitive damages applicability reached the state Superior Court has been resolved through a settlement in Philadelphia, according to mutual confirmation from plaintiff counsel and the drug’s manufacturer.

Olde City Day School settles lawsuit alleging child fell, broke arm

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 6, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a parent suing her child’s school for damages after he allegedly fell from a classroom’s indoor tunnel has been settled before proceeding to trial.

Taiwanese company dismissed from crossbow injury litigation

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 6, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A Taiwanese company that was facing suit from plaintiffs after a serious crossbow injury successfully secured their exit from the case, after arguing it was not properly served or subject to American jurisdiction.

JLG Industries sued by man who alleges cable failure on boom lift caused by incorrect installation

By Carrie Bradon | May 6, 2019

PITTSBURGH – A man is seeking damages from a Bedford telescopic boom lift manufacturer over allegations he was injured when the cables broke on a boom lift while in use.

Lawsuit: Man fell through rusty fire escape

By Carrie Bradon | May 6, 2019

PITTSBURGH – An East Pittsburgh man is suing the owner and operator of his apartment over allegations it failed to maintain the fire escape.

Another hot coffee lawsuit says Pittsburgh McDonald's employee 'tossed' it at plaintiff

By Carrie Bradon | May 6, 2019

PITTSBURGH – An Allegheny County woman is suing a McDonald's alleging that she was burnt by hot coffee that an allegedly negligent employee "tossed" to her at the drive-thru.

Lawsuit against Iron Hill Brewery says a defective chair caused woman to fall

By Carrie Bradon | May 3, 2019

LANCASTER – A Landisville woman is suing a Lancaster restaurant alleging that a defective chair caused her to fall.

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