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Woman allegedly injured outside Fox & Hound pub settles with establishment

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 13, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A lawsuit centered on a Conshohocken woman allegedly injured outside a popular pub in King of Prussia has been settled and ended, according to court records.

Court rules not being able to play catch with son in his final months isn't viable claim for dad hurt in wreck

By Scott Holland | Mar 12, 2019

HARRISBURG — A Pennsylvania appeals panel upheld a personal injury award for a man injured in a car crash who sought increased compensation due to the death of his son.

Case of N.J. woman's assault and battery at Philly's Schmidt's Commons sent to arbitration

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 11, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a woman who asserts she was assaulted and beaten by a group of attackers at The Schmidt’s Commons in Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties neighborhood more than a year ago has been sent to arbitration.

Asbestos case against Amtrak done in Philadelphia, but likely to be refiled in D.C.

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 11, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A case involving the spouse of a former electrician for Amtrak who argued his death from colon cancer was the result of completing his work duties for Amtrak in an unsafe environment, has been dismissed without prejudice.

Several, including school nurse, face lawsuit after Penncrest High student allegedly attacked

By Gabriel Neves | Mar 8, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — The parents of a Penncrest High School student are suing the district over alleged shoddy treatment of their son following an assault in the campus cafeteria.

Pa. man's suit saying he suffered spinal injuries on United Airlines flight is dismissed

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 6, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A Pennsylvania man who claimed he was injured on a United Airlines flight from Philadelphia to Denver and sued the airline for breach of contract, breach of warranty and negligence has had the litigation dismissed for failure to state a claim upon which relief could be granted.

Big asbestos case on this week's schedule for state Supreme Court; Will decide if Fair Share Act applies

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 5, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Supreme Court of Pennsylvania arguments arrive in Philadelphia this week, including a hearing of a key case whose connection to the Fair Share Act and its applicability may have far-reaching implications in strict liability cases statewide for many years to come.

Trial lawyer: Design flaw makes e-cigarettes dangerous

By Hoang Tran | Feb 28, 2019

Though e-cigarettes are being marketed as a safer alternative to tobacco smoking, design flaws in the products can cause severe injuries or even kill their users, an attorney representing several plaintiffs in personal-injury cases said.

Wrongful death lawsuit connected to fatal 2016 plane crash apparently settled; Plaintiffs were seeking $5 million

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 27, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of a deceased airplane pilot, which suggested negligence and technological failure on the part of the defendants caused the fatal crash, was recently dismissed in federal court.

Giant Pharmacy wins arbitration in case of flu shot; Plaintiff appealing

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 27, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – An arbitration award continues in the case of a plaintiff who suffered arm and shoulder injuries as a result of what she says was a pneumococcal vaccination gone awry.

Clogged chimney, Lancaster landlord blamed for boy's carbon monoxide poisoning

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 26, 2019

LANCASTER — A father is seeking damages on behalf of his minor son, citing negligence and breach of an implied warranty of habitability, after the child suffered negative health consequences from a clogged chimney.

AVK Enterprises technician claims he was severely injured by a fallen light fixture on a worksite

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 26, 2019

PHILADELPHIA— A man is seeking damages from property managers, citing negligence after he was allegedly injured while leaving a worksite when a light fixture fell and pinned him on the ground.

Talc defendant had hoped to challenge jurisdictional rules in Pennsylvania, but just went bankrupt

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 25, 2019

PITTSBURGH – The outcome of an appeal questioning Pennsylvania's jurisdictional rules is uncertain, as lawsuits alleging talcum powder causes cancer face question marks after one of the main defendants, Imerys Talc America, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week.

New Delco lawsuit blaming Wawa for hot coffee is at least the third in the area in the past year

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 25, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — A woman is suing Wawa, citing negligence after she claims she was injured when a hot beverage was spilled on her.

This is a dog of a lawsuit

By The Pennsylvania Record | Feb 25, 2019

Janeen Gismondo fell down in a pet store filled with puppies. When she got up, she and a lawyer went looking for someone to blame.

Former U.S. Boiler Co. employee sues machine manufacturer after finger is partially amputated

By Marian Johns | Feb 22, 2019

LANCASTER — A former employee of Lancaster-based U.S. Boiler Co. who suffered the partial amputation of his left finger after a boring machine accident has filed a lawsuit against the machine's manufacturer, alleging his injuries resulted from their defective product.

'That can't be right': Group defending disputed insurance law project gets judges involved

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 21, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – It's curious that a group of lawyers and scholars that traditionally sought to help judges by restating existing laws - but has since been accused of trying to create its own - is involving federal judges as it explains itself, attorneys feel.

Federal judge denies Verizon FiOS customer's request to have class action remanded to state court

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 20, 2019

PHILADELPHIA - A district court has denied a Verizon FiOS customer's request to have a lawsuit filed against the company sent back to state court.

Woman sues Pittsburgh Petland, says she tripped on way to greet puppy

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 18, 2019

PITTSBURGH — A Coraopolis couple are suing Petland after the wife fell down on her way to play with a dog.

Gymnastics center sued by parents of girl who allegedly fell using parallel bars

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 18, 2019

MEDIA — Parents and their daughter are suing Garnet Valley Gymnastics, a facility operator, citing alleged negligence.

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