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Daughter claims mother fell repeatedly at Prospect Park nursing home

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 21, 2018

MEDIA — A daughter is suing nursing home facilities, alleging her mother fell several times and suffered head injuries that contributed to her death.

Injured store manager ties Philly Pretzel Factory in litigation knots

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 21, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Philly Pretzel Factory store manager working in its Gilbertsville locations claims the retailer did not remedy defective conditions on its premises, leading her to become injured.

Lawsuit: Warehouse employee suffered traumatic brain injury while unloading delivery truck

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 21, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia man alleges a trucking service’s failure to maintain and service their delivery trucks led him to be struck in the head with a pipe, causing him to suffer a traumatic brain injury.

'A tipping point:' Punitive damages question to be decided in pair of Philadelphia Risperdal cases

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 21, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia judge’s decree has paved the way for new trials in two Risperdal cases, in order to determine the applicability of punitive damages in those same actions.

Woman claims seller's boyfriend struck her with a coffee table she had just purchased

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 20, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A woman is suing an Allegheny County resident, claiming that he struck her with a coffee table that she had purchased from his girlfriend.

Pennsylvania Superior Court vacates trial court decision in case of missing stop sign

By Chandra Lye | Sep 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has vacated a lower court’s decision for summary judgment for a construction company in the case of a car collision due to a missing stop sign.

Essroc worker files lawsuit alleging massive third-degree burns in kiln pipe accident

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A cement worker is seeking negligence-related damages after allegedly being called upon to inspect a kiln pipe and the pipe burst, spewing red-hot kiln dust and covering him with third-degree burns over half of his body.

Lawsuit: Train switchman wasn't protected from exposure to toxic substances

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The estate of a deceased train line switchman for Penn Central, Conrail and CSX Transportation alleges those same companies violated the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) and Locomotive Inspection Act (LIA), by failing to protect the decedent from exposure to toxic substances.

Philly woman's car falls in sinkhole; She sues City of Philadelphia, state and other entities

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A motorist who was allegedly severely injured when her car fell into a sinkhole in South Philadelphia has sued the entities she believes are responsible for the negligence of maintaining the street where the accident occurred.

Pittsburgh resident sues dog trainer for failure to keep her dog under control

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 19, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A Pittsburgh resident is suing Musico's K9 Academy and dog trainer Genia Hill, citing negligence.

Lawyer thrown off toxic chemical cases had client pay six-figure punishment

By John O'Brien | Sep 19, 2018

More than 30 lawsuits blame Armstrong World Industries, once Lancaster’s largest employer, for exposing workers to chemicals that led to sickness, suffering and death. But they’ve been pursued by a lawyer who, a judge says, “made a mockery of the law” and whose clients are paying, figuratively and literally, for his actions.

Plaintiff shocked by coffee pot has no right to request punitive damages, defense counsel attests

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Defense counsel for manufacturers and retailers of a Toastmaster coffee pot which allegedly gave a case plaintiff an electric shock, say that same plaintiff has no legal right to request punitive damages.

Man says he was too drunk to scale steps to his apartment, sues bar downstairs from it

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A man severely injured after leaving a bar in Northeast Philadelphia and while walking to his apartment, one located directly above the bar, is suing the landlord/bar owners for overserving him prior to this accident.

Lawsuit by seaman: Chemical exposure caused leukemia

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A former seaman is embroiled in a legal battle with a lengthy list of corporate defendants, claiming their collective negligence in exposing him to benzene and other carcinogenic chemicals in the course of his work duties, led him to develop acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).

Family of cyclist killed in Center City crash settles claims with sanitation company for more than $6 million

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The family of a young woman killed on her bicycle when she was struck by a sanitation truck in Philadelphia last year has reached a settlement of more than $6 million with the sanitation company.

Woman says late husband's chemical exposures working for Rohm & Haas caused his death

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 14, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The surviving spouse of a Rohm & Haas machinist is pursuing legal damages against the chemical company, arguing their negligence led her husband to contract cancer before his passing last month.

Lawsuit: Man sustained injurious fall on Samaritans' Jenkintown property

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 14, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia man has initiated a lawsuit against a real estate management company connected to a Jenkintown non-profit organization, alleging its negligence led to him suffer a fall on the group’s property.

ATV user who wrecked sues private roadway controllers for negligence

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 14, 2018

WILLIAMSPORT — An ATV user is suing Repsol Oil and Gas USA, Talisman Energy USA Inc., and J.L. Watts Excavating Inc., private roadway controllers, citing alleged negligence.

Estate of man killed outside Philadelphia bar files wrongful death litigation

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The estate of a man shot and killed outside a Philadelphia bar by one of its employees who was allegedly intoxicated is accusing the establishment of negligence.

Daughter sues ManorCare Health Services-Monroeville alleging wrongful death

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 13, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A daughter is suing ManorCare Health Services – Monroeville, alleging that the facility did not do enough to keep her mother safe.

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