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Lawsuit: Rail repairman's safety-violating exposure to toxic substances led to fatal brain cancer

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The surviving spouse of a locomotive repairman for Conrail and CSX Transportation claims those companies did not abide by both the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) and Locomotive Inspection Act (LIA), by not protecting her deceased husband from harmful substances.

Salad made me sick, says woman suing Eat 'N Park in Allegheny Co.

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 12, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A couple are suing Eat 'N Park, after the wife allegedly was hospitalized with food poisoning after having lunch at the Bethel Park restaurant.

Plaintiffs say Diocese of Pittsburgh, Catholic Church officials knew about and concealed child sexual abuse for decades

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 12, 2018

PITTSBURGH – In the wake of the recent release of a state grand jury report on the subject of child sexual abuse at the hands of clergy in Pennsylvania, a Pittsburgh-area man and two former area residents have launched legal action against the Diocese of Pittsburgh, claiming it fraudulently concealed their abuse and that of other victims.

Lawsuit: Man's exposure to dangerous substances when working for Conrail led to his death from lung cancer

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The widow of an inspection and repair employee for Conrail alleges the company violated the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) by exposing her late husband to several toxic substances and causing him to develop fatal lung cancer, which took his life in just four months.

Home Depot worker 'must think all Asian people look the same,' says lawsuit of man accused of theft

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A case of mistaken identity allegedly led to an Asian plaintiff being assaulted, falsely detained and arrested during his visit to a Home Depot, though counsel for the major hardware store denies such conduct took place.

Man claims lung cancer caused by more than 20 years of exposure to asbestos at work

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 11, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A couple are suing Consolidated Rail Corp., claiming the company failed to provide a safe workplace for the husband who allegedly was exposed to asbestos for more than two decades.

Plaintiff accuses Philly cops of concealing their assault and battery on him while in custody

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A new complaint filed in state court claims Philadelphia police officers battered a man who had a conflict with a gas station cashier over possession of a pack of cigarettes he purchased, while counsel for the officers say the claims are baseless.

N.J. man alleges he was shot and hit by car outside social club, as defense argues punitive damages are barred

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A New Jersey plaintiff who alleged he was shot and run over outside a Philadelphia social club does not have the lawful ability to make claims for punitive damages, defense counsel asserts.

Philadelphia's Pulse Nightclub sued by patron claiming injuries from beating by security

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A local man is seeking legal damages and claiming he was assaulted without provocation by the bouncers of a popular Philadelphia nightspot, while counsel for Pulse Nightclub countered there was no basis for those allegations.

'Stop-and-frisk' lawsuit against Philly Police doesn't succeed

By Charmaine Little | Sep 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted on Aug. 27 Philadelphia's motion to dismiss in a civil rights lawsuit over an alleged "stop-and-frisk" policy.

Dismissal reached in case of plaintiff who was allegedly physically assaulted at North Philly nightspot

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a local woman who litigated against a North Philadelphia nightclub for failing to protect her from a verbal and physical assault that caused her injury has been dismissed.

Parent files suit after son was allegedly injured falling off tunnel at Olde City Day School

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A parent who says her child was injured after falling from a classroom’s indoor tunnel is pursing legal action against the school allegedly responsible for her son’s injuries.

Taiwanese crossbow company sued in Philadelphia over thumb injury says it isn't subject to U.S. jurisdiction

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Plaintiffs pursuing legal damages in the aftermath of a serious crossbow injury are facing opposition from defense attorneys, who believe the case’s foreign defendant was not properly served or was subject to American jurisdiction.

Lawsuit against Callaway Gardens: Child was hurt in tubing accident

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 7, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A child and her mother are suing Callaway Gardens Resort, Inc. and Ida Cason Callaway Foundation, an outdoor resort, citing alleging negligence after the child allegedly suffered serious injuries in a tubing accident on the water.

Parents of man allegedly killed by Pontiac's defective airbag sue GM and auto dealership

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 7, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The parents of a man allegedly killed by a Pontiac Grand Prix’s defective airbag in a fiery automobile collision nearly two years have filed suit against both manufacturer General Motors and the dealership who sold the car.

Construction site accident victim seeks damages, defendants say case is in wrong venue

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 7, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A man who suffered permanent spinal injuries on a construction site in Devon is seeking damages for those same injuries and for the defendant companies he feels are responsible to be held accountable, as the defendants simultaneously believe that his claims are in the wrong forum.

Case of chemist who allegedly fell at Philadelphia café headed to arbitration

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 7, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A retired chemist who says he suffered facial injuries and broken ribs at a Philadelphia café will participate in an arbitration hearing related to the disposition of his case.

Train engineer who alleged Amtrak violated FELA settles case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 7, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A New Jersey train engineer who claimed Amtrak violated federal laws by not providing him with a safe work environment before he was injured has settled with the transportation company, according to court records.

Woman sues A&E Realty claiming electric shock injuries from faulty appliance

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 6, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — Darlene Horn filed a complaint on July 26, in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, against A & E Realty Group, alleging that the premises controller failed to ensure that its premises did not present any danger to the public.

Case of temp allegedly maimed in Estee Lauder facility now being contested in federal court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 6, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A temp worker who claimed to have been maimed by a faulty paper cushioning machine in the shipping facility where she worked is now facing off against Estee Lauder cosmetics in federal court.

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