PHILADELPHIA – A forklift driver claims a truck he was riding in on the job was unsafe for loading and unloading, and that very same defective condition caused him to sustain several spinal fractures when the forklift fell from the truck.
Several Pennsylvania counties are fighting to keep control of their opioid lawsuits as the national law firm Simmons Hanly Conroy, with the active support of the companies it is suing, seeks to create what a rival attorney calls a litigation "cesspool."
A former patient of the University of Pennsylvania Hospital will receive a new trail in a medical malpractice case, an appellate court ruled.
An appellate court dismissed a Lycoming County student's lawsuit over her slip and fall on black ice in a school parking lot.
The family of a boy injured at a Boy Scout camping event will settle a lawsuit with the Boy Scouts of America and a local troop.
More than a dozen lawsuits against Bayer Essure over a contraceptive device will go back to state court after a federal court ruling.
A Philadelphia law firm must pay more than $656,000 to a former client in a legal malpractice case, a federal judge ruled on July 19.
PHILADELPHIA – A painter working at the premises of a restaurant in the East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia claims an employee opened an awning and knocked him off the ladder he was working on, causing him to fall and break his leg in multiple places.
PHILADELPHIA – A Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) conductor is suing the agency for violation of the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) and Federal Locomotive Inspection Act (FLIA), alleging a malfunctioning trap caused her to suffer serious shoulder, spine and leg injuries.
PHILADELPHIA – A Reading couple who sued both a local merchant and the manufacturer of a gas-powered stove after the husband-plaintiff was severely burned and injured by that same stove when it exploded, received more than $9.3 million in damages earlier this year.
White Pittsburgh cop who shot black, unarmed teen Antwon Rose II in the back also facing excessive force lawsuit
PITTSBURGH – Two men have filed a lawsuit against the police officer who shot teenager Antwon Rose II in June, alleging he violated their civil rights when he used excessive force and unlawfully detained them in a previous altercation at the University of Pittsburgh last year.
PHILADELPHIA – A Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) passenger whose head and neck were trapped in the doors of an elevated line train last year has initiated negligence-based litigation against the entity.
Customer and Wal-Mart trade blame in trip-and-fall case; Company says fire pit was an obvious danger
PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania woman is suing Walmart Inc., doing business as Wal-Mart Supercenter, and Wal-Mart Stores East LP for injuries she allegedly received when she fell over a fire pit in the garden center of a West Mifflin store.
HARRISBURG – A three-judge panel of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania threw out the post-trial appeal of a plaintiff who filed a medical malpractice complaint against Philadelphia-area doctors for reasons of jurisdiction, due to the trial court not having entered a final judgment on the case’s verdict.
PHILADELPHIA – A notable 2017 U.S. Supreme Court decision intended to limit the practice of forum-shopping has not deterred thousands of plaintiffs from filing pharmaceutical litigation in Philadelphia courts, recently-released statistics show.
PHILADELPHIA – Asbestos litigation brought by the widow of a former auto mechanic for Rohm & Haas, a subsidiary of Dow Chemical Company, was settled this week in a Philadelphia court.
PITTSBURGH — A woman and her husband are suing Slide the City for injuries sustained from its water slide event that occurred in 2015.
Woman's lawsuit says shirt caught fire when she walked past a propane heater; Companies deny liability
SCRANTON — A New Jersey-based clothing distributor is defending itself against a counter-claim by JC Penney over who is liable for burns suffered by a Luzerne County woman when the nightshirt she was wearing caught fire in 2015.
'Probable' fraud by lawyers, docs in NFL concussion settlement, but special investigator not appointed
PHILADELPHIA – Per order of a federal judge released Wednesday, a special investigator will not be appointed to the National Football League’s $1 billion Concussion Settlement program to crack down on supposedly fraudulent claims.
HARRISBURG – Pending legislation in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives would essentially overrule a 2014 state Supreme Court decision and change asbestos litigation statewide, to plaintiff lawyers' dismay, if it were to pass.