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Altimate Air says blame for broken leg partially lies with injured jumper

By Charmaine Little | Aug 14, 2018

PITTSBURGH - Trampoline companies Altimate Air LLC and Phoenix Trampoline Park Management LLC denied negligence complaints filed against them by injury victim Haley Patton May 7 in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County following a teen event.

Court rules against troubled Pittsburgh psychiatrist sued for allegedly hooking patient on oxycodone

By Erianne Leatherman | Aug 14, 2018

A civil court has overruled preliminary objections in a professional negligence lawsuit filed by a Pittsburgh man against his psychiatrist, who allegedly overprescribed oxycodone, resulting in his dependency and addiction to the drug.

Endo International seeks dismissal of lawsuit tied to success claims of Opana

By Charmaine Little | Aug 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - Endo International has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit in which SEB Investment Management AB claimed Endo was overly optimistic about the success of an opioid medication.

Arcadia Recovery Bureau cleared of four of five claims in debt collection lawsuit

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A bill collector’s move for summary judgment in a class-action lawsuit was granted on July 27 in connection with four of the five claims asserted by a plaintiff who alleged that the business had violated several provisions of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).

Lawsuit over fall off platform in Alabama bar was filed in Philly but dismissed by judge

By Gabriel Neves | Aug 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A liability lawsuit filed against Irish Bred Pub Concepts Co. by two patrons of an independently owned and operated establishment was dismissed by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in an April 25 ruling.

Medical care facility didn't follow legal procedure, appellate court says

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A federal appellate court judge has said a medical care facility’s untimely notice of appeal led to its dismissal, explaining many months and opportunities were extended to the facility to comply with judicial rules and they did not do so.

Third Circuit: De La Fuente not prevented from appearing on 2016 Presidential Election ballot

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A federal appellate court has denied claims from an independent presidential candidate from Florida, who alleged improper prevention of his name from appearing on ballots for the 2016 Presidential Election in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Latest mass tort trial sees N.J. man allege that Xarelto caused his near-fatal gastrointestinal bleeding

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – In an environment in which recent statistics say only 16 percent of new pharmaceutical case plaintiffs reside in Pennsylvania, litigation continues to be heard in Philadelphia’s County Court of Common Pleas on the more than 1,800 cases surrounding blood thinning-drug Xarelto.

Stripper at Sopranos hangout sues New York Daily News over 'unflattering' photo

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A dancer at the New Jersey gentleman’s club that served as a major filming location for The Sopranos television show has sued the Daily News for defamation, due to her photo accompanying a newspaper article explaining the club’s closure for its alleged involvement in unlawful activities.

Biotelemetry remote technician's overtime pay lawsuit dismissed

By Charmaine Little | Aug 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - Biotelemetry Inc.'s motion for dismissal of a lawsuit alleging violation of the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act was granted July 31 by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Uber not liable for driver attacking passenger, but plaintiff can amend claim

By Charmaine Little | Aug 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted ridesharing service Uber Technologies, Inc.'s motion to dismiss a lawsuit in which a passenger accused one of Uber's drivers of attacking him, according to a July 27 opinion written by U.S. District Judge Mitchell Goldberg.

Federal court rules Abbott Laboratories did not retaliate against former operations manager

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A federal court has ruled that the ex-operations manager of a laboratory company was not retaliated against by his former employer, when it failed to reinstate him after he pursued claims of wrongful termination.

Forklift driver alleges truck's unsafe condition caused him to suffer multiple spinal fractures

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 10, 2018

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.

Homeowners, Montgomery & Rust argue over structural issues

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 9, 2018

Two Pittsburgh homeowners say a home builder did not properly construct their house in 2008, leading to years of structural problems.

Opioid lawyer trying to avoid 'cesspool' asked for by major national firm

By Dan Fisher | Aug 9, 2018

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."

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