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Court allows key discrimination claims to stand against City of Chester's police

By Carrie Salls | Nov 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania will allow some of the charges raised in a discrimination lawsuit filed against the City of Chester and several members of its police department to proceed, according to an Oct. 22 opinion.

Parents cannot sue Philadelphia School District for issues tied to son's disability

By Carrie Salls | Nov 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The parents of a disabled boy who was allegedly discriminated against when the School District of Philadelphia was unable to place him in an appropriate school for two years cannot claim that they too faced discrimination by association, according to an Oct. 19 opinion issued by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Former employee sues Hampton House for firing her

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 5, 2018

WILKES-BARRE — A former employee is suing HCR ManorCare Inc., d/b/a Hampton House, a nursing care facility, citing alleged age discrimination, disability discrimination, retaliation, and violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Reading resident sues cross-cutting saw manufacturers for alleged negligence

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A man is suing Suntuf USA, Breyer GMBH, Breyer Extrusion Lines and others, citing alleged negligence.

Beer bottle exploded into man's eye, Erie lawsuit says

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 5, 2018

ERIE — A South Carolina man is suing 40401 Corp. LLC, d/b/a Erie Brewing Co., and South Erie Beer Inc., citing alleged breach of warranty.

Landsville couple sue park owner for alleged negligence

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 5, 2018

LANCASTER — A Landsville couple are suing East Hempfield Township and Play By Design LLC, park controller and builder, citing alleged negligence.

Woman sues Spin Philadelphia, says speaker fell on her

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A woman is suing Spin Philadelphia, citing alleged negligence.

Giant supermarket seeks to dismiss suit brought by injured deliveryman

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A man said to be injured by a motorized and mechanized dock plate at a Giant grocery store has sued the supermarket chain for liability connected to negligence-related injuries.

Son of deceased nursing home resident seeks $225K settlement approval; Lawyers to get $75K

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The son of a woman who fell in the Wayne Center elder care facility and sustained both a broken elbow and hip before her death, is now seeking the distribution of $225,000 in settlement funds connected to litigation over her fall.

Amtrak wants FELA complaint of deceased electrical technician's spouse dismissed

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The widow of a former electrician and technician for Amtrak argues his death from colon and lung cancers was the result of his fulfilling his work duties for Amtrak in an unsafe environment, while the rail entity believes the complaint fails to state a claim and is ripe for dismissal.

Bill Cosby's attorneys claim former TV star owes more than $280,000 in legal fees

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - A law firm is suing William Henry Cosby Jr., a Pennsylvania resident, citing alleged breach of contract.

Contractor suing companies he says are behind his being knocked off scaffold in construction accident

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 2, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A man claiming to have been severely injured after being struck with a cement hose and falling off the scaffold on which he was working is suing the commercial entities supervising the construction project, who have not yet responded to the litigation.

Norfolk Southern Railway opposes choice of Philly court for suit filed by Ga. man with Hodgkin's Lymphoma

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 2, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Georgia man and former employee of Norfolk Southern Railway Co. has chosen Philadelphia as a setting in which to argue that his contraction of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma was a proximate result of his work environment, a move opposed by the rail company.

Woman says absentee landlord's negligence led to ceiling tiles falling on her head

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 2, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff who acts as guardian and caretaker to seven children is suing her allegedly absentee landlord, claiming his negligence in maintaining the property’s laundry room ceiling caused it to collapse on and severely injure her.

Norfolk Southern: Why is N.C. man suing us in Philadelphia?

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 2, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A North Carolina man and ex-employee for Norfolk Southern Railway Co. says the development of his colon cancer is directly tied to his work duties as a brakeman, conductor and engineer, while the rail company claims the case has no connection to Pennsylvania.

Worker allegedly struck by metal object at Children's Hospital project won't seek punitive damages

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 2, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The construction entities with ties to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Schuylkill project are facing a lawsuit from a concrete worker allegedly struck by a falling metal object on the job, though all parties have consented to punitive damages being off the table.

Airport Authority's preliminary objections overruled in dispute with Monroe County homeowners

By Charmaine Little | Nov 2, 2018

An airport authority isn’t entitled to its preliminary objections in a lawsuit that sparked after a couple claimed planes flew too close to their property, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania determined on October 15.

Supreme Court says jury should determine whether medical malpractice case was filed in timely manner

By Charmaine Little | Nov 2, 2018

HARRISBURG - On Oct. 17, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled that a lower court erred when it granted summary judgment to a number of health care providers sued for medical malpractice.

Supreme Court resolves jurisdictional agreement, regulations in Philadelphia taxicab case

By Charmaine Little | Nov 2, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - An ongoing battle between Pennsylvania transportation authorities and taxicabs in the Philadelphia area was settled in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on Oct. 17.

PABCO denied motion for summary judgment in antitrust case

By Dawn Geske | Nov 2, 2018

The antitrust lawsuit filed by twelve homebuilders for alleged violations of the Sherman Act by seven indirect and direct drywall purchasers has denied summary judgment for the final defendant.

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