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Philly's next mass tort? 17 plaintiffs claim Abilify caused them to compulsively gamble, shop, eat and have sex

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Seventeen Pennsylvania plaintiffs have sued Bristol Myers-Squibb and Otsuka Pharmaceutical over anti-psychotic prescription medication Abilify, claiming that taking the drug caused them to develop compulsive behaviors such as addictions to gambling, shopping, binge eating and sex.

Operator sues former employers for defamation

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 20, 2018

MEDIA — An operator is suing Mobile Dredging & Video Pipe Inc., Carolyn Corporation and Mark Brewster, former employers, citing alleged defamation.

SnapCab sued over alleged breach of contract

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A Georgia corporation is suing Bostock Co. Inc., doing business as SnapCab, citing alleged breach of contract.

Philadelphia resident blames police, city for conviction that was reversed

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia man, citing federal rights violations, is suing the city and police officers claiming false arrest that led to his imprisonment.

EEOC alleges Service Tire Truck Centers did not respond to subpoena

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 20, 2018

HARRISBURG — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a complaint against Service Tire Truck Centers seeking evidence in its investigation of a worker's claims she was denied a promotion and paid less than male employees.

N.J. company dismissed from litigation surrounding Philly building's nine-story elevator fall

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 16, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – One of the entities listed in a lawsuit filed as a result of a Philadelphia man’s injuries from a nine-story elevator fall in a Center City commercial building has been conditionally dismissed from the action.

Superior Court vacates appeal of attorney busted for running poker game

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 16, 2018

HARRISBURG – An attorney whose home was once raided by state police authorities for overseeing illegal poker games and then opposed repayment of more than $17,000 in legal fees to his former counsel, finds himself drawing a busted flush after having his appeal declared null and void by the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Suit over August 2017 SEPTA train crash still idling, pending damages cap and NTSB investigation

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 16, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A lawsuit filed against Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) over a train collision which injured more than 30 people last year is stayed, pending consideration of the transport entity’s damages cap and the release of official investigation data from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

Judge refuses to support mother's claim that Coatesville Area School District violated Americans with Disabilities Act

By Sandra Lane | Aug 16, 2018

Mother had claimed the Coatesville Area School District provided inadequate educational services for her learning-disabled son.

Judge says Pennsylvania has jurisdiction in Amazon.com wages case

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 16, 2018

A federal judge partially granted a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit against Amazon.com and others for wage payment violations.

Electrolux wants dismissal of lawsuit alleging dryer caused Philadelphia fire

By Gabriel Neves | Aug 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A major appliance maker has filed a brief to support the dismissal of malfunction lawsuit against a customer who did not service process documents in a timely manner.

Philadelphia Police can't fully escape lawsuit brought by man wrongly accused of being the Kensington Strangler, rape

By Charmaine Little | Aug 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA -- The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has both granted and denied the city of Philadelphia’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit from a man acquitted on attempted rape charges.

Plaintiff: Flooding occurred from defective sewer system, which real estate seller didn't disclose

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Proceedings surrounding litigation from a South Philadelphia woman claiming her residence’s former owner failed to disclose problems with the sewage system on the premises before selling it to her, will be heard in a Philadelphia courtroom later this year.

Case of construction consultant who suffered traumatic brain injury in Hatboro coming to Philly courtroom next year

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a construction consultant who suffered a traumatic brain injury at a Hatboro construction site nearly three years ago, has been listed for a settlement conference and trial in a Philadelphia court next year.

Philly Democratic committeemen lacked standing to challenge election of committee colleagues

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – According to the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, a pair of Democratic Committeemen had no legal standing under Philadelphia’s Election Code to challenge the election of 11 of their fellow committeepersons.

Third Circuit: Kmart employee couldn't prove her medical disability was the reason she wasn't rehired

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A former Kmart employee who attempted to return to the company did not prove her medical disability was the reason she was not rehired, a federal appellate court ruled.

Judge dismisses one police officer from discrimination lawsuit involving Lehigh Co. shooting

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 15, 2018

A federal judge has dismissed one of three police officers named as defendants in a lawsuit alleging a man was racially discriminated against when he was shot when driving his vehicle from his garage.

Man claims Darby cemetery unlawfully exhumed and moved his mother's body

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 14, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A California man has launched litigation against a local burial company, its general manager and board president respectively, for what he claims was their unlawful exhumation of the body of his mother.

Third Circuit panel sends class action suit filed against home security company back to District Court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 14, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A class action lawsuit initiated against a Warrendale home security company and which invoked the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, has been remanded to its court of origin by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Supreme Court strikes down 2012 law, says lawmakers passed it in unconstitutional fashion

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 14, 2018

HARRISBURG -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has struck down Act 80, a law giving cash assistance to some of the state's poorest residents, due to constitutional issues on how the law was passed.

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