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Delaware County court considering approval of $130K settlement in pedestrian wrongful death action

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 17, 2018

MEDIA – A filing submitted in a wrongful death and survival proceeding subsequent to a fatal motor vehicle accident in Marple Township asks that a settlement of $130,000 be approved by a Delaware County court.

Court: TSA agents are not law enforcement officers and are shielded from civil tort claims

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 16, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Air travelers who feel Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers conduct screenings a bit too close for comfort and pursue lawsuits in response might now find those agents are immune from such claims, given the first ruling from a federal appellate court on the matter.

Yahoo wins TCPA case after plaintiff's expert reports 'offer nothing'; Attorneys sought recovery for 27K texts

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 16, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – In a long-litigated Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) case filed, Yahoo has had its verdict of summary judgment upheld by a federal appellate court for a second time, and had the plaintiff’s expert reports excluded.

Knight & Moskow client claims attorney was negligent in divorce representation

By Charmaine Little | Jul 16, 2018

MEDIA - A Pennsylvania woman who alleges her divorce lawyer cost her more than $1 million will have her case heard during a four-week trial term that begins on Dec. 31, according to a May 22 trial assignment and case management order entered by the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County.

Federal court rejects Warren Hill's attempt to dismiss breach of contract counterclaim

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A federal court has denied a motion to dismiss a counterclaim from a company that believes it mistakenly overpaid more than $200,000 in the course of executing a contract to purchase interest in an Illinois firm.

Woman aboard fatal Flight 1380 sues Southwest Airlines, GE; Passenger was partially sucked out of plane

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A woman aboard a Southwest Airlines flight last spring during which one passenger was partially sucked out of the plane, eventually leading to her death and precipitating an emergency landing to take place at Philadelphia International Airport, has sued the airline and the plane’s manufacturers for damages.

Former Luzerne County HR Director's state law charges being heard in Lackawanna County court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 11, 2018

SCRANTON – The wrongful termination case of Luzerne County’s former Human Resources Director, whose federal causes of action were dismissed by a federal judge in March and failed to be reconsidered in May, will now have its state law-based charges heard in a Lackawanna County court.

Dismissal status of Pittsburgh financial mismanagement lawsuit against Morgan Stanley amended by Third Circuit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit modified the dismissal status of a lawsuit brought by a woman who claimed finance giant Morgan Stanley mismanaged her accounts and withheld information from her as to same based on its absence of prejudice.

Former NFL player's son who brought post-mortem CTE claim denied portion of concussion settlement

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The son of a former NFL player who applied for a monetary award in the NFL Concussion Litigation’s settlement award program due to his late father’s “Death with CTE” diagnosis has had that claim rejected by a federal court in Philadelphia.

Lawsuit that says CoreLogic falsely labeled man as a sex offender is heading out of Philadelphia

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Per judicial order, an action brought by a man who said he was incorrectly labeled as a sex offender and denied employment is being transferred from a Pennsylvania federal court to one in Delaware for further proceedings.

Staffing Plus racial discrimination lawsuit dismissed by federal judge

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 9, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge granted Staffing Plus Inc.'s motion to dismiss a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by a former independent contractor, according to an opinion filed June 20 by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Collegeville company says marketing communications firm broke lease terms and didn't vacate premises

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 6, 2018

NORRISTOWN – A Montgomery County property management company alleges that a marketing communications firm has failed to vacate its premises after the termination of a lease agreement, and has subsequently sued for breach of contract.

7-Eleven franchisee alleging company "made life miserable" given leave to amend lawsuit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A breach of contract lawsuit filed against convenience store chain 7-Eleven by one of its longtime franchisees, who claimed the company “made life miserable for him," has been dismissed for lack of specificity related to the charge and with leave to file an amended complaint.

Class action plaintiffs suing Montgomery McCracken for $619M attempting a second bite at the apple, firm argues

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 3, 2018

SCRANTON – A law firm facing a $619 million legal malpractice lawsuit in Pennsylvania federal court wants the case dismissed for failure to state a claim and other causes or alternatively, transferred to federal court in New York.

Insurer asked to provide defense in lawsuit from worker who fell 40 feet onto beam during construction

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 3, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – An underlying personal injury action has a construction company seeking indemnification and defense from the Penn National and Travelers insurance companies in a separate, federal court lawsuit.

Sister of Philadelphia Phillies owner alleges legal malpractice against firm which represented her in family inheritance battle

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 2, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A high-profile family feud has come to Pennsylvania federal court, and a both local law firm and one of its attorneys now find themselves accused of ethical misconduct by one of its participants.

Student expelled for carrying knife can continue lawsuit against Colonial School District

By John Breslin | Jul 2, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled on May 23 that a lawsuit filed on behalf of a student suspended, then expelled, by Colonial School District after he was found to be carrying a knife can proceed in federal court.

ESL teacher says Pa. school districts violated Transfer of Entities Act in not offering her employment

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 28, 2018

SCRANTON – An English as a Second Language teacher claims two Northeastern Pennsylvania school districts violated the Transfer of Entities Act when they failed to offer her employment subsequent to a termination those districts made with an agency contracted to provide ESL instructional services.

Criticism follows powerful legal group to next project - a 'troubling' take on consumer contracts

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 26, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Fresh off a controversial eight-year project that was criticized even after its passage, an influential group that advises judges on the law is seemingly about to do it all again.

Lawsuit: Negligence leads to "horror movie-like" pit bull attack on plaintiff's dog

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 25, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A new lawsuit in state court says a plaintiff is reeling psychologically after witnessing the “horror movie-like incident” of his dog allegedly being attacked by two out-of-control pit bulls.

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