PHILADELPHIA - A lawsuit filed against Venetian hotel and casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp. was transferred to a federal court in Nevada after a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania refused in a Feb. 21 ruling to dismiss the case.
PHILADELPHIA - An appeal has been filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in a case in which children's author Jennie Nicassio claims a major publisher and leading company media ripped off her idea in order to publish a strikingly similar book and air a television special.
HARRISBURG - An estate executor failed to prove that General Electric and CBS Corp. were liable for a former employee’s death after being exposed to asbestos, as the Superior Court of Pennsylvania granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants in a June 12 opinion.
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.
PHILADELPHIA – Four victims of a fatal food truck explosion in Philadelphia’s Feltonville neighborhood in 2014 will receive a record-setting $160 million through pre-verdict settlements secured in Pennsylvania state court.
PHILADELPHIA – A federal appellate court recently ruled that transgender students in Boyertown schools may continue to use the restroom facilities corresponding to their gender identity, marking a key victory for the LGBT advocacy community and a defeat for their ideological opponents.
HARRISBURG – A three-judge panel of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania upheld the decision of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County to transfer the venue of a personal injury lawsuit to Bucks County from Philadelphia County, according to a June 12 Superior Court ruling.
PITTSBURGH – A man who sued Wal-Mart for negligence after allegedly falling on a wet bathroom floor in one of the retail giant’s stores, is being labeled by defense counsel as a plaintiff with an extensive injury history and one who both disregarded a warning cone placed by the store and could not show the store had prior notice of the wet floor.
PHILADELPHIA – A woman alleges she slipped and fell outside a South Philadelphia McDonald’s and has now sued the fast food titan, saying she suffered injuries to her limbs, spine and post-traumatic stress disorder.
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.
PHILADELPHIA – A Bellefonte man alleges in a civil lawsuit that manufacturing defects in a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro automobile he rented from Hertz led to a tragic accident which claimed the lives of two motorists in April 2012, and further led him to receive an erroneous 20-year criminal conviction for vehicular homicide.
The fight for control of Pennsylvania’s opioid litigation is not over, as Lehigh County is not happy that its case has been grouped in with more than 30 others and that lawyers it previously rejected have been tasked with overseeing the proceedings.
PHILADELPHIA – An elderly Philadelphia woman claiming to have been savagely attacked by a neighbor’s German Shepherd dog has sued the dog’s owners, alleging their negligence directly led to the mauling.
PHILADELPHIA – A Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) carpenter has initiated litigation against the entity for violation of the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), claiming a machine it gave him to operate caused him to suffer an inguinal hernia last year.
PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff who suffered severe electric shock from operating a Toastmaster coffee pot is suing the manufacturers of the appliance and the store from where he purchased it, among other defendants.