PHILADELPHIA – A lawsuit alleging the railroad companies that a deceased switchman worked for violated the Federal Employers Liability Act and Locomotive Inspection Act by failing to protect the decedent from exposure to toxic substances, has been discontinued by its plaintiffs.
PITTSBURGH – A lawsuit that alleged that a flooring company owner’s negligence in handling a floating stair system caused a plaintiff’s severe bodily injuries on a local construction site has been settled.
PHILADELPHIA – The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office has added itself to the growing number of governmental and education entities suing vaping products manufacturer JUUL, for allegedly breaking the law by marketing its high nicotine-content products to an impressionable teenage audience.
PHILADELPHIA – A case filed by a Broomall couple who alleged they were injured by falling drywall and building material more than two years ago at the Sheraton Hotel in Philadelphia was settled on Monday.
Universal Stainless & Alloy Inc. is accused in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County’s Pennsylvania Civil Division of not following policy after it fired an employee for a positive drug test despite his possession of a medical marijuana card.
PITTSBURGH – A whitewater rapids ride cannot be the cause of eye damage suffered by a man due to a parasite in unclean water that splashed into his face, says a western Pennsylvania theme park in its motion for summary judgment.
PHILADELPHIA – A settlement recently came to the case of a Lancaster man who argued that he suffered second- and third-degree burns to his left leg, after a pair of lithium ion batteries intended to be used to power an e-cigarette lighter exploded in his pants pocket.
PHILADELPHIA – A gay man who worked at a local drug rehabilitation clinic, alleged he was harassed about his sexual orientation on the job and fired after informing his superiors of said treatment settled his case last year.
PHILADELPHIA – The case of an Alabama plaintiff who claimed to be injured after using the Essure birth control device, one of 16 filed against Bayer Pharmaceuticals in a Philadelphia court from women similarly-situated, was recently abandoned.
HARRISBURG – The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has formally denied an application for reconsideration and re-argument in a significant case that gave personal injury lawyers a boost by finding the seven-year time limit on filing medical malpractice lawsuits was “unconstitutional.”
PHILADELPHIA – A Delaware woman who alleged she was both sexually harassed by a maintenance worker at a Philadelphia veterinary clinic and later fired from her receptionist job for reporting that conduct has settled with her ex-employer.
PHILADELPHIA – A federal court has decided that a woman suing Ethicon over allegations of a defective pelvic mesh device had improperly joined an extra defendant to the case and denied her motion to remand the case back to a state court.
PITTSBURGH – A food service distributor is now seeking a default judgment for more than $183,000 against a now-closed restaurant named for a former Pittsburgh Steelers player, for its failure to participate in litigation filed against it.
PITTSBURGH – The City of Pittsburgh says because it financed the construction of its major sports stadiums through taxpayer funds, it has the right to tax the individuals using the facilities in order to get its money back.
SCRANTON – A former Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County (CTC) student claims the school failed to act in a timely manner regarding a teacher who allegedly made unwanted sexual advances to students.