PHILADELPHIA – An attorney and inspector with the city of Philadelphia Police Department whose Facebook comment was included in an activist group's social media database and labeled as endorsing "violence, racism and bigotry" is suing a California woman, the nonprofit associated with the database and others.
PITTSBURGH – Allegheny County has appealed the case of a former prison guard who claimed an arbitrator overstepped the authority of her role in punishing her for alleged dereliction of her duty in failing to notice the death of an inmate, to the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.
PITTSBURGH – Counsel for Walgreens has announced it served interrogatories upon a Pittsburgh plaintiff who claims she lost two of her toes to amputation after a cashier for the pharmacy chain dropped merchandise on her left foot.
PITTSBURGH – The mother of an Illinois man who sued an Enon Valley recreation center and Slovene benefit society after the latter was allegedly paralyzed by a fall from a tree during a music festival there, has been dismissed from the litigation and had several claims rendered invalid.
PHILADELPHIA –A woman’s negligence-related injury complaint filed against the City of Philadelphia and a pair of property owners which had been transferred to mandatory arbitration, has been dismissed after the plaintiff failed to continue pursuing her case.
PHILADELPHIA – A settlement has been reached in the case of a painter who claims to have suffered a broken leg while working on the premises of a restaurant in the East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA – A lawsuit brought on behalf of a first-grade student who was allegedly run over by girls twice her age during a group track practice and suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result has been settled.
PHILADELPHIA – A case filed by a law firm that claimed the Starbucks coffee shop located in its building was responsible for a flood of water that damaged its basement storage room has been dismissed for failure to pursue.
PITTSBURGH – A bride who allegedly contracted impetigo six days before her wedding and after getting her makeup done at a Pittsburgh-area Sephora store does not have a viable claim, the company said in response to her lawsuit.
PHILADELPHIA – According to one of its defendants, a civil lawsuit from a fan alleging to have been severely injured at a Philadelphia Eagles game in 2016 when an intoxicated fellow fan passed out and fell on top of her should be suspended due to his pending bankruptcy action in New Jersey.
PHILADELPHIA – A motion for extraordinary relief has been granted in a case in which a woman claims she suffered severe burns on her legs while dancing aboard the Philadelphia-based historic ship, the Moshulu.
PHILADELPHIA – A lawsuit from a concrete worker allegedly struck by a falling metal object on the job against the construction entities with ties to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Schuylkill project is heading to trial next spring.
PHILADELPHIA – Johnson & Johnson, which was recently hit with a staggering $8 billion punitive damages verdict at the end of a recent trial surrounding anti-psychotic drug Risperdal in Philadelphia, has filed motions to set it aside and call for a retrial – in addition to calling for the presiding judge to recuse himself from the case moving forward, alleging improper conduct like high-fives and pictures with jurors.
PHILADELPHIA – Some of the defendants named in a lawsuit in which a woman claimed to have been sexually assaulted in a parking lot next to the XFinity Live entertainment complex and Citizens Bank Park have been dismissed from the suit without prejudice.