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Essroc worker files lawsuit alleging massive third-degree burns in kiln pipe accident

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A cement worker is seeking negligence-related damages after allegedly being called upon to inspect a kiln pipe and the pipe burst, spewing red-hot kiln dust and covering him with third-degree burns over half of his body.

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Trump admin makes use of Medicare law in blunt warning to asbestos lawyers

By Daniel Fisher | Sep 19, 2018

In the Trump administration, at least, the government will no longer look the other way as asbestos lawyers negotiate lenient terms that make it easy for their current clients to get money at the expense of future claimants and federal entitlement programs.

Man accused of abusing mother says attorney failed to represent him in disciplinary hearing

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff accused of physically abusing his mother and facing disciplinary action from the Department of Education, claims his attorney did not follow through on legally representing him and led his action to be time-barred.

Lawsuit: Train switchman wasn't protected from exposure to toxic substances

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The estate of a deceased train line switchman for Penn Central, Conrail and CSX Transportation alleges those same companies violated the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) and Locomotive Inspection Act (LIA), by failing to protect the decedent from exposure to toxic substances.

Philly woman's car falls in sinkhole; She sues City of Philadelphia, state and other entities

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A motorist who was allegedly severely injured when her car fell into a sinkhole in South Philadelphia has sued the entities she believes are responsible for the negligence of maintaining the street where the accident occurred.

Pittsburgh resident sues dog trainer for failure to keep her dog under control

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 19, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A Pittsburgh resident is suing Musico's K9 Academy and dog trainer Genia Hill, citing negligence.

Allegheny Co. woman says emergency medical service dropped her on way to hospital

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 19, 2018

PITTSBURGH — An Allegheny County resident is suing Seneca Area Emergency Services Inc., emergency medical service, citing alleged negligence.

Doylestown restaurant accused of violating Americans with Disabilities Act

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A restaurant patron with a disability is suing Perkins & Marie Callender's and RJ Waters & Associates Inc., doing business as Waters Retail Group, alleging they violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Pittsburgh couple sue water and sewer authority over basement flooding

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 19, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A couple are suing Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, a municipal corporation, citing alleged negligence.

Union Railroad, U.S. Steel and WTI Rust Holdings blamed for asbestos exposure

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 19, 2018

PITTSBURGH — An employee and his wife are suing Union Railroad Co., U.S. Steel Corp. and WTI Rust Holdings Inc, alleging negligence, strict liability, breach of warranty, gross willful and wanton misconduct.

Pennsylvania court remands case against Pottsgrove School District to hearing official

By Chandra Lye | Sep 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The school district was sued by the mother of a former student who has autism, claiming the district denied the student a free appropriate public education.

Black female athletes to pursue lawsuit claiming Philadelphia school failed to provide equal opportunities

By Chandra Lye | Sep 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania has partially granted a motion to dismiss claim brought against the School Reform Commission and the School District of Philadelphia where two former students have made accusations of sex and race discrimination.

Lawyer thrown off toxic chemical cases had client pay six-figure punishment

By John O'Brien | Sep 19, 2018

More than 30 lawsuits blame Armstrong World Industries, once Lancaster’s largest employer, for exposing workers to chemicals that led to sickness, suffering and death. But they’ve been pursued by a lawyer who, a judge says, “made a mockery of the law” and whose clients are paying, figuratively and literally, for his actions.

Oil leak the result of company not performing full inspection prior to refilling tank, plaintiffs claim

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A pair of Delaware County property owners claim a heating oil company’s failure to perform a full inspection of their tank prior to installing more oil, later led to a disastrous oil leak in their property’s basement.

Plaintiff shocked by coffee pot has no right to request punitive damages, defense counsel attests

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Defense counsel for manufacturers and retailers of a Toastmaster coffee pot which allegedly gave a case plaintiff an electric shock, say that same plaintiff has no legal right to request punitive damages.

Man says he was too drunk to scale steps to his apartment, sues bar downstairs from it

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A man severely injured after leaving a bar in Northeast Philadelphia and while walking to his apartment, one located directly above the bar, is suing the landlord/bar owners for overserving him prior to this accident.

Federal judge considering motion to quash in Pa. AG's 'rent-a-bank' lawsuit

By Karen Kidd | Sep 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A tribal lender based in Montana and its former CEO don't want to testify in Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro's litigation over a lending group's alleged "rent-a-bank" scheme.

Wheelchair-bound woman, Huntingdon Valley lawyer team to file 20 ADA lawsuits in eastern Pennsylvania

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A wheelchair-bound woman has charged a local Sky Zone trampoline park facility with violating the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 for allegedly not providing adequate parking facilities compliant with that federal law, the most recent of her 20 such lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court.

Lawsuit by seaman: Chemical exposure caused leukemia

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A former seaman is embroiled in a legal battle with a lengthy list of corporate defendants, claiming their collective negligence in exposing him to benzene and other carcinogenic chemicals in the course of his work duties, led him to develop acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).

Energy company says defendants' negligence put steel steam pipe apparatus at risk for rupture

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A local energy company is pursuing legal action after it says it learned that a conduit apparatus designed to supply steam beneath Philadelphia’s downtown streets was equipped with insufficient PVC electrical ducts, ducts which put a section of steel pipe at risk for rupture.

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