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Accountants sued for failure to inform client about Phila. earnings tax requirement

Jon Campisi May 25, 2012, 8:52am

A man who lives in Philadelphia but is employed by a school district in New Jersey has filed a lawsuit against his tax preparers, alleging the accountants failed to inform him he had to pay an earnings tax to the City of Philadelphia, an oversight that has caused the plaintiff to rack up more than $20,000 in interest and penalty fees relating to the tax nonpayment.

Out-of-state plaintiffs file denture adhesive cream mass torts in Phila. court

Jon Campisi May 24, 2012, 4:57pm

Two out-of-state plaintiffs have filed separate mass tort product liability claims in Philadelphia’s Common Pleas Court, alleging their respective use of the denture adhesive cream Fixodent caused them to experience a host of physical injuries.

Phila. daycare center employee sued for tossing 'toxic' liquid at woman's face

Jon Campisi May 24, 2012, 4:53pm

A woman who claims she sustained facial burns after an employee at a local daycare center threw a toxic liquid at her face has filed a personal injury lawsuit against the business and its owners.

Verizon sued by homeowner for causing house to 'shift and sink'

Jon Campisi May 24, 2012, 9:24am

The mother of an adult woman who is bedridden due to cerebral palsy has filed a property damage lawsuit against telecommunications giant Verizon claiming a 13-year installation project at a property adjacent to the plaintiff’s daughter’s house has caused the woman’s home to shift and sink.

Assault and battery lawsuit filed against bar in Phila.'s Holmesburg neighborhood

Jon Campisi May 24, 2012, 9:22am

A bar patron who claims he was assaulted by fellow bar-goers and staff after he was discovered using the women’s restroom, something he claims he was given permission to do, has filed an assault and battery complaint against the city establishment.

Philly developer claims intimidation and violence from unions

Michael P. Tremoglie May 23, 2012, 2:02pm

A Philadelphia developer using non-union labor to build apartment complexes has alleged the city's building trade unions are using violence and intimidation to stop with their business projects.

Four separate asbestos claims, all by Pa. residents, filed in Phila. court

Jon Campisi May 23, 2012, 8:43am

Four separate asbestos mass tort claims were filed at Philadelphia’s Common Pleas Court last week, all by Keystone State plaintiffs who allege injuries as a result of exposure to the fiber.

Starbucks sued over alleged food-poisoning incident

Jon Campisi May 23, 2012, 8:38am

An older Montgomery County woman who claims she had to spend several days in the hospital after contracting food poisoning from a piece of cake purchased at a local Starbucks shop has filed a personal injury claim against the coffee giant in state court.

Philly's Please Touch Museum hit with personal injury claim

Jon Campisi May 23, 2012, 8:34am

A New Jersey woman is suing Philadelphia’s Please Touch Museum over injuries her young son allegedly sustained when he fell face-first while visiting an exhibit at the venue two summers ago.

Judge grants in part, denies in part Montgomery County's motions to dismiss in case of foster parent sexually abusing youngster

Jon Campisi May 22, 2012, 6:37am

A federal judge in Philadelphia has granted in part, and denied in part a defense motion to dismiss certain counts in a lawsuit in which Montgomery County, its Board of Commissioners and the county’s Office of Children and Youth were sued by a man who claims he was sexually abused by a foster parent a decade ago.

Charter school teachers vote against unionization

Michael P. Tremoglie May 22, 2012, 6:23am

WAYNE - The faculty of a charter school in suburban Philadelphia voted last week against joining the Pennsylvania State Education Association despite an aggressive organizing campaign waged by the union.

SC justice's sister resigns ahead of corruption sentencing

Jessica Karmasek May 22, 2012, 6:19am

Pennsylvania state Sen. Jane Orie resigned Monday ahead of her sentencing next month for using state employees for political work.

Northwest Philly property owners and tenant sue neighbor, construction firm over property damage

Jon Campisi May 18, 2012, 8:15am

The owners of a piece of property in Northwest Philadelphia and their business tenants have filed a civil claim against the owners of an adjoining property and a construction firm for damages to the plaintiff’s property that were allegedly caused by the demolition of the adjoining structure.

Phila. Whole Foods store faces slip-and-fall suit

Jon Campisi May 18, 2012, 8:13am

A woman from Delaware County who claims she suffered leg injuries after slipping on a plastic price tag that had been inadvertently left on the floor of a local Whole Foods has filed a premises liability complaint against the retailer in state court.

Medical malpractice claim filed by patient who contracted MRSA skin infection

Jon Campisi May 18, 2012, 8:12am

A Huntingdon Valley, Pa. man who says he contracted the skin infection commonly referred to as MRSA after a stay at the hospital for treatment of an adverse reaction to anesthesia stemming from an earlier medical procedure has filed a lawsuit against a number of doctors and healthcare facilities he claims were negligent during the course of his treatment. Mount Laurel, N.J. attorne

Phila. Common Pleas Court Judge Manfredi hit with $20 million punitive damages claim over alleged fraud

Jon Campisi May 18, 2012, 8:10am

A Philadelphia woman has filed a $20 million lawsuit against the former supervising judge of the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court trial division, alleging the jurist abused his judicial authority when he denied the ability of the plaintiff to proceed in forma pauperis in a prior civil matter against another trial court judge.

Wendy's, KFC face slip-and-fall suits in Pa. state court

Jon Campisi May 17, 2012, 8:24am

Two people filed personal injury claims in state court last week against two popular fast food eateries alleging they sustained injuries as a result of respective slip-and-fall incidents inside the restaurants.

Elderly Phila. homeowner sues insurance carrier for failure to pay out claim stemming from damaged residence

Jon Campisi May 17, 2012, 8:21am

A man who claims the carrier holding his homeowner’s insurance policy breached its contract with the plaintiff after it failed to fully pay out a claim stemming from damages resulting from a busted sewer pipe has filed a civil action against the company in state court.

Defamation suit spurred by false allegations of assault remanded to Phila. Common Pleas Court

Jon Campisi May 17, 2012, 8:17am

A federal judge sitting in Philadelphia earlier this month remanded back to state court the case of a woman who filed a lawsuit against a local radio personality for allegedly falsely saying on air that the plaintiff had participated in a fight at her own daughter’s school, a claim that caused the plaintiff to allegedly receive death threats and other hardships.

Pa. attorney general joins counterparts in supporting proposed legislation involving generic drug warning labels

Jon Campisi May 17, 2012, 8:10am

Pennsylvania’s top law enforcer has announced that the commonwealth has joined 40 other state attorneys general in support of federal legislation that would give generic drug makers the same ability to correct label warnings as their brand-name counterparts.