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North Philly real estate owners sue owners of adjacent properties over 'nuisance' factors

Jon Campisi May 16, 2012, 8:40am

The owners of a piece of real estate in North Philadelphia have filed a civil complaint against the owners of two adjacent properties, alleging the defendant has failed to take the proper remedial steps to ensure the plaintiff’s land will be kept safe from the dangers posed by the conditions of the defendant’s properties.

Mad River Manayunk sued by patron who had bottle smashed on head

Jon Campisi May 16, 2012, 8:37am

A Reading, Pa. man has filed a personal injury lawsuit against a Northwest Philadelphia bar, holding the establishment responsible for injuries the plaintiff allegedly suffered after getting struck over the head with a beer bottle swung by a fellow bar patron.

Lowe's customer who claims he sustained broken ankle at store sues home improvement retailer

Jon Campisi May 16, 2012, 8:34am

A Philadelphia man who claims he sustained a fractured ankle after falling on a metal object that was protruding from a ladder in an aisle at a local Lowe’s store has sued the home improvement retailer in state court.

Product liability complaint filed against makers of ASR artificial hip device

Jon Campisi May 16, 2012, 8:17am

A York, Pa. man has filed a federal product liability complaint against the makers of an artificial hip device that the plaintiff alleges had to be replaced less than four years after it was implanted in his body because it was defective.

Alabama plaintiff files product liability suit in Phila. court over Zoloft-caused birth defects

Jon Campisi May 16, 2012, 8:11am

The mother of a child who was born with birth defects, allegedly as a result of the woman taking the antidepressant drug Zoloft, has filed a product liability complaint against the manufacturers and distributors of the pharmaceutical product.

Judge stays case against Famous Dave's BBQ franchise over disputed liquor tax

Jon Campisi May 16, 2012, 7:10am

A federal judge has granted a motion by the owner of three Famous Dave’s restaurants in Philadelphia to stay the case against him by a city man who sued in late January over allegations that the eatery has been imposing an unnecessary 8 percent sales tax on alcoholic beverages.

Family Dollar Stores and manager sued for assault and battery

Jon Campisi May 16, 2012, 7:06am

A Philadelphia woman has filed an assault and battery complaint against Family Dollar Stores Inc. and one of its employees over an incident in which the plaintiff was allegedly physically beaten after being accused of using her young daughter to steal merchandise.

Northeast Phila. couple and Florida residents file asbestos mass tort claims in Pa. court

Jon Campisi May 14, 2012, 4:51pm

Two more asbestos personal injury claims were filed at Philadelphia’s Common Pleas Court late last week, one on behalf of a Philadelphia couple and the other by husband and wife plaintiffs who reside in the Sunshine State.

Pa. woman, Georgia plaintiff file separate Yaz suits at Phila. Common Pleas Court

Jon Campisi May 14, 2012, 4:49pm

A woman from southeastern Pennsylvania and a Georgia resident have filed separate Yaz mass tort suits at Philadelphia’s Common Pleas Court.

Penn State appeals to Superior Court judge's decision to have litigation against insurer play out in Philadelphia

Jon Campisi May 14, 2012, 4:47pm

Pennsylvania State University is appealing to the state’s Superior Court a decision by a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge to have litigation involving the school’s insurance carrier play out in Philadelphia.

Pa. high court: leftover funds from class actions now go to legal aid for low-income Pennsylvanians

Jon Campisi May 14, 2012, 4:41pm

The state’s high court has instituted a new set of civil procedure rules that will make it possible for funds left over from class action lawsuits to be used toward legal services for low-income Pennsylvanians.

Wyeth seeks to transfer Fen-Phen mass tort claim to federal court

Jon Campisi May 11, 2012, 9:57am

Attorneys for drug giant Wyeth Pharmaceuticals have filed paperwork at the federal court in Philadelphia seeking to transfer a Fen-Phen mass tort claim filed at Philadelphia’s Common Pleas Court this week from the state court to U.S. District Court.

Phila. woman who sustained fracture after window fell on hand sues property manager

Jon Campisi May 11, 2012, 9:53am

A Philadelphia woman who claims she sustained a broken hand after a window came crashing down on her while she was visiting a consignment shop located inside of her apartment building has filed a personal injury complaint against the property manager in state court.

Judge in Sandusky case orders release of certain records, grants motions to quash subpoenas in other circumstances

Jon Campisi May 11, 2012, 9:52am

The judge overseeing the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse case in central Pennsylvania issued a mixed ruling May 10 regarding subpoenas served by the defense on various schools and organizations.

Sandusky's attorney requests delayed start of trial; former coach McQueary intends to sue Penn State

Jon Campisi May 10, 2012, 3:09pm

The attorney representing accused child molester Jerry Sandusky has filed court papers seeking to have the judge overseeing the sex-abuse case push back the trial’s June 5 start date.

Phila. jury returns $78.5 million plaintiff's verdict in case of fetal brain injury

Jon Campisi May 10, 2012, 3:07pm

The parents of a now-3-year-old girl who suffered brain damage as the result of hospital negligence back when the child was born have secured a $78.5 million verdict following a jury trial at state court in Philadelphia, according to the plaintiff’s law firm and court records.

Duck boat wrongful death trial ends abruptly after $17 million settlement reached

Jon Campisi May 10, 2012, 3:04pm

The parties involved in the federal duck boat wrongful death case have agreed to a $15 million settlement to be shared by the families of the two visiting Hungarians killed after their tourist vessel was capsized in the Delaware River in Philadelphia two years ago.

Chestnut Hill Hospital and staff hit with medical malpractice, wrongful death complaint

Jon Campisi May 9, 2012, 7:04am

The family of a Philadelphia woman who died four days after being admitted to the emergency room at Chestnut Hill Hospital in the northwestern part of the city has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the agency and the doctors involved with the deceased woman’s care.

Illinois couple files Fen-Phen mass tort in Phila. Common Pleas Court

Jon Campisi May 9, 2012, 7:01am

An Illinois woman who claims she sustained injuries after taking the diet drug commonly known as Fen-Phen has filed a mass tort claim against the drug’s makers in a Pennsylvania court.

Attorney for Phila. firefighters who died in warehouse blaze files court papers signaling possible litigation

Jon Campisi May 9, 2012, 7:00am

The parents of a 25-year-old Philadelphia firefighter who was killed during a warehouse blaze last month are intending to sue the owners of the derelict property.