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Second day into asbestos trial, parties settle

Jon Campisi Jun. 7, 2011, 9:37pm

In an unexpected turnaround, an asbestos trial involving four cases of malignant mesothelioma, two of them deaths, that was expected to last two to three weeks ended June 7 when all parties settled.

Checkers Drive In hit with personal injury lawsuit

Jon Campisi Jun. 6, 2011, 5:13pm

A restaurant patron who was sickened during a visit to a city establishment is suing the eatery for injuries he sustained after ingesting food purchased at the business.

Cab driver sues parking attendant over alleged assault

Jon Campisi Jun. 6, 2011, 5:11pm

A cab driver has filed an assault and battery lawsuit against a parking attendant and the company for which he works for injuries the plaintiff sustained after a scuffle with the man.

Nursing assistant claims stretcher with corpse injured her

Jon Campisi Jun. 6, 2011, 5:08pm

A former medical worker is suing a local funeral home for injuries she sustained after an unsecured stretcher on which lay a corpse fell against her.

Opening statements made in asbestos lung cancer trial

Jon Campisi Jun. 6, 2011, 5:02pm

“Death and destruction.”

SEPTA sued over trolley crash

Jon Campisi Jun. 6, 2011, 7:01am

A Philadelphia man who alleges he sustained injuries after being thrown around the inside of a SEPTA trolley is suing the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and the vehicle’s driver.

California couple files asbestos lawsuit

Jon Campisi Jun. 6, 2011, 6:59am

A California couple has filed a mass tort personal injury lawsuit at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas for injuries the male plaintiff is alleged to have sustained after working with asbestos.

Sunoco station faces slip-and-fall suit

Jon Campisi Jun. 6, 2011, 6:55am

A Pottstown, Pa. woman is suing a Sunoco gas station for injuries she sustained after slipping on a wet surface inside the company’s convenience store.

City and apartment operator face premises liability lawsuit

Jon Campisi Jun. 3, 2011, 5:49pm

A Philadelphia woman has filed a slip-and-fall lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia and an apartment complex operator for injuries she sustained after falling to the ground outside of the building.

Texas woman files denture adhesive cream lawsuit; Defendants include GSK, Proctor & Gamble

Jon Campisi Jun. 3, 2011, 5:43pm

A Texas woman has filed a mass tort denture adhesive cream lawsuit against the makers of two products she alleges caused her to sustain serious physical injuries.

Jury selection under way in asbestos trial

Jon Campisi Jun. 3, 2011, 7:36am

Jury selection began this week in the trial of four separate asbestos cases being tried together at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, according to court records and the executive director of the Complex Litigation Center.

Commonwealth tackles 'joint and several liability' reform

Jon Campisi Jun. 2, 2011, 9:49am

After two failed attempts at so-called “joint and several liability” reform, Pennsylvania lawmakers are once again focusing on how damages are awarded in civil litigation.

Contractor sues city over unpaid interest from public works contract

Jon Campisi Jun. 2, 2011, 9:39am

A Huntingdon Valley, Pa. contracting firm that did municipal work three years ago is suing the City of Philadelphia for interest it claims it is owed after the city failed to amend the construction company’s public works contract in a timely manner.

City sued over police department's 'Live Stop' enforcement tactic

Jon Campisi Jun. 1, 2011, 4:16pm

Two separate lawsuits were filed against the City of Philadelphia and representatives of the Philadelphia Police Department and Philadelphia Parking Authority over the law enforcement tactic known as “Live Stop.”

SEPTA sued over icy train station stairway

Jon Campisi Jun. 1, 2011, 4:10pm

A South Philadelphia man is suing the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority for injuries he sustained after falling on a slippery train station stairwell.

Jury awards $1.87 million in carbon monoxide death

Jon Campisi Jun. 1, 2011, 4:08pm

A Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury awarded a hefty judgment to the estate of a woman who died from carbon monoxide poisoning four years ago.

Nightclub faces wrongful death lawsuit

Jon Campisi May 31, 2011, 9:39pm

The family of a man who was killed in a vehicle collision two years ago has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the person who hit him, and the bar that they allege oversold the intoxicated driver.

Reglan mass tort claim filed

Jon Campisi May 31, 2011, 9:37pm

Attorneys for an Alabama man who alleges he sustained various injuries after taking the drug Reglan have filed a lawsuit against the makers of the drug, which is the subject of widespread litigation nationwide.

Two more denture adhesive cream mass tort claims filed

Jon Campisi May 31, 2011, 10:00am

Two more men who allege they sustained injuries after using dental products have signed on as plaintiffs in the Denture Adhesive Cream Mass Tort Program at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

Philadelphia Intl. Airport business faces premises liability lawsuit

Jon Campisi May 31, 2011, 9:57am

A New Jersey man is suing an aviation services firm located at Philadelphia International Airport for injuries he sustained after falling on snow and ice that he alleges had failed to be cleared from the premises.