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Parents who lost full-term baby in utero sue doctors, healthcare facilities

A couple who lost their unborn child in utero when the wife was at full-term pregnancy has filed a wrongful death claim against various healthcare providers, alleging the defendants didn’t do enough to properly protect the fetus.

Product liability litigation initiated in state court by injured baker must remain in federal court, judge rules

A federal judge sitting in Philadelphia has denied a motion by the plaintiffs in a product liability case to remand the litigation to state court due to what the plaintiffs argued were technical deficiencies in the defendants’ removal notice.

Former State Sen. Jane Orie, sister of indicted Supreme Court justice Orie Melvin, sentenced

The sister of indicted Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin was sentenced to 2-1/2 to 10 years in prison Monday by a trial court judge in Allegheny County for a variety of white-collar crimes.

Alleged Sandusky victims cannot use pseudonyms during trial, judge rules

The day before jury selection was set to begin in the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse trial, the judge overseeing the case ruled that some of the former assistant football coach’s accusers cannot testify under pseudonyms.

Merit selection issue, at the forefront following Pa. Supreme Court justice indictment, is put on hold

Judicial reform advocates in Pennsylvania rallying behind a potential change in the state constitution that would alter the way judges are selected will have to wait a little while longer for action after a state House committee recently postponed a vote on a merit selection bill.

Mental health clinic sued over alleged sexual harassment by therapist on patient

A Philadelphia mental health clinic and one of its employees are facing a lawsuit by a patient who claims the therapist sexually assaulted the plaintiff while the woman was being treated for mental stress related to a rape incident.

Woman allegedly burned by lotion sues CVS and Express Pharmacy Services of Pa.

A Philadelphia woman has filed a product liability lawsuit against CVS of Pennsylvania and Express Pharmacy Services of PA for injuries she allegedly sustained after using a prescription lotion manufactured and sold by the defendants.

Pa. Chief Justice praises Commonwealth Court for handling of election cases

The leader of Pennsylvania’s highest judiciary had kind words for the state’s lower tier appellate court late last week, praising the appeals judges for handling an “unprecedented” number of election cases during this past primary election season.

Northeastern Pa. man files asbestos claim in Philly courts

A Northeastern Pennsylvania man who was diagnosed with lung cancer nearly two years ago, a disease he attributes to his asbestos exposure during his working years, has filed a mass tort civil action against manufacturers of products containing the fiber.

Cleaning services firm faces retaliatory firing complaint by woman who complained of sexual harassment

A woman who claims she was fired from her job of merely three weeks at a company that provides cleaning services in retaliation for reporting incidents of alleged sexual harassment has filed a civil action against the firm in state court.

'Scalping' incident leads to personal injury claim against Lowes Home Centers

A Bucks County man who claims he was “scalped” after a heavy steel door fell on top of his head at a local Lowes retailer has sued the home improvement store in state court.

Mother of teen assaulted at St. Gabriel's Hall sues facility and Philadelphia Archdiocese

The mother of a Philadelphia man who claims he was assaulted when he was still a minor residing at a church-run youth facility has filed an assault complaint against the school and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Pa. Superior Court panel affirms Phila. judge's decision to grant summary judgment to defendants in asbestos case

A three-judge state appellate court panel has affirmed a nearly two-year-old decision by a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge to grant summary judgment to the defense in an asbestos case.

Pa.-based Endo Pharmaceuticals faces product liability claim over injuries caused by pelvic mesh implant

An Indiana woman who claims she sustained injuries as a result of having a pelvic mesh device surgically implanted in her body has filed a product liability complaint against the device’s manufacturer.

Phila. judge requests decision to grant venue transfer in workplace injury case be upheld by appeals court

A Philadelphia judge is requesting that his decision to grant a motion to transfer venue to an out-of-county court in a workplace injury case be affirmed in the appeals stage.

Sandusky judge denies defense motion to postpone jury selection

The judge presiding over the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse case has denied a defense motion to postpone jury selection.

Fired Ruby Tuesday manager files sexual harassment claim against restaurant

A Philadelphia man who claims he faced retaliation and termination after he turned down alleged sexual advances by his immediate supervisor at the Philadelphia Ruby Tuesday restaurant where he worked has filed a federal lawsuit against the establishment.

Phila. judge urges appeals court to affirm decision to dismiss suit by custodians

A trial court judge is seeking to have a state appellate panel affirm an earlier decision he rendered that granted summary judgment to three defendants being sued by two custodians who allege they were wrongfully fingered, and subsequently retaliated against, for stealing a laptop computer from a worksite.

Attorneys for Sandusky victim seek to have client's true identity shielded from public

Two attorneys representing one of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky’s alleged sexual abuse victims have filed court papers seeking to block the use of the man’s real name when the criminal trial begins next week.

Pfizer and subsidiary Greenstone face Zoloft product liability complaint

A Florida woman has filed a product liability complaint against Pfizer over injuries her minor child suffered while in utero as a result of the plaintiff taking the anti-depressant drug Zoloft during pregnancy.