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Federal judge says Philadelphia's retention of car-charging stations may be unjust

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Dec 4, 2018

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has ruled that the City of Philadelphia may have been unjustly enriched by resident’s installation of curbside EV chargers.

Philadelphia lands at No. 6 on American Tort Reform Association's annual “Judicial Hellholes” report

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 4, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The City of Brotherly Love may have added its first Super Bowl trophy to its list of accolades this year, but a second distinction Philadelphia received in 2018 was another prominent placement on the American Tort Reform Association’s annual list of “Judicial Hellholes.”

Action against Radisson Hotel and Valley Forge Convention Center dismissed through Judgment of Non Pros

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 3, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – According to Court records, a lawsuit initiated by a Philadelphia woman versus the Radisson Hotel and Valley Forge Convention Center in King of Prussia was dismissed for a failure to prosecute.

Japanese chemical company says jurisdiction over it doesn't exist in wrongful death case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 3, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The spouse of a Berks County woman who died from complications related to beryllium disease is suing the manufacturing entities supposedly responsible for her chemical exposure, while one of them, a Japanese corporation, maintains it is not subject to legal jurisdiction in Pennsylvania.

Germantown fitness center claimed drowned man died as a result of his own negligence, opposes wrongful death lawsuit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 3, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The mother of a young man who drowned in a fitness center swimming pool in the Germantown section of Philadelphia last summer is now suing the center for charges of survival and wrongful death, though it claims the man’s death was the result of his own negligence.

EPA settles with West Chester home improvement company for alleged lead paint violations for $17.5K

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 3, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A West Chester-based home improvement company has been ordered to pay a $17,500 penalty in order to resolve alleged violations of the lead-based paint Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Pedestrian sues Chester Water Authority over slip, fall

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 30, 2018

MEDIA — A pedestrian is suing the controller of a work site after she allegedly slipped and fell while exiting her home.

Man alleges glass shard found in Boars Head blue cheese

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 30, 2018

MEDIA — A consumer claims he bit into a piece of glass while eating Boars Head blue cheese.

Business owner sues Daniels Discount Hardware for alleged negligence

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 30, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A business owner is suing Daniels Discount Hardware, an appliance dealer, citing alleged nuisance and negligence.

Westinghouse claims former executive has breached contract

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 30, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A freight car and locomotive product supplier is suing Richard Mark Cox, its former executive vice president of corporate development, citing alleged breach of contract.

Estate administrator sues Sunrise Senior Living for alleged negligence

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 30, 2018

MEDIA — An estate administrator is suing Newtown Square Assisted Living LLC and Sunrise Senior Living Management Inc., nursing home facility operators, citing alleged professional negligence.

Goodea Construction Co. sued for alleged breach of indemnity agreement

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 30, 2018

ERIE — An insurance company is suing a host of construction contractors, citing alleged breach of an indemnity agreement.

Deployed service member sues McKamish for alleged workplace discrimination

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 30, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania man is suing his former employers, citing alleged discrimination and violations of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act and the Pennsylvania Military Affairs Act.

Woman says she was wrongfully accused of robbing an AT&T store

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 30, 2018

SCRANTON — A Blakeslee, Pennsylvania resident is suing a police officer, citing alleged assault and violation of civil rights.

Property owners sue PECO Energy Co. in wake of fire

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 30, 2018

MEDIA — Property owners are suing a tenant and gas servicer of the property, citing alleged negligence.

Fired driver sues Liberation House, citing disability discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 30, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A former driver is suing Liberation House LLC, citing alleged disability discrimination and wrongful termination.

Parents claim Rose Tree Media School District violated ADA

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 30, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — Parents and their minor child are suing Borough of Media, Rose Tree Media School District and others, citing alleged assault, battery, civil conspiracy, failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act regulations, intentional infliction of emotional distress, liability and negligence.

Widow alleges defective alarm system from Vector Security caused husband's death

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 30, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A widow is suing Vector Security Inc., an electronic security company, citing alleged negligence and strict product liability.

Cyclist's suit against SEPTA for failing to maintain safe bike paths looks to be dismissed by transport entity

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 30, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A local woman maintains that the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and its negligence in maintaining rails and street surfaces created an unsafe riding condition for cyclists and led to her injurious bike accident, while SEPTA sought dismissal of the formerly-unverified suit.

Amtrak wants to dismiss suit of its conductor who was injured when trying to activate train door override system

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 30, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A train conductor injured when forced to access override switches and levers needed to open the train’s doors open has initiated a Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)-based lawsuit against her employer Amtrak, who believes her claims are precluded through a number of avenues and should be dismissed.

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