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Philadelphia Police Department faces assault and battery lawsuit

By Jon Campisi | Sep 27, 2011

A Philadelphia man has filed an assault and battery lawsuit against the Philadelphia Police Department for what the plaintiff contends was an unlawful arrest and detention stemming from an incident last summer.

Marble stairway incident at Center City building prompts personal injury suit

By Jon Campisi | Sep 27, 2011

A New Jersey woman who alleges she seriously injured herself after falling on marble stairs outside of a Center City, Philadelphia, building has filed a personal injury claim against the property’s owner and the businesses that inhabit the space.

Suburban Philly hospital faces personal injury claim over employee slip-and-fall

By Jon Campisi | Sep 27, 2011

A woman who worked at a local hospital is suing the facility, its parent company and a landscaping firm after she slipped on snow and ice last winter.

Plaintiff awarded $500,000 in punitive damages in nursing home trial

By Jon Campisi | Sep 22, 2011

After only the second day of the second phase of a nursing home neglect trial, a 12-member Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury awarded the adult daughter of a man who died after receiving alleged sub-par care a half-million dollars in punitive damages.

City worksite incident leads to personal injury claim

By Jon Campisi | Sep 22, 2011

A Philadelphia woman who claims she was injured after falling into a hole in a city street is suing a contracting firm, the city and a municipal agency.

Former Philly schools contracted employee sues district for wrongful termination

By Jon Campisi | Sep 22, 2011

A woman who formerly worked in a contracted position at a city high school but was let go after district supervisors discovered a discrepancy in her paycheck and blamed her for not being forthcoming, is suing the School District of Philadelphia for wrongful termination.

Supermarket slip-and-fall suit transferred to federal court in Philadelphia

By Jon Campisi | Sep 22, 2011

A civil action filed this summer against two supermarkets has been moved from Philadelphia’s Common Pleas Court to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Third Circuit judge rules in Avandia case

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Sep 21, 2011

A federal judge this week issued some rulings on motions by GlaxoSmithKline counsel in the massive Multi-District Litigation Avandia case. The company won one and lost two.

Philadelphia man files federal civil rights complaint alleging police abuse

By Jon Campisi | Sep 21, 2011

A Philadelphia man is suing the city and unnamed police officers over an alleged incident of brutality in which the cops reportedly broke into his home and roughed him up.

Atlantic Pacific Mortgage Corp. faces federal class action over failure to compensate for overtime work

By Jon Campisi | Sep 21, 2011

A former loan officer for Atlantic Pacific Mortgage Corporation, who alleges he and other workers were not properly compensated for overtime hours worked, has filed a lawsuit against the company in federal court in Philadelphia.

Punitive damages phase of nursing home neglect trial gets under way

By Jon Campisi | Sep 21, 2011

After a month break, a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury on Tuesday was brought back for the second phase in a nursing home neglect trial, one in which they awarded more than $2 million in damages to the plaintiff at the end of phase one.

Superior Court retroactively applies rule banning 'error in judgment' defense

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Sep 21, 2011

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has retroactively applied a ruling banning medical malpractice defendants from relying on an “error in judgment” defense at trial.

Former Secretary of Commonwealth of Pa. joins local law firm

By Jon Campisi | Sep 20, 2011

A former Pennsylvania secretary of state who held various high-ranking positions in the commonwealth and its neighbor to the east has joined the local law firm of Lavin, O’Neil, Ricci, Cedrone & DiSipio.

Chair collapse in hospital waiting room leads to personal injury claim

By Jon Campisi | Sep 20, 2011

A Lansdale, Pa. woman who alleges she sustained bodily injuries after the row of chairs on which she was seated in the waiting room of a city hospital collapsed has filed a personal injury lawsuit against the medical facility.

Attorney and law firm named in legal malpractice suit stemming from vehicle accident

By Jon Campisi | Sep 20, 2011

A North Wales, Pa. woman has filed a legal malpractice lawsuit against a Northwest Philadelphia law firm whose attorneys she hired to represent her in a vehicle accident case, but allegedly failed to pursue her claim.

Area Sheraton Hotel faces complaint stemming from sexual harassment incident

By Jon Campisi | Sep 20, 2011

A woman who was employed as a housekeeper at a Philadelphia hotel when she experienced an alleged incident of sexual harassment by a hotel employee has filed a civil complaint against the hotel and its parent company.

Philadelphia woman sues former company for wrongful termination

By Jon Campisi | Sep 19, 2011

A woman who claims she was fired from her job of 13 years at an area packaging and container company for gender related reasons has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against her former employer and its parent company.

Wal-Mart injury claim moved to federal court in Philadelphia

By Jon Campisi | Sep 19, 2011

A personal injury complaint filed against Wal-Mart by a Darby, Pa. couple has been moved from Delaware County Common Pleas Court to federal court in Philadelphia.

Lawsuit filed against FBI agents alleges warrantless search

By Jon Campisi | Sep 19, 2011

A married couple from Northwest Philadelphia has filed a federal lawsuit against three FBI agents who the plaintiffs allege entered their residence without a warrant last summer, terrorizing their son and granddaughter, who were living with the two at the house at the time.

Restaurant patron files slip and fall claim

By Jon Campisi | Sep 19, 2011

A New Jersey woman who claims she injured herself in the parking lot of a Northeast Philadelphia bar and restaurant has filed a personal injury lawsuit against the property owner, alleging negligence on the part of the defendant.

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