• Fox v. Smith

    Publication Date: 2019-06-10
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
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    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Pellegrini
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    Case Number: 19-0661

    Defamation plaintiff could file suit in any county where a third-party who personally knew the plaintiff read an allegedly defamatory internet posting and understood such posting to be detrimental to the plaintiff's reputation. Order of the trial court affirmed.

  • Roth v. Target Corp.

    Publication Date: 2019-06-10
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry: Retail
    Court: U.S. District Court for Pennsylvania - Eastern
    Judge: District Judge Pappert
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    Case Number: 19-0685

    Plaintiff moved to remand her slip and fall action to state court asserting defendant's notice of removal was untimely and the court remanded because the complaint informed defendant to a substantial degree of specificity that the value of plaintiff's claim exceeded $75,000. Motion granted.

  • Burrell v. Streamlight, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-06-03
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry: Manufacturing | Recruitment and Staffing
    Court: Courts of Common Pleas, Montgomery County
    Judge: Judge Saltz
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    Case Number: 19-0596

    A worker qualified as a borrowed servant, so the employer was immune from liability for negligence, because the worker had already received compensation under the Workers' Compensation Act.

  • Shirey v. Berks Area Reading Transp. Auth.

    Publication Date: 2019-05-20
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Commonwealth Court
    Judge: Judge Leavitt
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    Case Number: 19-0564

    Trial court properly granted summary judgment to association and transport authority in appellant's slip and fall action because appellant's evidence did not establish a prima facie case of negligence by association and failed to allege authority's actions fell under an enumerated exception to governmental immunity under the TCA. Affirmed.

  • Livingston v. Greyhound Lines Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-05-20
    Practice Area: Motor Vehicle Torts | Personal Injury
    Industry: Transportation
    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Colins
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    Case Number: 19-0567

    Trial court did not abuse its discretion in excluding certain evidence or in denying a mistrial and the evidence supported the jury's compensatory and punitive damages award in bus accident case in which company was vicariously liable for driver's action. Affirmed.

  • John v. Philadelphia Pizza Team, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-05-20
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry: Food and Beverage
    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Murray
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    Case Number: 19-0570

    Trial court properly dismissed appellant's complaint asserting negligent training and supervision, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent infliction of emotional distress over restaurant employee's use of an offensive racial term because the trial court properly found that employee's behavior did not rise to the level of extreme and outrageous conduct Affirmed.

  • Casey v. Presbyterian Med. Ctr. of UPENN Health Sys.

    Publication Date: 2019-05-20
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Courts of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County
    Judge: Judge Cohen
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    Case Number: 19-0503

    Plaintiffs' allegations regarding the alleged negligent handling of their relative's corpse failed to state a recognizable cause of action since Pennsylvania law does not allow a party to recover for psychological injuries stemming from another's alleged negligent handling of a corpse. The court recommended affirmance of its order granting defendants summary judgment.

  • Lawson v. Albert Einstein Medical Center

    Publication Date: 2019-05-20
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Courts of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County
    Judge: Judge Tsai
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    Case Number: 19-0505

    The trial court opined that it did not err in fashioning a jury instruction to explain the law on the affirmative defense of "citizen's arrest" and properly charged the jury that a citizen can arrest another who has committed either a felony or breach of the peace in the presence of the arrestor. The court recommended affirmance of its order denying plaintiffs post-trial relief.

  • In Re: Nat'l Football League Players' Concussion Injury Litig.

    Publication Date: 2019-05-13
    Practice Area: Class Actions | Personal Injury
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking
    Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    Judge: Circuit Judge Smith
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    Case Number: 19-0552

    District court erred in voiding cash advance agreements to settlement class members where those agreements only attached after settlement funds were disbursed to the class member or otherwise operated like a traditional loan agreement. Order of the district court affirmed in part and reversed in part.

  • Vaughan v. Olympus America, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-04-29
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry: Health Care | Manufacturing
    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge McLaughlin
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    Case Number: 19-0476

    Trial court abused its discretion in dismissing decedent's administrator's negligence and fraud claims against medical device maker for lack of personal jurisdiction and dismissing other defendants on forum non conveniens grounds because device maker engaged in relevant acts with an in-state company that was also its agent sufficiently to support specific jurisdiction and the private and public factors supported Philadelphia as the forum. Reversed.