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Son to be Repaid for Sale of Bequeathed Rental Home

By Lizzy McLellan |

A Delaware County judge has decided that the adult son of a woman who died in 2011 should be compensated for the sale of one of her properties, since that property was devised to him in her will.

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Driver Settles With Deliveryman After Intersection Crash

On June 2, 2013, plaintiff Mahmoud Ahmad, 25, a pizza deliveryman, was driving an Acura TL sedan on Lycoming Street toward the intersection with K Street, in Northeast Philadelphia.On June 2, 2013, plaintiff Mahmoud Ahmad, 25, a pizza deliveryman, was driving an Acura TL sedan on Lycoming Street toward the intersection with K Street, in Northeast Philadelphia. Ahmad claimed that he stopped at a four-way stop sign, then drove into the intersection. As he did so, the driver's side of his car was struck by a Nissan Maxima driven by Mohammed Abuawada, who was traveling on K Street. Ahmad maintained that Abuawada struck his car at 80 to 85 mph. Ahmad suffered a fracture to his left clavicle, which he claimed was a serious impairment of a bodily function.

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Agreement Reached On Conditions for Mentally Ill Inmates

By Lizzy McLellan |

The Department of Corrections has agreed to reform its conditions for inmates who suffer from mental illness.

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Plaintiff's Leg Was Fractured in Multi-Vehicle Collision

On Oct. 1, 2010, plaintiff Shawn Garnett, 19, a retail employee, was a passenger in a 2003 Ford Explorer traveling on New Falls Road in Middletown Township. The driver, Meagan Peterson, lost control, crossed the center line, and struck two other vehicles head-on. Garnett, who was in the rear seat behind the driver, claimed he suffered a fractured left femur.

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Insurance Broker Settles Contract Dispute

By Max Mitchell |

An insurance brokerage has settled claims stemming from a former employee's departure from the firm to join another brokerage.

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Settlement for OAG In Furniture Fraud Case

By Lizzy McLellan |

The Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General has come to a settlement agreement with the officers of two companies that were allegedly selling furniture without fulfilling orders or giving refunds.

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Jury Sides With Remaining Defendant In Bridge Accident

By Lizzy McLellan |

In a wrongful-death and survival action case in which all but one defendant settled, the remaining party has received a defense verdict in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

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Plaintiff Said Staff Failed to Monitor Infirm Patient

According to the pretrial memorandum of plaintiff Eunice Rogers, on June 2, 2012, the plaintiff's mother, Mildred D. Rogers, who was 83 at the time, was admitted to St. Joseph's Hospital, of the North Philadelphia Health System, for treatment of aspiration pneumonia.

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Apartments To Pay For Resident's Icy Fall

A resident of a Philadelphia apartment complex has been awarded damages in a slip-and-fall case.

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Seller's Failed Repairs Warrant Payment For Homeowner

A Chester County judge has awarded nearly $7,000 to a homeowner who brought claims against the previous owner after encountering various flaws in the home.

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Accord Reached In Apartment Fire Class Action

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

The parties in a class action composed of tenants whose possessions were destroyed during an apartment building fire and subsequent demolition have reached a $4.75 million settlement, attorneys in the case have said, pending approval from the court.

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Employer, Lineman Settle Over Shoulder Injury

By Lizzy McLellan |

A lineman trainee who was injured on the job reached a settlement with his employer, Amtrak, just after trial began in a Federal Employers' Liability Act case.

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Latest Accord Brings Total to $5.7 Million In Bus Collision

By Max Mitchell |

More than a dozen people who were passengers on a bus that had a portion sheared off following a collision with a utility pole have settled their claims against multiple defendants for $4.3 million.

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Jury Awards Damages To Injured Driver With UIM Coverage

By Lizzy McLellan |

A Centre County jury has awarded $400,000 to a man who was injured in a car accident outside of Nittany Mall.

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Jury Sides With Suzuki in ATV Crash Case

By Max Mitchell |

Suzuki will not be held liable for an allegedly defective four-wheeled all-terrain vehicle that flipped onto and severely injured a 14-year-old driver, an Allegheny County jury has determined.

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U-Haul Settles With Deceased Employee's Family

By Lizzy McLellan |

A negligence case that brought a matter of first impression to a federal judge recently settled in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.