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Judge allows case to be heard in Pennsylvania federal court

On May 18, a federal judge ruled that a slip-and-fall case involving a Pennsylvania man would be heard in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The plaintiff, a resident of Philadelphia, had wanted the case to be heard ni the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. However, the judge held that the case would be heard in federal court due to diversity of citizenship, as the defendant, Interval Leisure Group, Inc., is based in Miami, Florida.

Martin's grocery store sued for slip-and-fall accident

On June 11, an arbitrator in Pennsylvania will hear the case of a woman who was injured after falling at a Martin's Food Markets store in Royersford. The woman filed a lawsuit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas in September after she claims she suffered from serious injuries during a slip-and-fall accident that occurred on July 7, 2013.

Pennsylvania woman sues entertainment company for injury to child

On April 6, 2015, a Haverford woman filed a lawsuit against Get Air, an Utah-based entertainment company, for an injury to a minor child under her care. In the lawsuit, she is asking for $150,000 in damages for emotional distress, pain and suffering, court bills and medical bills for the child's surgery and hospital stay. The woman alleges that the company's negligence lead to the child sustaining a fractured leg which will require several surgeries to repair.

What are the legal consequences of a dog bite?

When a dog bites another person, whether the dog is on public property or on its owner's private property, the dog's owner can potentially face a number of legal consequences. When a dog causes serious personal injury or the death of another person, the dog can be removed, quarantined and may be euthanized upon an order of a judge.

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