November 11, 2017
Civil actions often end with jury verdicts or settlements that provide an injured party with monetary compensation. But in some cases they bring about change – such as safety improvements or revamped policies and regulations -- that helps ensure there won’t be future victims. Such was the case…
March 08, 2017
Plaintiffs in cases that result in a jury verdict in their favor are allowed to also collect “delay damages,” or interest that begins to accrue one year after a lawsuit is filed, a provision intended to reduce delays in cases reaching trial. Should a defendant appeal a verdict, plaintiffs are also…
January 09, 2017
Lawsuit settlements that not only provide compensation for victims but also help improve society as a whole are the main objective for preeminent plaintiff attorneys. Such a result was achieved recently when it was announced that the City of Philadelphia will pay $4.4 million to a young man who was…
May 21, 2014
Tom Kline recently presented arguments before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court regarding the constitutionality of a statutory cap that limits civil damages owed by government institutions. The arguments presented by Kline stem from the case of Zauflik vs. Pennsbury school district in which a young…
February 25, 2014
Tom Kline announced he will file a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of a five-year-old girl who was abducted from her kindergarten classroom at a Philadelphia school and raped last year. Kline, who previously announced plans to sue the city school district, told the news media that the conduct of the…
June 12, 2013
 In yet another terrible car crash involving a police vehicle, the City of Lansing recently agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by a man seriously injured in a 2009 accident. Christopher Morofsky, now 26, was a back-seat passenger in a car that was struck by a police cruiser that was…
March 06, 2013
The incident was caught on video. On June 7, 2011, a Chicago police officer fired three shots into the back of a man as he lay bleeding on a roadway. It turned out that the shooting, according to news reports, was the third by the officer in six months and the second that ended in death.  The City…
January 02, 2013
 Chicago police were on a high-speed car chase when their supervising sergeant radioed to tell  them to call off pursuit. But the officers in the car did not hear the command. The reason: they were playing the vehicle’s commercial radio during the pursuit, according to news reports of one officer’s…
August 29, 2012
Injuries and fatalities caused by police vehicles occur with alarming frequency. Such was the case in the summer of 2010 when a speeding K-9 unit crashed into a motorcycle stopped at a light in Indianapolis. The rider, Eric Wells, 30, was killed. After nearly two years, the city settled a lawsuit…