Defendants seek federal court hearing in injured customer case

By Dan Harkins | Jul 6, 2015

Defendants in a recently filed case in Philadelphia County Common Please Court are asking a federal judge to remove them from the ongoing civil action.

In the case of Nina L. Vasco v. HomeGoods Inc. and the TJX Companies Inc., the defendants allege the case "qualifies for removal under federal diversity jurisdiction," and the amount in question is greater than $75,000.

The case was initiated May 29 by the plaintiff, as case number 150600011.

Vasco alleges her right knee was injured Aug. 22, 2013, when a stool fell onto her at the HomeGoods store at 1301 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell. The plaintiff says she incurred bone bruising, a contusion, nerve damages and reflex sympathetic dystrophy/complex regional pain syndrome, for which "hundreds of knee injections" were required during prolotheraphy treatments.

The defendants are represented by attorneys Joseph R. Fowler and Jacqueline E. Campbell of Fowler, Hirtzel, McNulty & Spaulding in Philadelphia. 

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:15-cv-03485-MMB.

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