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Ford to Pa. SC: Unfair consolidation of three cases led to $1M Philadelphia asbestos verdict

Jon Campisi Jun. 11, 2015, 1:53pm

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – For years, the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas employed an improper practice of mandatory consolidation in asbestos cases despite restrictions being in place on the process, an asbestos defendant hit with a $1 million verdict is arguing.

Judge rejects $760 million NFL concussion settlement

Jon Campisi Nov. 29, 2014, 6:00pm

The federal judge overseeing the multidistrict concussion litigation against

City woman sues Phila. cops over alleged incident of excessive force

Jon Campisi Nov. 29, 2014, 6:00pm

A Philadelphia woman is suing the city and two of its police officers over

AG Kane will not defend commonwealth against same-sex marriage lawsuit

Jon Campisi Nov. 29, 2014, 6:00pm

Pennsylvania’s top law enforcer will not, well, enforce the law.

Fired Phila. server who claimed sexual harassment alleges retaliatory discharge in suit

Jon Campisi Nov. 29, 2014, 6:00pm

A Philadelphia woman is suing her former employer over claims that she was fired from

Philly D.A. charges city cop with assault

Jon Campisi Nov. 29, 2014, 6:00pm

While one former Philly cop was recently found not guilty of assault following an incident

NFL argues players' concussion claims preempted by CBA

Jon Campisi Nov. 29, 2014, 6:00pm

In late August, the National Football League filed court papers in eastern Pennsylvania

Phila. woman who was thrown from trolley sues SEPTA over alleged injuries

Jon Campisi Nov. 29, 2014, 6:00pm

A public transit passenger who claims she sustained various injuries after she not only slipped on the wet floor of a trolley, but also was subsequently tossed from the vehicle after its doors opened, has filed a personal injury complaint against the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority.

Former police dispatcher sues Borough of Media, Pa. and police officials for harassment

Jon Campisi Nov. 29, 2014, 6:00pm

A veteran police dispatcher for a Delaware County municipality who claims she was exposed to a pattern of sexual harassment and discrimination at the hands of various supervisors has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the borough and police personnel.

Merck & Co. hit with discrimination suit alleging racial mistreatment

Jon Campisi Nov. 29, 2014, 6:00pm

A suburban Philadelphia woman who claims she was fired from her job at a large drug manufacturing company because of her race and because of her formal complaints of disparate treatment has filed a federal discrimination compliant against her former employer.

Family caught up in search for phantom shooter in case of cop who shot self sues City of Phila.

Jon Campisi Nov. 29, 2014, 6:00pm

When Sgt. Robert Ralston, then a 21-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department, reported that he had been shot in the shoulder by a black man during a struggle in the city’s Overbrook section back in April 2010, it riled up the law enforcement community, which vowed to capture the assailant.

Phila. man allegedly beaten by officers sues city and cops

Jon Campisi Nov. 29, 2014, 6:00pm

A Philadelphia man who claims two city police officers arrested him without cause, and then proceeded to severely beat him, causing him to sustain extensive injuries, has filed a federal civil rights complaint against the City of Philadelphia and the individual officers involved in the alleged incident.

Man twice-fired from IT firm files discrimination suit against Sabre Systems Inc.

Jon Campisi Nov. 29, 2014, 6:00pm

A man who was fired from his job as a system administrator at an information technology firm in southeastern Pennsylvania has filed a federal complaint against the company, alleging his termination after three years of employment was retaliatory for him taking occasional medical leave to treat his ailments.

LA Fitness sued by fired janitor for discriminatory discharge

Jon Campisi Nov. 29, 2014, 6:00pm

A former janitor for an LA Fitness branch in Lower Bucks County is suing the fitness chain in federal court, alleging his termination was racially motivated.

Former US Airways ramp service agent sues airline over firing

Jon Campisi Nov. 29, 2014, 6:00pm

A former ramp service agent for US Airways who claims he was fired in retaliation for his using federally approved sick leave has filed a federal lawsuit against the airline.

Phila. courts temporarily scrap reverse bifurcation in mass tort drug cases

Jon Campisi Nov. 29, 2014, 6:00pm

Mass tort drug cases originating from the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court’s Complex Litigation Center will be tried individually and without reverse bifurcation beginning in January, the court announced this week.

Local attorney receives 15-year prison sentence for tryst with underage boy

Jon Campisi Nov. 29, 2014, 6:00pm

A Philadelphia-area attorney who was convicted in federal court in October 2010 of traveling outside of the United States to engage in sex with a minor was sentenced on Dec. 1 to 15 years in prison.

Philly narcotics cops once the subject of corruption probe face federal civil complaint

Jon Campisi Nov. 29, 2014, 6:00pm

A Philadelphia couple has filed a federal civil rights complaint against the City of Philadelphia and four city police officers, alleging that a search of their home, and their subsequent eviction four years ago, was unwarranted.

Widow of man who died after slip-and-fall incident files wrongful death claim

Jon Campisi Nov. 29, 2014, 6:00pm

The widow of a man whose November 2009 death she attributes to a fall her husband suffered on municipal property is suing the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Gas Works and a host of other companies in state court.

Roxborough Memorial Hospital and doctor sued over surgical mishap

Jon Campisi Nov. 29, 2014, 6:00pm

A Philadelphia man who claims he sustained various injuries after doctors failed to remove an item from his body during surgery is suing the doctor who performed the procedure, as well as the hospital where the surgery took place.