Yearly Archives: 2011
A federal judge in Philadelphia has denied a motion for preliminary judgment that had been filed by two members of an animal rights organization seeking to enjoin the owners of the Wells Fargo Center from enforcing its policy prohibiting picketing on the sidewalks adjacent to the Philadelphia entertainment venue.
A former marketing and communications director for KYW Newsradio 1060 in Philadelphia has filed a discrimination complaint against the station’s parent company, alleging she endured pervasive sexual harassment and demeaning treatment from the time of her hiring in the spring of 2009 until her firing last summer.
A controversial Philadelphia Traffic Court judge whose driver’s license had been suspended through 2011 because of numerous motor vehicle violations, but who had nonetheless secured election to the municipal bench, has been relieved of duties following an alleged incident of sexual harassment, according to local news reports.
A former Philadelphia manager for the Greyhound bus company is suing the transportation company in federal court, alleging that his termination after two years on the job was retaliatory in nature.
The family of a Philadelphia man who committed suicide by hanging himself while being held in a jail cell at a city police district last winter has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia and its police department, alleging officials didn’t do enough to try and prevent the man’s death.
An animal rights activist who claims he was wrongfully arrested two years ago after protesting outside of a South Philadelphia Whole Foods store has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia and the police officer who took him into custody.
A former code enforcement officer for Glenolden Borough, Pa. who alleges he was let go from his position because of discriminatory reasons has filed a complaint against the municipality in federal court.
The City of Philadelphia has been hit with a federal civil rights complaint relating to a mother and son’s allegations that the teenager was wrongfully and forcefully arrested by city police last winter in a case of mistaken identity.
Pennsylvania’s second-highest appellate court this week vacated the sentence of a man who was found guilty of firearms violations during a trial in state court last year.
Two Ohio residents who had sued an aviation maintenance company in 2009 following a plane crash in which each suffered significant physical injuries were awarded a jury verdict of $11,358,000 after a two-week trial at Philadelphia Common Pleas Court last week.