Monthly Archives: November 2011
The man known only as “Victim 1” in the Jerry Sandusky grand jury presentment has retained two Philadelphia-area attorneys to represent him and his mother in connection with the Pennsylvania State University child sex-abuse scandal that has rocked both the commonwealth and nation.
The first civil action arising out of the Pennsylvania State University child sex-abuse scandal has been filed in state court.
The daughter of one of the victims of Philadelphia abortion doctor and accused murderer Kermit Gosnell has filed a federal lawsuit against Philadelphia’s public health department and the health commissioner, claiming her mother’s death is somewhat attributable to the city’s alleged lax oversight of the abortion clinic where her mother met her demise.
A Philadelphia business owner who runs a BYOB restaurant and club in the city has filed a libel/slander/misrepresentation lawsuit against the Pennsylvania State Police’s Bureau of Liquor Enforcement, alleging investigators threatened to shut down the club due to a shooting on the premises that the plaintiff contends never occurred.
A Philadelphia man is suing the City of Philadelphia and a handful of municipal police officers for injuries he allegedly sustained after being assaulted by the cops during an incident this spring.
A Northeastern Pa. couple have filed a civil claim against a slew of companies that specialize in the design, manufacture and distribution of asbestos-related products, alleging the husband’s lung cancer diagnosis this summer was directly related to his coming into contact with the fiber during his working career.
The Pennsylvania Superior Court issued a ruling Nov. 23, reversing a trial court’s decision permitting discovery of the written communications of an expert witness.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement, of a Clean Water Act case against a battery manufacturer in Hanover Township, Luzerne County.
A bat mitzvah invitee who claims he had to have spinal surgery after slipping on ice-and-snow-covered stairs at a Pennsylvania synagogue is suing the religious institution and the couple who was hosting the Jewish right-of-passage ritual.