PHILADELPHIA – The Commonwealth Court has affirmed a Workers' Compensation Appeal Board ruling related to the validity of insurer Independence Blue Cross’ subrogation lien against medical benefits provided by the city of Philadelphia to a city firefighter, according to a July 3 order.
HARRISBURG — Two Philadelphia property owners named as defendants in a slip-and-fall lawsuit were denied a request to strike the default judgment entered against them because they failed to respond to the lawsuit filed by the accident victim.
PHILADELPHIA – The City of Philadelphia denies it is responsible for damage to Verizon Pennsylvania’s telecommunications equipment, damages sustained as a result of the break of a City-owned water main two summers ago.
PHILADELPHIA — The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has reversed some decisions of a trial court regarding the case of a Philadelphia man who sustained injuries when his motor scooter struck an exposed and discontinued trolley track in 2013.
PHILADELPHIA – A Kunkletown couple have sued American Airlines, the City of Philadelphia and Philadelphia International Airport, alleging all three entities failed to protect one of the plaintiffs from injury on an airport tarmac.
PHILADELPHIA – The City of Philadelphia has settled a civil rights complaint which alleged various constitutional and state law violations against the City, the Philadelphia Police Department and several department officers.
PHILADELPHIA – The statute of limitations applied to a complaint regarding outstanding costs related to a Philadelphia property sold at sheriff’s sale more than three years ago, has led that complaint to be dismissed in federal court.
Although it is too soon to tell whether a prevailing wage ordinance signed by Mayor Jim Kenney on Oct. 27 will force any affected employers in the city to resort to layoffs, Fisher & Phillips LLP associate Gregory D. Hanscom said it's possible.
PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia law firm has filed a class action lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia, claiming its police department has issued unauthorized speeding tickets on state highways for more than four years.
PHILADELPHIA – An appellate court has dismissed charges of unconstitutional search and seizure, violation of equal protection and due process and a fabrication of warrant against the City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Police Department.
Citing the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania’s “excellent opinion,” the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has upheld a ruling dismissing a developer’s lawsuit for failure to state a claim.
A recently enacted amendment to the city’s Fair Practices Ordinance makes it illegal for employers in Philadelphia to ask for, obtain or use credit-related information when considering whether to hire an applicant for many non-managerial positions.
PHILADELPHIA – City officials took out $250 million in insurance coverage ahead of the 2016 Democratic National Convention currently running in Philadelphia, and an attorney says it is probably a good thing the City took out an extra $5 million for coverage in lawsuits against law enforcement.