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Former SEPTA maintenance worker sues for discriminatory firing

Jon Campisi Dec. 2, 2011, 10:07am

A former maintenance custodian for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority who was fired from his job in December 2009 after 16 years of employment has filed a federal civil rights claim against the transit agency, alleging his termination was related to his race.

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Pa. Supreme Court decision could affect Philly's revised DROP pension program

Jon Campisi Dec. 2, 2011, 10:12am

A Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling this week that stated a public employer cannot unilaterally eliminate pension perks without first engaging in collective bargaining with union representatives may have arisen from a dispute with firefighters in Erie, Pa., but the ruling could be felt all the way across the state in Philadelphia.

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Pa. state Sen. John C. Rafferty announces bid for Attorney General post

Jon Campisi Dec. 2, 2011, 10:18am

John C. Rafferty, a Republican state senator from eastern Pennsylvania, has thrown his name into the mix for those seeking to become the commonwealth’s next top law enforcement official.

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Philly photographer sues Comcast Corp. for copyright infringement

Jon Campisi Dec. 2, 2011, 10:23am

A Northwest Philadelphia-based photographer who claims his works were stolen and aired on a local news television program is suing the corporation that produces the show.

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Federal Judge rules Jim Thorpe's relatives can move forward with their claim against Borough of Jim Thorpe, Pa.

Jon Campisi Dec. 2, 2011, 10:28am

To urban dwellers in Pennsylvania’s metropolitan locales, the name Jim Thorpe conjures up images of tranquility and scenic destination.

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Federal judge dismisses some defendants in Luzerne County judicial scandal class action suit

Jon Campisi Dec. 3, 2011, 8:25am

A federal judge in Pennsylvania has dismissed a handful of defendants in a civil suit filed on behalf of relatives of victims of what is said to be one of the worst judicial scandals in Pennsylvania history.

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Revered Phila.-area personal injury lawyer Marvin Lundy dies at 80

Jon Campisi Dec. 3, 2011, 8:28am

Well-known Philadelphia-area personal injury attorney Marvin Lundy passed away Dec. 1 after a long, unspecified illness.

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Settlement reached in injunction filed against charity in Penn State case

Jon Campisi Dec. 3, 2011, 8:32am

A settlement has been reached in one of the civil actions filed in the wake of the Pennsylvania State University child sex-abuse scandal.

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Pa. lawmaker behind 'venue shopping' bill discusses legislation

Jon Campisi Dec. 3, 2011, 8:42am

Before getting elected to Pennsylvania’s General Assembly five years ago, Bryan Cutler worked in healthcare.

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Four charged for defrauding Sheriff's Office

Michael P. Tremoglie Dec. 4, 2011, 10:16am

Charges were filed Nov. 30 against four people who allegedly defrauded the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office.

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Lancaster lawyer convicted of fraud

Michael P. Tremoglie Dec. 4, 2011, 10:19am

Lancaster attorney Kenneth G. Reidenbach, 61, was convicted Dec. 1 of fraud charges in connection with three bankruptcy proceedings in which he represented the debtors.

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Philadelphia court postpones sheriff's property sales

Michael P. Tremoglie Dec. 4, 2011, 10:24am

Court of Common Pleas Judge Pamela Pryor Dembe issued an order Dec. 1 postponing hundreds of sheriff's sales of properties for which the mortgages have been foreclosed.

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Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries to pay $10.56 million settlement

Michael P. Tremoglie Dec. 4, 2011, 10:30am

Allentown's Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries, which operates as Diakon Hospice Saint John (Diakon), reached a settlement for violations of the False Claims Act (FCA) by paying the U.S. government $10.56 million, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.

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Changes happen in archdiocese abuse cases

Michael P. Tremoglie Dec. 5, 2011, 12:34pm

There have been two new developments in the ongoing litigation of the allegations of sexual abuse involving priests from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

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Pa. Supreme Court rules against $4M attorneys fees

Michael P. Tremoglie Dec. 5, 2011, 12:42pm

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Friday that attorneys fees in a class action lawsuit against Kia Motors America were inappropriate.

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Plaintiff can't link harmful asbestos exposure to defendant, court rules

Michael P. Tremoglie Dec. 6, 2011, 3:00pm

PHILADELPHIA - U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno granted summary judgment Thursday for the defendant in a case transferred from California as part the asbestos multidistrict litigation in Pennsylvania's eastern district.

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Central Pa. district attorney announces bid for state attorney general's seat

Jon Campisi Dec. 7, 2011, 6:55am

The top law enforcer in one central Pennsylvania county has announced his bid to become the next top prosecutor in the commonwealth.

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Montgomery County, Pa. commissioner charged with perjury after 18-month grand jury investigation

Jon Campisi Dec. 7, 2011, 7:10am

The chairman of the Montgomery County, Pa. Board of Commissioners was arrested on perjury charges Tuesday, capping an 18-month grand jury investigation into the county’s three-member board.

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Phila. security firm agrees to settlement in case of Muslim woman's firing

Jon Campisi Dec. 7, 2011, 7:19am

A security firm based in Northwest Philadelphia has agreed to shuck out $50,000, plus other equitable relief, in a case in which a former employee alleged she was terminated for wearing a religious head covering on the job.

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Penn State: insurance, not tax dollars, to cover potential sex-abuse litigation

Jon Campisi Dec. 7, 2011, 7:27am

Any potential financial liability stemming from the Pennsylvania State University child sex-abuse scandal will not affect taxpayers.

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