By improving its legal environment, Pennsylvania could create between 33,000 and 90,000 new jobs, according to a report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform (ILR).
The former manager of a suburban Pennsylvania Home Depot store has filed a federal lawsuit against the retail corporation, alleging she was terminated from her position because of her sex, and not because of the supposed “leadership problems,” as was claimed by higher-ups as the basis for her firing.
A black man who alleges he was fired from his job at a Philadelphia restaurant and bar for racial bias reasons has filed a federal job discrimination lawsuit against his former employer.
A Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge has upheld a venue transfer requested by the defendants in a civil suit stemming from a summer 2008 a tractor-trailer accident.
Attorneys for Philadelphia’s Marriott Hotel, which was named as a defendant in an Oct. 4 lawsuit filed at Philadelphia’s Common Pleas Court by an Alabama couple, have filed a Notice of Removal with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, requesting that venue be transferred to federal court.
The mother of a 19-year-old Philadelphia man shot and killed by city police officers, allegedly while he was unarmed, will have her civil case heard in federal, not state, court after city lawyers filed a removal notice Nov. 3 with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on behalf of the defendants.
A Pottstown, Pa. woman who claims the harassment she endured at her retail job eventually drove her into an “emotionally deteriorated” state requiring hospitalization has filed a federal employment discrimination complaint against her former company.
A former transit police officer with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority is suing the agency in federal court, alleging she was terminated in retaliation for reporting incidents of pervasive sexual harassment.
Lawyers for the City of Philadelphia have filed a Notice of Removal with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, seeking to have a civil complaint served last month against the police department in state court transferred to federal court.