Jon Campisi Jan. 2, 2012, 8:49am
A settlement has been reached in one of the lawsuits filed against the Lower Merion School District over the institution’s webcam controversy, in which it was alleged that the cameras in laptop computers issued to students snapped images of the youngsters without their knowledge.
Jon Campisi Jan. 4, 2012, 8:07am
The Philadelphia-based law firm of Ballard Spahr, which employees 500 attorneys in 13 offices nationwide, announced Tuesday that it has named lawyer John B. Langel as chair of the company’s Litigation Department, Ballard Spahr’s largest practice group, with more than 200 attorneys in its 13 offices.
Jon Campisi Jan. 4, 2012, 8:12am
A Bucks County, Pa. woman who worked as a science teacher at a suburban Philadelphia religious school for 13 years before she was let go has filed a federal job discrimination lawsuit against her former employer, alleging her teaching contract was not renewed because of her age.
Jon Campisi Jan. 4, 2012, 8:16am
A former Philadelphia Gas Works employee who had twice been fired from his job with the utility, and subsequently twice reinstated, is suing the agency in federal court, alleging that his third and final termination this past summer was discriminatory in nature.
Jon Campisi Jan. 4, 2012, 8:18am
A federal judge in Philadelphia has granted in part and denied in part a motion by the city to dismiss an employment discrimination complaint filed by a municipal police officer who alleges she was discriminated against when her superiors arbitrarily refused her request to attend church services while on duty
Jon Campisi Jan. 5, 2012, 8:12am
A Philadelphia woman who had hired a North Wales, Pa. attorney to represent her in a slip-and-fall case some years back is suing her former counsel in state court, alleging the lawyer didn’t do enough to pursue her case after it was initially dismissed by a judge.
Jon Campisi Jan. 6, 2012, 8:59am
What should have been a happy start to the New Year for newly elected Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Christine Solomon no doubt ended up in disappointment after Solomon learned she had failed a judicial examination given to all incoming freshman minor court jurists.
Jon Campisi Jan. 6, 2012, 9:06am
The president judge of Montgomery County’s Common Pleas Court has ordered Court Administrator Michael R. Kehs to locate an out-of-county magisterial district judge to preside over the pending preliminary hearing for James Matthews, the county commissioner charged with perjury for lying to a grand jury investigating claims of impropriety.
Special judge assigned to review juvenile cases following 'Kids for Cash' judicial scandal completes work
Jon Campisi Jan. 6, 2012, 9:18am
The Pennsylvania judge who was specially appointed by the state Supreme Court in early 2009 to review juvenile cases that had been handled by two since-imprisoned former Luzerne County, Pa. judges, has officially concluded his duties, the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts announced Thursday.
Jon Campisi Jan. 9, 2012, 1:29pm
A former Bethel Township, Pa. police officer who claimed he was relieved of his duties in retaliation for pushing the formation of a union cannot move forward with his complaint against the department, after a federal judge in Philadelphia ruled the plaintiff has already had his day in court.