Just when it appeared as though a former area congressman and a former Northeastern Pennsylvania prosecutor would be the only two Democrats running in the upcoming primary for state attorney general, a third contender has thrown his hat into the mix.
An installation technician at a Philadelphia-based solar energy company who alleges he was fired in retaliation for speaking out against discriminatory treatment that was taking place against some of his coworkers has filed a complaint against his former employer in federal court.
The administrative judge overseeing the civil trial division at Philadelphia’s Common Pleas Court issued an order Feb. 27 temporarily suspending operation of the court’s Homicide Appointment System Committee.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a Philadelphia police officer that was brought by a U.S. mail carrier who alleged the cop used excessive force when attempting to prevent the postal working from traversing a roped-off accident scene.
William J. Barnes, the 75-year-old ex-con who has been sitting in state prison for the past two years despite having been acquitted in the murder of a Philadelphia police officer whom Barnes shot and wounded in the 1960s, has been ordered released from custody.
A Pennsylvania woman who suffers from spina bifida has filed a class action lawsuit against Giant Food Stores LLC, alleging the supermarket retailer continues to violate the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to either upgrade existing locations or making sure newly built Giant stores are ADA compliant.
A controversial Philadelphia narcotics officer was slapped with a civil complaint March 1 accusing him of falsely arresting a man who was believed to be a drug dealer, but who claims he was wrongly fingered by a confidential informant.
A Pennsylvania constable stands accused of indecent assault stemming from an incident in which the man allegedly forced a female prisoner he was transporting to show him her bare chest.