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Judge grants in part, denies in part motion to dismiss discrimination suit

Jon Campisi Feb. 15, 2012, 9:39am

A federal judge has granted in part and denied in part a motion to dismiss filed by a Pennsylvania company that is being sued by a former employee who alleges he was discriminated against because of his race.

Man who spent 31 months in prison after wrongly fingered in crime sues Phila. Police

Jon Campisi Feb. 15, 2012, 9:35am

A Philadelphia man who claims he spent 31 months in prison awaiting trial on what turned out to be bogus charges stemming from a case in which he was mistakenly identified for a criminal has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city and the police officers involved in his arrest.

Northeastern, Pa. brewery sued for discriminatory firing

Jon Campisi Feb. 15, 2012, 9:33am

A Northeastern Pennsylvania man has filed a federal lawsuit against his former employer, alleging his firing violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Attorney for woman suing Milton Hershey School: keep trial in Philadelphia

Jon Campisi Feb. 15, 2012, 9:28am

An attorney for a woman who is suing the private Milton Hershey School over what she argues was the school’s denying her son admittance due to his HIV-positive status has asked a judge to let any future trial play out in Philadelphia, not in federal court near Hershey, Pa.

'Open carrier' files federal civil rights suit against city, police dept.

Jon Campisi Feb. 14, 2012, 10:27am

The Pennsylvania man who claimed Philadelphia police officers were overzealous when they held him at gunpoint and forced him to the ground for no other reason than they saw a gun strapped to his hip has filed a federal civil rights complaint against the city and its police department.

Judge refuses to dismiss suit against Montgomery County Correctional Facility

Jon Campisi Feb. 14, 2012, 7:13am

A federal judge has denied a request by Montgomery County to dismiss a lawsuit against it that had been filed by a former prison inmate who claimed a failure on the part of correctional medical staff to detect a spinal abscess caused him to suffer great bodily harm.

Former Panera Bread Co. asst. manager sues for retaliatory firing

Jon Campisi Feb. 14, 2012, 7:10am

A former Panera Bread employee has filed a federal lawsuit against the company, alleging her firing after two years of employment was in retaliation for her complaints over discriminatory treatment.

Pa. woman who claims she suffered broken teeth in slip-and-fall sues Starbucks

Jon Campisi Feb. 14, 2012, 7:06am

A Pennsylvania woman who claims she sustained broken teeth and other injuries after falling face-first in the parking lot of a local Starbucks has filed a personal injury claim against the coffee giant in federal court.

Feds fine Capmark $3.9 million over loan misrepresenations

Michael P. Tremoglie Feb. 13, 2012, 3:14pm

A Horsham, Pa. real estate finance company, Capmark Finance, will pay the federal government $3.9 million in fines to settle a case involving two out-of-state nursing homes.

Judge refuses to dismiss excessive force complaint against Phila. cop

Jon Campisi Feb. 11, 2012, 9:35am

A federal judge has refused to dismiss an excessive force claim against a Philadelphia police officer in a case stemming from an alleged altercation during a Black Friday shopping excursion at a city Walmart more than a year ago.

Administrative Office of Pa. Courts seeks inputs on proposed electronic case filing changes

Jon Campisi Feb. 11, 2012, 9:31am

The commonwealth court system’s administrative wing is seeking input on proposed amendments to the policy concerning electronically stored records in the judiciary’s case management systems.

Wrongful death claim against SEPTA dismissed by federal judge

Jon Campisi Feb. 11, 2012, 9:20am

A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful death complaint against SEPTA that was initiated by a man who claims his son died while aboard a mass transit train due to the negligence of the vehicle’s operator.

Burger King customer sues fast food giant for hot coffee spill

Jon Campisi Feb. 10, 2012, 9:35am

A Philadelphia woman who claims she became burned by a hot cup of coffee at local Burger King is suing the fast food giant in state court.

Man rear-ended by Greyhound bus sues in state court

Jon Campisi Feb. 10, 2012, 9:33am

A Philadelphia man is suing Harrisburg, Pa.-based Greyhound Lines for injuries he allegedly sustained after being rear-ended by a Greyhound bus in downtown Philadelphia this past fall.

Federal judge to state lawmakers: use 2001 legislative district boundaries

Jon Campisi Feb. 10, 2012, 9:29am

A federal judge in Philadelphia has ruled that state legislative district boundaries that were drawn up in 2001 can be used as the election season moves forward.

Widow of man who became injured in slip-and-fall months before death sues City of Phila.

Jon Campisi Feb. 10, 2012, 9:23am

The widow of a man who died months after becoming injured in a non-related slip-and-fall incident at Philadelphia International Airport has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the deceased man’s estate, claiming she has been left with outstanding medical bills to take care of.

Federal judge recommends immediate release for man who had been acquitted of killing officer

Jon Campisi Feb. 10, 2012, 9:20am

A 76-year-old man who two years ago escaped a murder conviction stemming from the death of a former police officer whom the man shot decades earlier during a botched robbery, leaving the cop paralyzed until his 2007 death, should be immediately released from prison, a federal judge has recommended.

Personal injury firm donates $200,000 to Community Legal Services of Phila.

Jon Campisi Feb. 9, 2012, 12:33pm

A Philadelphia-based personal injury law firm has made a sizeable donation to an organization that provides poor city residents with legal counsel in civil cases.

Stairwell fall leads to injury claim against company that operates residential rehab facility

Jon Campisi Feb. 9, 2012, 12:19pm

A Chester County, Pa. couple has filed a personal injury lawsuit against a Delaware corporation for injuries the wife, an employee of the company, claims to have sustained after she fell down a set of stairs while working.

Fired healthcare services account manager sues for racial discrimination

Jon Campisi Feb. 9, 2012, 12:15pm

A former account manager at a business that provides healthcare services to nursing facilities has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the Bensalem, Pa.-based company, alleging his firing after 13-years of employment was retaliatory in nature.