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NAACP and ACLU file suit against Philadelphia over billboard refusal at Philly International Airport

Jon Campisi Oct. 21, 2011, 10:11am

The NAACP and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia Oct. 19, alleging that the city’s refusal to allow a billboard advertising criminal justice reform to be placed at Philadelphia International Airport violates the group’s First Amendment rights.

Bucks County, Pa. D.A. sued over alleged illegal police seizure of bail money

Jon Campisi Oct. 20, 2011, 2:35pm

A Philadelphia woman who claims suburban police officers followed her to the bank and seized bail money that was to be used to spring her son and daughter-in-law from jail is suing the Bucks County, Pa. district attorney in federal court.

Suburban Philly business faces allegations of discrimination and wrongful discharge

Jon Campisi Oct. 20, 2011, 2:33pm

A black man from Philadelphia who claims he was fired from his job as a laborer for a Montgomery County, Pa. company after only four months of employment has filed a federal job discrimination claim against the business and its owner, alleging he was terminated because of his race.

Ex-waitress sues former employer for wrongful termination

Jon Campisi Oct. 20, 2011, 2:31pm

A Bucks County, Pa. woman who claims she was initially fired from her waitress job of 10 years after acting as a witness against a manager who was discovered having an extra-marital affair with a female employee, but who was later reinstated, only to be fired a second time a year later, has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against her former employer.

Pa. Supreme Court establishes Twitter feed

Jon Campisi Oct. 19, 2011, 10:01am

When the Pennsylvania Supreme Court reconvened in Old City Hall in Philadelphia’s historic district in mid September, the first time it met there since 1802, it was like the justices took a step back in time.

Federal judge dismisses Phila. District Attorney's Office as defendant in civil claim

Jon Campisi Oct. 19, 2011, 9:57am

A federal judge in Philadelphia last week granted a motion by the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office to dismiss it as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by a city man who claims he was wrongly arrested on rape charges that were later dropped.

Former Philly police detective files federal complaint over termination and subsequent demotion

Jon Campisi Oct. 19, 2011, 9:54am

A former Philadelphia police detective has filed a federal complaint against the city, the police commissioner and two psychologists, alleging his initial firing, and subsequent failure to reinstate him to his previous position, was unwarranted.

Retro Fitness employee files retaliatory discharge, harassment claim

Jon Campisi Oct. 19, 2011, 9:51am

A Philadelphia woman who alleges she experienced a barrage of sexual harassment at the gym she formerly worked at is suing the business for wrongful termination, claiming she was fired in retaliation for reporting the lewd behavior of one employee to police.

Doylestown, Pa. couple files injury claim against commercial vehicle owner and driver

Jon Campisi Oct. 19, 2011, 9:47am

A Bucks County, Pa. man who claims to have sustained serious head, neck and back injuries following a two-vehicle collision two years ago has filed a personal injury lawsuit against the company that owned the vehicle and the offending motorist.

Alleged assault at gas station leads to injury claim against Hess Corp.

Jon Campisi Oct. 18, 2011, 9:01am

A Philadelphia gas station that was the site of an alleged assault is facing a lawsuit filed by the victim of the attack.

Cyclist hit by armored van files suit against Loomis

Jon Campisi Oct. 18, 2011, 8:59am

A Philadelphia couple who claims the husband became physically injured after the bicycle on which he was riding was struck by a turning armored car has filed a lawsuit against the security agency that owned the vehicle.

Gettysburg man files asbestos mass tort action

Jon Campisi Oct. 18, 2011, 8:43am

A Gettysburg, Pa. man who claims his development of lung cancer is directly related to his work history, in that he worked around asbestos-related products, has filed a mass tort claim against various companies involved in the manufacture and distribution of products containing the fiber.

Philadelphia man files injury claim against SEPTA

Jon Campisi Oct. 18, 2011, 8:41am

A South Philadelphia man who claims he suffered physical injuries after the SEPTA trolley on which he was riding became involved in a collision with another vehicle has filed a personal injury lawsuit against the transit agency, the trolley operator and the driver of the other vehicle.

SEPTA and D.A. announce crackdown on false public transit injury claims

Jon Campisi Oct. 17, 2011, 7:31am

Get-rich-quick schemes involving false injury claims on the city’s public transit system may be coming to an abrupt halt, that is, if a crackdown by the city’s top prosecutor sees any traction.

Former OSHA employee files federal complaint against agency over 'forced' retirement

Jon Campisi Oct. 17, 2011, 7:17am

A former industrial hygienist at the Occupation Safety and Health Administration has filed a federal complaint against the secretary for the United States Department of Labor, alleging she was forced into retirement three years ago after she lodged a number of complaints against the agency.

Judge upholds verdict in medical malpractice case

Jon Campisi Oct. 17, 2011, 7:12am

The estate of a man who died from post-surgical complications following the removal of his gallbladder that was awarded $400,000 after a January jury trial will receive the full compensation, this after a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge denied one defendant’s motion for post-trial relief.

First Judicial District of Pa. unveils smartphone App

Jon Campisi Oct. 14, 2011, 10:11am

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Philly courts consider request to create mass tort program for transvaginal mesh litigation

Jon Campisi Oct. 14, 2011, 10:05am

Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas is considering the creation of a new mass tort program at the court’s civil trial division to handle transvaginal mesh litigation.

Fired police dispatcher files wrongful termination claim

Jon Campisi Oct. 14, 2011, 10:01am

A former Montgomery County, Pa. police dispatcher who was fired from his job after his employers alleged they hadn’t received the proper medical forms required for a leave of absence is suing the county for wrongful termination.

Guitar Center slapped with wrongful termination lawsuit

Jon Campisi Oct. 14, 2011, 9:57am

A Norristown man allegedly dubbed the “older guy” at the Montgomery County, Pa. musical instrument store where he worked before his firing last year has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against his former employer, claiming he was terminated because of his age.