Carrie Salls News

Court allows key discrimination claims to stand against City of Chester's police

By Carrie Salls | Nov 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania will allow some of the charges raised in a discrimination lawsuit filed against the City of Chester and several members of its police department to proceed, according to an Oct. 22 opinion.

Parents cannot sue Philadelphia School District for issues tied to son's disability

By Carrie Salls | Nov 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The parents of a disabled boy who was allegedly discriminated against when the School District of Philadelphia was unable to place him in an appropriate school for two years cannot claim that they too faced discrimination by association, according to an Oct. 19 opinion issued by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Wegmans Food Markets loses appeal of Workers' Compensation judgment

By Carrie Salls | Oct 26, 2018

HARRISBURG – The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania upheld a Workers’ Compensation appeal board's ruling awarding disability benefits and the reimbursement of medical expenses for a Wegmans Food Markets Inc. employee who fell in the store after she was finished working for the day, according to an Oct. 10 opinion.

Breach-of-contract verdict for Birdsfoot Golf Club is upheld on appeal

By Carrie Salls | Oct 19, 2018

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania on Oct. 10 upheld a jury verdict in a breach-of-contact case involving Lindsay Golf Group Ltd., which does business as Birdsfoot Golf Club, and the E-Z-GO Division of Textron Inc.

Superior Court vacates wrongful termination order favoring former Myers Coach employee

By Carrie Salls | Oct 18, 2018

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania threw out a $2,400 ruling entered in favor of a former employee of Myers Coach Lines Inc. and A.J. Myers & Sons Inc. in a wrongful discharge case, according to an opinion entered Oct. 10.

False Claims Act suit against Bayada Home Health Care can proceed

By Carrie Salls | Oct 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A False Claims Act lawsuit filed against Bayada Home Health Care Inc. by the United States in response to allegations made by three former Bayada employees will be allowed to proceed, according to a Sept. 24 opinion issued by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Court grants Plain Green CEO's request to quash Think Finance subpoena in tussle with state AG

By Carrie Salls | Oct 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Plain Green LLC and former CEO Joel Rosette will not be required to testify in a lawsuit filed by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro against Think Finance LLC, according to an opinion issued Sept. 26 by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Judge rules against convicts who want their driver's licenses back

By Carrie Salls | Oct 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania dismissed a lawsuit filed by a potential class of Pennsylvania residents who have had their driver’s licenses suspended because of convictions on drug charges that did not involve a violation of traffic laws, according to an opinion issued on Sept. 25.

Judge deciding whether SEPTA can refuse to put political ads on buses

By Carrie Salls | Oct 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania denied the Center for Investigative Reporting’s request for an injunction that would prohibit the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority from setting certain restrictions on advertising placed on its buses, according to a ruling issued on Sept. 25.

Mother's claims against her lawyers in medical malpractice case dismissed

By Carrie Salls | Oct 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Claims filed by a minor’s mother against five attorneys who worked on the daughter’s medical malpractice case were dismissed in a Sept. 25 opinion issued by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Woman wants $13K arbitration award against Davidson Design affirmed

By Carrie Salls | Jun 5, 2018

A client of Davison Design & Development Inc. is asking the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania to uphold an arbitration award in her favor, according to a motion filed on April 27.

Wells Fargo asks court to order arbitration in fee-structure dispute

By Carrie Salls | May 31, 2018

Wells Fargo, Wells Fargo Advisors and broker George Venizelos have asked the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania to send a fee agreement dispute to arbitration, according to a motion filed on March 1.

Heartland Campus Solutions ordered to comply with request from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

By Carrie Salls | Apr 3, 2018

A recent decision from Pittsburgh federal court shows that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, under new leadership, is continuing to pursue cases involving allegations of deceptive practices by student loan servicers, according to Jenny Lee, a partner at Dorsey & Whitney LLP.

Narcoleptic loses case for unemployment compensation

By Carrie Salls | Mar 28, 2018

HARRISBURG – The state Commonwealth Court has upheld an Unemployment Compensation Board of Review order that denied unemployment compensation to a former Arro Consulting employee who quit her job as a result of issues related to breaks and leave that allegedly were needed to cope with narcolepsy and migraines, according to a March 9 opinion written by Judge Anne E. Covey.

Commonwealth Court upholds panel ruling in American Electric tax exemption case

By Carrie Salls | Mar 26, 2018

HARRISBURG — The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has upheld a previous ruling from a three-judge panel of the same court that found American Electric Power Service Corp.’s sale of electricity to the Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority (LIDA) is not tax-exempt, according to an opinion authored by President Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt on March 15.

No unemployment for church worker fired for allegedly falsifying mileage reports

By Carrie Salls | Mar 26, 2018

HARRISBURG — The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has affirmed an Unemployment Compensation Board of Review decision that denied a former Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries employee’s request for payment of unemployment benefits after she was fired for allegedly falsifying mileage reimbursement requests, according to an opinion filed on March 13.

Commonwealth Court overturns EHB order over oil and gas wells in Erie, Crawford counties

By Carrie Salls | Mar 26, 2018

HARRISBURG — The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has overturned an Environmental Hearing Board (EHB) administrative order that required B&R Resources LLC and managing member Richard F. Campola “to plug 47 abandoned oil and gas wells in Erie County and Crawford County,” according to an opinion filed on March 15.

Litigation funder entitled to its share of Pa. settlement, Third Circuit rules

By Carrie Salls | Mar 21, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upheld a Pennsylvania federal court ruling that states litigation funding contracts are enforceable and that the district court awarded the proper amount of damages in the case, according to an opinion filed on Feb. 27.

Plaintiffs seek class certification in LuLaRoe tax payment case

By Carrie Salls | Mar 21, 2018

PITTSBURGH – LuLaRoe customers have asked the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania to certify a class as part of their sales tax collection class action lawsuit filed against the company.

Case of 8-year-old transgender suing Minersville school district over bathroom continues

By Carrie Salls | Mar 20, 2018

SCRANTON – A Pennsylvania federal judge last year denied Minersville Area School District’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by an 8-year-old who was assigned the gender of male at birth but now identifies as a female - and the sides are now arguing over the plaintiff's attorneys' communication with the child's psychologist.

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