On Oct. 29, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted the Federal Trade Commission’s motion to dismiss an ongoing lawsuit with Watson Laboratories and Allergan Finance.
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The Army was granted its motion for summary judgment in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Oct. 29 after a man accused the Pentagon of not giving him a promotion because of his age.
District court rules on attempted wage class action by ex La Buca waiter who worked there for three weeks
PHILADELPHIA - On Oct. 26, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted a former restaurant worker’s motion for conditional certification for his colleagues to opt into his federal law claim against Ristorante La Buca Inc.
American Airlines flight attendant fails to prove sexually hostile work environment and gender discrimination
PHILADELPHIA – An American Airlines flight attendant’s claims of gender discrimination did not hold up in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, which granted the airline summary judgment on Aug. 27.
An airport authority isn’t entitled to its preliminary objections in a lawsuit that sparked after a couple claimed planes flew too close to their property, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania determined on October 15.
Supreme Court says jury should determine whether medical malpractice case was filed in timely manner
HARRISBURG - On Oct. 17, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled that a lower court erred when it granted summary judgment to a number of health care providers sued for medical malpractice.
PHILADELPHIA - An ongoing battle between Pennsylvania transportation authorities and taxicabs in the Philadelphia area was settled in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on Oct. 17.
On Sept. 17, Judge Berle Schiller of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania agreed with a hearing officer's ruling that a Rose Tree Media School District student’s attack on a classmate wasn’t a result of his disability.
Chipotle can't escape former employee's discrimination suit; Company says he was fired for poor performance
On Sept. 20, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania denied Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.’s motion for summary judgment on a former employee’s claims the popular eatery discriminated and retaliated against him.
On Sept. 21, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania affirmed a trial court’s ruling that granted the County of Lycoming and the City of Williamsport summary judgments after a husband and wife who sued the city and county failed to prove the local agencies were exempt from governmental immunity.
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled against a woman on Sept. 20 who claimed Wernersville State Hospital fired her because of her race and infringed on her rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
On Sept.17, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania determined a blind man didn’t provide enough evidence that Sam’s Oyster House discriminated against him through its website.
PHILADELPHIA – A Pennsylvania district court has granted U-Haul and two subsidiaries a motion to compel arbitration in a Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuit filed by an employee.
PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania sided with New Hope-Solebury School District on Aug. 27, in a former student’s claims it violated the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania determined on Aug. 27 it lacked proper jurisdiction to settle a Bitcoin deal gone wrong between a Pennsylvania man and a Japanese company.
PHILADELPHIA – A flight attendant's accusations of gender discrimination against American Airlines did not fly in court, as Judge Eduardo C. Robreno has ruled in favor of the airline.
Retired union member won't get arbitration after being impacted by new health benefits, Third Circuit rules
PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit reversed and remanded a lower court’s order of arbitration concerning a lawsuit over healthcare benefits for a retired union member.
PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted on Aug. 27 Philadelphia's motion to dismiss in a civil rights lawsuit over an alleged "stop-and-frisk" policy.
HARRISBURG - The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania decided June 4 that the Delaware Riverkeeper Network waited too long to file an overdue petition.
Philadelphia Police can't fully escape lawsuit brought by man wrongly accused of being the Kensington Strangler, rape
PHILADELPHIA -- The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has both granted and denied the city of Philadelphia’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit from a man acquitted on attempted rape charges.