PHILADELPHIA - On Aug. 8, Judge Mitchell S. Goldberg of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania green-lighted a six-figure award for two former employees who were allegedly wrongfully terminated while involved in an Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation.
PITTSBURGH - UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside was accused of violating the Human Relations Act by one of its psychiatric nurses who had been attacked by patients in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County on July 26. She filed the suit after allegedly being refused reasonable accommodations.
PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania federal court dismissed most complaints against a pair of law firms drawn into a dispute between a lawyer and his clients who claim his failure to act caused them to lose a lawsuit.
PITTSBURGH - The Superior Court of Pennsylvania affirmed that a couple are not subject to arbitration in their negligence claim against a wealth management company and their securities broker after they lost investments.
HARRISBURG - A group of Lower Merion Township retired police officers had to pay Social Security taxes on township contributions, an appeals court recently ruled, and therefore those contributions should have been included in their pensions, it said in remanding their lawsuit back to the lower court that ruled against them earlier.
PHILADELPHIA - The widow of a man who hanged himself after pleading guilty to sexual assault has sued a correctional facility and others in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
PHILADELPHIA - On Aug. 21, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania ruled on a complex case concerning damages and attorney fees stemming from alleged overpayment in life insurance, affirming some judgments from a lower court but vacating damages awarded and remanding the case back to the lower court for reconsideration.
PHILADELPHIA - A woman who sued after being fired by St. Francis–St. Vincent Homes for Children had most of her allegations dismissed Aug. 7 by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania – but it allowed her charges of race and religion discrimination and retaliation to continue.