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Judge denies Golden Living Center-Stroud’s motion to dismiss punitive damages in wrongful death suit

By Dawn Geske | May 29, 2018

HARRISBURG — Golden Living Center-Stroud’s motion to dismiss punitive damages in a wrongful death lawsuit has been rejected by a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Superior Court upholds dismissal of personal injury case due to inactivity

By Dawn Geske | Dec 20, 2017

HARRISBURG – A personal injury case that was inactive for seven years has been denied reinstatement by the state Superior Court.

Philadelphia School District files appeal in case of W.C. Bryant sixth-grader who died of asthma attack

By Dawn Geske | Apr 14, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — Defendants in the wrongful death lawsuit of a sixth-grade student with asthma have appealed the denial of judgment on some of the plaintiffs' claims.

Student loan provider Navient intends to defend against suits brought by US, Illinois, Washington

By Dawn Geske | Mar 1, 2017

The country's largest student loan provider and two of its subsidiaries are embroiled in litigation with federal regulators and the attorneys general of Illinois Washington state over alleged failures in how it services its student loan borrowers.

Third Circuit Court of Appeals allows for subgroups in age-discrimination case

By Dawn Geske | Feb 5, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third District has identified subgroups as a segment of employees that cannot be discriminated against under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).

Defamation case against Bill Cosby dismissed by federal appeals court

By Dawn Geske | Jan 18, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A case in which a woman making claims against Bill Cosby that he allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted her has been dismissed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

DuPont's employees to proceed with class action over unpaid time getting ready for shift

By Dawn Geske | Oct 26, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has overturned a lower court's ruling, allowing a class action lawsuit brought by employees against DuPont to proceed.

'Ban the box' regulations unlikely to change in Philadelphia

By Dawn Geske | Oct 12, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A new regulation that has been put into effect in Philadelphia requires employers to provide an offer of employment before digging into a candidate’s criminal background.

Pennsylvania has three AGs in as many weeks

By Dawn Geske | Sep 1, 2016

HARRISBURG – Following the resignation of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, Bruce Castor filled in while a replacement was confirmed.

EPA fines manufacturer $7,090 for alleged violations connected to PCBs

By Dawn Geske | Aug 26, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A specialty chemical and emulsion polymer manufacturer received a $7,090 fine for alleged violations of transporting oil containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).

Duquesne prof: Professional exile will follow jail time for former Pa. AG Kane

By Dawn Geske | Aug 25, 2016

NORRISTOWN - Kathleen Kane, the former attorney general of Pennsylvania who recently resigned after being found guilty of perjury, won't spend much time in prison, but she likely won't be practicing law for a long time - if ever again - a Duquesne University law professor says.

EEOC settles case over Muslim server fired for wearing headscarf

By Dawn Geske | Aug 24, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A settlement has been awarded in a case against a Philadelphia restaurant with an apparent "no hoodies" policy regarding an employee’s right to wear a headscarf as part of her religious freedom.

Pesticide company hit with $550,000 EPA fine

By Dawn Geske | Aug 18, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – THE U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has handed down a penalty for the unauthorized distribution of two pesticide products.

EPA: Amount of settlement with Galliker's in line with similar cases

By Dawn Geske | Aug 16, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Alleged violations handed down by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency against a dairy company over the handling of a hazardous chemical have been settled, and the amount is consistent with similar cases, the EPA says.

Judge denies Uber's motions in case brought by limousine drivers

By Dawn Geske | Aug 15, 2016

PHILADEPHIA – A mega transportation service and its drivers are in a lawsuit in which the drivers allege they are actual employees of the company and not independent contractors.

Lawyer in $70M Risperdal case expects more large verdicts

By Dawn Geske | Jul 26, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Early returns were blown away by a recent Philadelphia verdict against Johnson & Johnson, which faces hundreds of lawsuits in the court that allege the company's antipsychotic drug Risperdal caused the growing of breasts in male users. 

Company fined $98K over sexual assault disagrees with OSHA's allegations

By Dawn Geske | Jul 26, 2016

YORK – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has handed down a citation and fine to a national health care provider after an assault on one of its employees, but the company's CEO says information released by the agency misrepresents its commitment to employee safety.

EEOC fights sexual orientation discrimination using Civil Rights Act

By Dawn Geske | Jul 21, 2016

PITTSBURGH – The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit that challenges the federal law prohibiting sex discrimination to also include discrimination based on sexual orientation.

IKEA recall leaked by Consumer Product Safety Commission

By Dawn Geske | Jul 14, 2016

CONSHOHOCKEN – Before IKEA could announce a massive recall on one of its furniture products, the information was leaked prematurely by a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) employee.

Geographic injunction expanded in Guthrie Healthcare's trademark infringement case

By Dawn Geske | Jul 12, 2016

NEW YORK – The Second Circuit Court has expanded the geographic reach of an injunction in a trademark infringement case.

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