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

Dawn Geske Apr. 14, 2017, 10:09am

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

Dawn Geske Mar. 1, 2017, 6:27pm

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

Dawn Geske Feb. 5, 2017, 8:20pm

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

Dawn Geske Jan. 18, 2017, 12:24pm

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

Dawn Geske Oct. 26, 2016, 1:03pm

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

Dawn Geske Oct. 12, 2016, 9:32am

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

Dawn Geske Sep. 1, 2016, 9:51am

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

Dawn Geske Aug. 26, 2016, 11:27am

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

Dawn Geske Aug. 25, 2016, 11:54am

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

Dawn Geske Aug. 24, 2016, 8:16am

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

Dawn Geske Aug. 18, 2016, 8:36am

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

Dawn Geske Aug. 16, 2016, 12:01pm

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

Dawn Geske Aug. 15, 2016, 9:20am

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

Dawn Geske Jul. 26, 2016, 10:25am

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

Dawn Geske Jul. 26, 2016, 10:13am

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

Dawn Geske Jul. 21, 2016, 2:26pm

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

Dawn Geske Jul. 14, 2016, 3:47pm

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

Dawn Geske Jul. 12, 2016, 10:13am

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

Appeals court overturns Kingston union election results based on threats made by employees

Dawn Geske Jun. 28, 2016, 10:50am

WASHINGTON – Threats made by a nurse in Pennsylvania during a union election recently resulted in a court overturning the election results and providing a stern warning to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Sugar Grove Amish couple win appeal in religious freedom dispute with sewer authority

Dawn Geske Jun. 28, 2016, 10:09am

HARRISBURG – An Amish couple have won an appeal against the Sugar Grove Sewer Authority that will allow them to connect to the township’s sewer system in the way that is least restrictive to their religious beliefs.