Marian Johns News

Court dismisses claims from former Jenkintown mayoral candidate's lawsuit against the town, but she can amend complaint

By Marian Johns | Apr 3, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently reviewed a motion by Jenkintown Borough to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Borough couple who claim borough officials retaliated against against them through a series of bogus zoning code violations.

Woman loses slip-and-fall case against Boston Market; Judge finds lack of evidence

By Marian Johns | Apr 2, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania court has granted Boston Market Corp.'s motion for summary judgment in a case involving a customer's allegations that her slip and fall was caused by the restaurant's negligence.

Fired University of the Arts professor can proceed with lawsuit alleging civil rights violation

By Marian Johns | Apr 2, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania court has reviewed a case involving the investigation and firing of a former University of the Arts tenured professor who was accused of sexual harassment and is suing the school for defamation, breach of contract and violation of his civil rights.

Judge finds fraudulent joinder, keeps jurisdiction over lawsuits over ParaGard IUDs

By Marian Johns | Apr 2, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania won't remand a lawsuit filed by two women who claim they suffered complications when having their Teva Pharmaceuticals IUDs removed.

Former U.S. Boiler Co. employee sues machine manufacturer after finger is partially amputated

By Marian Johns | Feb 22, 2019

LANCASTER — A former employee of Lancaster-based U.S. Boiler Co. who suffered the partial amputation of his left finger after a boring machine accident has filed a lawsuit against the machine's manufacturer, alleging his injuries resulted from their defective product.

State inmate claims he was attacked by a prisoner with a metal pipe

By Marian Johns | Feb 22, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — An inmate who suffered severe injuries in an alleged attack by a fellow inmate wielding a metal pipe has sued the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections and 10 correctional officers, alleging violation of his Fourteenth Amendment rights.

Lawsuit over fatal boom lift accident coming to Pennsylvania

By Marian Johns | Feb 22, 2019

KANSAS CITY — The U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas has denied the request of Pennsylvania-based JLG Industries Inc. to dismiss a lawsuit against the lift and equipment manufacturer that was filed by the family of a worker who was crushed in an aerial boom lift accident in Missouri.

From Legal Newsline

Pennsylvania company settles claims of illegally requesting genetic information

By Marian Johns | Oct 22, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS — A Pennsylvania-based company has reached a settlement with the federal government over charges the company requested genetic information from job applicants and employees at its Indiana facility.

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