PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge has ordered both a former manager at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel suing his former employer for wrongful termination and the hotel company itself to provide the court regular updates on the status of ongoing arbitration proceedings in their case.
PHILADELPHIA – A pair of card players who sustained combined losses of a quarter-million dollars at Philadelphia’s SugarHouse Casino have alleged the gaming establishment supplied their table games incorrectly and illegitimately, literally stacking the deck in its own favor.
PHILADELPHIA – A dismissal was reached in a federal court suit surrounding an underlying personal injury action which had a construction company seeking both indemnification and defense from the Penn National and Travelers insurance companies.
DOYLESTOWN – Bucks County could be on the hook for a $67 million punitive damages verdict, after a federal court jury recently determined in a class action lawsuit that the county and its department of corrections violated the state’s Criminal History Records Information Act.
PHILADELPHIA – On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to the Boyertown Area School District’s policy of allowing transgender students to use the restroom facilities corresponding to their gender identity.
PHILADELPHIA – A wheelchair-bound woman who charged a Sky Zone trampoline park facility with violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by not providing adequate parking facilities has settled with the park.
PHILADELPHIA – A California plaintiff has settled litigation against a local burial company, its general manager and board president for what he had alleged was their unlawful exhumation of the body of his mother.
PHILADELPHIA – A guest at a University of Pennsylvania fraternity’s Halloween party in 2017, who sued after a lit marshmallow allegedly burned her on the back, withdrew her complaint shortly after filing it.
HARRISBURG – A Christianity-focused student organization in Mechanicsburg has settled claims with the school district, superintendent and high school principal it sued, initially claiming its free speech was violated when it was denied the opportunity to distribute literature and Bibles in a school building.
PHILADELPHIA – The parents of a seven-year-old child allegedly injured on a playground ladder in Lititz are litigating against the park in federal court, just as the park believes that its designers and the manufacturers of the ladder are liable for the events in question instead.
HARRISBURG – A former employee of the State House of Representatives’ Republican Caucus who alleged he received prejudicial treatment for his practice of the Islamic faith did not exhaust his administrative remedies before filing suit, the Caucus claims.
PITTSBURGH – A former United States Marine who alleged his landlords violated the Fair Housing Act by evicting him for keeping a service dog in his apartment, has reached a preliminary settlement with the landlords in question.
PHILADELPHIA – Settlement proceedings are ongoing in an action filed by a man on board the infamous Southwest Airlines flight from April 2018 on which one passenger was partially sucked out of the plane and later died.
PITTSBURGH – A pending bankruptcy proceeding has put the wheels down on a lawsuit between a pilot and the California airline he worked for, one he alleges subjected him to negligent, prolonged carbon monoxide exposure in the planes he was flying.
PHILADELPHIA – A prominent science law attorney has authored an amicus brief on behalf of 11 organizations interjecting themselves in a fight before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, connected to determining quality of expert witnesses by the Frye standard in trial courts.
PHILADELPHIA – A settlement has been reached between adjacent property owners in Philadelphia who were in legal conflict over the existence and placement of scaffolding and sidewalk shelters, with each side opposed as to the structures’ legality or lack thereof.
PHILADELPHIA – A sexual harassment lawsuit brought by a former sales associate for Olympia Sports based on allegedly threatening physical and verbal behavior she faced from her supervisor is heading to arbitration in June.
PHILADELPHIA – A damages assessment hearing has been scheduled in the case of a plaintiff accused of physically abusing his mother and facing disciplinary action from the Department of Education, then allegedly not receiving proper legal representation.
PHILADELPHIA – After a continuance, arbitration proceedings have been rescheduled for a matter involving a North Wales plaintiff who claimed Farmers Insurance failed to insure her for losses due to wind and water damage at her property.