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Judge refuses to support mother's claim that Coatesville Area School District violated Americans with Disabilities Act

By Sandra Lane | Aug 16, 2018

Mother had claimed the Coatesville Area School District provided inadequate educational services for her learning-disabled son.

Disability advocates fall short of major hurdle in ADA case against Steak 'n Shake after alleging sloped parking lots

By Sandra Lane | Aug 6, 2018

A federal appellate court will allow an expansive Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit to proceed against Steak 'n Shake restaurants, but ruled the case did not yet achieve class action status.

Department of Labor wins damages in sushi restaurant case, settlement conference to be held

By Sandra Lane | Jul 31, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Senior Judge Michael Baylson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted the U.S. Department of Labor's request for liquidated damages in a case regarding violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act allegedly committed by some Pennsylvania Japanese restaurants, according to a July 12 opinion.

Superior Court approves change of venue in Parx Casino personal injury case

By Sandra Lane | Jun 26, 2018

HARRISBURG – A three-judge panel of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania upheld the decision of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County to transfer the venue of a personal injury lawsuit to Bucks County from Philadelphia County, according to a June 12 Superior Court ruling.

Dismissal of Philly wrongful death case affirmed; Lawsuit was filed by Illinois woman

By Sandra Lane | Jun 26, 2018

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court on June 12 upheld a Philadelphia County decision that said an estate representative's wrongful death lawsuit could not be tried in Pennsylvania.

TDA Ameritrade files motion to strike class action allegations, compel arbitration or dismiss complaint

By Sandra Lane | Jun 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - TD Ameritrade is mounting its defense against a class action lawsuit against it that was filed in Philadelphia federal court on Nov. 3 by Marianne Antczak and others.

American Airlines seeks dismissal or transfer of $15M lawsuit of woman who allegedly fell off cart

By Sandra Lane | May 29, 2018

American Airlines has filed a motion to dismiss or transfer a personal injury suit brought by a woman who claims that she suffered injuries while attempting to get off a cart at an airport in North Carolina.

Dispute over gun license settlement sent back to lower court

By Sandra Lane | May 7, 2018

A class action lawsuit filed by a John Doe against the city of Philadelphia for alleged privacy violations of the Pennsylvania Uniform Firearms Act of 1995 was remanded by Judge P. Kevin Brobson back to the trial court for further consideration on April 4.

Pa. Supreme Court rejects DEP’s method for calculating water pollution penalties

By Sandra Lane | May 2, 2018

In a 5-2 decision, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently rejected the state Department of Environmental Protection’s method for assessing water contamination fines in a dispute with EQT Production Company over damages caused by water that had leaked from the company's hydraulic fracture gas wells in 2012.

Commonwealth Court overturns decision to strike winning horse from race

By Sandra Lane | Apr 27, 2018

HARRISBURG — A Pennsylvania appellate court has reversed a decision by the State Horse Racing Commission to disqualify the winning horse in a race held at Philadelphia PARX in 2016, according to a decision filed on April 9 in the Commonwealth Court.

Court upholds decision to award unemployment compensation to woman who feared for safety at work

By Sandra Lane | Apr 25, 2018

A Pennsylvania appellate court has upheld a decision by the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review to award unemployment compensation to a woman who quit her job because she feared for her personal safety, according to a ruling filed on April 5 in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.

Discrimination not a factor in woman not getting prison nurse job, court rules

By Sandra Lane | Apr 23, 2018

HARRISBURG — A Pennsylvania appeals court recently affirmed a lower court’s decision to grant separate motions for summary judgment filed by a health care provider and the City of Philadelphia, which had been accused of denying a woman employment because of her race and criminal background.

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