PHILADELPHIA -- Civil rights claims from a former employee at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health who alleged that she experienced sexual harassment from her supervisor and was fired after speaking up have been dismissed.
PHILADELPHIA – A protester who filed a lawsuit against a U.S. Secret Service agent in that agent's personal and professional capacities will have one of his Fourth Amendment claims heard, but his First Amendment claims against the agent were dismissed Sept. 30 because the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled it did not have jurisdiction over a federal agent.
PITTSBURGH – An appeals court upheld a tax reassessment on a couple's property, backing a lower court's decision to dismiss their complaint – even though the lower court was wrong in its reasoning for dismissal.
READING – A years-long battle between Reading and several residents over a new recycling fee was extended after the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania on Thursday vacated a declaratory verdict for the residents and remanded the case to the Court of Common Pleas of Berk County.
HARRISBURG -- A plumbing company may not be responsible for flooding damage to a home after the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania vacated a lower court's decision against it Aug. 13 and remanded the case to the lower court for further consideration.
The city of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County object to claims made by a husband and wife who filed a class action lawsuit against Allegheny County, the county's Board of Property Assessment Appeals and Review, the city and Pittsburgh Public Schools alleging the county raised their real estate tax during the years 2014 through 2016.
PHILADELPHIA — The Pennsylvania Superior Court denied final appeals on May 16 from two bar operators who failed to file timely challenges from default judgments against them stemming from a 2013 fight that allegedly left a patron injured.
PHILADELPHIA — The state Superior Court has reversed a Bucks County judgment, with the appeals court holding that nearly $200,000 in a Wells Fargo bank account wasn't exempt from garnishment by Bollard & Associates.
PHILADELPHIA – The Superior Court recently ruled in favor of defendants Chestnut Hill Hospital, Tri-County Emergency Physicians and many of its associates in an appeal filed by Ellesia Blaque of a trial court decision clearing the healthcare provider of medical malpractice.