Takesha Thomas News

Judge orders Innocence Project to hand over conversations related to man's wrongful conviction

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 15, 2019

PHILADELPHIA - A district court has awarded, in part, a subpoena requiring that the Pennsylvania Innocence Project turn over documents related to a man wrongly convicted of murder.

Federal court will hear case of man who claimed Capital One Auto Finance violated Pennsylvania laws

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 15, 2019

PHILADELPHIA -- A district court has denied a motion to remand filed by a person who sued Capital One Auto Finance after his vehicle was repossessed.

Abington Memorial wins lawsuit over refusal to allow service dog inside hospital

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 14, 2019

PHILADELPHIA - A district court has granted a motion for summary judgment to Abington Memorial Hospital after the daughter of a patient accused the hospital of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

White woman's discrimination lawsuit against Thomas Jefferson University given the OK to proceed

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 14, 2019

Medical school prospect claims she was told that she'd have a better chance at being accepted if she were not Caucasian.

Debt collector Radius Global Solutions loses bid to have class action lawsuit dismissed

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 13, 2019

PHILADELPHIA - A federal judge has denied a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit after a debt collector was alleged to have violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Judge backs SEPTA's advertising policy; Comic was rejected for display on buses

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania federal court has upheld the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's (SEPTA) advertisement policy.

Sam's Club wins appeal in slip-and-fall case; Woman continued shopping after fall

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 28, 2018

HARRISBURG - A woman who claims she was injured in a Sam's Club store after a fall has lost her appeal.

Scranton School District fights claim that tenured teachers were illegally furloughed

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 26, 2018

SCRANTON - The Board of School Directors of the City of Scranton is asking a court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a group of tenured teachers who lost their jobs due to budget cuts.

U.K. court's $3.4 million ruling against international investment firm is upheld by Pa. Superior Court

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 22, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - An international investment firm has been ordered by a Pennsylvania court to pay more than $3.4 million.

Appeal in alleged overpayment of Medicare funds is denied

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 21, 2018

HARRISBURG - The state Superior Court has affirmed a trial court's ruling, denying an appeal from Community Care Behavioral Health Organization over alleged overpayment of Medicare funds in an audit of Berks Counseling Center.

Coal company wins part of appeal in long-term property dispute

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 21, 2018

HARRISBURG - A Pennsylvania coal company has won, in part, an appeal of a verdict denying it land rights in a long-standing property dispute.

Web developer will have to refile copyright infringement complaint

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 25, 2018

Live Face on Web filed a second amended complaint against Cremation Society of Illinois after what it claimed to have been an act of copyright infringement under the U.S. Copyright Act and Pennsylvania law.

Suit against Progressions Behavioral Health Services can move ahead as class action

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 24, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania judge has ruled in favor of a group of health care workers seeking to file a class action lawsuit over what they say is their employer's failure to pay overtime wages.

Former Washington Co. Democratic chair gets good news from Superior Court

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 22, 2018

HARRISBURG -- A Pennsylvania judge has vacated a lower court ruling against the former Washington County Democratic Party chairman.

Philadelphia court declines to impose sanctions on Delaware County hospital

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 17, 2018

Judge denies motion in class action suit to stop hospital from having arbitration agreements signed

Former Piedmont Airlines employee wins Workers' Compensation claim after slipping on snow

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 24, 2018

HARRISBURG – A Pennsylvania court has upheld a Workers' Compensation Appeal Board's award to a former Piedmont Airlines employee who was injured in a company parking lot.

Former Philadelphia firefighter loses Workers' Comp claim after cancer diagnosis

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - A veteran Philadelphia firefighter has lost an appeal with the Commonwealth Court in a Workers' Compensation claim that alleges his prostate cancer was a direct result of his occupation.

Shriners resist monitoring of animal handling at circus by Pittsburgh PD

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 14, 2018

PITTSBURGH – The city of Pittsburgh has proposed monitors inspect how the Shrine Circus handles its animals at its scheduled show in September, a proposal that the circus has rejected.

CVS will not face class action from former pharmacy techs; Philly judge won't certify class

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 3, 2018

A former CVS Pharmacy technician lost a renewed class action to recoup wages lost during certification classes.

Ambit Energy settles $9.3 million class action; $1.4M goes to attorneys

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 31, 2018

A Pennsylvania woman settled a class action lawsuit against Ambit Energy in a dispute over fees earlier this month.

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