University of Pennsylvania News

American Law Institute hits the road to explain controversial Restatement; It has been called 'litigation fuel'

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 13, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – After passing a controversial Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance at its annual convention last May, the American Law Institute is convening events across the country discussing the document in further detail.

Former University of Pennsylvania employee claims he was wrongfully terminated because of depression

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 17, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — An individual is suing the University of Pennsylvania, citing alleged disability discrimination and wrongful termination.

Plumber says he was exposed to diseases while working on pipe connected to UPenn laboratory

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 16, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A plumber is suing the University of Pennsylvania after he claims a pipe he was working on, which was connected to a campus laboratory, potentially exposed him to a host of blood-borne pathogenic diseases.

Lawsuit: Flung marshmallow at UPenn frat's Halloween party burned woman's back

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 26, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A guest at a University of Pennsylvania fraternity’s Halloween party is holding the group and its event organizers responsible for an incident in which a lit marshmallow allegedly burned her on the back.

Former employee accuses University of Pennsylvania of discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 6, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A former employee is suing The Pennsylvania Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the trustees of of the University of Pennsylvania, citing alleged disability discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Even after eight years, criticisms of American Law Institute's insurance project remain

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 24, 2018

WASHINGTON – Not everyone is as excited as those who drafted new guidance for judges about its passage.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia allegedly interfered with employee's FMLA rights

By Philip Gonzales | May 14, 2018

An individual is suing her former employers, the Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania, for allegedly violating the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Parents of University of Pennsylvania student who committed suicide sue school, say officials ignored warning signs

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 16, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania is facing a lawsuit from the parents of a student at its Wharton School of Business who committed suicide two years ago, which charges the university with not adequately responding to the young woman’s repeated pleas for help.

UPenn cholesterol treatment patents upheld on challenge by Kyle Bass group

By Carrie Salls | Apr 7, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — Patents related to two of the University of Pennsylvania’s Juxtapid high-cholesterol treatment methods were upheld by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board after they were challenged by hedge fund manager Kyle Bass’ Coalition for Affordable Drugs.

Princeton Review says Penn Law graduates have best prospects

By Deb Rogers | Oct 26, 2016

PHILADELPHIA - The combination of cross-disciplinary offerings, collaboration and superb schooling adds up to a job and paycheck for University of Pennsylvania law graduates.

ALI restating liability insurance law, final product on schedule for May meeting

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 19, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A reporter chosen by the American Law Institute to re-interpret liability insurance law says he was encouraged by feedback at a meeting earlier this month.

ALI membership to convene in Philadelphia for conference on restatement of insurance liability law

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 6, 2016

On Thursday and Friday, Advisers and a Members Consultative Group from the American Law Institute (ALI) will be convening for a meeting regarding Restatement of the Law as it pertains to liability insurance.

Penn among universities targeted by class action lawyers over pension plans

By Carrie Salls | Sep 2, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania is one of several universities being sued by employees amid allegations that the schools’ retirement plans come with excessive fees.

Dentist sues Penn Dental alleging that she was wrongfully terminated

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 21, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A dentist is suing the dental practice that she worked for, alleging that she was terminated due to her age.

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