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City of Philadelphia sues opioid manufacturers for alleged role in 'public health crisis'

PHILADELPHIA – The City of Philadelphia has become the latest government entity in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to sue opioid manufacturers for deceptive marketing practices and creating what it has termed “an unprecedented public health crisis.”

Disability Rights Pennsylvania files suit against Philadelphia over requested documents

READING – A nonprofit alleges the city of Philadelphia failed to timely provide documents it requested.

Hidden City Philadelphia website claims ABC appropriated its name and trademark for video report series

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia-based news website has sued the American Broadcasting Company for trademark infringement and disparagement, claiming the network improperly used the website’s name to produce a series of feature news videos on historic locations in the city.

Philadelphia Lyft injunction vacated after state legislators pass law

PHILADELPHIA – The Commonwealth Court has vacated an injunction that prohibited transportation network companies (TNCs), including appellant Lyft Inc., from operating in the city of Philadelphia, according to an opinion entered on Oct. 31.

City of Philadelphia sues U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions over grant program restrictions

PHILADELPHIA – In response to the Trump Administration imposing new conditions on cities seeking to obtain criminal justice grant funding, the City of Philadelphia has sued U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in federal court.

Philadelphia loses appeal of Workers' Compensation lien ruling

PHILADELPHIA – The Commonwealth Court has affirmed a Workers' Compensation Appeal Board ruling related to the validity of insurer Independence Blue Cross’ subrogation lien against medical benefits provided by the city of Philadelphia to a city firefighter, according to a July 3 order.

Default judgment in slip-and-fall case against Philadelphia property owners upheld by Commonwealth Court

HARRISBURG — Two Philadelphia property owners named as defendants in a slip-and-fall lawsuit were denied a request to strike the default judgment entered against them because they failed to respond to the lawsuit filed by the accident victim.

Philadelphia firefighter says department, city refused to process his grievance

PHILADELPHIA — A former firefighter is suing the Philadelphia Firefighter and Paramedic Union Local 22 and the City of Philadelphia, alleging violation of Workers' Compensation acts.

City of Philadelphia denies liability for damage to Verizon conduits and copper wire in 2015 water main break

PHILADELPHIA – The City of Philadelphia denies it is responsible for damage to Verizon Pennsylvania’s telecommunications equipment, damages sustained as a result of the break of a City-owned water main two summers ago.

Commonwealth Court issues rulings in lawsuit over exposed Philadelphia trolley track

PHILADELPHIA — The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has reversed some decisions of a trial court regarding the case of a Philadelphia man who sustained injuries when his motor scooter struck an exposed and discontinued trolley track in 2013.

Contractor claims City of Philadelphia wrongly held it responsible for work delays

PHILADELPHIA — A New Jersey contractor is suing the City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Municipal Authority, citing alleged breach of contract.

Verizon alleges City of Philadelphia's water main break damaged its equipment

PHILADELPHIA – A telecommunications giant has sued the City of Philadelphia for equipment damages it asserts it sustained during a major water main break two summers ago.

Kunkletown couple says airport and city entities responsible for injury on tarmac

PHILADELPHIA – A Kunkletown couple have sued American Airlines, the City of Philadelphia and Philadelphia International Airport, alleging all three entities failed to protect one of the plaintiffs from injury on an airport tarmac.

False arrest and malicious prosecution claims against Philly police officers are settled

PHILADELPHIA – The City of Philadelphia has settled a civil rights complaint which alleged various constitutional and state law violations against the City, the Philadelphia Police Department and several department officers.

Joke GoFundMe page seeks donations for well-heeled city lawyer

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia lawyer, who is part of the Democratic City Committee and is set to retire soon, sets up a GoFundMe page as a joke.

Statute of limitations makes sheriff's sale property case time-barred from further proceedings

PHILADELPHIA – The statute of limitations applied to a complaint regarding outstanding costs related to a Philadelphia property sold at sheriff’s sale more than three years ago, has led that complaint to be dismissed in federal court.

Philadelphia prevailing wage law expanded, impact on employers to be determined

Although it is too soon to tell whether a prevailing wage ordinance signed by Mayor Jim Kenney on Oct. 27 will force any affected employers in the city to resort to layoffs, Fisher & Phillips LLP associate Gregory D. Hanscom said it's possible.  

Philadelphia settles excessive force lawsuit as citizens await launch of police body cam program

PHILADELPHIA – Police misconduct continues to be a pressing concern across the U.S., and the City of Philadelphia paid a $35,000 settlement to resolve allegations earlier this year. 

Class action claims Philadelphia Police Department improperly issued speeding tickets since 2012

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia law firm has filed a class action lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia, claiming its police department has issued unauthorized speeding tickets on state highways for more than four years.

Third Circuit Court dismisses search and seizure, other allegations versus Philadelphia police

PHILADELPHIA – An appellate court has dismissed charges of unconstitutional search and seizure, violation of equal protection and due process and a fabrication of warrant against the City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Police Department.