PITTSBURGH – A trio of retired and current public schoolteachers have initiated potential class action litigation in federal court over the legality of a state law that mandates them to pay “fair-share fees” to the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA), its affiliates or a union-approved charity.
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HARRISBURG – The Commonwealth Court ruled for a former Towamencin fire marshal Kevin Pezzano suing the township, overruling an earlier decision by the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County.
MONTOURSVILLE – Pennsylvania counties experiencing a boom in fracking also see increases in employment, salaries and violent crime, a shale networking organization said in a recent newsletter.
HARRISBURG – Any number of factors could have played into the alleged racial discrimination that resulted in a former Pennsylvania Department of Corrections director of equal employment opportunity’s decision to file a lawsuit against the department and individual defendants, according to Workplace Fairness senior adviser Paula Brantner.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania's legislature may consider passing a False Claims Act (FCA) aimed at preventing Medicare and Medicaid fraud.
PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit stated Friday that a former Philadelphia Police Department officer candidate failed to establish a prima facie case of employment discrimination, and upheld a trial court ruling granting summary judgment to the City of Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA – Hotel corporation Best Western International, Inc. is seeking to strike a $95,000 default judgment entered against it in December, due to alleged improper service of the lawsuit connected to the judgment.
HARRISBURG – Legal and commercial entities that must file a report with the Pennsylvania Treasury if they have reportable unclaimed property can follow certain steps, two attorneys who specialize in unclaimed property issues said in a recent interview.
PHILADELPHIA – A woman filing suit against a Ruby Tuesday location in New Jersey hasn’t alleged minimum contacts with the state of Pennsylvania in her negligence suit, according to defense counsel.
PHILADELPHIA – Law enforcement authorities in Allegheny County did not violate a Swissvale man’s constitutional rights, in denying an application regarding the restoration of his right to own firearms.
NEW YORK – A federal appeals court in New York City affirmed a ruling which denied class certification to a large-scale investment fraud lawsuit, which had included Pennsylvania’s Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) as a plaintiff.
One of the largest personal injury verdicts in the history of both Lancaster and York County was secured Wednesday by an attorney representing the estate of a young woman killed in a drunk driving accident in February 2014.
A bottling company’s motion to transfer a lawsuit filed against it by a Pennsylvania vodka manufacturer to federal court in Minnesota has been denied, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania said in a decision this week.
A Northern California sports production company is suing a Berks County-based barber for alleging pirating the broadcast of a championship boxing match.
AT&T says the lawsuit brought by a cell phone tower technician who fell five stories from an allegedly faulty ladder and was critically injured does not belong in Pennsylvania.
U.S. District Court for the Easter District of Pennsylvania found standing in claims of injury as a result of data breach in Enslin v. Coca Cola.
Toyota Motor Corporation and TK Holdings moved for default judgment on July 6 in a product liability case in which they are named as defendants
Last Wednesday, a federal judge granted a summary judgment motion brought against a Cheltenham woman and former Philadelphia police officer by her resident township and three of its police officers.
A state appellate court judge has refused a petition for a preliminary injunction seeking
For years defendants in tort cases have said that Philadelphia's courts are biased, but little in the way of empirical data was available to substantiate the claims.