U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania News

Wheelchair-bound woman, Huntingdon Valley lawyer team to file 20 ADA lawsuits in eastern Pennsylvania

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A wheelchair-bound woman has charged a local Sky Zone trampoline park facility with violating the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 for allegedly not providing adequate parking facilities compliant with that federal law, the most recent of her 20 such lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court.

EPA proposes $365,500 settlement with Pennsylvania manufacturer over alleged violations of Safe Drinking Water Act

By Karen Kidd | Sep 17, 2018

The proposed settlement reached by the EPA and U.S. Justice Department with Malvern-based CertainTeed Corp. represents the largest civil penalty payment required by the Safe Drinking Water Act over alleged safe drinking water violations in Louisiana, the EPA said in a statement.

Philadelphia court rules in Aetna's lawsuit alleging conspiracy over opioid reimbursement

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - Aetna sued the pharmaceutical company, the doctor, and the executives, as well as other physicians and company representatives, over an alleged fraudulent scheme to induce the insurance provider into covering off-label prescriptions of Subsys, an opioid medication.

African-American employees sue William Penn School District, alleging discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 14, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — Two African-American employees are suing the William Penn School District, claiming they were passed over for promotions because of alleged racial and gender discrimination.

Endo Pharmaceuticals sued for discrimination, wrongful termination

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A New Jersey resident is suing a pharmaceutical company, citing alleged discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Student sues Moravian College after she allegedly was raped by another student in his dorm room

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A student is suing Moravian College after she allegedly was raped by another student, reported the alleged attack to college workers, but was not immediately told to make an official complaint.

U-Haul granted motion for arbitration after allegedly not paying worker overtime

By Charmaine Little | Sep 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Pennsylvania district court has granted U-Haul and two subsidiaries a motion to compel arbitration in a Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuit filed by an employee.

New Hope-Solebury School District is victorious in student's discrimination case

By Charmaine Little | Sep 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania sided with New Hope-Solebury School District on Aug. 27, in a former student’s claims it violated the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Philadelphia court has no jurisdiction over Pa. man's Bitcoin lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Sep 11, 2018

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania determined on Aug. 27 it lacked proper jurisdiction to settle a Bitcoin deal gone wrong between a Pennsylvania man and a Japanese company.

Court rules in favor of American Airlines in flight attendant's gender discrimination case

By Charmaine Little | Sep 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A flight attendant's accusations of gender discrimination against American Airlines did not fly in court, as Judge Eduardo C. Robreno has ruled in favor of the airline.

'Stop-and-frisk' lawsuit against Philly Police doesn't succeed

By Charmaine Little | Sep 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted on Aug. 27 Philadelphia's motion to dismiss in a civil rights lawsuit over an alleged "stop-and-frisk" policy.

RICO class action targets lending service owned by Kashia Band of Pomo Indians

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 7, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania resident has filed a class action lawsuit against Derrick J. Franklin, Alyssa Franklin, Reno Keoni Franklin, Dino Franklin Jr. and Brandon Wilder, employees of Kashia Services, citing alleged violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

Lawsuit against Callaway Gardens: Child was hurt in tubing accident

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 7, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A child and her mother are suing Callaway Gardens Resort, Inc. and Ida Cason Callaway Foundation, an outdoor resort, citing alleging negligence after the child allegedly suffered serious injuries in a tubing accident on the water.

Xerox sued by Pa. company over printing press agreement

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 7, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania corporation is suing Xerox Corp., citing alleged breach of contract and misrepresentation and concealment.

Court favors Pennsylvania School Boards Association in First Amendment lawsuit

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 5, 2018

Defendant Pennsylvania School Boards Association’s (PSBA) motion for summary judgment in a First Amendment lawsuit has been granted.

Law firm Lewis Brisbois says Ind. company hasn't paid $170K tab

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A legal service provider is suing Medical Informatics Engineering Inc. of Indiana, citing alleged breach of written engagement and unjust enrichment.

City of Philadelphia and co-defendants fail in attempt to have sexual harassment lawsuit dismissed

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 4, 2018

The City of Philadelphia’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by government employee Vanessa Bines was unsuccessful.

Collector backed out of 'Magic: The Gathering' cards deal, lawsuit says; Sale price was $177K

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 4, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A New Jersey resident is suing Brian Nocenti and John Does 1-5, Pennsylvania collector, citing alleged breach of contract, fraud, and unjust enrichment.

Disabled rider with service dog sues city bus service for ADA violation

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 4, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A disabled person who uses a service dog is suing Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), citing alleged violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Person with disabilities is suing school system for violation of the ADA

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 3, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A person with disabilities is suing Perkiomen Valley School District, a school system, citing alleged failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act regulations (ADA).

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