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

Student's mother sues Mount Carmel schools after daughter allegedly burned in chemistry class

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 4, 2018

SCRANTON — A mother is suing a school district and its officers, citing alleged failure to protect and negligence.

Woman says she was wrongfully accused of robbing an AT&T store

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 30, 2018

SCRANTON — A Blakeslee, Pennsylvania resident is suing a police officer, citing alleged assault and violation of civil rights.

Labor Dept. alleged to have violated FOIA

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 27, 2018

WILLIAMSPORT — A man is suing the U.S. Department of Labor, citing an alleged Freedom of Information Act violation.

Dismissed baseball coach sues Scranton School District

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 26, 2018

A Pennsylvania resident is suing Scranton School District and Alexis Kirijan, school operator, citing alleged violation of due process.

Contract dispute lights up vs solar panel manufacturer

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 26, 2018

A Pennsylvania company is suing Seraphim USA Manufacturing Inc., which makes solar panels, and Ryan Erwin, the company president, alleging fraud and failure to meet the terms of a contract.

Ashley police officer claims he passed over for promotion for opposing mayoral campaign

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 26, 2018

WILKES-BARRE — A part‐time police officer is suing the Borough of Ashley and Donald Sipple Sr., citing alleged harassment and illegal hiring.

Muslim photographer sues Pa. House's GOP Caucus, claims he was discriminated against and fired

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 21, 2018

HARRISBURG – A former employee of the State House of Representatives’ Republican Caucus is suing the body for discrimination, unlawful termination and retaliation, claiming he received prejudicial treatment for his practice of the Islamic faith.

Lawsuit: Wayward tire caused brain injury at Goodyear

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 21, 2018

HARRISBURG - A business invitee is suing The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. and Goodyear Commercial Tire and Service Center No. 078, premises operators, citing alleged negligence.

Former employee claims she was wrongfully fired by Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 20, 2018

HARRISBURG — A female employee is suing a university, citing alleged discrimination and retaliation.

A thin-skinned town council in Dauphin County is waging war on free speech

By The Pennsylvania Record | Nov 12, 2018

Government officials in Middletown won't pay the Press & Journal to publish public notices unless the paper stops criticizing them.

Worker claims AFSCME union refused to terminate membership at his request

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 8, 2018

HARRISBURG — A Pennsylvania resident is suing American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Council 13 and various individuals, citing alleged violation of constitutional rights.

Pa. judge rules Rite Aid investor who filed suit purchased shares before actionable statements

By Tomas Kassahun | Nov 7, 2018

HARRISBURG - The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has ruled against a Rite Aid investor who alleged that he was misled by Rite Aid and Walgreens during their attempt to merge.

Former employee sues Hampton House for firing her

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 5, 2018

WILKES-BARRE — A former employee is suing HCR ManorCare Inc., d/b/a Hampton House, a nursing care facility, citing alleged age discrimination, disability discrimination, retaliation, and violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Woman claims she was fired because of depressive episode

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 29, 2018

SCRANTON — An Etters woman is suing a civil engineering firm, citing alleged disability discrimination and wrongful termination.

Misericordia University is accused of disability discrimination, wrongful termination

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 15, 2018

WILKES-BARRE — A former project manager is suing Misericordia University, an educational institution, citing alleged age and disability discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Maryland couple sue Cove Haven hotel for fall down staircase

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 9, 2018

WILKES-BARRE — A Maryland couple are suing Cove Haven Inc. hotel operators and others citing alleged negligence.

Shur-Save worker sues dairy products distributors, says he slipped on milk

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 9, 2018

SCRANTON — A Shur-Save worker is suing Instawhip Foods Inc., Upstate Farms and others dairy products distributors, citing alleged negligence.

High school teacher who alleged corruption files lawsuit against Scranton School District

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 4, 2018

SCRANTON — A high school teacher is suing Scranton School District and Alexis Kirijan, a school administrator, citing an alleged violation of civil rights.

Walmart worker claims he was fired after reporting another employee using racial slurs

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 26, 2018

SCRANTON — An overnight stocker employee is suing Walmart, citing alleged racial discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Lawsuit pins blame on York County Prison for prisoner's suicide

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 21, 2018

HARRISBURG — York County Prison and several correctional officers face a lawsuit for allegedly failing to take precautions to keep a suicidal inmate from killing herself, according to court documents.

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