PHILADELPHIA – Two men have appealed a Sept. 25 order in which a federal judge dismissed their lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania and federal laws that prohibit individuals who were previously admitted to a mental institution from owning a gun.
PHILADELPHIA – Geisinger Medical Center, Bloomsburg University and two employees are not liable for previously awarded damages related to the firing of a nurse anesthesiology student after she refused to submit to a drug test, according to a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit opinion.
PHILADELPHIA – For jurisdictional reasons, a federal appeals court recently denied the appeal of a Holland Township couple who filed a negligence lawsuit against Walt Disney, for one of the plaintiffs being bitten and injured by a snake during a visit to the Walt Disney World resort in Florida.
PHILADELPHIA – A federal appeals court says the doctrine of res judicata bars a civil complaint against a hospital because of its discharging of the plaintiff’s brother, an individual who allegedly then set fire to the plaintiff’s house.
PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has upheld a lower court’s view that lack of personal jurisdiction as it pertained to Maryland-based defendants was grounds for dismissal in an educator’s wrongful termination lawsuit.
PHILADELPHIA – According to a panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, a plaintiff suing Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania for wrongful termination based on alleged age, gender and racial discrimination rightfully had her case dismissed in a Western Pennsylvania federal court.
PHILADELPHIA – A wrongful termination case from a former public safety officer at Swarthmore College, predicated on an alleged incident of racial discrimination, has survived a motion for summary judgment from the college in federal court.
PHILADELPHIA – A federal appeals court has determined that a lower court erroneously threw out a motion to dismiss before properly resolving a separate motion to compel arbitration in a payroll dispute litigation.
PHILADELPHIA – A federal appeals court said a woman who filed a lawsuit against a Malvern attorney and his law firm did not have the legal standing to bring her complaint, in effect agreeing with a lower court’s view of the matter as “legally frivolous.”
PHILADELPHIA – A former employee of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital who claimed he was wrongfully terminated for taking time off through the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has lost his appeal against the institution.
PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently affirmed a lower court’s ruling that entered a jury verdict for four Pennsylvania State Police troopers accused of using excessive force after a high-speed chase.
PHILADELPHIA – A panel of federal appellate court judges dismissed the appeal of a former Drexel University medical student who filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the academic institution, for lack of jurisdiction and without prejudice.