PHILADELPHIA – Third-party litigation funders scored a touchdown on Friday, when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit vacated an order prohibiting ex-NFL players from utilizing their assistance to receive advance payments in the league’s billion-dollar concussion settlement.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit News
PHILADELPHIA -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has overturned a district court decision with regards to a fee dispute between an attorney and his former firm.
Retired union member won't get arbitration after being impacted by new health benefits, Third Circuit rules
PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit reversed and remanded a lower court’s order of arbitration concerning a lawsuit over healthcare benefits for a retired union member.
PHILADELPHIA – A federal appellate court has upheld the dismissal of the litigation filed by a former nurse at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, deciding she had not offered sufficient evidence to show her termination was based on racial discrimination.
PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff who sued a Chevrolet car dealership and its owner over allegedly unfair arbitration and court proceedings, and who had that same complaint dismissed from a federal court for lack of jurisdiction, reached that same result in a federal appellate court.
Third Circuit: Kmart employee couldn't prove her medical disability was the reason she wasn't rehired
PHILADELPHIA – A former Kmart employee who attempted to return to the company did not prove her medical disability was the reason she was not rehired, a federal appellate court ruled.
PHILADELPHIA – A federal appellate court judge has said a medical care facility’s untimely notice of appeal led to its dismissal, explaining many months and opportunities were extended to the facility to comply with judicial rules and they did not do so.
PHILADELPHIA – A federal appellate court has denied claims from an independent presidential candidate from Florida, who alleged improper prevention of his name from appearing on ballots for the 2016 Presidential Election in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
PHILADELPHIA – The panel of a federal appellate court has dismissed as frivolous complaints filed by a woman against U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton, Cambridge Analytica and its founder Aleksandr Kogan, noted whistleblower Christopher Wylie and Queen Elizabeth II.
Disability advocates fall short of major hurdle in ADA case against Steak 'n Shake after alleging sloped parking lots
A federal appellate court will allow an expansive Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit to proceed against Steak 'n Shake restaurants, but ruled the case did not yet achieve class action status.
PHILADELPHIA – For the second time, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled it will not stop a policy allowing transgender students in Boyertown schools to use the restroom facilities corresponding to their gender identity, a decision that could potentially send the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Third Circuit says IRS employee did not prove prima facie discrimination case against Treasury Department
PHILADELPHIA – A federal appellate court ruled that a former employee of the Internal Revenue Service did not set out a prima facie case to support her allegations that she faced racial discrimination and a hostile work environment in her time at the IRS.
Third Circuit tosses vague lawsuit alluding to death threats allegedly made by family of prominent British banker
PHILADELPHIA – A Munhall woman’s vague complaint alleging death threats against her appeared on the social media pages of a prominent British banker has been thrown out by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
PHILADELPHIA – Air travelers who feel Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers conduct screenings a bit too close for comfort and pursue lawsuits in response might now find those agents are immune from such claims, given the first ruling from a federal appellate court on the matter.
Yahoo wins TCPA case after plaintiff's expert reports 'offer nothing'; Attorneys sought recovery for 27K texts
PHILADELPHIA – In a long-litigated Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) case filed, Yahoo has had its verdict of summary judgment upheld by a federal appellate court for a second time, and had the plaintiff’s expert reports excluded.
Dismissal status of Pittsburgh financial mismanagement lawsuit against Morgan Stanley amended by Third Circuit
PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit modified the dismissal status of a lawsuit brought by a woman who claimed finance giant Morgan Stanley mismanaged her accounts and withheld information from her as to same based on its absence of prejudice.
Plaintiff's near two-year delay in pursuing complaint against Aqua Pennsylvania leads to denial of its amendment
PHILADELPHIA – A federal appellate court upheld the denial of amendment to a plaintiff’s complaint against the Aqua Pennsylvania water company, charging the lack of specificity in his allegations and undue delay of nearly two years in filing for said amendment, led to that very same denial.
PHILADELPHIA – A federal appellate court upheld a summary judgment ruling for the Merck pharmaceutical company in opposition to the claims of one of its former research analysts, who claims she was unlawfully terminated after alleging the company engaged in fraud.
PHILADELPHIA - An appeal has been filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in a case in which children's author Jennie Nicassio claims a major publisher and leading company media ripped off her idea in order to publish a strikingly similar book and air a television special.
Third Circuit says Boyertown's transgender students can use restrooms corresponding to gender identity
PHILADELPHIA – A federal appellate court recently ruled that transgender students in Boyertown schools may continue to use the restroom facilities corresponding to their gender identity, marking a key victory for the LGBT advocacy community and a defeat for their ideological opponents.