U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit News

Third Circuit upholds dismissal of Chemours Co. severance plan complaint

By Charmaine Little | Jun 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – A handful of former employees for The Chemours Co. lost their appeal after their employee severance plan complaint was dismissed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

Third Circuit reinstates housing groups' lawsuit against Pittsburgh

By Ryan Croft | Jun 5, 2018

A federal appellate panel recently reversed a lower court’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the city of Pittsburgh and its former mayor, Luke Ravenstahl, according to a decision filed on March 31 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Heartland Campus Solutions still fighting CFPB probe after Pittsburgh judge's ruling

By John Revak | May 29, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A stay pending appeal was recently granted to the defendant in a case involving the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Federal judge boots attorneys from copyright infringement case against McGraw-Hill

By Karen Kidd | May 16, 2018

Attorneys representing a Lititz-based photography company in a copyright infringement case have been disqualified following a federal judge's ruling earlier this month over the law firm's hiring of a consultant who previously had worked for the defendants in the case.

Sen. Scarnati appeals federal judge's order to pay League of Women Voters for costs of gerrymandering challenge

By Karen Kidd | May 3, 2018

A state senator is appealing a federal judge's order earlier this month to pay more than $29,300 to the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania in reimbursement for the fees and costs of its successful gerrymandering challenge.

Third Circuit gives ERISA plan administrators a win

By Justin Stoltzfus | Apr 9, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — It wasn't a surprise, but it was a victory for benefits plan administrators, a Seyfarth Shaw attorney says of a recent appeals court decision in a lawsuit that started in Harrisburg federal court.

Litigation funder entitled to its share of Pa. settlement, Third Circuit rules

By Carrie Salls | Mar 21, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upheld a Pennsylvania federal court ruling that states litigation funding contracts are enforceable and that the district court awarded the proper amount of damages in the case, according to an opinion filed on Feb. 27.

Third Circuit upholds nearly $16,000 penalty against R.L. Reppert over pension plan documents

By Carrie Salls | Feb 8, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – In December, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed rulings in a Pennsylvania lawsuit that alleges a Lehigh County company did not meet its pension requirements.

Former mental institution patients appeal gun ownership case dismissal to Third Circuit

By Carrie Salls | Jan 29, 2018

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.

Fired student loses $1M verdict after Bloomsburg University's appeal to Third Circuit

By Carrie Salls | Oct 24, 2017

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.

Plaintiff's complaint over supposed inadequate union representation remanded to Philly municipal court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 17, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia man’s lawsuit surrounding an internal dispute with his employment union has been ordered to return to the Philadelphia Municipal Court.

Appellate court dismisses case of man suing local post office for late mail

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 10, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit says a man who alleged his local post office violated his property and due process rights had filed a case which failed to state a claim.

Third Circuit: Former tenant didn't state proper constitutional rights violation claim

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 10, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A federal appellate court has ruled to dismiss the case of a former housing tenant who claimed a housing manager forcibly evicted her and that former neighbors harassed her.

Third Circuit: Lawsuit blaming Disney World for copperhead bite shouldn't be heard in Pennsylvania

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 15, 2017

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.

Third Circuit: N.J. man doesn't have standing to challenge Trump's presidential eligibility

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 7, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A New Jersey man’s bid to invalidate the election results of U.S. President Donald Trump's victory has been turned away in now two federal courts.

Third Circuit: Hospital not liable for fire after discharging alleged arsonist

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 28, 2017

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.

Third Circuit agrees teacher's wrongful termination lawsuit has no jurisdiction over Maryland defendants

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 17, 2017

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.

Western Pennsylvania federal court correctly dismissed wrongful termination lawsuit, says Third Circuit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 10, 2017

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.

Third Circuit rules woman's medical civil rights, injury claims barred by statute of limitations

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 10, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A federal appeals court affirmed a lower court’s ruling that a Scranton woman’s civil rights and personal injury claims were barred by their respective statutes of limitation.

Judge rejects motion for summary judgment from Swarthmore College in wrongful termination case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 7, 2017

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.

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