City of Philadelphia News

Property owners battling over sidewalks, scaffolds reach settlement

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 22, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A settlement has been reached between adjacent property owners in Philadelphia who were in legal conflict over the existence and placement of scaffolding and sidewalk shelters, with each side opposed as to the structures’ legality or lack thereof.

Former mental health facility manager's wrongful termination suit transferred to arbitration

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 16, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A wrongful termination complaint filed by a former mental health facilities manager has now been transferred to arbitration, per an agreement from all parties concerned.

Judge rules for Philadelphia after man stops pursuing personal injury claim

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 16, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A judgment of non pros has been entered in a Philadelphia man’s litigation, one filed after he claimed to be injured by an errant sewer drainage cover by City of Philadelphia agencies and state authorities.

Case centered on SEPTA bus that fell into road construction hole set for settlement conference

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 16, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A settlement conference has been scheduled in the case of a local man who initiated legal action against the City of Philadelphia, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation (DOT), after he was allegedly injured when the bus he was riding fell into a construction hole.

Philadelphia woman's lawsuit claiming her car fell into a sinkhole headed to arbitration

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 14, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Arbitration proceedings have been scheduled for a case brought against the City of Philadelphia, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and its Department of Transportation, by a motorist who claims to have been injured when her car fell into a sinkhole in Philadelphia.

Counsel for Cablenet Services may be allowed to withdraw from pending negligence action at future hearing

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 3, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A rule returnable meeting has been scheduled for mid-May to determine if counsel for Cablenet Services will be allowed to withdraw their appearance, in the case of a plaintiff said to be injured by alleged negligently-maintained cable wires in Philadelphia’s Old City neighborhood.

Man who claimed Curran-Fromhold guard broke his jaw settles with corrections officials, City of Philadelphia

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 23, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff inmate of Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility who alleged an assault at the hands of a corrections officer broke his jaw recently settled his case.

Drexel University and City of Philadelphia blame each other for plaintiff's alleged fall

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 16, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A Delaware County couple says that an uneven sidewalk in University City injured the husband-plaintiff and sued both Drexel University and the City of Philadelphia for damages, while the defendants argue that not only are they insulated from litigation, but each blames the other for the subject incident.

Benjamin Franklin Parkway cyclist says City of Philadelphia's negligence led to his accident, injuries

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 12, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A cyclist allegedly injured by an “obstruction” meant to protect wires and hoses on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia has sued the City, believing it was negligent in placing that equipment there and causing his injuries.

SEPTA blames City of Philadelphia for hole in sidewalk that led to lawsuit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 22, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A pair of plaintiffs injured by a fall caused by a hole in the concrete curb on a Philadelphia sidewalk, have levied a lawsuit for damages against both the City of Philadelphia and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) – though SEPTA claims the lone fault for the incident rests with the City alone.

City of Philadelphia sues financial institutions for 'billions' in alleged overcharging on bond interest rates

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 26, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The City of Philadelphia has filed an antitrust class-action lawsuit in a New York federal court last week, charging seven prominent financial institutions with conspiracy in forcing it and other municipal borrowers to pay steep sums of interest on variable-rate bonds over an eight-year period spanning 2008 to 2016.

Court rules City of Philadelphia must accept arbitrator's decision in setting worker's salary

By Charmaine Little | Feb 26, 2019

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania remanded a case back to a lower court after it determined the City of Philadelphia prematurely objected to an arbitration award for an employee’s salary.

Judge orders Innocence Project to hand over conversations related to man's wrongful conviction

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 15, 2019

PHILADELPHIA - A district court has awarded, in part, a subpoena requiring that the Pennsylvania Innocence Project turn over documents related to a man wrongly convicted of murder.

Case of man who broke arm on North Philadelphia golf course scheduled for 2020 trial

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 22, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The case of a man who allegedly sustained a broken arm and ribs while riding in a golf cart on the Juniata Golf Course in North Philadelphia has been scheduled for a trial in about a year.

Pa. resident claims he was wrongfully assaulted by police officers, falsely imprisoned

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 22, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania resident is suing the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Police Officer Scott Schweizer, and Philadelphia Police Officers Jane/John Does 1-10, law enforcement officials, citing alleged assault, battery, malicious prosecution, false arrest, false imprisonment, failure to intervene, and excessive force.

Philadelphia granted partial summary judgment in employment discrimination case

By Chandra Lye | Jan 14, 2019

PHILADELPHIA -- The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has partially granted and partially denied a motion for summary judgment in a race discrimination case against the City of Philadelphia.

Lawsuit alleging injured motorist's car fell into Philadelphia sinkhole is headed to arbitration

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 7, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Arbitration proceedings have been set for litigation initiated against the City of Philadelphia, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and its Department of Transportation by a motorist who claims to have been injured when her car fell into a sinkhole in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia police dispatcher claims he has been harassed by his supervisor

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 31, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A police dispatcher is suing a government entity, citing alleged sexual harassment and hostile work environment.

Lawyer waited too long to file clients' case against Philly PD

By Charmaine Little | Dec 6, 2018

An attorney waiting too late to file a discrimination lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia resulted in two men losing their case in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Nov. 19.

Construction company says Philadelphia Municipal Authority owes it more than $2.5 million

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 4, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A construction company is suing Philadelphia city officials, citing breach of contract.

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