City of Philadelphia News

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.

Federal judge says Philadelphia's retention of car-charging stations may be unjust

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Dec 4, 2018

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has ruled that the City of Philadelphia may have been unjustly enriched by resident’s installation of curbside EV chargers.

Philadelphia police officers claim they were victims of discrimination

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 29, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia police officers have filed a class-action lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia, d/b/a Philadelphia Police Department; Cpl. Karen Church; and John Does Nos. 1-10, city government and officers, citing alleged civil rights violation and civil rights conspiracy.

Philadelphia Police Dept. sued

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania resident is suing the City of Philadelphia, Lt. Bill, and Joseph Carter et al, municipality of Pennsylvania and police authorities, citing alleged federal civil rights violations.

City of Philadelphia, DHS worker blamed for boy's death

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 14, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — An aunt of a decedent minor is suing the City of Philadelphia and Issiar Santa-Torres, government entity and DHS worker, citing an alleged violation of civil rights.

Plaintiff claims he was wrongfully arrested by Philadelphia police

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 31, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — An individual is suing the Philadelphia Police Department, citing alleged violation of civil rights and federal law.

Philadelphia police officers are accused of planting criminal evidence

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 25, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — Three individuals are suing Philadelphia police officers, citing alleged assault and deliberate intent.

Lawsuit: Man sues for damages after breaking arm and ribs in golf cart accident

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A man who allegedly sustained a broken arm and ribs while riding in a golf cart on the Juniata Golf Course in North Philadelphia claims the club was negligent in creating the conditions that caused the accident.

Much of Philadelphia police officer's sexual harassment lawsuit tossed

By Asia Mayfield | Oct 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA -- A City of Philadelphia police officer's lawsuit against the city has been allowed to proceed, though not against the city's police department and only on her hostile work environment claim.

Sidewalk shelters and scaffolding at the center of lawsuit between adjacent property owners in Philly

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Adjacent property owners in Center City, Philadelphia are 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.

Woman steps into hole, sues Philadelphia, Comcast and the State of Pennsylvania

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 24, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff allegedly injured on a Philadelphia street by walking into a hole is pursuing legal damages against the city, state, and a number of other businesses, including Comcast.

Philly woman's car falls in sinkhole; She sues City of Philadelphia, state and other entities

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A motorist who was allegedly severely injured when her car fell into a sinkhole in South Philadelphia has sued the entities she believes are responsible for the negligence of maintaining the street where the accident occurred.

Plaintiff accuses Philly cops of concealing their assault and battery on him while in custody

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A new complaint filed in state court claims Philadelphia police officers battered a man who had a conflict with a gas station cashier over possession of a pack of cigarettes he purchased, while counsel for the officers say the claims are baseless.

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