City of Philadelphia News

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.

'Stop-and-frisk' lawsuit against Philly Police doesn't succeed

By Charmaine Little | Sep 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted on Aug. 27 Philadelphia's motion to dismiss in a civil rights lawsuit over an alleged "stop-and-frisk" policy.

City of Philadelphia and co-defendants fail in attempt to have sexual harassment lawsuit dismissed

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 4, 2018

The City of Philadelphia’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by government employee Vanessa Bines was unsuccessful.

Pittsburgh's hired guns move in on Philadelphia's turf as opioid lawyers jostle for power

By John O'Brien | Aug 29, 2018

The fighting in Pennsylvania among plaintiffs lawyers working on contingency fees has escalated this summer

Judge sends trip-and-fall complaint against Philadelphia, property owners to mandatory arbitration

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 27, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Per the order of a state court judge, a woman’s negligence-related injury complaint filed against the City of Philadelphia and a pair of property owners has been transferred to mandatory arbitration.

Philadelphia resident blames police, city for conviction that was reversed

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia man, citing federal rights violations, is suing the city and police officers claiming false arrest that led to his imprisonment.

A Philadelphia resident seeks more than $75,000 in damages after allegedly falling down on sidewalk

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia resident, claiming she tripped and fell on a sidewalk, is seeking more than $75,000 in damages from the U.S. Army, Gaudenzia Inc., the city of Philadelphia and Kerr Building Materials Inc., property operators, citing alleged negligence.

Philadelphia Police can't fully escape lawsuit brought by man wrongly accused of being the Kensington Strangler, rape

By Charmaine Little | Aug 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA -- The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has both granted and denied the city of Philadelphia’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit from a man acquitted on attempted rape charges.

Statute of limitations dismisses City of Philadelphia, police officer from false imprisonment action

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 8, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – One police officer and the City of Philadelphia have been dismissed from a plaintiff’s civil rights infraction and unlawful imprisonment case filed against several fellow Philadelphia police officers, due to the application of state law and a two-year statute of limitations.

Philly cop, alleging retaliation from sexual harassment issue, gets green light for lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 8, 2018

A federal judge denied the motion to dismiss the claim under the state Human Relations Act and the Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance.

Pa. Supreme Court rules Philadelphia's controversial soda tax is legal, legislators look to continue fight

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 22, 2018

HARRISBURG – A soda and sweetened beverage tax that has divided the City of Philadelphia and been the subject of controversy since its implementation is legal, according to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

Bern firm, shut out of opioid litigation spot, says lead lawyers don't represent enough of Pennsylvania

By John O'Brien | Jun 22, 2018

MEDIA – After not being picked to a coveted leadership role in Pennsylvania’s opioid litigation, a Conshohocken plaintiffs firm is pleading with a Delaware County judge to reconsider.

A dissident emerges in Pennsylvania's opioid litigation: Lehigh Co. claims its case has been highjacked

By John O'Brien | Jun 22, 2018

The fight for control of Pennsylvania’s opioid litigation is not over, as Lehigh County is not happy that its case has been grouped in with more than 30 others and that lawyers it previously rejected have been tasked with overseeing the proceedings.

American Airlines passenger blames airline, other airport operators for injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — An airline passenger is suing American Airlines Group Inc. and other airport operators, alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries at the American Airlines terminal at Philadelphia International Airport.

Drexel University law professor claims that Philadelphia police officers unlawfully arrested her

By Philip Gonzales | May 16, 2018

A Drexel University law professor is suing the City of Philadelphia, an unknown medic and police officers Kelly Neal and Christopher McCue for alleged unlawful arrest.

City of Philadelphia allegedly failed to prevent supervisor from harassing employee

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 26, 2018

A former employee is suing the City of Philadelphia for allegedly subjecting her to a hostile work environment and sexual and religious harassment.

Former inmate accuses Philadelphia police officers of fabricating evidence against him

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 24, 2018

A former inmate is suing the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Police Officer Christopher Hulmes and three unknown police officers for allegedly fabricating evidence.

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