City of Philadelphia News

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.

'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.

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