City of Philadelphia News

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.

City of Philadelphia and police officers accused of fabricating evidence and testimony in narcotics case

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 24, 2018

An individual is suing the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Police Officer Christopher Hulmes and three unknown officers for allegedly fabricating evidence and testimony.

Discrimination not a factor in woman not getting prison nurse job, court rules

By Sandra Lane | Apr 23, 2018

HARRISBURG — A Pennsylvania appeals court recently affirmed a lower court’s decision to grant separate motions for summary judgment filed by a health care provider and the City of Philadelphia, which had been accused of denying a woman employment because of her race and criminal background.

Federal judge dismisses some claims in wrongful conviction suit; Plaintiff was convicted of murder he didn't commit

By Carrie Salls | Mar 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania dismissed parts of a lawsuit filed against the city of Philadelphia, two former police detectives and a former police officer by Shaurn Thomas, a man who “was convicted of a murder he did not commit,” according to an opinion entered Feb. 2 by U.S. District Judge Gene E.K. Pratter.

City discontinues litigation against law firm it had alleged owed more than $300K in taxes

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 2, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The City of Philadelphia has recently discontinued litigation against a law firm and two of its members, which claimed it failed to timely pay delinquent taxes in excess of $300,000 over a period spanning from 2007 to 2015.

City of Philadelphia sues opioid manufacturers for alleged role in 'public health crisis'

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The City of Philadelphia has become the latest government entity in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to sue opioid manufacturers for deceptive marketing practices and creating what it has termed “an unprecedented public health crisis.”

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