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.
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Federal judge dismisses some claims in wrongful conviction suit; Plaintiff was convicted of murder he didn't commit
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.
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.
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.”
READING – A nonprofit alleges the city of Philadelphia failed to timely provide documents it requested.
Hidden City Philadelphia website claims ABC appropriated its name and trademark for video report series
PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia-based news website has sued the American Broadcasting Company for trademark infringement and disparagement, claiming the network improperly used the website’s name to produce a series of feature news videos on historic locations in the city.
PHILADELPHIA – The Commonwealth Court has vacated an injunction that prohibited transportation network companies (TNCs), including appellant Lyft Inc., from operating in the city of Philadelphia, according to an opinion entered on Oct. 31.
PHILADELPHIA – In response to the Trump Administration imposing new conditions on cities seeking to obtain criminal justice grant funding, the City of Philadelphia has sued U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in federal court.
PHILADELPHIA – The Commonwealth Court has affirmed a Workers' Compensation Appeal Board ruling related to the validity of insurer Independence Blue Cross’ subrogation lien against medical benefits provided by the city of Philadelphia to a city firefighter, according to a July 3 order.
Default judgment in slip-and-fall case against Philadelphia property owners upheld by Commonwealth Court
HARRISBURG — Two Philadelphia property owners named as defendants in a slip-and-fall lawsuit were denied a request to strike the default judgment entered against them because they failed to respond to the lawsuit filed by the accident victim.
PHILADELPHIA — A former firefighter is suing the Philadelphia Firefighter and Paramedic Union Local 22 and the City of Philadelphia, alleging violation of Workers' Compensation acts.
City of Philadelphia denies liability for damage to Verizon conduits and copper wire in 2015 water main break
PHILADELPHIA – The City of Philadelphia denies it is responsible for damage to Verizon Pennsylvania’s telecommunications equipment, damages sustained as a result of the break of a City-owned water main two summers ago.
PHILADELPHIA — The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has reversed some decisions of a trial court regarding the case of a Philadelphia man who sustained injuries when his motor scooter struck an exposed and discontinued trolley track in 2013.
PHILADELPHIA — A New Jersey contractor is suing the City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Municipal Authority, citing alleged breach of contract.
PHILADELPHIA – A telecommunications giant has sued the City of Philadelphia for equipment damages it asserts it sustained during a major water main break two summers ago.
PHILADELPHIA – A Kunkletown couple have sued American Airlines, the City of Philadelphia and Philadelphia International Airport, alleging all three entities failed to protect one of the plaintiffs from injury on an airport tarmac.
PHILADELPHIA – The City of Philadelphia has settled a civil rights complaint which alleged various constitutional and state law violations against the City, the Philadelphia Police Department and several department officers.
PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia lawyer, who is part of the Democratic City Committee and is set to retire soon, sets up a GoFundMe page as a joke.
PHILADELPHIA – The statute of limitations applied to a complaint regarding outstanding costs related to a Philadelphia property sold at sheriff’s sale more than three years ago, has led that complaint to be dismissed in federal court.
Although it is too soon to tell whether a prevailing wage ordinance signed by Mayor Jim Kenney on Oct. 27 will force any affected employers in the city to resort to layoffs, Fisher & Phillips LLP associate Gregory D. Hanscom said it's possible.