A federal judge denied the motion to dismiss the claim under the state Human Relations Act and the Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance.
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Pa. Supreme Court rules Philadelphia's controversial soda tax is legal, legislators look to continue fight
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
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
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.
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.
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.
A former employee is suing the City of Philadelphia for allegedly subjecting her to a hostile work environment and sexual and religious harassment.
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
An individual is suing the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Police Officer Christopher Hulmes and three unknown officers for allegedly fabricating evidence and testimony.
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
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.