City of Philadelphia News

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.”

Disability Rights Pennsylvania files suit against Philadelphia over requested documents

By Louie Torres | Dec 18, 2017

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

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 5, 2017

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 Lyft injunction vacated after state legislators pass law

By Carrie Salls | Nov 7, 2017

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.

City of Philadelphia sues U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions over grant program restrictions

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 29, 2017

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 loses appeal of Workers' Compensation lien ruling

By Carrie Salls | Jul 24, 2017

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

By Carrie Salls | Jun 12, 2017

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 firefighter says department, city refused to process his grievance

By Louie Torres | Jun 5, 2017

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

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 17, 2017

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.

Commonwealth Court issues rulings in lawsuit over exposed Philadelphia trolley track

By Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro | Apr 26, 2017

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.

Contractor claims City of Philadelphia wrongly held it responsible for work delays

By Louie Torres | Apr 13, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — A New Jersey contractor is suing the City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Municipal Authority, citing alleged breach of contract.

Verizon alleges City of Philadelphia's water main break damaged its equipment

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 14, 2017

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.

Kunkletown couple says airport and city entities responsible for injury on tarmac

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 31, 2017

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.

False arrest and malicious prosecution claims against Philly police officers are settled

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 20, 2017

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.

Joke GoFundMe page seeks donations for well-heeled city lawyer

By Michelle de Leon | Jan 18, 2017

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.

Statute of limitations makes sheriff's sale property case time-barred from further proceedings

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 12, 2017

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.

Philadelphia prevailing wage law expanded, impact on employers to be determined

By Carrie Salls | Nov 22, 2016

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.  

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