PHILADELPHIA – Police misconduct continues to be a pressing concern across the U.S., and the City of Philadelphia paid a $35,000 settlement to resolve allegations earlier this year.
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PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia law firm has filed a class action lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia, claiming its police department has issued unauthorized speeding tickets on state highways for more than four years.
PHILADELPHIA – An appellate court has dismissed charges of unconstitutional search and seizure, violation of equal protection and due process and a fabrication of warrant against the City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Police Department.
PHILADELPHIA – A new regulation that has been put into effect in Philadelphia requires employers to provide an offer of employment before digging into a candidate’s criminal background.
Citing the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania’s “excellent opinion,” the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has upheld a ruling dismissing a developer’s lawsuit for failure to state a claim.
A recently enacted amendment to the city’s Fair Practices Ordinance makes it illegal for employers in Philadelphia to ask for, obtain or use credit-related information when considering whether to hire an applicant for many non-managerial positions.
PHILADELPHIA — James Beck, attorney at Reed Smith, has a theory as to why Philadelphia juries have a tendency to dole out eight- and nine-figure awards in personal injury cases.
PHILADELPHIA – City officials took out $250 million in insurance coverage ahead of the 2016 Democratic National Convention currently running in Philadelphia, and an attorney says it is probably a good thing the City took out an extra $5 million for coverage in lawsuits against law enforcement.
PHILADELPHIA – A defamation case against the New York Daily News filed by a Philadelphia firefighter whose photograph was included with a story about an alleged sex scandal involving the city's firefighters should not have been dismissed, according to a panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
PHILADELPHIA – The attorney for the owner of a Philadelphia real estate business said he and his client “are very dismayed” by a May ruling issued by a federal appeals court that held the man is not entitled to the tax liability protections afforded by the Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act (SCRA) to business owners while they are actively serving the U.S.military.