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Synthes sued by fired employee who says he was discriminated against due to narcolepsy

By Jon Campisi | Feb 19, 2014

A Pennsylvania man is suing West Chester, Pa.-based Synthes Inc.Maurice E.The lawsuit says that the defendant’s reasons for terminating Kelley were pretextual and “bogus. Kolman

Workplace wrongful death yields $17 million settlement, reportedly highest in Phila. history

By Jon Campisi | Feb 18, 2014

The plaintiff’s firm representing the estate of Adam P. Nowak, Sr.The plaintiff’s team announced it had reached the settlement with the defendants as it was preparing for a pending jury trial.”

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh accused of not rehiring medical assistant because of disabilities

By Jon Campisi | Feb 18, 2014

strictly because of her disabilities.Angela Koller, who resides in New Castle, Pa., claims in her civil action, which was filed on Feb. 12 at the U.S.Koller had been hired by Community Medicine Inc

Pa. Turnpike Commission sued by fired toll worker

By Jon Campisi | Feb 14, 2014

A fired tollbooth worker claims in a newly filed civil action that he wasterminated from his job with the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission because he had to take time off of work due to a back injury

Former Phila. Traffic Court judge's fraud sentencing postponed

By Jon Campisi | Feb 14, 2014

The federal judge overseeing the fraud case against a former PhiladelphiaTraffic Court judge has OK’d pushing back the disgraced jurist’s sentencing hearing.On Feb.On Jan.On Feb. 12, U.S

Judge dismisses high-profile assisted suicide case against Phila. nurse

By Jon Campisi | Feb 13, 2014

Mancini maintained that all she did was hand her ailing father his partially filled bottle of prescribed morphine when he requested it.The case drew widespread public and media attention.In her Feb.”

Cigna Home Delivery Pharmacy named in discriminatory firing complaint by former employee

By Jon Campisi | Feb 13, 2014

Nickelle Moultrie, a black female who was employed by Horsham, Pa.-based Cigna Home Delivery Pharmacy as a specialty technician, was fired on Sept. 11 at the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.On. Nov

Superior Court reverses Phila. judge's denial of labor leader's request disqualifying firm in defamation case

By Jon Campisi | Feb 13, 2014

Three judges on the Pennsylvania Superior Court on Feb. 11 reversed a Dec. 26, 2012, order by a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge that denied John J.S.S.e. Bender, Christine L. Donohue and John L

Defense summary judgment denied in Phila. school officer’s pregnant student assault case

By Jon Campisi | Feb 12, 2014

Theresa Zorbah is suing over claims that school police officer Adrienne Holmes used too much force when trying to remove her from the library at Fels High School in early June 2010.S. 10 memorandum

Bayer sued by Pa. woman who became pregnant after Mirena IUD migrated throughout body

By Jon Campisi | Feb 12, 2014

Rebecca Syx filed suit in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia on Feb.Days later, Syx underwent an ultrasound, which failed to locate the Mirena.The lawsuit was filed by attorneys James R

Judge sends discrimination case against Kraft Foods, Nabisco back to Phila. Common Pleas Court

By Jon Campisi | Feb 12, 2014

S. District Court judge has ruled.On Jan. 29, U.S. District Judge Michael M. Baylson, who sits in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, remanded Trina L.Lawyers for Kraft Foods Global Inc. 11, 2012

Pa. Chief Justice Castille joins national workgroup on videoconferencing technology

By Jon Campisi | Feb 11, 2014

Chief Justice Ronald D.Castille said that Pennsylvania’s judiciary is recognized the country over as a leader in the use of videoconferencing technology

City of Coatesville sued by former manager who alleges discriminatory firing

By Jon Campisi | Feb 11, 2014

The former top administrator of a Chester County municipality is alleginghis termination was racially motivated.Harry G. Walker, III, who was hired as the city manager of Coatesville, Pa. 7 at the U

Third Circuit affirms dismissal of NFL Super Bowl ticket suit

By Jon Campisi | Feb 11, 2014

A federal appeals panel has sided with a U.S.The three-judge panel of the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed U.S. District Judge David S. 10 non-precedential decision. Hardiman, Anthony J

Cabbie sues University of Pennsylvania, police officers over rough treatment

By Jon Campisi | Feb 10, 2014

A Philadelphia cab driver claims in a newly filed lawsuit that he was physically assaulted by a University of Pennsylvania police officer after being pulled over for alleged careless driving

Public Interest Law Center of Phila. seeks $42K-plus in attorneys’ fees from special ed dispute with Phila. S.D.

By Jon Campisi | Feb 10, 2014

The complaint, which was filed in federal court in Philadelphia on Feb. 6, stems from a 2013 case in which the law center represented the parent of a child eligible for special education services.W.W

Punitive damages claim can proceed in case arising from city worker’s ladder death

By Jon Campisi | Feb 10, 2014

In a Feb. 6 memorandum and order, U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson, of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, denied a motion by the ladder manufacturer to dismiss the punitive damages claim only

Proposal would mandate judges' party affiliation on retention ballot

By Jon Campisi | Feb 7, 2014

A western Pennsylvania lawmaker has introduced a bill that would amendthe state constitution to require judges running for retention to list their party affiliation on the election ballot.State Rep

Judge dismisses suit against homeowners association by woman who broke ankle on black ice

By Jon Campisi | Feb 7, 2014

Anna Modica sued Maple Meadows Homeowners Association over a slip-and-fall incident that occurred during the early morning hours of Jan., alleged she became injured after falling on black ice.S.K.“Ms

Penn Law Dean Michael Fitts tapped to lead Tulane University in New Orleans

By Jon Campisi | Feb 6, 2014

The dean of the University of Pennsylvania’s Law School is heading downsouth after he was tapped to lead a Louisiana institution of higher learning.Michael A. These relationships will last a lifetime

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