News from August 2011

Muslim head-covering firing leads to suit against McDonald's

By Jon Campisi | Aug 17, 2011

A New York woman who alleges she was fired from her job at a McDonald’s restaurant in suburban Philadelphia two years ago has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the store’s owner, alleging federal civil rights violations.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court to start televising proceedings

By Jon Campisi | Aug 17, 2011

For judicial reform advocates, the move will surely be viewed as a long-awaited leap into the 21st Century.

Class action alleges NFL concealed information about head injuries

By Jon Campisi | Aug 18, 2011

A handful of former professional football players and their spouses have filed a federal lawsuit against the National Football League, alleging the NFL for years concealed information that would have proven a connection between the game and head and other injuries suffered by the athletes.

Philadelphia developer Bart Blatstein faces lawsuit over broken wheelchair lift

By Jon Campisi | Aug 18, 2011

The Philadelphia developer who may have singlehandedly turned the city’s Northern Liberties section from a rundown, post-industrial wasteland into a thriving commercial and residential district is facing a federal lawsuit over his alleged failure to properly fix a wheelchair lift used by a former residential tenant.

Coach files federal lawsuit over sale of counterfeit products; alleges copyright infringement

By Jon Campisi | Aug 19, 2011

Coach, Inc., the well-known and highly regarded handbag manufacturer, has filed a civil complaint in federal court in Philadelphia against an area business owner, alleging the entrepreneur is selling counterfeit products with the Coach label at her store.

Lung cancer death spurs asbestos mass tort claim

By Jon Campisi | Aug 19, 2011

The estate of a deceased woman who allegedly died of asbestos-related cancer is suing a number of companies that deal in products made with the fiber.

Collapsed utility pole leads to personal injury claim

By Jon Campisi | Aug 19, 2011

A Philadelphia woman who alleges she suffered serious bodily injuries after being struck by a collapsing utility pole is suing those who owned or controlled the structure.

Bucks County, Pa. hospital faces wrongful termination lawsuit

By Jon Campisi | Aug 19, 2011

A woman who worked for a Bucks County, Pa. hospital for nearly three decades before being terminated has filed a federal lawsuit against her former employer, alleging her firing was discriminatory.

Assault and battery lawsuit filed against nightclub and bouncers

By Jon Campisi | Aug 19, 2011

A Philadelphia man who claims he was attacked by bouncers and security agents outside of a city nightclub is suing his alleged attackers in state court.

Wells Fargo faces federal job discrimination lawsuit

By Jon Campisi | Aug 22, 2011

A former financial specialist for Wells Fargo Bank who contends she was fired from her job because her direct superior had discriminatory attitudes toward woman is suing the financial institution in federal court.

Suburban Philly newspaper chain faces wrongful termination complaint

By Jon Campisi | Aug 22, 2011

Two New Jersey women who claim they were terminated from their respective positions as advertising sales representatives for a greater Philadelphia area newspaper chain are suing the company, alleging their firings were age-related.

Pennsylvania corporation sued over allegations of JABRA technology trademark infringement

By Jon Campisi | Aug 23, 2011

A Danish company that specializes in the manufacture of hands-free telephonic headsets is suing a Pennsylvania corporation in federal court.

University of PA Health System faces wrongful termination lawsuit

By Jon Campisi | Aug 23, 2011

The University of Pennsylvania Health System is facing a federal discrimination lawsuit over allegations that a former 20-year hospital employee was fired because of her medical conditions.

Philadelphia man who was allegedly beaten by cops files civil rights complaint

By Jon Campisi | Aug 23, 2011

A Philadelphia man who alleges he was unlawfully arrested and beaten by city cops has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia and the officer who initiated the supposed attack.

Wal-Mart hit with age discrimination and wrongful termination lawsuit

By Jon Campisi | Aug 23, 2011

A Montgomery County, Pa. man who alleges his harassing treatment and eventual termination from his job at a Wal-Mart were discriminatory in nature has filed a federal lawsuit against the corporation.

Infinity Insurance hit with 'bad faith' lawsuit

By Jon Campisi | Aug 24, 2011

A Philadelphia man who alleges that his auto insurance provider has refused to pay out a claim involving his crashed vehicle, as well as refusing to send out an adjuster to assess the damages, has filed a bad faith lawsuit against the company.

Parents of 8-year-old sexual assault victim file personal injury claim

By Jon Campisi | Aug 24, 2011

The parents of a young girl who was allegedly sexually assaulted three summers ago at a West Chester, Pa. swim club have filed a lawsuit against the parents of the minor boy, as well as those in charge of running the pool.

Widow of car accident victim sues General Motors Corp.

By Jon Campisi | Aug 24, 2011

The widow of a man who is alleged to have died as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident has filed a civil suit against the makers of the vehicle he was driving, contending the car’s design contributed to his death.

Philadelphia Housing Authority faces lawsuit over lead paint poisoning

By Jon Campisi | Aug 24, 2011

A former Philadelphia resident who claims he became injured by inhaling lead paint at a city-owned housing complex is suing the Philadelphia Housing Authority.

Beleaguered Lower Merion School District pays $10,000 to settle webcam controversy claim

By Jon Campisi | Aug 25, 2011

The Lower Merion School District in suburban Philadelphia has agreed to pay a student $10,000 relating to the district’s controversial laptop web camera program.

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