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Former SEPTA maintenance worker sues for discriminatory firing

Jon Campisi Dec. 2, 2011, 10:07am

A former maintenance custodian for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority who was fired from his job in December 2009 after 16 years of employment has filed a federal civil rights claim against the transit agency, alleging his termination was related to his race.

Pa. Supreme Court decision could affect Philly's revised DROP pension program

Jon Campisi Dec. 2, 2011, 10:12am

A Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling this week that stated a public employer cannot unilaterally eliminate pension perks without first engaging in collective bargaining with union representatives may have arisen from a dispute with firefighters in Erie, Pa., but the ruling could be felt all the way across the state in Philadelphia.

Pa. state Sen. John C. Rafferty announces bid for Attorney General post

Jon Campisi Dec. 2, 2011, 10:18am

John C. Rafferty, a Republican state senator from eastern Pennsylvania, has thrown his name into the mix for those seeking to become the commonwealth’s next top law enforcement official.

Philly photographer sues Comcast Corp. for copyright infringement

Jon Campisi Dec. 2, 2011, 10:23am

A Northwest Philadelphia-based photographer who claims his works were stolen and aired on a local news television program is suing the corporation that produces the show.

Federal Judge rules Jim Thorpe's relatives can move forward with their claim against Borough of Jim Thorpe, Pa.

Jon Campisi Dec. 2, 2011, 10:28am

To urban dwellers in Pennsylvania’s metropolitan locales, the name Jim Thorpe conjures up images of tranquility and scenic destination.

Federal judge dismisses some defendants in Luzerne County judicial scandal class action suit

Jon Campisi Dec. 3, 2011, 8:25am

A federal judge in Pennsylvania has dismissed a handful of defendants in a civil suit filed on behalf of relatives of victims of what is said to be one of the worst judicial scandals in Pennsylvania history.

Revered Phila.-area personal injury lawyer Marvin Lundy dies at 80

Jon Campisi Dec. 3, 2011, 8:28am

Well-known Philadelphia-area personal injury attorney Marvin Lundy passed away Dec. 1 after a long, unspecified illness.

Settlement reached in injunction filed against charity in Penn State case

Jon Campisi Dec. 3, 2011, 8:32am

A settlement has been reached in one of the civil actions filed in the wake of the Pennsylvania State University child sex-abuse scandal.

Pa. lawmaker behind 'venue shopping' bill discusses legislation

Jon Campisi Dec. 3, 2011, 8:42am

Before getting elected to Pennsylvania’s General Assembly five years ago, Bryan Cutler worked in healthcare.

Four charged for defrauding Sheriff's Office

Michael P. Tremoglie Dec. 4, 2011, 10:16am

Charges were filed Nov. 30 against four people who allegedly defrauded the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office.

Lancaster lawyer convicted of fraud

Michael P. Tremoglie Dec. 4, 2011, 10:19am

Lancaster attorney Kenneth G. Reidenbach, 61, was convicted Dec. 1 of fraud charges in connection with three bankruptcy proceedings in which he represented the debtors.

Philadelphia court postpones sheriff's property sales

Michael P. Tremoglie Dec. 4, 2011, 10:24am

Court of Common Pleas Judge Pamela Pryor Dembe issued an order Dec. 1 postponing hundreds of sheriff's sales of properties for which the mortgages have been foreclosed.

Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries to pay $10.56 million settlement

Michael P. Tremoglie Dec. 4, 2011, 10:30am

Allentown's Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries, which operates as Diakon Hospice Saint John (Diakon), reached a settlement for violations of the False Claims Act (FCA) by paying the U.S. government $10.56 million, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.

Changes happen in archdiocese abuse cases

Michael P. Tremoglie Dec. 5, 2011, 12:34pm

There have been two new developments in the ongoing litigation of the allegations of sexual abuse involving priests from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Pa. Supreme Court rules against $4M attorneys fees

Michael P. Tremoglie Dec. 5, 2011, 12:42pm

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Friday that attorneys fees in a class action lawsuit against Kia Motors America were inappropriate.

Plaintiff can't link harmful asbestos exposure to defendant, court rules

Michael P. Tremoglie Dec. 6, 2011, 3:00pm

PHILADELPHIA - U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno granted summary judgment Thursday for the defendant in a case transferred from California as part the asbestos multidistrict litigation in Pennsylvania's eastern district.

Central Pa. district attorney announces bid for state attorney general's seat

Jon Campisi Dec. 7, 2011, 6:55am

The top law enforcer in one central Pennsylvania county has announced his bid to become the next top prosecutor in the commonwealth.

Montgomery County, Pa. commissioner charged with perjury after 18-month grand jury investigation

Jon Campisi Dec. 7, 2011, 7:10am

The chairman of the Montgomery County, Pa. Board of Commissioners was arrested on perjury charges Tuesday, capping an 18-month grand jury investigation into the county’s three-member board.

Phila. security firm agrees to settlement in case of Muslim woman's firing

Jon Campisi Dec. 7, 2011, 7:19am

A security firm based in Northwest Philadelphia has agreed to shuck out $50,000, plus other equitable relief, in a case in which a former employee alleged she was terminated for wearing a religious head covering on the job.

Penn State: insurance, not tax dollars, to cover potential sex-abuse litigation

Jon Campisi Dec. 7, 2011, 7:27am

Any potential financial liability stemming from the Pennsylvania State University child sex-abuse scandal will not affect taxpayers.