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Sandusky trial pushed back until early June, judge cites 'logistical' issues

The criminal trial against accused child molester Jerry Sandusky will be pushed back by 20 days, the judge presiding over the matter stated in an order released March 29.

Pro se inmates can proceed on limited discovery in case against prison system, judge rules

A federal judge in Philadelphia has granted a motion by four prison inmates to proceed on limited discovery in their collective action against the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, which alleges that the agency either denied or delayed them medical treatment.

Delaware Riverkeeper Network sues Pa. gun club for sending pollutants into the waterway

An organization tasked with protecting the quality of water in the Delaware River has filed a federal lawsuit against a Pennsylvania sports club, alleging the discharge of pollutants that comes with live pigeon shoots and other recreational shooting events held by the group is harming the waterway.

U.S. magistrate judge throws out punitive damages claim against man who used cellphone preceding vehicle accident

A federal judge has agreed to dismiss punitive damages claims against a motorist and a car dealership who were sued over allegations that the man’s use of a cell phone while driving constituted a reckless act and caused injury to the plaintiff.

Former radiology technician sues Abington Memorial Hospital for discrimination

A former radiology technician at Abington Memorial Hospital has filed a wrongful termination suit against the medical institution and the woman who was his direct supervisor, alleging his firing was due to his complaints of age and sex discrimination a year-and-a-half earlier.

Judge dismisses complaint against U.S. government brought by medical supply company, cites lack of jurisdiction

A federal judge in Philadelphia has granted a motion by the U.S. government to dismiss a complaint brought by a medical equipment supplier involving a contract dispute on the grounds that the court lacks jurisdiction over the matter.

State Farm Insurance Co. sues U.S. Postal Service over accident involving motorcycle and mail truck

An auto insurance company has filed a civil complaint against the United States Postal Service over damages to an insured’s motorcycle arising out of a 2010 vehicle accident between the plaintiff’s customer and a mail carrier.

Suspended medical school student sues National Board of Medical Examiners

A medical student at the University of Illinois at Chicago who was suspended for “irregular behavior” by the Philadelphia-based National Board of Medical Examiners has filed a lawsuit against the agency at federal court in Philadelphia.

LA Fitness seeks venue transfer in personal injury case

Attorneys for a national fitness chain have filed court papers requesting the transfer of a personal injury lawsuit from state to federal court.

Bucks County Intermediate Unit faces suit over firing of veteran secretary

A former secretary with the Bucks County Intermediate Unit, a regional agency that provides educational services, who was fired after 26 years with the organization has filed a federal complaint against her former employer alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Borough of Eddystone, Pa. sued by two former health inspectors who allege improper compensation

Two former health inspectors for a Southeastern Pennsylvania municipality filed separate civil actions against the borough in federal court March 29, alleging each was improperly compensated.

Exterminating co. sued for alleged sexual harassment of former employee

A Pennsylvania woman who claims her brief period of time working for an extermination company was marred by pervasive sexual harassment on the part of her supervisor has filed a federal discrimination complaint against the company and her former boss.

Fired HVAC worker sues former employer over termination

A former HVAC technician is suing the company that employed him for more than a decade, contending that his firing was related to the plaintiff having to take off work due to two separate incidents of knee injuries.

Woods Services faces complaint over firing of maintenance worker

A 66-year-old Langhorne, Pa. man who claims he was unlawfully terminated from his job as a maintenance electrician at a Bucks County agency has filed a federal discrimination complaint against his former employer.

City lawyers seek to transfer police brutality suit to federal court

Lawyers for the City of Philadelphia are requesting that a police brutality lawsuit filed by a local woman against a city police officer be transferred from state to federal court because the complaint involves allegations of civil rights violations.

Fired nursing administrator sues former employer for wrongful termination

A former nursing administrator who oversaw a psychiatric unit at a Bucks County, Pa. hospital is suing her former employer in federal court, contending the company discriminatorily terminated her employment because of her health conditions.

Longtime DRPA general counsel to retire

The Delaware River Port Authority has announced the retirement of its longtime general counsel, a Philadelphia resident and former city prosecutor who has headed the legal department at the bi-state agency for more than two decades.

Pa. Attorney General's Office files six consumer protection lawsuits against contractors

The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office has announced that it has filed consumer protection lawsuits against six western Pennsylvania home improvement contractors.

Sandusky judge issues gag order

The judge presiding over the upcoming child molestation trial of former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has instituted a gag order in the case, preventing anyone directly involved with the pending trial from communicating with the media.

Fired scrap metal crane operator sues over termination

A former crane operator for a scrap metal company who alleges his firing after six years of employment was motivated by his race has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against his former employer.