News from January 2013

Pa. Senate Majority Leader to unveil legislation that would abolish Phila. Traffic Court

By Jon Campisi | Jan 14, 2013

A state senator from southeastern Pennsylvania has announced he will be introducing

Pa. Chief Justice Castille replaced by colleague Eakin as liaison to Phila. courts

By Jon Campisi | Jan 14, 2013

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille, one of two Philadelphia-

Phila. lawyer tapped to be first deputy attorney general for incoming Pa. AG

By Jon Campisi | Jan 15, 2013

A Philadelphia-area attorney has been tapped by incoming state Attorney General

Judge dismisses federal claim against City of Phila., Ritz-Carlton, Marriott International

By Jon Campisi | Jan 15, 2013

A federal judge has dismissed a civil rights complaint against a Center City hotel and the

Capt. of Phila.'s South Detectives Division named in discrimination claim by subordinate

By Jon Campisi | Jan 15, 2013

A Philadelphia police officer has filed a pro se federal complaint against her commanding officer, a veteran captain with the department, over claims that the supervisor discriminated against her because of a physical condition.

Behavioral health contractor has wrongful firing complaint against agency, Phila. School Dist. dismissed

By Jon Campisi | Jan 15, 2013

A judge has agreed to dismiss a wrongful termination claim against the School District of Philadelphia and Children’s Crisis Treatment Center that had been lodged by a former behavioral health specialist who claimed he was fired from his job in retaliation for filing criminal charges against a student who injured the plaintiff during a fight.

U.S. Supreme Court declines to take up appeal in bank heist collar bomb death case

By Jon Campisi | Jan 16, 2013

The nation’s highest court has refused to hear the appeal in a bizarre case out of

Indiana mother sues Pfizer in federal court in Phila. over Zoloft injuries to newborn son

By Jon Campisi | Jan 16, 2013

An Indiana woman is suing drugmaker Pfizer in federal court in eastern Pennsylvania

Pa. appellate judges affirm OOR denial of lawyer’s records’ request pertaining to voter ID law

By Jon Campisi | Jan 16, 2013

A three-judge state appellate court panel has affirmed a decision by the Pennsylvania

Phila. woman sues Longhorn Steakhouse over broken wrist, back injuries

By Jon Campisi | Jan 16, 2013

A suburban Philadelphia woman who says she sustained a broken wrist after falling

Pa. state Rep. Cherelle Parker, Dem. from Phila., found guilty on DUI charges

By Jon Campisi | Jan 17, 2013

The state representative from Northwest Philadelphia who made headlines after a

Rising Phila. rap star Meek Mill sues city police for unlawful imprisonment

By Jon Campisi | Jan 18, 2013

An up-and-coming Philadelphia rapper has filed a civil rights complaint against the City

Former Phila. detective sentenced to four years in federal prison for operating steroid ring

By Jon Campisi | Jan 18, 2013

A former well-respected Philadelphia police detective who disgraced the department

Prosecutors granted extension of time to file brief in convicted former state Rep. DeWeese's appeal

By Jon Campisi | Jan 18, 2013

The Pennsylvania Superior Court granted an application by state prosecutors seeking

Synthes USA files breach of contract claim against former sales rep for converting customers

By Jon Campisi | Jan 18, 2013

A suburban Philadelphia manufacturer of medical devices has filed a civil action against a

Lawsuit against condo developer ends in $1.14 million settlement

By Jon Campisi | Jan 21, 2013

A case involving plaintiffs who claim they were sold near inhabitable condo units in a

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