News from November 2013

School district sued by seventh grade girl denied spot on wrestling team

By Jon Campisi | Nov 1, 2013

A central Pennsylvania school district is being sued by the parents of a

Newspapers, state reach settlement agreement in case challenging Pa. inmate execution procedure

By Jon Campisi | Nov 4, 2013

Two area daily newspapers have settled a lawsuit against the Pennsylvania

Federal judge dismisses case by Pa. prisoner who claimed to have not received preliminary hearings

By Jon Campisi | Nov 4, 2013

The City of Philadelphia, which was the remaining defendant in a pro se civil rights case brought by a man who claims he was unfairly denied the opportunity to have preliminary hearings in his underlying criminal matters, has been dismissed from the litigation, officially putting an end to the matter.

Montco construction co. sues Bristol Township, others over retaliatory building code violations

By Jon Campisi | Nov 4, 2013

A Montgomery County home improvement firm has filed a federal lawsuit against a Bucks County municipality and various local officials over claims that the defendants issued a false construction code violation against the plaintiffs in anticipation of a civil action the firm was preparing to file against a pair of homeowners.

Phila. judge says suit over Inquirer editor's firing can proceed in Common Pleas Court

By Jon Campisi | Nov 4, 2013

Two partners in the ownership group behind the Philadelphia Inquirer,

Johnson & Johnson, Janssen settle off-label Risperdal claims for $2.2 billion

By Jon Campisi | Nov 4, 2013

Brian McCormick remembers meeting Victoria Starr back in 2007 when he first started working for Sheller P.C.

Pa. woman files Mirena products liability complaint against Bayer Healthcare

By Jon Campisi | Nov 5, 2013

A western Pennsylvania woman is suing the makers of the Mirena birth control system over allegations that she sustained injuries as a result of having the product implanted inside of her body.

Judge: doctor has no standing to sue over Pa. Oil and Gas Act involving alleged 'fracking gag'

By Jon Campisi | Nov 5, 2013

A physician specializing in the treatment of renal diseases, hypertension and advanced diabetes cannot bring suit against the commonwealth over the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Act, a federal judge in Harrisburg has ruled.

Prosecutors: Gettysburg lawyer defrauded eight clients of $3 million-plus

By Jon Campisi | Nov 5, 2013

The federal government has charged a central Pennsylvania attorney with

Pa. lawmakers say massive J&J Risperdal settlement proves need for state false claims law

By Jon Campisi | Nov 6, 2013

The multi-billion dollar settlement announced early this week that resolves

Lamb McErlane managing partner named chairman of Pa. State Athletic Commission

By Jon Campisi | Nov 6, 2013

The managing partner of a suburban Philadelphia law firm has been

Ex-employee sues Brandywine Hospital alleging wrongful termination

By Jon Campisi | Nov 6, 2013

A Chester County woman who broke her foot during a slip-and-fall incident

SEPTA sued by employee who alleges transit agency refused medical accommodations

By Jon Campisi | Nov 6, 2013

A Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority employee has filed a civil suit against the mass transit agency over claims that the defendant unfairly denied his request for medical accommodations.

Relator can amend qui tam suit against Peco Energy Co., others, judge rules

By Jon Campisi | Nov 6, 2013

A federal judge in Philadelphia has allowed a relator who brought a qui

Pa. Superior Court stays apology letter-writing portion of Orie Melvin's sentence

By Jon Campisi | Nov 7, 2013

Disgraced former Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin will not have to

Phila. D.A. Williams wins re-election; seven elected to Common Pleas Court

By Jon Campisi | Nov 7, 2013

Philadelphia’s Democratic District Attorney R. Seth Williams easily slid to

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