News from September 2013

Judge dismisses hundreds of cases from asbestos MDL maritime docket

By Jon Campisi | Sep 2, 2013

A federal judge recently granted 418 dismissal motions filed by attorneys

Phila. man sues fire restoration co. over alleged FLSA violations

By Jon Campisi | Sep 2, 2013

A Philadelphia man is suing a fire restoration company over allegations

Phila. woman sues culinary school for discriminatory firing

By Jon Campisi | Sep 2, 2013

A Philadelphia woman claims in a new civil filing that a cooking school discriminated against her because of her age and disability.

U.S. Labor Secretary sues Pa. company over ERISA violations

By Jon Campisi | Sep 2, 2013

The federal government has filed a civil action against a Pennsylvania

York, Pa. lawyer given award for work in municipal law

By Jon Campisi | Sep 3, 2013

A south-central Pennsylvania attorney with extensive knowledge of, and

Wrongful death suit filed on behalf of 24-year-old Philly building collapse victim

By Jon Campisi | Sep 3, 2013

In the ongoing legal fallout of this summer’s deadly building collapse in

Trial in Phila. Traffic Court ticket-fixing scandal pushed back to May

By Jon Campisi | Sep 4, 2013

A handful of judges who sat on the now-defunct Philadelphia Traffic Court will go on trial on corruption charges this coming spring, not this winter as originally scheduled, with the federal jurist overseeing the case conceding defense requests for additional time by which to prepare their respective cases.

Phila. judge denies city’s bid to dismiss suit by ‘outed’ gun license applicants

By Jon Campisi | Sep 4, 2013

A Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge has denied a preliminary bid by

Pa. woman sues makers of Yaz birth control over injuries

By Jon Campisi | Sep 4, 2013

A Pennsylvania woman is suing the makers of the Yaz birth control drug over allegations that she sustained deep vein thrombosis as a result of her taking the oral contraceptive.

Plaintiff’s lawyer in civil rights case against former Phila. cop awarded nearly $75K in attorney’s fees

By Jon Campisi | Sep 4, 2013

A plaintiff who was awarded $100,000 in punitive damages in a civil case against a Philadelphia police officer who forced the man to engage in sexual acts has now been awarded more than $70,000 in attorney’s fees.

Former ambulance operator given 78-month federal prison sentence for Medicare fraud

By Jon Campisi | Sep 5, 2013

A suburban Philadelphia man has been sentenced to six-and-a-half years in

Phila. man sues wheelchair lift installer, seller over injuries from fall

By Jon Campisi | Sep 5, 2013

A military veteran who uses a motorized wheelchair because he lost a leg in

Commonwealth Court overrules NCAA’s preliminary objections in case over Penn State fine money

By Jon Campisi | Sep 5, 2013

A Pennsylvania court is allowing a lawsuit initiated by a state legislator and

Phila. baby sling death case reportedly settles for $8 million

By Jon Campisi | Sep 9, 2013

An $8 million settlement has reportedly been reached in a case in which a Philadelphia

Pa. needy to receive $4.1 million from residual class action settlement funds

By Jon Campisi | Sep 9, 2013

Low income Pennsylvanians in need of legal assistance will soon receive a

Alpha Centurion Security named in class action suit over wage issue

By Jon Campisi | Sep 9, 2013

A former employee of Alpha Centurion Security has filed a class action complaint against the company over claims that the defendant is violating federal law by levying a large finance charge on workers who request an advance on their pay.

Traveler sues TSA agent for injuries sustained at Phila. International Airport

By Jon Campisi | Sep 9, 2013

A suburban Philadelphia woman is suing the Transportation Security Administration over allegations that she sustained a variety of injuries after a TSA agent knocked her to the ground while the plaintiff was preparing to board a San Francisco-bound flight at Philadelphia International Airport last year.

N.J. man sustained facial fractures in deck renovating incident, suit alleges

By Jon Campisi | Sep 10, 2013

A Garden State man claims he sustained serious facial injuries at a suburban Philadelphia home where he was hired to do improvements.

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