News from June 2014

New Inquirer owner Katz killed in plane crash

By Jim Boyle | Jun 2, 2014

Five days after buying out his former partners for control of The Philadelphia Inquirer,

Bucks County police department sued for excessive use of taser

By Jim Boyle | Jun 3, 2014

A Bucks County man has filed a federal lawsuit at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern

Grocery salesman seeks overtime pay in lawsuit

By Jim Boyle | Jun 3, 2014

A salesman for a grocery distributor says he is entitled for overtime pay from his employer, according to a federal suit filed last week at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Marino withdraws from concussion suit

By Jim Boyle | Jun 4, 2014

Legendary Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino has excused himself from the group of

Grad student accuses La Salle University of ADA violations

By Jim Boyle | Jun 4, 2014

A graduate students suffering from the effects of Lyme Disease says that La Salle

Copyright suit claims Led Zeppelin stole opening riff of 'Stairway to Heaven'

By Jim Boyle | Jun 4, 2014

One of the most iconic songs of the past 50 years features a stolen opening melody,

Catholic charities, Philadelphia Archdiocese sue federal government over ACA

By Jim Boyle | Jun 4, 2014

A group of faith-based organizations, led by Catholic Charities and the Archdiocese of

Third Circuit rules against PennDOT whistleblower

By John O'Brien | Jun 4, 2014

A whistleblower has lost his appeal that claimed CMC Engineering submitted false claims for repayment while working on highway projects for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Blind pedestrian says improper construction safety caused accident

By Jim Boyle | Jun 5, 2014

A blind Philadelphia woman says that a construction crew failed to fully block a torn up

Robbery victim sues gas station for lack of assistance

By Jim Boyle | Jun 5, 2014

The victim of a robbery at a Philadelphia gas station says the business owners and managers did not do enough to prevent the crime or render aid when he was attacked, according to a civil suit filed at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

Two Philly lawyers accused of real estate scam

By Jim Boyle | Jun 5, 2014

A Maryland judge allowed a lawsuit filed against two partners from high-powered Philadelphia law firm Fox Rothschild to move forward to the discovery phase, according to a report by the Washington Business Journal. The suit accuses the lawyers of paving the way for a real estate flipping scam that allegedly cost the plaintiffs more than $20 million.

Kohl's customer sues department store for wet floor slip

By The Penn Record | Jun 6, 2014

A Bucks County woman says that a local Kohl's department store did not properly maintain

Faulty water slide caused injury at Sesame Place, suit says

By Jim Boyle | Jun 9, 2014

A New Jersey woman says that a poorly designed water slide at Sesame Place in

Philadelphia man sues Starbucks, cup company for coffee burns

By Jim Boyle | Jun 9, 2014

A Philadelphia man says a defective cup given to him by a Starbucks employee resulted in a coffee spill that gave him severe burns, according to a lawsuit filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

Senate bill proposes shrinking state supreme and superior courts

By Jim Boyle | Jun 10, 2014

A new bill approved by the Pennsylvania senate state government committee proposes

Court waiting for state budget before ruling on drilling leases

By Jim Boyle | Jun 10, 2014

A Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court judge will not rule on a lawsuit seeking injunctive

Discovery in Penn State lawsuit due in September

By Jim Boyle | Jun 11, 2014

The money collected from the largest fine levied against a university by the NCAA should

Former PAL teacher claims report of sexual harassment caused firing

By Jim Boyle | Jun 12, 2014

A former teacher for the Philadelphia Police Athletic League claims in a federal suit filed at

Court affirms ruling that clears golf course of liability in fatal DUI crash

By Jim Boyle | Jun 12, 2014

A three-judge panel of the Superior Court upheld a ruling by the Northampton County

Delco doctor who pleaded guilty to supplying drugs to dependent patient claims newspaper damaged reputation

By Jim Boyle | Jun 12, 2014

A Delaware County doctor who pleaded guilty last year to drug charges has filed a defamation suit against The Delaware County Times over its use of the term "pill mill" to describe his practice.

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