News from June 2014

Federal judge severs suits in Avandia MDL

By Jim Boyle | Jun 12, 2014

A federal judge at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District Court of Pennsylvania has

Contractor accuses Chester police officer of false arrest

By Jim Boyle | Jun 13, 2014

A Pennsylvania contractor says his civil rights were violated when a Chester Township

Lehigh Valley woman paralyzed by flu vaccine receives $11.6 million settlement

By Jim Boyle | Jun 13, 2014

A 20-year-old Lehigh Valley woman who walked into a doctor's office for a flu shot and left with a debilitating disease that rendered her paralyzed and unable to feed herself reached an $11.6 million settlement that will be paid over her lifetime to cover her medical expenses.

Injured truck driver blames accident on inexperienced workers

By Jim Boyle | Jun 13, 2014

A Pennsylvania truck driver says his permanent hand injury was caused by the reckless

Muslim man sues Whole Foods claiming religious discrmination

By Jim Boyle | Jun 16, 2014

A Philadelphia man says his request for religious accommodations led to open hostility

State courts caution against email hoax

By Jim Boyle | Jun 16, 2014

The Pennsylvania judiciary is warning the public about a computer virus that is being delivered via e-mail, falsely claiming to be about a court case.

Passenger sues SEPTA, limo driver for injuries caused by car accident

By Jim Boyle | Jun 17, 2014

A Philadelphia man seeks damages for injuries he sustained when a SEPTA bus operator and a limousine driver crashed at a Center City intersection in 2012, according to a personal injury claim filed at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

Corbett loses motion to dismiss NCAA suit over Penn State fine

By Jim Boyle | Jun 17, 2014

It may not be taking place on the football field, but the back and forth between the NCAA

Commonwealth Court sides with gaming board over casino license

By Jim Boyle | Jun 18, 2014

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has the right to reissue a previously revoked

ESL teacher says school district fired her because of her age

By The Penn Record | Jun 18, 2014

A former teacher with the Pennsbury School District in Bucks County says the

Wawa general manager's firing violated ADA, suit says

By Jim Boyle | Jun 18, 2014

A former general manager for Wawa convenience stores located in the Lehigh Valley says

Late warning blamed for tank cleaner's chemical burns

By Jim Boyle | Jun 19, 2014

The alleged failure of employees of a beverage manufacturer to warn a Coatesville man about the

Pa. Supreme Court: community college not a 'person'

By Jim Boyle | Jun 19, 2014

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Monday that a political subdivision agency, such as

Company accused of using invalid drug test to terminate employee

By Jim Boyle | Jun 19, 2014

A Lehigh County woman says that her former employers used an invalid alcohol breath test as leverage to force her termination, according to a federal suit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Philly DA settles dispute over Twitter photo

By Jim Boyle and Jon Campisi | Jun 20, 2014

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams decided on Thursday to settle a contentious

Suit: Aaron's store falsely accused couple of signing rental contract

By Jim Boyle | Jun 20, 2014

A dispute over the rental of electronic equipment resulted in the arrest of a Philadelphia

Customer seeks damages for slip at Chickie's and Pete's

By Jim Boyle | Jun 20, 2014

A woman visiting the Chickie's and Pete's restaurant located inside Parx Casino in

Fabric store customer sues over bench collapse

By Jim Boyle | Jun 23, 2014

A Georgia woman says she suffered severe and permanent injuries at a Jomar store in

Suit: Hilton Inn defamed employee with false theft accusation

By Jim Boyle | Jun 24, 2014

A hotel employee says her employer falsely accused her of stealing items from a guest's

Waitress says age discrimination kept her from lucrative night shift

By Jim Boyle | Jun 25, 2014

A waitress at a Malvern, Pa., restaurant says her employers refused to assign her the more lucrative evening shifts because of her older age, according to a federal suit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She seeks damages under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.

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