News from May 2014

Linda Ammons, dean of Widener Law, announces retirement

By Jon Campisi | May 1, 2014

Widener University Law School Dean Linda L. Ammons plans to retire

Jury rules against Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill

By Jim Boyle | May 2, 2014

An eight-member jury ruled unanimously against a Philadelphia rapper's claim that he was detained illegally by Philadelphia police officers following a two-hour deliberation at the federal courthouse, according to a report from

Shopper who chipped two teeth after stumble sues Walgreens

By Jim Boyle | May 2, 2014

A Philadelphia woman has filed suit against national retail pharmacy chain Walgreens, claiming that in May 2012 she suffered two chipped teeth and other bodily injuries when she tripped over an improperly placed wooden pallet at a store located in Northeast Philadelphia.

EMStar accused of violating whistleblower law with termination of paramedic

By Jim Boyle | May 2, 2014

A former Philadelphia paramedic claims that her employer violated Pennsylvania's

Bicyclist sues city after collision with lawnmower

By Jim Boyle | May 5, 2014

A Philadelphia man who sustained multiple injuries after colliding with a lawnmower while

Woman thrown from trolley sues SEPTA

By Jim Boyle | May 6, 2014

A Delaware County woman says the careless operation of a trolley by a SEPTA employee

Commonwealth Court denies Pittsburgh website 'Right to Know' request

By Jim Boyle | May 6, 2014

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania reversed a determination made by the Office of Open Records (OOR) and denied a Pittsburgh-based website's "Right to Know" request for access to hazardous chemical information.

Coalition urges formation of committee to address legal needs of poor

By Jim Boyle | May 7, 2014

The Pennsylvania Civil Legal Justice Coalition recommended to the state's Senate Judiciary Committee the creation of a commission that would further study ways to expand access to legal services for poor and low-income individuals and family.

State Supreme Court allows warrantless search of automobiles

By Jim Boyle | May 7, 2014

State and local police in Pennsylvania now have the authority to search a suspect's vehicle

Couple claims anti-depressant caused birth defects in infant son

By Jim Boyle | May 8, 2014

A North Carolina couple has filed a federal lawsuit at U.S. District Court in Philadelphia against the makers of Effexor, an anti-depressant that they claim caused birth defects in their infant son.

Woman sues Target after slipping on wet floor

By The Penn Record | May 8, 2014

An Alabama woman has filed a personal injury lawsuit against Target Corporation after she slipped on a wet floor at a Philadelphia branch of the retail giant.

Family of police shooting victim files wrongful death suit against Philadelphia officers

By Jim Boyle | May 8, 2014

The family of a Philadelphia man who was shot eight times and killed by city police officers

Philadelphia retirement home sued for lack of wound care

By Jim Boyle | May 8, 2014

A Philadelphia woman has filed a personal injury lawsuit against a local retirement home,

Former prison guard loses job after erroneous arrest for car theft

By Jim Boyle | May 8, 2014

A former prison guard employed by the Rhode Island Department of Corrections lost his

Security officer claims age discrimination cost him post at Philadelphia hospital

By Jim Boyle | May 9, 2014

A private security officer has filed a federal lawsuit against his employer, claiming that his

Sexual assault victim blames Philadelphia police for attack

By Jim Boyle | May 9, 2014

A woman who was allegedly beaten and sexually assaulted in 2011 has filed a civil suit against the Philadelphia police department and the city, claiming that officers purposefully released her from custody in a high crime area as an act of retaliation.

Corbett will not appeal voter ID decision to state supreme court

By Jim Boyle | May 9, 2014

Gov. Tom Corbett's administration has stated it will not seek an appeal to the state Supreme Court after the Commonwealth Court refused last week to revisit its striking down of the voter ID law, according to a press release.

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