News from March 2016

Former PHA plasterer given additional opportunity to prove claims against group

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 10, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – According to a federal court, a former plasterer with the Philadelphia Housing Authority was not able to prove a residency requirement associated with an in-house role was the pretext for his employment termination.

City councilman granted summary judgment in developer's land sale complaint

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 10, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A city councilman has won summary judgment in a complaint alleging he violated a real estate company’s constitutional right to equal protection by improperly influencing the sale of City-owned land, and depriving the plaintiff of the opportunity to participate in a competitive bidding process.

Female SEPTA director loses discrimination case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 10, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A federal appeals court determined a female employee was not discriminated against based on her gender, when she was not selected for the position of Director of Railroad Service Operations at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA).

Allegheny County law enforcement did not violate man's rights in denying firearms application

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 10, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Law enforcement authorities in Allegheny County did not violate a Swissvale man’s constitutional rights, in denying an application regarding the restoration of his right to own firearms.

Battle over paid sick leave laws rages on between states and cities

By Emma Gallimore | Mar 11, 2016

PITTSBURGH - The overturning of Pittsburgh’s paid sick leave ordinance in December might be the start of a new trend in the nationwide debate over paid sick leave, an attorney says.

Univ. of Pennsylvania track athletes lose bid to make minimum wage

By Emma Gallimore | Mar 11, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS - An Indiana federal judge could have drastically changed the economics of collegiate athletics if he'd sided with three University of Pennsylvania athletes, a North Carolina attorney says, but instead he ruled they are not employees of the university.

Patient alleges health care providers denied medical benefits

By Annie Hunt | Mar 11, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A patient is suing her health insurance providers, alleging she was wrongfully denied long-term medical benefits for her paraplegia.

Ex-worker accuses Parkway Corporation of unpaid wages, wrongful termination

By Annie Hunt | Mar 11, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A former employee is suing a Philadelphia company, alleging she was never paid overtime compensation and was wrongfully terminated for attempting to alleviate the problem.

Pa. business can bring claims against remote employees in Pennsylvania, court rules

By Emma Gallimore | Mar 14, 2016

PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia federal judge has ruled that employers can bring legal action against remote employees in Pennsylvania, even if those employees live and work outside of the state.

Rowing volunteer's signature on release waiver should nullify suit, defense counsel argues

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 14, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Attorneys for a number of rowing organizations and the City of Philadelphia want a granting of summary judgment and the dismissal of claims brought by a woman who was allegedly injured in her volunteer work with those groups.

Pursuit of sanctions in old case deemed moot by Philly judge

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 14, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas has labeled the pursuit of sanctions against a fellow defendant in a premises liability lawsuit as moot.

Home improvement company's counsel seeking to exit breach of contract litigation

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 14, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Defense counsel is seeking to leave a breach of contract litigation, citing an “unreasonable financial burden” placed upon them by their client.

Irreconcilable differences with client leads to attorney's withdrawal from supermarket slip-and-fall lawsuit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 14, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Plaintiff counsel for a woman injured in a Darby supermarket is seeking to leave the lawsuit due to irreconcilable differences with his client.

Virginia company accuses Waksard Capital of fraud

By Annie Hunt | Mar 14, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A Virginia investment company is suing a Philadelphia financial business, alleging fraudulent misrepresentation and using the plaintiff's money for unlawful gain.

Waitress alleges All Star Sports Bar and Grill III failed to pay proper wages

By Annie Hunt | Mar 14, 2016

PITTSBURGH — An employee of All Star Sports Bar and Grill III is suing the restaurant, alleging it does not pay employees minimum wage or overtime compensation.

Disabled man accuses Bergen Power Pipe Supports of workplace hostility

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 14, 2016

Story CopyPITTSBURGH— A Mount Pleasant man is seeking damages following his claimed workplace hostility due to his disabilities.

Pittsburgh hospital sued for allegedly violating the ADA

By Gene Johnson | Mar 14, 2016

PITTSBURGH – An EMS communications specialist claims that the hospital she once worked for failed to provide her proper accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Darby man alleges his employer terminated him in violation of the ADA

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 14, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A man is seeking damages following his termination from the University of the Sciences, claiming that it was due to his disability.

Scioinspire alleges Verifood, Consumer Physics guilty of trademark infringement

By Annie Hunt | Mar 15, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A Pittsburgh company is suing a Kickstarter business, alleging trademark infringement.

Ex-worker accuses Michael's Family Restaurant of wrongful termination

By Annie Hunt | Mar 15, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A former employee is suing Michael’s Family Restaurant, alleging he was wrongfully terminated due to his history of drug addiction.

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