PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently denied a petition from the Pennsylvania Department of Education to review an amount owed to the U.S. Department of Education for misuse of federal funds.
PHILADELPHIA – A multi-unit property owner who filed a federal complaint alleging the City of Philadelphia violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment has had that charge dismissed.
PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has affirmed a ruling from a lower federal court which both prevented a recusal motion from proceeding and dismissed a judicial fraud complaint in its entirety.
PHILADELPHIA – A federal court in Philadelphia has dismissed claims of fraud and conversion against an event planning company tasked with operating a campground in the city, during the visit of Pope Francis last fall.
PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has turned away a couple’s argument that State Farm Mutual Insurance Company acted in bad faith in handling their claim for underinsured motorist (UIM) benefits.
PHILADELPHIA – Ruling in line with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, a federal appeals court has determined United States Liability Insurance Company & Group (USLI) had no duty to defend or indemnify Adam Hammond, and rejected Hammond’s claims of breach of contract and bad faith.
PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upheld a trial court judgment dismissing an African-American trooper’s claims of racial discrimination against the Pennsylvania State Police.
PHILADELPHIA – A federal appeals court has affirmed a District Court ruling dismissing a Colwyn man’s complaint against PECO Energy Company, a PECO Bankruptcy Department attorney and a trustee from U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
PITTSBURGH – The parents of a handicapped child are suing a local school district in an effort to recoup costs associated with a hearing regarding the child's mandated accommodations during his time in the district.