News from 2016

Denver attorney representing Monessen woman experienced in electric blanket burn litigation

By Laura Wilcoxen | Jan 6, 2016

The attorney representing a Monessen woman who suffered first- and second-degree burns to the left side of her face and head allegedly because of a malfunction in her electric blanket has filed dozens of similar cases nationwide.

Man sues Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals after he alleges he was terminated because of his disabilities

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 6, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A man is suing his past employer after he alleges he was discriminated against and unfairly terminated because of his disabilities.

Woman sues Valley Forge Casino Resort over claims she was mistreated, terminated because of her race

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 6, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A woman is suing her employer after she alleges she was retaliated against and terminated based on her race.

Former patient sues Fair Acres Geriatric Center over negligence allegations

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 6, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Sharon Hill woman is suing a Lima geriatric center at which she was a patient over negligence claims, alleging she was denied the help and medical attention that she needed.

Woman sues City Fitness Management alleging unpaid overtime wages

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 6, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A woman is suing her employer alleging she was illegally deprived of pay for overtime hours worked.

Deaf man sues health center alleging he was denied an ASL interpreter during his care

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 6, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A deaf man is suing a health center for alleged violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act after he claims he was deprived accommodations that he required and requested.

Settlement reached in AG Kane's antitrust suit over ArcLight's proposed acquisition of Gulf

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 7, 2016

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has reached an antitrust settlement regarding the proposed merger of two of the largest gasoline and distillate terminaling services in the state.

Discrimination suit against Dell transferred to federal court in Texas

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 7, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia woman’s gender and age discrimination lawsuit against Dell is now headed to federal court in Texas.

GlaxoSmithKline granted summary judgment against suit alleging thalidomide birth defects

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 7, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has upheld a trial court ruling granting summary judgment against a woman who filed suit charging her birth defects were caused by thalidomide.

Third Circuit Court dismisses civil rights suit against City of Wilkes-Barre, borough employees

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 7, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A federal appeals court affirmed the dismissal of a multi-million dollar civil rights lawsuit filed against the City of Wilkes-Barre, the Wilkes-Barre Police Department and several of its officers and building inspectors.

New suggested jury instructions developed in Pennsylvania for learned intermediary doctrine

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 7, 2016

Pennsylvania has recently adopted a new set of suggested jury instructions related to the learned intermediary doctrine, according to attorneys from Reed Smith.

Contempt hearing in case pitting U.S. order against $66M Liberian judgment delayed

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 7, 2016

A contempt hearing surrounding a number of parties funding the pursuit of a Liberian multimillion-dollar insurance verdict that a U.S. judge says violates a federal court injunction has been continued.

Man claims he was terminated by United Healthcare because of his race

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 7, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A New Jersey man is suing his former employer after he claims that he was discriminated against due to his race.

Woman sues Harcum College over allegations of age discrimination

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 7, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Wyndmoor woman is suing her employer after she alleges she was unfairly discriminated against because of her age.

Former employee sues Philadelphia Gas Works over alleged violations of ADA, FMLA

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 7, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia man is suing his employer after he was allegedly terminated for failure to file personal medical documentation.

Aberdeen Asset Management Inc. sued over claims of age discrimination

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 7, 2016

A Berwyn man is suing his employer alleging that he was did not receive a promotion because of his age, a violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.

Man sues Chemalloy alleging that he was fired over back injury

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 7, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Spring City man is suing his former employer alleging that he was terminated because of an injury.

Black female police officer sues Philadelphia Housing Authority over discrimination allegations

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 8, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A woman is suing the Philadelphia Housing Authority alleging violation of multiple laws, claiming that she was discriminated against due to her race and gender.

Companies sue Quaker City Produce Co. over alleged failure to pay

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 8, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Multiple produce growers are suing the Quaker City Produce Co. alleging that they were never paid for the services that they delivered.

Female employees sue their employer over allegations supervisor sexually harassed them

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 8, 2016

PITTSBURGH – Five female employees are suing their employer alleging sexual harassment and discrimination due to physical disabilities by a supervisor.

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