News from December 2018

Court denies Temple University summary judgment in ageism case; Plaintiff was fired for being on cellphone

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 27, 2018

PHILADELPHIA -- A former Temple University manager, who was terminated after being caught using his cellphone while at work, has obtained a victory in court.

Exonerated death row inmate alleges Bucks County and Warminster police engaged in wrongful prosecution

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 27, 2018

The plaintiff alleges that in 2008, he was wrongfully convicted of murder in the first degree and, as a result, served nine years on death row before his conviction was vacated.

Harvard Law School sues U.S. Department of Justice over document access

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 27, 2018

ERIE — A Harvard law project is suing the United States Department of Justice, citing alleged breach of duty.

Pa. civil litigation reform groups, Philly Bar spar over ATRA's 'Judicial Hellholes' report

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 27, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – With Philadelphia's Court of Common Pleas and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania once again being featured on the American Tort Reform Association’s annual “Judicial Hellholes” and “Watch List," reactions among civil litigation reform groups and Philadelphia's Bar remain adversarial.

Philadelphia police dispatcher claims he has been harassed by his supervisor

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 31, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A police dispatcher is suing a government entity, citing alleged sexual harassment and hostile work environment.

Manor College student sues school after being kicked out of dorm, attempting suicide

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 31, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A female student is suing Manor College, a higher education institution, citing alleged sex discrimination and retaliation.

Former Red Roof Inn employee alleges hostile work environment

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 31, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A former employee is suing a chain of hotels, citing alleged discrimination and hostile work environment.

Penn State student sues school over sexual misconduct allegations

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 31, 2018

HARRISBURG — A third-year electrical engineering student is suing Pennsylvania State University, citing an alleged violation of the Fourteenth Amendment and 42 U.S.C. §1983.

Parx Casino worker says she was subjected to harassment

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 31, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — An employee is suing gaming and entertainment companies, citing alleged racial and sexual harassment and hostile work environment.

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