WILKES-BARRE — A former employee is suing HCR ManorCare Inc., d/b/a Hampton House, a nursing care facility, citing alleged age discrimination, disability discrimination, retaliation, and violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act.
PHILADELPHIA – The parents of a disabled boy who was allegedly discriminated against when the School District of Philadelphia was unable to place him in an appropriate school for two years cannot claim that they too faced discrimination by association, according to an Oct. 19 opinion issued by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania will allow some of the charges raised in a discrimination lawsuit filed against the City of Chester and several members of its police department to proceed, according to an Oct. 22 opinion.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Jason Ehrhart, age 48, of Thompsontown, Pennsylvania, and Jason’s former wife, Laurie Ehrhart, age 48, of Newport, Pennsylvania, were charged with defrauding a disabled Veteran, the Veteran’s Administration, and the Social Security Administration out of $316,360.
Matthew P. Keris, shareholder in the Scranton office of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, has been elected the Atlantic Regional Director of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), the country's leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel.
HARRISBURG — The publisher of the Middletown Press & Journal is suing the Borough of Middletown, a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, citing an alleged violation of plaintiff’s First Amendment rights.
The following is being jointly released by the NIBCO PEX Settlement Administrator on behalf of NIBCO Inc. (“NIBCO”) and Plaintiffs’ law firms, Berger Montague PC and Sauder Schelkopf LLC, to announce a class action settlement in the lawsuits captioned Cole, et al. v. NIBCO Inc., No. 13-cv-7871 (D.N.J.), and Meadow, et al. v. NIBCO Inc., No. 15-cv-1124 (M.D. Tenn.).
PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia judge has denied a motion from counsel for pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson to seek immediate appeal, in a Risperdal case where the possibility of punitive damages being applied remains in play.