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Latest Pittsburgh lawsuit against Catholic church alleges molestation on trip to Super Bowl X

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 29, 2019

PITTSBURGH – Two supposed predator priests whose names were listed in a grand jury report that alleges decades of protection for pedophiles working for the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania, in addition to ranking diocese officials, are mentioned in new litigation filed in Pittsburgh.

Sierra Leone immigrant alleges her health care provider illegally disclosed her HIV-positive status

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 28, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A Sierra Leone woman who claims a nurse working for her healthcare provider improperly disclosed her HIV-positive medical status, is now suing both the nurse and care provider for what she alleges was an illegal disclosure of privileged medical information.

Witnesses refute the alleged tale of a vulgar, orange-throwing neurologist

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 7, 2019

MEDIA – A Delaware County judge has stricken both several allegations and a claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress from a lawsuit leveled against a neurologist by a female patient, which charged him with bizarre allegations of sexual harassment.

Lawsuit: Pittsburgh priest Richard Lelonis is one of the redacted names in sexual abuse grand jury report

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 18, 2018

PITTSBURGH – A new sexual abuse lawsuit in Pittsburgh says Reverend Richard Lelonis, a suspended priest, is one of the 19 accused predators whose names were redacted in a grand jury report that alleges decades of protection for pedophiles working for the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania.

Lawsuit: Former call agent violated NDA, retained company laptop and proprietary information after his exit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – An ex-calling agent at a payment processing center is alleged to have taken a laptop computer containing confidential and proprietary business information after his release from the company, a recent lawsuit states.

Who are the Pa. priests accused of sexual abuse? A 'dangerous' court ruling will keep 19 names secret

By Nicholas Malfitano and John O'Brien | Dec 6, 2018

The state Supreme Court's decision this week to keep private the names of 19 Catholic Church clergy members accused of sexual abuse is both “disappointing” and “dangerous," according to a lawyer who has filed a class action lawsuit over the scandal.

Lawyer waited too long to file clients' case against Philly PD

By Charmaine Little | Dec 6, 2018

An attorney waiting too late to file a discrimination lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia resulted in two men losing their case in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Nov. 19.

EPA settles with West Chester home improvement company for alleged lead paint violations for $17.5K

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 3, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A West Chester-based home improvement company has been ordered to pay a $17,500 penalty in order to resolve alleged violations of the lead-based paint Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Gay man claims he was fired in retaliation for reporting workplace discrimination at rehabilitation facility

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 30, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A gay man who worked at a local drug rehabilitation clinic alleges he was harassed about his sexual orientation on the job and after informing his superiors of the treatment in question, was then fired as a result.

Teacher alleges unlawful dismissal for seeking Workers' Comp; Church says she wasn't making the grade

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – While a former church educator says she was improperly and unlawfully dismissed from her teaching duties for pursuing a worker’s compensation claim, the church counters that she demonstrated poor leadership abilities instead.

Longtime registered nurse says former hospital wouldn't take her back full-time after her absence for cancer treatments

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 6, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A veteran registered nurse has sued her former hospital employer for disability discrimination and retaliation, claiming she was not allowed to return to full-time duties after taking a medical leave of absence to treat her breast cancer.

Lawsuit: Attorney's non-representation left construction company owner with $63K default judgment

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 29, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia man and his construction company allege their now-disbarred attorney failed to represent them several years ago, and that supposed professional negligence left them responsible for a default judgment of more than $63,000, plus interest.

Lawsuit: Attorney's inaction and professional malpractice led to man's case expiring through statute of limitations

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 26, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff accused of physically abusing his mother and facing disciplinary action from the Department of Education, claims his attorney did not properly provide legal representation for him and led his action to be time-barred.

Lawsuit: Real-life 'Mean Girls' accused of filing false sexual assault claims against high school classmate

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 25, 2018

PITTSBURGH – A new lawsuit in federal court claims a quintet of “mean girls” conspired to accuse a male classmate of sexual assault on two occasions and subject him to incarceration, before later admitting their accusations were false.

Horizon House whistleblower says she was fired for reporting wrongdoing

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 22, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A former operations director for a nonprofit group tasked with assisting the homeless, disabled and mentally challenged claims she was unlawfully fired from the organization after reporting alleged financial mismanagement.

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