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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.

Attorney didn't pursue slip-and-fall before statute of limitations expired, says Delco woman in legal malpractice lawsuit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 18, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Delaware County woman alleges her former attorney committed professional malpractice by not timely prosecuting a premises liability complaint on her behalf, before the relevant statute of limitations expired.

Allegheny County jail guard on duty during inmate's suicide fighting suspension

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 3, 2018

PITTSBURGH – A former Allegheny County Jail corrections guard claims an arbitrator overstepped the authority of her role in punishing her for alleged dereliction of her duty in failing to notice the death of a jail inmate.

Clients sue attorney for professional liability in Delaware County

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 21, 2018

MEDIA — Clients are suing attorney Kenneth Mark Sexton, citing alleged professional liability.

Lawyer thrown off toxic chemical cases had client pay six-figure punishment

By John O'Brien | Sep 19, 2018

More than 30 lawsuits blame Armstrong World Industries, once Lancaster’s largest employer, for exposing workers to chemicals that led to sickness, suffering and death. But they’ve been pursued by a lawyer who, a judge says, “made a mockery of the law” and whose clients are paying, figuratively and literally, for his actions.

Lawsuit: Super Bowl fever had Eagles fan/doctor throwing orange slices in woman's cleavage, making vagina jokes at work

By Nicholas Malfitano and John O'Brien | Sep 13, 2018

MEDIA – A neurologist is accused of being more interested in other parts of the female anatomy, as a Lehigh County woman alleges a bizarre encounter at his office the day after the Philadelphia Eagles booked their Super Bowl ticket included him throwing food in her cleavage and making sexually explicit jokes involving oysters.

Plaintiffs say Diocese of Pittsburgh, Catholic Church officials knew about and concealed child sexual abuse for decades

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 12, 2018

PITTSBURGH – In the wake of the recent release of a state grand jury report on the subject of child sexual abuse at the hands of clergy in Pennsylvania, a Pittsburgh-area man and two former area residents have launched legal action against the Diocese of Pittsburgh, claiming it fraudulently concealed their abuse and that of other victims.

Wrongful termination case filed by former manager of Ritz-Carlton Hotel suspended, sent to arbitration

By Nicholas Malfitano | Aug 8, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Arbitration has been chosen to resolve a dispute between a former manager at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel and the hotel company itself, with the plaintiff believing the business violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and Pennsylvania Human Relations Act when it terminated him almost five years ago.

Complaints or performance? Anesthesiologist, UPMC disagree about why he was fired

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 1, 2018

PITTSBURGH — An anesthesiologist is suing UPMC, University of Pittsburgh Physicians and UPP Inc., claiming he was fired for complaining about illegal activity.

Department of Labor wins damages in sushi restaurant case, settlement conference to be held

By Sandra Lane | Jul 31, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Senior Judge Michael Baylson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted the U.S. Department of Labor's request for liquidated damages in a case regarding violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act allegedly committed by some Pennsylvania Japanese restaurants, according to a July 12 opinion.

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