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Glade Run treatment center calls allegedly molested boy's abuse claims 'scandalous' and 'impertinent'

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 13, 2019

PITTSBURGH – In response to claims from a developmentally-disabled young man and his parents who allege he was molested at a residential treatment facility for children, the institution says the claims are both baseless and impertinent.

Case of man allegedly killed by fans at Pittsburgh Steelers home game subject to confidentiality agreement

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 13, 2019

PITTSBURGH – According to recent filings in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, a confidentiality agreement is potentially in play in regards to a case centered on the killing of a man in an altercation at a Pittsburgh Steelers game in November 2016.

Inmate who says retired prison unit manager retaliated against him sees case enter settlement proceedings

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 12, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A settlement conference was recently scheduled for a lawsuit brought by an inmate serving a life sentence at SCI-Phoenix who claimed a now-retired prison unit manager retaliated against him on two occasions.

Bucks County found liable for violating state criminal history records act in $67 million jury verdict

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 4, 2019

DOYLESTOWN – Bucks County could be on the hook for a $67 million punitive damages verdict, after a federal court jury recently determined in a class action lawsuit that the county and its department of corrections violated the state’s Criminal History Records Information Act.

State GOP Caucus says Muslim photographer who claimed discrimination didn't exhaust administrative remedies first

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 29, 2019

HARRISBURG – A former employee of the State House of Representatives’ Republican Caucus who alleged he received prejudicial treatment for his practice of the Islamic faith did not exhaust his administrative remedies before filing suit, the Caucus claims.

Damages assessment hearing coming in July for man's legal negligence action

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 22, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A damages assessment hearing has been scheduled in the case of a plaintiff accused of physically abusing his mother and facing disciplinary action from the Department of Education, then allegedly not receiving proper legal representation.

Case of man who claimed Medicine Shoppe pharmacy disclosed his HIV-positive status sent to Perry County court

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 15, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The case filed by an anonymous plaintiff against Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy and its owners and operators, for allegedly disclosing his confidential HIV-positive status to both his family and members of the public has been transferred to a Perry County court.

Philly man who alleged police officers assaulted him while in custody settles case

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 8, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A lawsuit from a man who claims a pair of Philadelphia police officers battered him after having a conflict with a gas station cashier over possession of a pack of cigarettes he purchased has been settled.

Man who claimed Curran-Fromhold guard broke his jaw settles with corrections officials, City of Philadelphia

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 23, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff inmate of Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility who alleged an assault at the hands of a corrections officer broke his jaw recently settled his case.

Waynesburg Central student files suit, says he was suspended for refusing urine test while suspected of being on drugs

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 19, 2019

PITTSBURGH —A student is suing his school, alleging that he was suspended from school when he refused to take a urine test under suspicion of being on drugs.

Class action against Glen Mills Schools seeks $10M for alleged abuse of students

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 12, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Juvenile Law Center, Education Law Center and Philadelphia law firm Dechert announced the filing of a $10 million class action lawsuit against Glen Mills Schools on Thursday, concerning allegations of abuse and educational neglect hundreds of its students suffered at the hands of facility staff, as well as a lack of oversight from education authorities.

Finance firm hit with $4K fine for TCPA violations against Huntingdon Valley company

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 4, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge levied a $4,000 fine on a finance corporation that sent eight unsolicited faxes to a Huntingdon Valley-based aircraft engine manufacturer and real estate corporation, stating it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Appeals court rules Dragonetti Act protects attorney from opposing counsel's pursuit of sanctions

By Scott Holland | Mar 19, 2019

HARRISBURG — A Pennsylvania appeals court has ruled that a lower court incorrectly interpreted the Dragonetti Act in deciding to let a request for sanctions against defense counsel in a medical malpractice trial proceed.

Arrested when his uncle crashed his car, man waits too long to sue his lawyers for failed lawsuit against police

By Charmaine Little | Mar 15, 2019

PHILADELPHIA - The Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia has ironed out a legal malpractice issue between attorneys and their former client, granting on Feb. 21 the attorneys’ motion for summary judgment to dismiss the claim against them.

Prison inmate claims his litigation against his unit manager led to retaliation

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 7, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – An inmate serving a life sentence at SCI-Phoenix claims a now-retired prison unit manager retaliated against him on two occasions, in response to his protest for losing his single-occupancy cell and for filing a lawsuit against the manager in question.

UPMC sues Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro over 'unlawful' enforcement actions

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 5, 2019

HARRISBURG – University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) has filed a nine-count class action civil lawsuit against state Attorney General Josh Shapiro, claiming he violated federal law through “unlawful and unconstitutional interference with federal programs.”

Counsel for Supreme Court Justice Kevin Dougherty denies wrongdoing in brother's FBI embezzlement and corruption probe

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 11, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The federal indictment and subsequent investigation of local labor union leader John Dougherty has also brought a cloud of suspicion over his brother, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Justice Kevin Dougherty, who is suspected of receiving benefits courtesy of union funds that his brother embezzled.

Chef at Irish pub in Philadelphia says overserved patrons assaulted him and broke his jaw

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 8, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A chef for an Irish-themed restaurant in Philadelphia claims the establishment negligently overserved a number of its patrons one day last August, and was the target of a brutal physical assault by those same patrons.

Dispute between motorist alleging vehicle impound and Philly police headed to arbitration

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 6, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – Arbitration hearings have been slated between a New Jersey motorist who alleged she was unlawfully detained and the Philadelphia Police Department, who was said to have impounded her vehicle in West Philadelphia more than two years ago.

Arbitration slated for dismissed church educator's wrongful termination case

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 4, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A church educator who believes her pursuit of a Workers' Compensation injury claim led her to be wrongfully terminated will have her case see arbitration in May.

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