PITTSBURGH – Ongoing mediation has delayed argument on a summary judgment motion in the case of a former physician at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center seeking well over $200,000 in post-termination back pay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.