Latest News

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.

Ex-Olympia Sports saleswoman's sexual harassment suit headed to arbitration in April

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 4, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A sexual harassment lawsuit brought by a former sales associate for Olympia Sports based on threatening physical and verbal behavior she faced from her supervisor is heading to arbitration in April.

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.

The Record Network