PHILADELPHIA – A three-year-long fight over a wage equity law ended with a victory for those looking to end wage gaps, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled Thursday that a Philadelphia law forbidding employers from asking potential employees about their salary history is constitutional.
PHILADELPHIA – A federal court in Philadelphia has issued a protective order to prevent a second round of depositions for four officials from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in an employment discrimination action.
PITTSBURGH – A man who was fired from his bank job two years ago for “inappropriately displaying a brown monkey in the workplace” on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is now taking his case to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
PITTSBURGH – A whitewater rapids ride cannot be the cause of eye damage suffered by a man due to a parasite in unclean water that splashed into his face, says a western Pennsylvania theme park in its motion for summary judgment.
PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Jan. 23 dismissed portions of a lawsuit alleging discrimination in leadership, screening and diversity policies lodged against a retailer, but left intact a charge of discrimination in an employee relocation policy.
PHILADELPHIA – A settlement recently came to the case of a Lancaster man who argued that he suffered second- and third-degree burns to his left leg, after a pair of lithium ion batteries intended to be used to power an e-cigarette lighter exploded in his pants pocket.
PHILADELPHIA – A gay man who worked at a local drug rehabilitation clinic, alleged he was harassed about his sexual orientation on the job and fired after informing his superiors of said treatment settled his case last year.
PHILADELPHIA – The case of an Alabama plaintiff who claimed to be injured after using the Essure birth control device, one of 16 filed against Bayer Pharmaceuticals in a Philadelphia court from women similarly-situated, was recently abandoned.
PHILADELPHIA – The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office is the first county entity in the state to take legal action against vaping products manufacturer JUUL, claiming its business practices have led to an epidemic of minors who have become “nicotine addicts.”
HARRISBURG – After nearly a full of year of study, a bipartisan Pennsylvania Senate Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) report released Monday on the effects of changing current medical malpractice litigation venue rules came to no specific conclusion on the potential impacts of such a proposal.
HARRISBURG – The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has formally denied an application for reconsideration and re-argument in a significant case that gave personal injury lawyers a boost by finding the seven-year time limit on filing medical malpractice lawsuits was “unconstitutional.”
PHILADELPHIA – An ex-constituent services worker for state Sen. Anthony Williams who claims she was fired before Christmas in 2018 and after contracting breast cancer has been given an extra 60 days to pursue administrative relief on her claim of age discrimination.
PHILADELPHIA – A Delaware woman who alleged she was both sexually harassed by a maintenance worker at a Philadelphia veterinary clinic and later fired from her receptionist job for reporting that conduct has settled with her ex-employer.
PHILADELPHIA – A judge on the bench of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Jan. 22 dismissed a lawsuit over allegations that a woman died after a fall at a nursing home because of the facility's negligence.
PHILADELPHIA – A federal court has decided that a woman suing Ethicon over allegations of a defective pelvic mesh device had improperly joined an extra defendant to the case and denied her motion to remand the case back to a state court.