PITTSBURGH – A federal court lawsuit which claimed 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, was recently dismissed.
PITTSBURGH – The Clean Air Council is engaged in litigation with U.S. Steel for continually failing to report releases of hundreds of thousands of pounds of hydrogen sulfide, benzene, and other hazardous pollutants into the air from three of its Mon Valley Works plants.
PHILADELPHIA – A transgender woman and former employee of The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania who sued the institution for wrongful termination, civil rights discrimination and sex discrimination after a recovery room incident that allegedly led to her firing, will be permitted to remain anonymous for the time being.
PHILADELPHIA – Discovery is underway over jurisdiction in a South Carolina biotech company's anti-trust lawsuit against imprisoned pharmaceutical kingpin Martin Shkreli following a decision by a Philadelphia-based federal judge last month.
PENSACOLA, Fla. – A federal judge recently dismissed 77 cases from plaintiffs who sued both Bristol Myers-Squibb and Otsuka Pharmaceutical in connection with prescription medication Abilify this past October – after multiple plaintiffs were already dismissed from the suit earlier last year for defying court orders and failing to provide basic information about their claims.
JOHNSTOWN – CSX Transportation last month dodged a class action lawsuit over a 2017 train derailment in a Bedford County town that prompted an evacuation of hundreds of people that took more than two weeks.
PHILADELPHIA – A Michigan woman's lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and other defendants over a 2011 pelvic mesh implant Gynecare TVT-Obturator (TVT-O), originally filed in Pennsylvania, now is in federal court in New Jersey.
PITTSBURGH – A federal judge has granted summary judgment in favor of the employer in the case of a former Pittsburgh-based regional bank employee fired in early 2018 for "inappropriately displaying a brown monkey in the workplace."
PHILADELPHIA – A man charged with punching a Philadelphia Police Department mounted patrol horse before the NFL’s NFC Championship game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings in January of last year settled his lawsuit just weeks before trial, which claimed he was the victim of assault and battery at the hands of city and state police officers.
NORRISTOWN – The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office has filed a complaint against JUUL alleging it used predatory marketing to falsely promote the use of e-cigarettes as safe in violation of Pennsylvania law.