PHILADELPHIA – The former director of communications for a Philadelphia foreign policy think tank is facing a suit alleging she misappropriated trade secrets and other confidential business information.
ALLENTOWN – A New Jersey man jailed by Bethlehem authorities for allegedly soliciting sex with what he believed was a 14-year-old girl has sued the police department, claiming he was falsely taken into custody and imprisoned in the sting operation that resulted in his arrest.
PHILADELPHIA – A federal magistrate judge has granted defendant Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's motion for summary judgment in a discrimination case filed by a former bus operator.
WASHINGTON – According to an amici brief filed by the Solicitor General with the U.S. Supreme Court, design standards for aircraft engines are the exclusive purview of the federal government and not applicable state law – a counter-argument to a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruling which said such pre-emption was not required.
HARRISBURG – Several Pennsylvania health care organizations, business groups and the attorneys representing them have joined forces in filing a brief seeking reconsideration of a key state Supreme Court decision that found the seven-year limit on filing medical malpractice lawsuits was “unconstitutional.”
PITTSBURGH – The case of a former Pittsburgh city employee who accepted demotion after her job was eliminated from the 2018 budget and fired a couple of months later remains alive after a federal judge dismissed much of the litigation a few weeks ago.
PHILADELPHIA – The Pennsylvania Attorney General office's long-running consumer protection case against companies alleged to have engineered an illegal internet-based payday loan scheme remains alive following a federal judge's ruling last month.
PHILADELPHIA – The cases of 10 women who live outside of Pennsylvania and who claim they were injured by intrauterine devices manufactured by a North Wales-based pharmaceutical company has been transferred to other federal courts.