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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.

Glen Mills lays off more than 250 as state removes boys from campus in wake of lawsuit, newspaper report

By John Severance | Apr 8, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – An abuse lawsuit filed by two students and their guardian against Glen Mills school is part of a series of events that includes layoffs and the removal of students from the campus.

Fired University of the Arts professor can proceed with lawsuit alleging civil rights violation

By Marian Johns | Apr 2, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania court has reviewed a case involving the investigation and firing of a former University of the Arts tenured professor who was accused of sexual harassment and is suing the school for defamation, breach of contract and violation of his civil rights.

'Significant waste and wrongdoing' at Cheyney University, says fired provost

By John Breslin | Mar 28, 2019

MEDIA - A former provost of Cheyney University is suing the institution over claims she was fired for blowing the whistle on waste and wrongdoing.

Commonwealth Court tells board to consider new data in revocation of Reading school's charter

By Gabriel Neves | Mar 25, 2019

HARRISBURG – A school district, which appealed of an appeal board decision regarding the charter status of a Reading school, has obtained a victory in court.

Court affirms expulsion of special needs student who brought knife to Plymouth Whitemarsh High

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 25, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has ruled against a special needs student who was expelled for bringing a knife to school.

Archdiocese of Philadelphia says it's not responsible for woman's fall at St. Hubert's High School

By Nicholas Malfitano | Mar 21, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has presented a number of affirmative defenses and denied liability in opposing the litigation brought by a woman who allegedly suffered a broken arm and shoulder at a high school in Northeast Philadelphia after attending a function for her daughter, a student there.

Pottsville High athlete sues over suspension; School says harassment of mentally disabled man included nude dance, vile behavior with lollipop

By Takesha Thomas | Mar 14, 2019

The parents of a Pottsville Area High School football player have filed suit against the school district after their son was suspended for allegedly performing a nude dance with a towel in the locker room.

University of Pittsburgh wins appeal to cut tenured professor's salary after poor reviews

By Takesha Thomas | Mar 12, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — An appeals court has reversed a lower court ruling that restored the salary of a University of Pittsburgh professor after his pay was cut following poor annual reviews.

Several, including school nurse, face lawsuit after Penncrest High student allegedly attacked

By Gabriel Neves | Mar 8, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — The parents of a Penncrest High School student are suing the district over alleged shoddy treatment of their son following an assault in the campus cafeteria.

Fired phys ed teacher sues Plum Borough, wants to defend his reputation in public hearing

By Takesha Thomas | Mar 7, 2019

A former Plum Borough School District gym teacher who had been cleared of charges of inappropriate behavior toward students but was later fired is asking for a public hearing.

University of Pennsylvania trustees prevail in real estate battle with former commercial tenant

By Charmaine Little | Feb 22, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — On Jan. 31, a common pleas court affirmed its ruling for summary judgment in favor of The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania in its real estate battle with a supermarket.

Parent claims School District of Philadelphia failed to provide educational accommodations to her child

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 19, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — A mother and her minor child are suing a school district, citing alleged breach of duty and disability discrimination.

Financial assistant claims she was wrongfully terminated by Penn State

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 11, 2019

WILLIAMSPORT — A financial assistant is suing Pennsylvania State University, a former employer, citing alleged disability discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Christianity club sues Mechanicsburg School District to be allowed to distribute Bibles on school property

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 8, 2019

HARRISBURG – A Christian-centered student organization in Mechanicsburg is suing its school district, superintendent and high school principal, claiming its free speech were violated when it was denied the opportunity to distribute its literature and Bibles in a school building.

Student claims he was wrongfully expelled from University of the Sciences after sex assault investigation

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 5, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — A student is suing a university, citing alleged breach of contract, sexual discrimination and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Parent of student sues Moon Area School District for alleged civil rights violations

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 4, 2019

PITTSBURGH — A parent is suing Moon Area School District and others, citing alleged violation of civil rights.

Woodland Hills School District student claims substitute teacher head-butted him

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 29, 2019

PITTSBURGH — A 10th-grade student is suing the Woodland Hills School District and Richard Novak, school administrator and substitute teacher, citing alleged assault and battery.

First-grader suffers traumatic brain injury when run over by older girls at their track practice, lawsuit states

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jan 28, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A first-grade student who was run over by girls twice her age participating in a track practice and who suffered a traumatic brain injury in the process has had a lawsuit brought in her name by her mother, who witnessed the incident.

City of McKeesport seeks judgment in lawsuit over student's slip and fall on ice

By Chandra Lye | Jan 28, 2019

PITTSBURGH -- A Motion for Summary Judgment has been filed by the City of McKeesport following an injury complaint where a 16-year-old high school student needed medical attention after a fall.

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