PHILADELPHIA – After one dismissal of federal law claims last summer, a lawsuit filed by the parents of a Penncrest High School special needs student who sued the school district after their son was assaulted in the campus cafeteria has now been dismissed in its entirety.
HARRISBURG – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a woman who was severely injured at an on-campus social event after a night of underage drinking and illicit drug use at the York College of Pennsylvania.
PHILADELPHIA – For reasons of failure to state a claim, the School District of Philadelphia and other defendants have motioned to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the parents of a Philadelphia child, after he allegedly suffered from toxic lead exposure at his Philadelphia elementary school.
JOHNSTOWN — Pennsylvania State University's request to dismiss a civil action lawsuit that accused the university of discrimination based on a perceived disability was denied by U.S. District Judge Stephanie Haines.
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.”
SCRANTON – At a Minersville Area School District Board of Education meeting on Jan. 22, it was announced that the district has settled with the family of a transgender, 8 year-old child, who was allegedly prevented from using the women’s bathroom on school field trips.
PHILADELPHIA – The union representing Philadelphia’s public school teachers has filed a lawsuit against the city’s school district, alleging its improper handling of asbestos contamination in its school buildings has put 125,000 students and 13,000 staff members at risk for serious health issues
HARRISBURG – The Commonwealth Court on Jan. 10 voided a decision of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County and will take up the case of a woman who alleged officials tried to cook the books for a college.
PHILADELPHIA – A lawsuit brought in a Philadelphia court says negligence on the part of Penn State University and Bright Horizons, the nation’s largest child care provider, led to alleged repeat incidents of molestation against a five year-old child by a daycare center’s former Assistant Director.
WILLIAMSPORT – A former cornerback at Penn State University has launched litigation against the school, the head coach of its football team and former defensive tackle, claiming that they collectively turned a blind eye to incidents of sexual hazing and harassment perpetrated against him.
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.
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.