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.
PHILADELPHIA - A bus driver’s lawsuit against Wallingford-Swarthmore School District, its superintendent and human resources director, which stemmed from the revocation of his union membership, has been dismissed.
PHILADELPHIA - Khepera Charter School has been ordered to pay attorneys fees of $14,412.83, and the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) will pay $72,521 more to a lawyer for a woman who claimed her disabled child was not provided with a free appropriate public education (FAPE).
PHILADELPHIA - Camelot Academy has been dismissed from a lawsuit brought by a woman who said her grandson was assaulted by a security guard, having claimed the complaint was "not a model of clarity" and didn't make any connection to Camelot.
SCRANTON — An odd First Amendment debate has broken out in the lawsuit of a high school football player who alleged he was wrongly suspended, though the school claims he engaged in disgusting behavior that included wiping a lollipop on his private parts before giving it to a mentally disabled man.
A defamation case concerning allegedly false sexual assault claims among Seneca Valley Intermediate High School students was recently dismissed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG – A Pennsylvania appellate court has ruled that the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records (OOR) erred when it directed Kutztown University to provide an unredacted version of a list identifying members of a search committee tasked with finding an assistant director of campus services.
PHILADELPHIA - The widow of a man who hanged himself after pleading guilty to sexual assault has sued a correctional facility and others in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.