PHILADELPHIA – A private Catholic school in Lower Gwynedd Township, its operators and sponsors have settled litigation brought by the parents of a seventh-grade female student who was allegedly sexually molested multiple times by one of the school’s now-former and convicted IT workers, both on and off-campus.
MEDIA – A woman who alleged a Delaware County school district’s negligence in permitting a wet linoleum floor in one of its building’s cafeterias was the cause of her falling and becoming seriously injured, has settled her case.
PHILADELPHIA - A woman who sued after being fired by St. Francis–St. Vincent Homes for Children had most of her allegations dismissed Aug. 7 by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania – but it allowed her charges of race and religion discrimination and retaliation to continue.
PHILADELPHIA – 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 been dismissed due to what a judge called untimely filing of their response to the district’s motion to throw the case out.
A judge allowed an employment discrimination lawsuit filed by two former teachers against Friends’ Central School Corp. and others to partially continue in a ruling issued in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Aug. 2.
PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge is keeping alive a Springfield Township High School student's freedom of speech lawsuit against the school over her suspension last spring following distribution of a video of her voicing race-based hate.
PHILADELPHIA - Defendants are asking a federal judge to dismiss a retaliation lawsuit filed by three Oley Valley High School students after a dispute with a teacher led to them being removed from a school play.
PITTSBURGH - A bus driver allegedly injured when students forced their way onto her bus filed a lawsuit alleging negligence against The Watson Institute Friendship Academy in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County.
PHILADELPHIA – One defendant accused of abuse in a $10 million class action lawsuit against Glen Mills Schools has filed a motion to be dismissed from the litigation, saying the individual charges against him do not belong in the same lawsuit.
PHILADELPHIA – After an incident in the recovery room after a routine medical procedure that allegedly led to her firing, a transgender woman and former employee of The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is suing the institution for wrongful termination, civil rights discrimination and sex discrimination.
HARRISBURG — A Pennsylvania State University sophomore is seeking protection in federal court from a suspension handed down after his alleged "pressuring" and "cajoling" of a fellow student into having sex with him was found to amount to sexual assault.
SCRANTON – Eight students enrolled at the Lackawanna County Career Technology Center during the 2016-2017 school year have filed litigation in response to the actions of an instructor there who has pleaded guilty to indecent assault, claiming the school failed to both investigate and stop his behavior.
PHILADELPHIA -- A federal judge has granted, in part, the Pennridge School District's motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit filed against it by a former student who says the school failed to protect her after she was raped and sexually harassed.
HARRISBURG – Testimony hearings continued Wednesday within the Pennsylvania Senate’s Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC), featuring insurance and medical college representatives who say current medical malpractice venue rules should not be reversed.
PHILADELPHIA – On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to the Boyertown Area School District’s policy of allowing transgender students to use the restroom facilities corresponding to their gender identity.
HARRISBURG – A Christianity-focused student organization in Mechanicsburg has settled claims with the school district, superintendent and high school principal it sued, initially claiming its free speech was violated when it was denied the opportunity to distribute literature and Bibles in a school building.
HARRISBURG – A fraternity has not convinced a Pennsylvania appellate court to order a new trial over the 2013 death of a freshman during a ritual known as “The Crossing” that took place in the Poconos, though the court has decided a ban on operating in the state went too far.
PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit in which a female student alleged her school district in Perkasie failed to adequately respond to her reports of sexual harassment and depriving her right to equal access to an education under Title IX.