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Supreme Court tells Philadelphia school it must face lawsuit after student ran into unpadded gym wall

By Tomas Kassahun | Jan 11, 2019

PHILADELPHIA - The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has affirmed a Commonwealth Court ruling, saying a Philadelphia elementary school is not exempt from governmental immunity in a lawsuit filed by a student who was allegedly injured due to the faulty condition of a gym wall.

Protecting accused pedophile priests: A terrible tradition continues in Pennsylvania

By The Pennsylvania Record | Dec 12, 2018

The cover-up persists with the redaction of names of priests accused of sexual abuse in five dioceses

Glen Mills student claims he was beaten by school staff and supervisor didn't intervene

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A student at a residential and educational facility in Glen Mills claims he was viciously beaten by two of its employees, at the behest and with the approval of the assailants’ supervisor.

Student's mother sues Mount Carmel schools after daughter allegedly burned in chemistry class

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 4, 2018

SCRANTON — A mother is suing a school district and its officers, citing alleged failure to protect and negligence.

Scranton School District fights claim that tenured teachers were illegally furloughed

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 26, 2018

SCRANTON - The Board of School Directors of the City of Scranton is asking a court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a group of tenured teachers who lost their jobs due to budget cuts.

Parents cannot sue Philadelphia School District for issues tied to son's disability

By Carrie Salls | Nov 5, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The parents of a disabled boy who was allegedly discriminated against when the School District of Philadelphia was unable to place him in an appropriate school for two years cannot claim that they too faced discrimination by association, according to an Oct. 19 opinion issued by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Former Glen Mills Schools employee claims he was wrongfully terminated

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 31, 2018

MEDIA — A former employee is suing a school, citing alleged racial discrimination and wrongful termination.

Student's father sues Haverford Township School District, says steel post hit child

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 31, 2018

MEDIA — A father is suing Haverford Township School District and Haverford Township, citing alleged negligence.

Father sues daycare for not supervising young daughter, who fell and broke her arm

By Nicholas Malfitano | Oct 25, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The father of a preschool-aged girl who allegedly fell and fractured her arm at her daycare center has now taken legal action against the center for injurious negligence.

Taxpayers say contract given by Philly School District costs $1.3M more than other option, want state court to hear case

By Chandra Lye | Oct 22, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - Pennsylvania taxpayers have filed a request to send their lawsuit against the School District of Philadelphia over a contract awarded to "a very well-connected bidder" back to state court.

Court: ADHD didn't cause Penncrest High student's attack on classmate

By Charmaine Little | Oct 11, 2018

On Sept. 17, Judge Berle Schiller of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania agreed with a hearing officer's ruling that a Rose Tree Media School District student’s attack on a classmate wasn’t a result of his disability.

Springfield Township School sued by student suspended over Snapchat video

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — Parents and their minor child are suing a school and its faculty, citing alleged defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Daycare worker says she slipped and fell on Southeast Delco School District property

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 4, 2018

MEDIA — A woman is suing Southeast Delco School District, citing alleged negligence.

Woman sues Monsignor McHugh School after tripping on 'uneven' sidewalk

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 25, 2018

SCRANTON — Carmella Hutchins filed a complaint on Sept. 17, in the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas, against Monsignor McHugh School and the Archdiocese of Scranton, claiming she suffered serious injuries after tripping on the sidewalk outside of the school.

Philadelphia School District sued for alleged discrimination against disabled student

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 24, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia is being sued for allegedly violating the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act.

Black female athletes to pursue lawsuit claiming Philadelphia school failed to provide equal opportunities

By Chandra Lye | Sep 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania has partially granted a motion to dismiss claim brought against the School Reform Commission and the School District of Philadelphia where two former students have made accusations of sex and race discrimination.

African-American employees sue William Penn School District, alleging discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 14, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — Two African-American employees are suing the William Penn School District, claiming they were passed over for promotions because of alleged racial and gender discrimination.

Student sues Moravian College after she allegedly was raped by another student in his dorm room

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A student is suing Moravian College after she allegedly was raped by another student, reported the alleged attack to college workers, but was not immediately told to make an official complaint.

New Hope-Solebury School District is victorious in student's discrimination case

By Charmaine Little | Sep 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania sided with New Hope-Solebury School District on Aug. 27, in a former student’s claims it violated the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Parent files suit after son was allegedly injured falling off tunnel at Olde City Day School

By Nicholas Malfitano | Sep 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A parent who says her child was injured after falling from a classroom’s indoor tunnel is pursing legal action against the school allegedly responsible for her son’s injuries.

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