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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.

Person with disabilities is suing school system for violation of the ADA

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 3, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A person with disabilities is suing Perkiomen Valley School District, a school system, citing alleged failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act regulations (ADA).

Slippery Rock sued by student dismissed from Physician Assistant Program after failing grade

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 3, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A former student is suing Slippery Rock University, citing alleged failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act.

Parents of Waynesboro student allege discrimination

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 31, 2018

The Waynesboro Area School District's decision to place a student in special education classes prompted a recent federal lawsuit.

Dean alleges Bloomsburg University retaliated when he helped a female employee file a sexual harassment complaint

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 29, 2018

Dean of the business school alleges Bloomsburg University retaliated when he helped a female employee file a sexual harassment complaint.

Tunkhannock elementary school principal, fired after a second DUI, loses appeal

By Gabriel Neves | Aug 22, 2018

HARRISBURG – An appeals court has upheld the firing of a school district employee who served as principal in two elementary schools after his arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Judge refuses to support mother's claim that Coatesville Area School District violated Americans with Disabilities Act

By Sandra Lane | Aug 16, 2018

Mother had claimed the Coatesville Area School District provided inadequate educational services for her learning-disabled son.

Pitt dental school fighting lawsuit over alleged death threat between professors

By Gabriel Neves | Aug 14, 2018

PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh, the associate dean of its dental school and a professor are denying claims of misconduct made by a former instructor.

Wallingford-Swarthmore School District, father in legal battle over whether children are homeless, can attend school there

By Erianne Leatherman | Aug 14, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A local school district is defending itself in a lawsuit filed after it allegedly discontinued the enrollment of two homeless students.

New trial for med-mal plaintiff suing University of Pennsylvania

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 9, 2018

A former patient of the University of Pennsylvania Hospital will receive a new trail in a medical malpractice case, an appellate court ruled.

Lawsuit over black ice at Jersey Shore Area High School fails

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 7, 2018

An appellate court dismissed a Lycoming County student's lawsuit over her slip and fall on black ice in a school parking lot.

Nonprofit loses first round in records battle with Pennsylvania School Board Association

By Karen Kidd | Aug 6, 2018

A federal judge denied a Bucks County man's request for documents in his counter-suit against the Pennsylvania School Board Association (PSBA).

Former employee accuses University of Pennsylvania of discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 6, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A former employee is suing The Pennsylvania Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the trustees of of the University of Pennsylvania, citing alleged disability discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Third Circuit once again upholds Boyertown school district's transgender student restroom policy

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 31, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – For the second time, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled it will not stop a policy allowing transgender students in Boyertown schools to use the restroom facilities corresponding to their gender identity, a decision that could potentially send the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

AG Shapiro defends Lock Haven University against class action filed by female athletes

By Justin Stoltzfus | Jul 18, 2018

HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is seeking a ruling in a Title IX lawsuit filed against Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania in which the plaintiffs requested class certification, claiming, on the university's behalf, that the plaintiffs have not proven that their rights have been violated.

Autistic student, parents take fight with Colonial School District to Third Circuit

By Glenn Minnis | Jul 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - A 12-year-old special needs student and his parents have filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Court in a case where they allege the autistic child did not receive a free and appropriate public education.

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