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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.

Federal judge allows First Amendment case against Pennsylvania School Boards Association to continue

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 9, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge declined a request to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) and the board members that alleges retaliation against the plaintiffs for exercising their First Amendment rights.

Insurer asked to provide defense in lawsuit from worker who fell 40 feet onto beam during construction

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 3, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – An underlying personal injury action has a construction company seeking indemnification and defense from the Penn National and Travelers insurance companies in a separate, federal court lawsuit.

Before landmark U.S. SC ruling, Pa. teachers sued over payment of union fees

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 2, 2018

PITTSBURGH – A trio of retired and current public schoolteachers have initiated potential class action litigation in federal court over the legality of a state law that mandates them to pay “fair-share fees” to the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA), its affiliates or a union-approved charity.

Third Circuit says Boyertown's transgender students can use restrooms corresponding to gender identity

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 27, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A federal appellate court recently ruled that transgender students in Boyertown schools may continue to use the restroom facilities corresponding to their gender identity, marking a key victory for the LGBT advocacy community and a defeat for their ideological opponents.

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