PHILADELPHIA – Oley Valley School District is facing a defamation lawsuit, among other claims, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for disciplining students after they made negative comments about the high school's drama director.
PHILADELPHIA – In opposing a lawsuit from the parents of a student at its Wharton School of Business who committed suicide three years ago, the University of Pennsylvania said the death was due to causes outside of its control.
PITTSBURGH — A Pittsburgh law firm this year filed very similarly worded cases in the same common pleas court against two different school systems on behalf of mothers whose young children were allegedly assaulted on school buses last year.
PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania denied a class certification for a group of parents and students suing the School District of Philadelphia for its allegedly subpar translation services.
HARRISBURG – The father of a former School District of the city of York student alleges the minor student's constitutional rights were violated when a school police officer took the child home and dropped the student off without verifying an adult was home.
PITTSBURGH – A group of high school students and their parents are suing a school district over allegations the students' constitutional rights have been violated because they have not been permitted to operate a noncurricular student club for black students.
PHILADELPHIA – Juvenile Law Center, Education Law Center and Philadelphia law firm Dechert announced the filing of a $10 million class action lawsuit against Glen Mills Schools on Thursday, concerning allegations of abuse and educational neglect hundreds of its students suffered at the hands of facility staff, as well as a lack of oversight from education authorities.
PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania court has reviewed a case involving the investigation and firing of a former University of the Arts tenured professor who was accused of sexual harassment and is suing the school for defamation, breach of contract and violation of his civil rights.
PHILADELPHIA – The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has presented a number of affirmative defenses and denied liability in opposing the litigation brought by a woman who allegedly suffered a broken arm and shoulder at a high school in Northeast Philadelphia after attending a function for her daughter, a student there.
The parents of a Pottsville Area High School football player have filed suit against the school district after their son was suspended for allegedly performing a nude dance with a towel in the locker room.