The Philadelphia-based law firm of Ballard Spahr, which employees 500 attorneys in 13 offices nationwide, announced Tuesday that it has named lawyer John B. Langel as chair of the company’s Litigation Department, Ballard Spahr’s largest practice group, with more than 200 attorneys in its 13 offices.
A Philadelphia woman who claimed she was terminated from her job at a school services business for reasons related to her disability has filed a federal discrimination complaint against the company.
A federal judge in Philadelphia has denied a motion for preliminary judgment that had been filed by two members of an animal rights organization seeking to enjoin the owners of the Wells Fargo Center from enforcing its policy prohibiting picketing on the sidewalks adjacent to the Philadelphia entertainment venue.
A former marketing and communications director for KYW Newsradio 1060 in Philadelphia has filed a discrimination complaint against the station’s parent company, alleging she endured pervasive sexual harassment and demeaning treatment from the time of her hiring in the spring of 2009 until her firing last summer.
A controversial Philadelphia Traffic Court judge whose driver’s license had been suspended through 2011 because of numerous motor vehicle violations, but who had nonetheless secured election to the municipal bench, has been relieved of duties following an alleged incident of sexual harassment, according to local news reports.
A former Philadelphia manager for the Greyhound bus company is suing the transportation company in federal court, alleging that his termination after two years on the job was retaliatory in nature.
The family of a Philadelphia man who committed suicide by hanging himself while being held in a jail cell at a city police district last winter has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia and its police department, alleging officials didn’t do enough to try and prevent the man’s death.
An animal rights activist who claims he was wrongfully arrested two years ago after protesting outside of a South Philadelphia Whole Foods store has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia and the police officer who took him into custody.
A former code enforcement officer for Glenolden Borough, Pa. who alleges he was let go from his position because of discriminatory reasons has filed a complaint against the municipality in federal court.
The City of Philadelphia has been hit with a federal civil rights complaint relating to a mother and son’s allegations that the teenager was wrongfully and forcefully arrested by city police last winter in a case of mistaken identity.
Pennsylvania’s second-highest appellate court this week vacated the sentence of a man who was found guilty of firearms violations during a trial in state court last year.
A federal judge in Philadelphia granted a motion by Cheltenham Township and its police chief to dismiss a lawsuit that had been brought about by two men who had claimed their respective arrests two summers ago violated their constitutional rights.
A Philadelphia junk hauler who claims he was wrongfully arrested by city cops this summer, and subsequently imprisoned for a three-month period, after what he claims was a misunderstanding over his hiring to remove items from a residential property in the city, has filed a lawsuit against the arresting officers in state court.
A former community relations official at Temple University who alleges he was fired from his position for biased reasons has filed a federal job discrimination lawsuit against the Philadelphia-based college.
The family of an elderly woman who died as a result of injuries she allegedly sustained after crashing her car into a concrete barrier early last year has filed a product liability complaint against Toyota Motor Corp.
A former suburban Philadelphia physics teacher, who was fired from his position in 2010 after 13 years on the job following what he said were false allegations made by a former student of sexual abuse, has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Lower Merion School District and various school officials.
A Pennsylvania prison inmate who claims that prison medical staff failed to properly and timely diagnosis a spinal abscess that eventually led to the man having to have surgery has filed a federal complaint against those entrusted to his care while behind bars.