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Pa. lawmaker behind 'venue shopping' bill discusses legislation

By Jon Campisi | Dec 3, 2011

Before getting elected to Pennsylvania’s General Assembly five years ago, Bryan Cutler worked in healthcare.

Settlement reached in injunction filed against charity in Penn State case

By Jon Campisi | Dec 3, 2011

A settlement has been reached in one of the civil actions filed in the wake of the Pennsylvania State University child sex-abuse scandal.

Revered Phila.-area personal injury lawyer Marvin Lundy dies at 80

By Jon Campisi | Dec 3, 2011

Well-known Philadelphia-area personal injury attorney Marvin Lundy passed away Dec. 1 after a long, unspecified illness.

Federal judge dismisses some defendants in Luzerne County judicial scandal class action suit

By Jon Campisi | Dec 3, 2011

A federal judge in Pennsylvania has dismissed a handful of defendants in a civil suit filed on behalf of relatives of victims of what is said to be one of the worst judicial scandals in Pennsylvania history.

Federal Judge rules Jim Thorpe's relatives can move forward with their claim against Borough of Jim Thorpe, Pa.

By Jon Campisi | Dec 2, 2011

To urban dwellers in Pennsylvania’s metropolitan locales, the name Jim Thorpe conjures up images of tranquility and scenic destination.

Philly photographer sues Comcast Corp. for copyright infringement

By Jon Campisi | Dec 2, 2011

A Northwest Philadelphia-based photographer who claims his works were stolen and aired on a local news television program is suing the corporation that produces the show.

Pa. state Sen. John C. Rafferty announces bid for Attorney General post

By Jon Campisi | Dec 2, 2011

John C. Rafferty, a Republican state senator from eastern Pennsylvania, has thrown his name into the mix for those seeking to become the commonwealth’s next top law enforcement official.

Pa. Supreme Court decision could affect Philly's revised DROP pension program

By Jon Campisi | Dec 2, 2011

A Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling this week that stated a public employer cannot unilaterally eliminate pension perks without first engaging in collective bargaining with union representatives may have arisen from a dispute with firefighters in Erie, Pa., but the ruling could be felt all the way across the state in Philadelphia.

Former SEPTA maintenance worker sues for discriminatory firing

By Jon Campisi | Dec 2, 2011

A former maintenance custodian for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority who was fired from his job in December 2009 after 16 years of employment has filed a federal civil rights claim against the transit agency, alleging his termination was related to his race.

Alleged Sandusky victim retains local counsel in Penn State sex-abuse case

By Jon Campisi | Nov 30, 2011

The man known only as “Victim 1” in the Jerry Sandusky grand jury presentment has retained two Philadelphia-area attorneys to represent him and his mother in connection with the Pennsylvania State University child sex-abuse scandal that has rocked both the commonwealth and nation.

First lawsuit filed against Penn State in child molestation case

By Jon Campisi | Nov 30, 2011

The first civil action arising out of the Pennsylvania State University child sex-abuse scandal has been filed in state court.

Daughter of 'house of horrors' abortion clinic victim files suit against city health department

By Jon Campisi | Nov 30, 2011

The daughter of one of the victims of Philadelphia abortion doctor and accused murderer Kermit Gosnell has filed a federal lawsuit against Philadelphia’s public health department and the health commissioner, claiming her mother’s death is somewhat attributable to the city’s alleged lax oversight of the abortion clinic where her mother met her demise.

Pa. State Police Bureau of Liquor Enforcement named in lawsuit by restaurant owner

By Jon Campisi | Nov 30, 2011

A Philadelphia business owner who runs a BYOB restaurant and club in the city has filed a libel/slander/misrepresentation lawsuit against the Pennsylvania State Police’s Bureau of Liquor Enforcement, alleging investigators threatened to shut down the club due to a shooting on the premises that the plaintiff contends never occurred.

Philly cops sued over alleged assault and false arrest resulting in broken arm

By Jon Campisi | Nov 30, 2011

A Philadelphia man is suing the City of Philadelphia and a handful of municipal police officers for injuries he allegedly sustained after being assaulted by the cops during an incident this spring.

Northeastern Pa. couple files asbestos mass tort claim over husband's lung cancer

By Jon Campisi | Nov 30, 2011

A Northeastern Pa. couple have filed a civil claim against a slew of companies that specialize in the design, manufacture and distribution of asbestos-related products, alleging the husband’s lung cancer diagnosis this summer was directly related to his coming into contact with the fiber during his working career.

Superior Court rules expert witness discovery invalid

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Nov 29, 2011

The Pennsylvania Superior Court issued a ruling Nov. 23, reversing a trial court’s decision permitting discovery of the written communications of an expert witness.

Luzerne County company settles with EPA

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Nov 29, 2011

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement,  of a Clean Water Act case against a battery manufacturer in Hanover Township, Luzerne County.

Bat mitzvah invitee sues synagogue and congregants over stairway slip-and-fall incident

By Jon Campisi | Nov 29, 2011

A bat mitzvah invitee who claims he had to have spinal surgery after slipping on ice-and-snow-covered stairs at a Pennsylvania synagogue is suing the religious institution and the couple who was hosting the Jewish right-of-passage ritual.

Two charged in connection with Penn State sex-abuse scandal will face judge next month

By Jon Campisi | Nov 29, 2011

Two men charged in connection with the Pennsylvania State University child sex-abuse scandal will face a judge next month.

DRPA corporate secretary sues bi-state agency in federal court

By Jon Campisi | Nov 29, 2011

The former corporate secretary of the Delaware River Port Authority, the bi-state agency that operates four vehicular bridges and the PATCO train line between Pennsylvania and New Jersey, is suing his former employer in federal court for wrongful termination.

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