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Former OSHA employee files federal complaint against agency over 'forced' retirement

By Jon Campisi | Oct 17, 2011

A former industrial hygienist at the Occupation Safety and Health Administration has filed a federal complaint against the secretary for the United States Department of Labor, alleging she was forced into retirement three years ago after she lodged a number of complaints against the agency.

Judge upholds verdict in medical malpractice case

By Jon Campisi | Oct 17, 2011

The estate of a man who died from post-surgical complications following the removal of his gallbladder that was awarded $400,000 after a January jury trial will receive the full compensation, this after a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge denied one defendant’s motion for post-trial relief.

First Judicial District of Pa. unveils smartphone App

By Jon Campisi | Oct 14, 2011

Are you an attorney looking for easier access to upcoming civil trial dates?

Philly courts consider request to create mass tort program for transvaginal mesh litigation

By Jon Campisi | Oct 14, 2011

Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas is considering the creation of a new mass tort program at the court’s civil trial division to handle transvaginal mesh litigation.

Fired police dispatcher files wrongful termination claim

By Jon Campisi | Oct 14, 2011

A former Montgomery County, Pa. police dispatcher who was fired from his job after his employers alleged they hadn’t received the proper medical forms required for a leave of absence is suing the county for wrongful termination.

Guitar Center slapped with wrongful termination lawsuit

By Jon Campisi | Oct 14, 2011

A Norristown man allegedly dubbed the “older guy” at the Montgomery County, Pa. musical instrument store where he worked before his firing last year has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against his former employer, claiming he was terminated because of his age.

Former Philly Board of Pensions and Retirement director sues over firing

By Jon Campisi | Oct 14, 2011

A woman who served as the executive director for Philadelphia’s Board of Pensions and Retirement for nearly a decade, earning a salary of more than $100,000 per year, is suing the City Philadelphia for wrongful termination, alleging her firing was related to her race.

Cozen O'Connor announces leadership shakeup

By Jon Campisi | Oct 13, 2011

The Philadelphia law firm of Cozen O’Connor announced Wednesday that it has shaken up its management team.

Shoplifter shocked by Taser gun sues police officers

By Jon Campisi | Oct 13, 2011

A Philadelphia woman who claims she sustained injuries after being tasered by police officers and security personnel after she was caught shoplifting from a store has filed a lawsuit against the police officers involved in the incident and the outlet mall where the alleged incident took place.

Philadelphia book publisher files copyright infringement lawsuit against bootlegger

By Jon Campisi | Oct 13, 2011

The owner of a self-described mom-and-pop book-publishing outfit in Philadelphia has filed a federal copyright infringement lawsuit against a New Jersey man, alleging the defendant fraudulently bootlegged copies of works produced by the plaintiff for personal gain.

Judge dismisses lawsuit filed over Philadelphia's property tax assessment system

By Jon Campisi | Oct 12, 2011

A lawsuit that sought to declare Philadelphia’s system for assessing property value in the city illegal and unconstitutional has been dismissed by a city judge.

Bucks County, Pa. worker injured on the job sues Greenlee Textron

By Jon Campisi | Oct 12, 2011

A suburban Philadelphia man who claims he became seriously injured after getting struck in the face by a cable-pulling machine at work is suing the product’s manufacturer in state court.

Chester, Pa. police officer who was fired and later got job back sues city and police superiors

By Jon Campisi | Oct 12, 2011

A City of Chester, Pa. police officer who was terminated from the force following an off-duty confrontation with another man, but who later got his job back, has filed a federal lawsuit against members of his own department and city leaders, alleging his due process and other constitutional rights were violated when he was fired from his job two years ago.

Pa. couple sues out-of-town landlord for injuries sustained in Philly slip-and-fall incident

By Jon Campisi | Oct 12, 2011

A Montgomery County, Pa. couple has filed a personal injury lawsuit against an out-of-state landlord for injuries the wife claims she sustained after slipping on the steps of a Philadelphia building owned by the defendants.

Arrests over cell phone videotaping of police lead to increasing number of lawsuits

By Jon Campisi | Oct 11, 2011

With an increasing number of Americans using smartphones, it’s only logical to conclude that the number of people whipping out the devices to video and audio record situations in public would increase.

Ridley Township, Pa. and officers sued over October 2009 incident

By Jon Campisi | Oct 11, 2011

A Southeastern, Pa. couple who alleges they were mistreated by members of a local police department is suing the individual officers in federal court.

Pa. man files lawsuit against debt collection agency in federal court

By Jon Campisi | Oct 11, 2011

A debt collection agency that purportedly harassed the brother of a man whom the company was apparently attempting to collect a debt from is facing a federal lawsuit alleging that the agency violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Philly man injured while waiting for autograph sues Indianapolis Colts and city hotel

By Jon Campisi | Oct 7, 2011

A Philadelphia man who claims he became injured last winter while waiting to obtain an autograph from a professional football player is suing the hotel where the alleged incident occurred.

Woman who got leg caught in SEPTA bus sues transit authority

By Jon Campisi | Oct 7, 2011

A city woman who alleges she became injured after her leg got caught between the doors of a public transit bus is suing the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority.

Pa. man diagnosed with lung cancer files asbestos mass tort claim

By Jon Campisi | Oct 7, 2011

A Plymouth Meeting, Pa. couple has filed a mass tort asbestos lawsuit against a number of companies that deal in products containing the fiber, alleging the husband’s lung cancer diagnosis earlier this year was directly related to his work history.

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