P.J. D'Annunzio

Teacher Deserved Hearing Over Alleged Demotion, Court Rules

P.J. D'Annunzio

A Philadelphia School District teacher should have had a district hearing before his transfer from a high school to middle school science teaching position, the Commonwealth Court has ruled.

Therapists Settle Class Action Claims On Overtime Pay

P.J. D'Annunzio

A federal judge has given final approval to an $865,000 settlement that resolved claims from 55 behavioral health professionals alleging they were denied overtime pay by the clinic where they worked.

Judges to Debtor: Read the Fine Print in Collections Notices

P.J. D'Annunzio

A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of a putative class action filed by a woman claiming the fine print about contesting debt contained in a collections letter wasn't enough to inform consumers of their rights.

Patient Alleged Doctor Removed Wrong Testicle

P.J. D'Annunzio

A man who entered surgery thinking one testicle was going to be removed only to find afterward that the wrong one was missing has been awarded $870,000, including $250,000 in punitive damages, by a Huntingdon County jury.

FCC's $25M Cap on Small and Minority Business Subsidies Upheld

P.J. D'Annunzio

The Federal Communications Commission's $25 million limit on helping small businesses and minority entrepreneurs competing with big corporations bid for licenses for radio and broadband space is legal, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Therapists' Overtime Class Action Nets $865K Settlement

P.J. D'Annunzio

A federal judge has given final approval to an $865,000 settlement that resolved claims from 55 behavioral health professionals alleging they were denied overtime pay by the clinic where they worked.

Court Upholds Ban on Warrantless Blood Draws in DUIs

P.J. D'Annunzio

The standard used for administering blood tests to suspected drunken drivers is the same one that should be applied to those suspected of being impaired by drugs, the Pennsylvania Superior Court said, ruling that blood can't be taken without a warrant or consent.

One Call Is All It Takes for TCPA Suit, Circuit Says

P.J. D'Annunzio

Noreen Susinno didn't waste any time after she received an unwanted promotional voicemail from a New Jersey gym. After one call to her cellphone, she sued the gym in federal court for violating a law designed to curb unsolicited telemarketing calls.

Porn Continues to Plague Pa. Judiciary

P.J. D'Annunzio

Don't watch dirty videos at work: It seems like a common-sense rule, especially since the statewide embarrassment that was "porngate" is likely to still be fresh in the minds of Pennsylvania's public officials. But that rudimentary lesson was apparently lost on a Monroe County magisterial district j

Selective Tax Assessment Appeals Ruled Unconstitutional

P.J. D'Annunzio

A school district's appeal of property tax assessments for apartments but not single-family homes violated the Pennsylvania Constitution's uniformity clause, the state Supreme Court has ruled.

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