P.J. D'Annunzio

3rd Circ. Sides Against Conservative Group Over Phila. Voter Lists

P.J. D'Annunzio

A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a case filed by conservative group the American Civil Rights Union, which had demanded that the Philadelphia City Commissioners remove the names of inmates from the city's voter registration rolls.

High-Ranking Phila. Defender Claims He Was Demoted for Doing His Job

P.J. D'Annunzio

A high-ranking public defender has sued the Defender Association of Philadelphia, claiming its leader demoted and chastised him for pointing out that a fellow attorney in the organization was representing hundreds of children without a law license.

Hospital Hit With $3.2M Verdict in Montco Over Vein Implant Death

P.J. D'Annunzio

The family of a man who died after a vein implant designed to stop blood clots migrated to his heart and caused fatal cardiac arrest has won a $3.2 million verdict against a Montgomery County hospital.

Coach Not Liable for Student Football Player's Brain Injury

P.J. D'Annunzio

A federal appeals court has ruled in the case of a student-football player who suffered a traumatic brain injury during practice that while there was evidence of state-created danger, the coach did not violate the student's constitutional rights.

Geico Can't Halt Bad-Faith Claim in UIM Case, Court Says

P.J. D'Annunzio

Geico can't put the brakes on a bad-faith case stemming from underinsured motorist benefits a plaintiff says they are owed as part of a rear-end collision claim, a federal judge has ruled.

3rd Circuit Defines 'Willful' FLSA Violation, OKs 67 Percent Fee Slash

P.J. D'Annunzio

A federal appeals court has ruled that although Lackawanna County failed to pay overtime to some of its employees, it did not show a "willfulness" to violate the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Widow Can't Sue UPenn Over Scientist's Brain Cancer

P.J. D'Annunzio

The widow of a University of Pennsylvania scientist who studied the effects of radiation and died of brain cancer allegedly derived from exposure to radiation cannot sue the university for his death.

Class Members in Rita's TCPA Suit to Get Bigger Scoop of $3M

P.J. D'Annunzio

A federal judge has ruled that because there are fewer valid claimants in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action against Rita's Water Ice than originally anticipated, each will get a larger share of the $3 million settlement fund.

Samsung Pushes to Arbitrate Overheating Phone Claims

P.J. D'Annunzio

Samsung has asked the federal judge overseeing the putative class action litigation against it related to overheating phones to toss the claims out of court and send them to be resolved in arbitration.

Baer Announces Child Abuse Prevention Program in Counties

P.J. D'Annunzio

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Max Baer has announced the selection of seven counties to participate in a program designed to support abused and neglected children.

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