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Wal-Mart Extends Time To File Sexual Discrimination Claims

Many women still intend to individually sue Wal-Mart for sexual discrimination after the decade-long class action lawsuit was rejected by the Supreme Court in June. On July 22, Wal-Mart agreed to give such women an extra 90 days to file their cases. […]


Supreme Court Spotlight: Employer Retaliation Suits and Third Party Protection

On January 24, 2011, the Supreme Court delivered a unanimous opinion written by Justice Antonin Scalia holding that a third party subjected to retaliation by his employer has standing to sue under Title VII even if he himself did not engage in any protected activity. The decision makes protection from employer retaliation available to more plaintiffs and will likely give rise to an interesting new line of cases involving third-party relationships in the workplace. […]


Irate Judge Blasts Typos and Errors in Filing, Slashes Fees by $154K

A federal judge in Philadelphia blasted a lawyer for his “slip-shod submissions” to the court before slashing his requested attorney fees by about $154,000. Senior U.S. District Judge J. William Ditter Jr. said a fee petition in a civil rights suit by Brian Puricelli was riddled with typographical and other errors, the Legal Intelligencer reports. […]


Woman admits theft from relief fund

WILKES-BARRE — Ms. Healey, 31, of West Wyoming, pleaded guilty Wednesday to theft by failure to make required disposition of funds after stealing more than $5,000 from the Delta Company Family Readiness Group, a fund established to help families of soldiers deployed from the Pennsylvania Army National Guard’s Scranton-based 109th Infantry Regiment. Read the article […]


Western PA Cancer Foundation Settles Lawsuit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania cancer foundation has agreed to pay nearly $270,000 to more than 2,100 people to settle a lawsuit with the state. Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett sued Slippery Rock-based Hope Cancer Treatment Foundation in 2006, claiming it solicited charitable donations for an event in West Virginia without being registered […]


Pittsburgh Shooting Victim Likely Paralyzed; Teen Charged

PITTSBURGH – A teenager could face attempted homicide charges in a shooting that may have left another young man paralyzed. Pittsburgh police announced the arrest of a 17-year-old who officers questioned in the shooting of another young man in the city’s Hill District on Wednesday afternoon. WTAE Channel 4′s Shannon Perrine reported that investigators questioned […]


Pa. medical malpractice case filings continue to decline

The number of cases filed was down significantly from 2002, the year before the state Supreme Court instituted rules to prevent venue shopping for sympathetic juries and required lawyers to secure a certificate of merit for their cases, and the state legislature created a fund to help subsidize malpractice insurance as part of the Medical […]

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