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Apr
04

Philadelphia Civil Right Lawyers: Civil Rights Abuses and Immigration Enforcement

WCB Blog

Civil Rights Abuses Are a Likely Side-Effect of Aggressive Immigration Enforcement It is not controversial to say that immigration enforcement is one of the top law enforcement priorities of the Trump administration.  When the Justice Department recently threatened to cut off federal funding from so-called “Sanctuary Cities,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions accused sanctuary jurisdictions of

Mar
30

Nearly 27 Victims Claim Abuse by Former Pingry Teacher

Civil Rights Blog

After a year-long investigation prompted by abuse accusations, nearly 27 victims filed sexual abuse claims against their former teacher. On the Short Hills, New Jersey campus of the Pingry School, the popular teacher, and Boy Scout leader allegedly abused students during a six-year period in the mid-1970s. Numerous assaults upon the victims took place at

Mar
29

Civil Litigation Lawyers: Stand Up Against Proposed Limits on Lawsuits and Damages

Civil Rights Blog

If you are like most people, you trust the American judicial system to protect you against wrongdoing. If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, are hurt on the job, or if you are the victim of medical malpractice, for example, the consequences can radically change your life and the lives of those you

Mar
10

WCB Files Brief for Public Health Groups Supporting Philadelphia Soda Tax

Consumer Protection Blog

Williams Cuker Berezofsky has filed a brief for the American Heart Association and 14 other public health groups urging the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania to uphold the validity of the City of Philadelphia’s recently-enacted tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, popularly known as the “soda tax.” In the case of Williams et al. v. City of Philadelphia

Feb
24

Philadelphia Civil Rights Lawyers: Executive Order on Immigration

WCB Blog

Public Interest Groups Fight for Class Action Rights in Case Challenging Executive Order on Immigration Many cases have been filed challenging enforcement of the President’s January 27, 2017 Executive Order that barred admission of all refugees and of persons from seven specified countries with mostly Muslim populations.  The Plaintiffs in these cases have alleged that the

Feb
17

Jury Convicts State Trooper Who Kicked Activist in Face

Civil Rights Blog

The jury convicted the Pennsylvania state trooper who kicked an activist in the face during an arrest. In less than an hour on Friday, the Dauphin County jury convicted the 37-year-old state trooper from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania with charges of simple assault and official oppression. During the original May 2016 incident that took place in Harrisburg,

Feb
17

Judge Rules in Favor of Victim in Violent Arrest

Civil Rights Blog

On Wednesday, a judge ruled in favor of a violent arrest victim. In April 2015, a 22-year-old man from the Germantown section of Philadelphia was illegally stopped by undercover police officers after they observed him riding his bicycle in the neighborhood. The officers, who were conducting surveillance in the area, suspected that he was involved

Feb
17

Officer Appalled After State Trooper Kicks Activist in Face

Civil Rights Blog

A Harrisburg, Pennsylvania police officer testified on Wednesday that he was “appalled” after he witnessed a state trooper kick an activist in the face during an arrest. The incident took place on May 16, 2015, when the victim, who is a known community activist, was riding his skateboard down the street after work and heard

Feb
01

Pennsylvania Boarding School Sex Abuse Spanned Decades

Civil Rights Blog

After 50 years of unreported sex abuse transpired at the Solebury School, in New Hope, Pennsylvania, a grand jury released a report on Wednesday about the abuse. Apparently, school administrators knew about the assaults, but the perpetrators, who comprised of nine adults associated with the school, never received punishment, and were not reported to the

Jan
30

Philadelphia Civil Rights Lawyers: Veterans’ Benefits

WCB Blog

Needed:  Less Talk, More Action on Veterans’ Benefits Every four years, we hear political candidates profess their devotion to our military veterans and their needs.  We’re told that a new administration in Washington will end the callous denial of medical disability and other benefits to vets who have been injured mentally or physically in the

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