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May
18

Philadelphia Elder Abuse Lawyers: Testimony about Elder Abuse

WCB Blog

Finally, Finality on Issue of Testimony about Elder Abuse I have written numerous blogs on the attempt by the nursing home industry to foist arbitration agreements on unsuspecting potential residents and their families.  The fact that the United States Constitution provides for a right to trial by jury has been seen by the nursing home

May
16

Philadelphia Sues Wells Fargo for Discrimination Against African-Americans

Civil Rights Blog

The city of Philadelphia filed a claim in federal District Court against Wells Fargo on Monday. The claim alleges that the bank discriminated against African-American and Latino homebuyers by overcharging over 1000 borrowers for loans to purchase Philadelphia homes since 2004. Although Wells Fargo denies the allegations, six informants who formerly worked for the bank provided

May
16

Woman Leaves Job After Congressman Challenges Her Critique

Civil Rights Blog

A woman left her job after New Jersey Republican representative, Rodney Frelinghuysen, challenged her public critique of him. The woman was a bank executive, and one of the co-founders of the group, NJ 11th for Change, which critiqued Frelinghuysen for supporting Donald Trump, and pressured the congressman to meet with his constituents at town hall meetings.

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

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