Thursday, December 08, 2005

employment - discrimination - recent Pa. federal court decisions

1. Washco v. Federal Express Corp. - ED Pa. - November 28, 2005
http://www.paed.uscourts.gov/documents/opinions/05D1434P.pdf
Summary judgment granted to defendant on plaintiff's employment-related claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 42 USC sec. 1981(a), and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA), 43 P.S. sec. 951 et seq.

2. Foxworth v. Pa. State Police - ED Pa. - November 29, 2005
http://www.paed.uscourts.gov/documents/opinions/05D1436P.pdf
Sumary judgment granted to defendant on employment-related claims under 42 USC sec. 1981, sec. 1983 and sec. 2000e( Title VII) against State Police. Good discussion of how these cases are decided, shifting burden of proof/persuasion, etc.

3. Keys v. City of Philadelphia, ED Pa. - November 29, 2005
http://www.paed.uscourts.gov/documents/opinions/05D1437P.pdf
Summary judgment motions of each party denied on plaintiff's employment-related claims under ADA, 42 USC 12111-12131; Rehabilitation Act, 29 USC sec. 793 st seq.; the Pa. Human Relations Act, 43 P.S. sec. 951 et seq.; 14th Amendment; 42 USC sec. 1983.

4. Embrico, et al. v. United States Steel Corp. - ED Pa. November 30, 2005
http://www.paed.uscourts.gov/documents/opinions/05D1452P.pdf
Defendant's summary judgment motion granted on all claims in this 61-page decision.

Donald Marritz
MidPenn Legal Services

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