Hocutt v. Manda Supply Co.

The Appellate Division affirmed an order granting summary judgment. Because the plaintiff was a “special employee,” the exclusive remedy for his workplace injury was workers’ compensation. Moreover, the defendant’s alleged conduct was not excepted from workers’ compensation because the conduct was not sufficiently egregious to rise to the level of intentional wrong.

Harrison v. Health Networks Labs

Harrison sued her former employer alleging Retaliation pursuant to Pennsylvania’s Whistleblower Law. The trial court dismissed the suit, holding that the claim was improperly filed, because, since Harrison was not a member of a protected class, the claim should have been filed pursuant to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA). The Superior Court disagreed, and the PA … Read more

Eshleman v. Patrick Industries, Inc.

The 3rd Circuit reversed the district court’s order granting defendant’s 12(b)(6) motion. Plaintiff alleged he was fired in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and further alleged that he was “regarded as” having a disability. Defendant responded that the disability was transitory and minor. The 3rd Circuit held that, though defendant adequately established that … Read more