RICH DEMARCO TESTIFIES BEFORE CITY COUNCIL ON HISTORIC ZONING REFORM LEGISLATION

On December 7, 2011, Elliott Greenleaf’s Richard C. DeMarco, Esq. testified before Philadelphia City Council at a public hearing of the Committee of the Whole regarding the historic zoning reform legislation currently before Council. Mr. DeMarco is a former member of the Zoning Code Commission, which was created to reform and modernize the antiquated Philadelphia […]

Firm wins Third Circuit Appeal under ADA and due process requirements for government employees

On November 30, 2011, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed the district court’s summary judgment order in favor of one of Elliott Greenleaf’s municipal clients against a former employee who claimed his failure to be promoted and subsequent termination by the Municipality were the result of discrimination and retaliation on […]

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF WINS FINAL FEDERAL COURT VICTORIES IN THE LUZERNE COUNTY COURT CORRUPTION CASES

On November 30, 2011, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania granted the Motion to Dismiss filed by Elliott Greenleaf on behalf of Luzerne County, its Commissioners and its County officials. This was the final Order in a series of Orders issued by U.S. District Judge A. Richard Caputo that dismissed […]

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF WINS SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN TITLE VII AND ADA EMPLOYMENT CASE

Elliott Greenleaf won summary judgment for its client defeating Plaintiff’s claims of gender discrimination and hostile work environment under Title VII and discrimination and failure to accommodate under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA.) Plaintiff alleged that Elliott Greenleaf’s client, her former employer, discriminated against her on the basis of her gender in violation of […]

RAFAEL ZAHRALDDIN APPOINTED AS DEPUTY GENERAL COUNSEL FOR HISPANIC NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION

Firm Shareholder Rafael Zahralddin has been appointed as Deputy General Counsel of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) for 2011-2012. The Deputy General Counsel assists the General Counsel and the HNBA President. “These positions are essential to the work of the HNBA and to a successful year,” said HBNA’s President Benny Agosto Jr. “I have […]

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF PROVIDES INSIGHTS TO DELAWARE MANUFACTURERS SEEKING INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION THROUGH EXPORTS

Elliott Greenleaf’s Mary Kohart, Rafael Zahralddin and Shelley Kinsella assisted six Delaware manufacturers in understanding international law and trade as part of the Delaware Manufacturers Extension Program’s DE ExporTech™ event held on September 27, 2011. The Firm assisted the participating companies in developing their international growth strategy. The program is a cooperative effort between DEMEP, […]

FIRM SELECTED AS CO-COUNSEL FOR THE CREDITORS COMMITTEE IN GRACEWAY PHARMACEUTICALS, LLC BANKRUPTCY

Elliott Greenleaf was selected as co-counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Graceway Pharmaceuticals, LLC corporate bankruptcy cases pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware. The Debtors are a specialty pharmaceutical company, primarily in the areas of dermatology, respiratory, and women’s health. The Debtors are headquartered in Bristol, TN […]

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF AGAIN SECURES DISMISSAL OF LUZERNE COUNTY AND COUNTY OFFICIALS IN JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER LITIGATION

In January 2009, state court judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan were indicted and charged with masterminding a kickback scheme in which they accepted payments from individuals and companies involved in the construction of private juvenile detention centers. The criminal charges cast a cloud over the adjudications of thousands of juveniles in Luzerne County and […]

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF WINS SUMMARY JUDGMENT DEFEATING FIRST AMENDMENT RETALIATION AND AGE DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS

The United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania granted Elliott Greenleaf’s Motion for Summary Judgment on behalf of past and present members of West Pittston Borough Council and West Pittston Borough, defeating claims of First Amendment retaliation and age discrimination claims brought by a former police officer who was passed over for […]

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF WINS DISMISSAL OF TWO FEDERAL CLASS ACTIONS FILED BY PRESENT AND FORMER HOURLY EMPLOYEES OF NUMEROUS HOSPITALS AND HOSPITAL SYSTEMS

On September 8, 2011, Judge Cynthia Rufe of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania dismissed the class action cases of Kenneth Lynn, et al., vs. Aria Health System, et al., Civil Action No. 09-5548 and Kenneth Lynn, et al., vs. Jefferson Health System, Inc., et al., Civil Action No. 09-5549, […]