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    • Suffer the Little Children - Wall Street Journal May 22, 2018
      Wall Street JournalSuffer the Little ChildrenWall Street JournalAs the lawsuit notes, the real discrimination here is religious. Philadelphia is penalizing Catholic Social Services because its beliefs about marriage don't mesh with progressive cultural values. To protect the city's conscience, Philadelphia demands ...
    • Philly and Feds Vow No Compromise in Sanctuary City Case - Philadelphia magazine May 22, 2018
      Philadelphia magazinePhilly and Feds Vow No Compromise in Sanctuary City CasePhiladelphia magazineA federal judge's attempt at striking what he saw as a fair compromise in Philadelphia's sanctuary city lawsuit has been rebuffed by both city officials and representatives for the Justice Department, AP reports. Hoping to resolve this hotly contested ...US and Philadelphia reject 'sanctuary […]
    • Gov. Wolf sues bankers, lawyers, engineers, adviser for bond losses ... - Philly.com (blog) May 21, 2018
      Philly.com (blog)Gov. Wolf sues bankers, lawyers, engineers, adviser for bond losses ...Philly.com (blog)"Lobbyists and special interests" bilked taxpayers of over $300 million "for their own gain," the governor said. - Joseph N. DiStefano, Philadelphia Inquirer and ...and more »
    • Lawsuit tied to fatal N. Philly boarding house blaze adds to landlord's legal, financial woes - Philly.com May 21, 2018
      Philly.comLawsuit tied to fatal N. Philly boarding house blaze adds to landlord's legal, financial woesPhilly.comCalls to phone numbers listed for Granite Hill, which owns 28 rental properties in poverty-stricken neighborhoods across North and Southwest Philadelphia, went unanswered. In her civil suit, filed earlier this month in Common Pleas Court, Tamika ...
    • Bank Notes: Business advocates push back in CFPB's lawsuit against Navient - Philadelphia Business Journal May 21, 2018
      Philadelphia Business JournalBank Notes: Business advocates push back in CFPB's lawsuit against NavientPhiladelphia Business JournalThe CFPB lawsuit claims Navient added $4 billion in interest charges to its borrowers' overall debts by putting loans into forbearance multiple times in a row over five years. It also alleges the company misled borrowers about repayment plans and ...
    • Keeping Catholic Foster Care in Philly - National Review May 19, 2018
      National ReviewKeeping Catholic Foster Care in PhillyNational ReviewDespite issuing a recent plea for more people to step up as candidates for foster parents, the city of Philadelphia is ending a contract at the end of June with Catholic Social Services in the archdiocese and have stopped referring children and ...Philadelphia Archdiocese sues city over foster […]
    • Catholic Social Services, foster parents sue city, DHS - Philly.com May 19, 2018
      Philly.comCatholic Social Services, foster parents sue city, DHSPhilly.comThe lawsuit was filed by Becket, a Washington-based law firm that specializes in religious liberty cases. The Philadelphia foster parents named as plaintiffs are Sharonell Fulton, Cecelia Paul, and Toni Lynn Simms-Busch, who the suit says will no ...
    • New bill would protect Phila. neighborhood groups from lawsuit-happy developers - Philadelphia Business Journal May 18, 2018
      Philadelphia Business JournalNew bill would protect Phila. neighborhood groups from lawsuit-happy developersPhiladelphia Business JournalCity Councilman Bobby Henon has introduced a bill that would make city funds for insurance available to all registered community groups that hold zoning meetings regarding new development projects in their neighborhoods. A response to a spate of ...
    • Foster parents join Philadelphia's Catholic Social Services in discrimination lawsuit - Catholic News Agency May 17, 2018
      Catholic News AgencyFoster parents join Philadelphia's Catholic Social Services in discrimination lawsuitCatholic News AgencyPhiladelphia, Pa., May 17, 2018 / 02:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A group of foster parents and social workers appeared in court on Wednesday, asking that the city of Philadelphia rescind its decision to ban a Catholic organization from placing children in ...Philadelphia Archdiocese […]