Sam Melrath is a 22-year-old transgender man from Northeast Philadelphia, and he is suing the Giant Food Store on Huntingdon Pike in Huntingdon Valley, accusing the store of discriminating against him due to his gender identity. Read more »
David Scott was a SEPTA transit police officer for over 30 years and served as deputy SEPTA police chief for over 18 years. After retiring a few years ago, he consulted with the United States government on anti-terrorism, and now he is suing Secretary of State John Kerry and others, claiming he is the victim of racial discrimination. Read more »
Naked Wines is an Oregon winery with an unfortunate series of suggestive wine names, such as Penetration Cabernet Sauvignon, Oh! Orgasmic Barbera, Cougar Semi-Sparkling White, and Bareback Sweet White. Their unfortunate marketing campaign consists of slogans like “I Get Naked Regularly” and “We Just Got Naked.” And now Naked Wines is suing Prism Brewing Company in Bucks County over Prism’s “Naked” beers. Read more »
Usually, the biggest controversy to come up surrounding Philadelphia’s Tasty Baking Company (aka Tastykake) is whether Krimpets are really better than Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes. But now a former Tastykake employees has filed a federal lawsuit against the century old manufacturer, claiming he was discriminated against because he is a black Muslim. Read more »
These days, Dustin Slaughter is best known as the co-editor of alternative news website The Philly Declaration as well as a self-described “public records zealot.” But a few years back, he was a prominent associate of Occupy Philly. (Remember them?) And now he is suing the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency in connection with that movement. Read more »
A Philadelphia man says a SEPTA bus driver mocked his disability during a 2013 ride.
“Get up and give me some money,” the driver allegedly told the disabled man. “You can walk.”
Steven Gary sued in federal court last week, claiming the encounter with the Route 26 driver — identified as “John Doe” — occurred when Gary attempted to board the bus on a motorized scooter. Gary says he has “disease and/or injury” to his right leg that has left him with a disability.
According to the lawsuit, here’s what happened next: Read more »
Lilly Pulitzer, as a brand, always seems to come with a
little bit lot of drama. (See: Utter anguish over the fact that the warehouse sale lasted all of seven seconds; the classist fury over the Lilly x Target collaboration.) This week brings new outrage (or delight, depending on your finances) to the patterned stage once more: Lilly Pulitzer is suing Old Navy for copyright infringement, as originally reported by Fortune.
Apparently, fabric patterns are protected as intellectual property, and Lilly Pulitzer designs are original works. According to Fashion Week, “Lilly Pulitzer’s design team creates the prints exclusively for the brand every season, all of which are done by hand on a sketch pad or canvas.” The brand claims that Old Navy blatantly copied two of its patterns, and we can see their point: Read more »