U.S. Ordered to Pay $4M in Temple Hospital Settlement

Temple University Hospital via Google Maps

Temple University Hospital via Google Maps

The federal government will pay half of an $8 million settlement for a birth injury lawsuit involving Temple University Hospital, a federal judge has ordered.

U.S. District Judge Mark Kearney found the U.S. partly negligent in a lawsuit involving obstetrician Clinton Turner, a government employee who was accused of mishandling a birth in August of 2009 that resulted in injuries to the child, including cerebral palsy, visual impairment, seizure disorder and microcephaly. The parents of the child reportedly claimed that Turner waited almost three hours to see the mother, despite the fact that nurses apparently told him the baby was in danger. Read more »

Philly Man Sues Amazon Over Exploding iPhone Charger

Left: Plaintiff Julian Bradley. Right: Damage caused by the exploding iPhone charger.

Left: Plaintiff Julian Bradley. Right: Damage caused by the exploding iPhone charger.

I carry one of those portable iPhone chargers around with me a lot, but now that I’ve read Julian Bradley‘s lawsuit, I’ll be sure not to stick the charger in my pants pocket or near any important organs. Read more »

Is the Ex-Owner of Philly’s Hottest Swim Club Selling Fake Memberships?

A typical day at the Northern Liberties pool. Inset: Former North Shore Beach Club owner and operator Brian Nagele.

A typical day at the Northern Liberties pool. Inset: Former North Shore Beach Club owner and operator Brian Nagele.

Monarch Swim Club is not your average swimming pool. At just over four feet deep, the seasonal pool at the Piazza in Northern Liberties doesn’t actually see much swimming. Instead, it’s where the buff and the beautiful go to ogle, drink, and work on their tans. But as management works to get Monarch ready for the season, a big old behind-the-scenes drama is unfolding. Read more »

Rittenhouse Apple Store Racially Profiles Black Customers, Says Former Employee

The Rittenhouse Square Apple Store on Walnut Street. (Photo by Sophia Pizzi)

The Rittenhouse Square Apple Store on Walnut Street. (Photo by Sophia Pizzi)

Every day, hundreds of people visit the Rittenhouse Square Apple Store on Walnut Street to check out new products, pick up an emergency charger, or just check their email. And according to one former employee, black customers are handled differently than white customers. Read more »

Philly Accountant Claims Donald Trump Hat Got Him Kicked Out of a Bar

Left: Donald Trump shows off his Make America Great Again hat. (Wikimedia Commons) Right: The bar in question. (Google Maps)

Left: Donald Trump shows off his Make America Great Again hat. (Wikimedia Commons) Right: The bar in question. (Google Maps)

Back on January 28th, Philadelphia resident Gregory Piatek went to New York City to hang out with some friends and pay a visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Piatek and company wound up at The Happiest Hour, a bar in the Village, for some food and drinks. But there was a problem: He claims the bartenders wouldn’t serve him because he was wearing one of those Donald Trump hats that reads make america great again. Read more »

Philly Actor Sues Loco Pez Over Homophobic Slurs

Left: Sebastian Cummings. (Instagram) Right: Loco Pez (Image via Google Maps).

Left: Sebastian Cummings. (Instagram) Right: Loco Pez (Image via Google Maps).

Fishtown taco bar Loco Pez is a gritty and quirky spot, the kind of place where it’s not unusual to hear the kitchen cursing up a storm as you’re downing two-dollar tacos and Kenzingers, and where there’s a prominent sign reading cash only bitches. But one former employee says this ultra-casual, foul-mouthed culture went way too far. Read more »

Woman Claims High-Priced Strip Club Fired Her Because She’s White

A dancer on stage at Vanity Grande. (Photo via YouTube)

A dancer on stage at Vanity Grande. (Photo via YouTube)

You may have never heard of Vanity Grand, a strip club in Southwest Philadelphia, but it’s no hole in the wall. The high-priced bottle-service venue at 61st and Passyunk has recently presented events hosted by the likes of hip-hop stars Rick Ross, Future, and 50 Cent, and Meek Mill is scheduled to appear there this weekend. Vanity Grand is the kind of place where Floyd Mayweather goes to literally throw lots of money around. Well, the club now finds itself the subject of a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by a woman who used to work there. Read more »

Luxury Jeweler Paul Morelli Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Left: Paul Morelli (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images). Right: Accuser Kathryn Hanegraaf (Lauren Carey Photography)

Left: Paul Morelli (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images). Right: Accuser Kathryn Hanegraaf (Lauren Carey Photography)

Paul Morelli isn’t just any Philadelphia jeweler. His high-priced designs turn up in the style pages of the New York Times, which also heralded the opening of his Madison Avenue location in 2014 by declaring him “no longer fine jewelry’s best-kept secret.” And his pieces, which can cost upwards of $150,000, can sometimes be found in places like Neiman Marcus, Harrods of London, and Bergdorf Goodman, where thieves made off with hundreds of thousands of dollars in Morelli jewelry in a daring 2012 heist. (“That thief obviously has good taste,” a Morelli rep told the New York Post.) Remember Rihanna’s see-through dress? Jewelry by Paul Morelli.

In other words, Morelli is a bona fide luxury jeweler. But according to a young woman who once worked for him, Morelli wasn’t a very good boss. Read more »

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