Lawsuit: SCORES Strip Club Jeopardizes A.C. Casino Development

A federal lawsuit filed this week in New Jersey states that SCORES Atlantic City, a strip club that once operated inside the now-shuttered Trump Taj Mahal, is “impeding and compromising” the property owner’s plans to bring a Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to the location by wrongfully asserting its rights to renew its lease. Read more »

Hooters Waitress Says She Was Sexually Assaulted at Work

Left: Former Hooters waitress Jade Velez of Northeast Philadelphia. (Photo courtesy Jade Velez) | Right: The front of a Hooters restaurant. (Photo via iStockPhoto)

Everybody knows that the business model of Hooters centers on attractive women in tight outfits serving cold beers and hot wings. But one young woman who worked at a Hooters in Philadelphia says she was the victim of sexual harassment and mistreatment at the bar that allegedly culminated in her being sexually assaulted. Read more »

Philly Teacher Says She’s the Victim of Reverse Discrimination

Ellwood Elementary School in East Oak Lane. (Photo via

A British-born teacher is suing the School District of Philadelphia and a black principal she formerly worked under, alleging that she suffered “vindictive reverse race discrimination and harassment” before being fired without just cause. Read more »

Woman Claims Jersey Shore Bar Was a Sexual Harassment Hellhole

Ericka Puglisi (photo courtesy attorney Matthew Luber)

Ericka Puglisi is a 33-year-old woman from the Atlantic City area who, hoping to supplement her income as a per diem nurse, walked into a popular Jersey Shore bar earlier this year in search of a waitressing job. But according to a lawsuit she’s filed, that job quickly turned into a nightmare. Read more »

Main Line Woman Sues Starbucks Over Hot Tea

The suit stems from a visit to this Starbucks on Lancaster Avenue in Devon, Pennsylvania (Image via Google Maps)

A 51-year-old Wayne woman has filed a lawsuit against Starbucks over injuries she says she received from a cup of hot tea she purchased from the Seattle-based conglomerate. Read more »

We Hope You Didn’t Write a Check to This Popular Summer Camp

Things aren’t looking very good at Cherokee Day Camp these days.

If you call the number for Cherokee Day Camp in Bensalem, a voice recording touts it as the “finest day camp” in all of Bucks County. And over on the camp’s Facebook page, the top pinned post is a video of Fox 29’s Bob Kelly hanging out with kids there in July. But these days, Cherokee Day Camp in no more, and a lot of people are out a lot of money. Read more »

Woman Claims Pete Rose Had Sex With Her Before She Turned 16

Pete Rose photo via Wikimedia Commons

Last year, Philadelphia Phillies legend Pete Rose sued attorney John Dowd for statements Dowd made suggesting that Rose had had sex with underaged girls, an accusation that Rose has denied. And now, Dowd’s attorney has produced a signed declaration from one woman who alleges that Rose had sex with her when she was a minor and he was in his mid-30s. Read more »

Philly Restaurant Veteran Calls B.S. On the Zahav Lawsuit

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Ed. Note: Yesterday, we told you that Zahav had agreed to pay servers $230,000 to settle a class-action lawsuit against the restaurant. Since then, we’ve had countless comments, emails, phone calls and texts from people reacting to the story. Here, a Philly restaurant veteran of two decades agreed to give us his take, under the condition that we don’t use his name. He is not employed by Zahav or any of the related restaurants. Read more »

Zahav Agrees to Pay Servers $230,000 in Class-Action Suit

Zahav photographed by Pariss Briggs

UPDATE: A 20-year Philly restaurant veteran has responded to the Zahav lawsuit. Click here to read the response.

In December, former Zahav server Tanya Peters filed a class-action lawsuit claiming that the Society Hill restaurant owed servers big bucks, and now Philly Mag has learned that Zahav has agreed to pay to settle the case. Read more »

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