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Cases In The News

Below are some of Zeff Law Firm's cases which are public and have been in the news.

 Philadelphia Sheriff Jewell Williams accused of sexual harassment



Here's How Sexual Harassment Settlements Really Work


Former Philly Cop Accused of Sexually Assaulting Mentally Ill Woman 
http://www.phillymag.com/news/2017/08/08/philly-cop-accused-sexual assault/#lpcZAmcRmbZk1AMU.99



Camden FOP Officers go to trial on their Conscientious Employee Protection Act “Whistleblower Act” Claims



Camden Firefighters Settle Race Discrimination Lawsuit for $1.15 million

A formal settlement has been reached in an eight-year racial-discrimination lawsuit brought by two Camden deputy fire chiefs against the city and its fire chief. Under the agreement, Terrence Crowder, who retired from the department in May, and Kevin Hailey, who is expected to retire next year, will receive $1.15 million . . .



Camden FOP sues the City of Camden for Implementing Illegal Quotas

A federal lawsuit filed yesterday against city and state officials alleges that Camden police officers who don't make enough arrests and pedestrian stops are punished, along with those who criticize the practice.

The "quota" practice, the lawsuit alleges, is illegal . . . 




White African-American in Race Discrimination Suit Against Medical School for Race Discrimination  

Born and raised in Mozambique and now a naturalized U.S. citizen, Serodio, 45, has filed a lawsuit against a New Jersey medical school, claiming he was harassed and ultimately suspended for identifying himself during a class cultural exercise as a "white African-American."



Philadelphia Police Officer Ordered To Pay $138,000.00 in Police Shooting

The case sparked community outrage and a civil lawsuit that was filed in 2007 against Burton, the city and then-Police Commission Sylvester Johnson by attorney Gregg Zeff on behalf of Pelzer's family.

All stories have an ending, and the Pelzer case finally reached one on Oct. 15, when a federal jury ruled that Burton has to pay Pelzer's family $138,000, according to court documents.



Methacton Principal sues the School District For Firing her in Retaliation for Filing a Claim with the EEOC

A former acting principal at Arcola Intermediate School has sued the Methacton School District and three district managers in federal court alleging her threatened dismissal was unlawful and seeking more than $100,000 in compensatory and punitive damages.





Employment Discrimination
Sexual Harassment
Whistleblower and CEPA
Family and Medical Leave Act
National Labor Relations Act
Fair Labor Standards Act
Civil Rights
Disability Discrimination
Age Discrimination