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Doris Jane Dabrowski

Doris Dabrowski’s Legal Cases

13 total


  • DiGiacomo v Teamsters Pension Trust Fund of Philadelphia and Vicinity

    Practice Area:
    Employee Benefits
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2005
    Outcome:
    U.S. Court of Appeals set precedent; Client got credit for pre-break service
    Description:
    U.S. Court of Appeals for Third Circuit set precedent requiring plans to credit pre-break service prior to 1976 to determine the accrued benefit. Plan applied break in service rule to deny credit for service accrued before effective date of ERISA.
  • Holton v. Crozer Chester Medical Center

    Practice Area:
    Health Care
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1977
    Outcome:
    Pa. issued regulations clarifying that the consent of the patient alone is required for surgical procedures; hospital settled after remand from court of appeals
    Description:
    Hospital required consent of spouse for sterilization. Client filed a civil rights case to challenge discrimination based on marital status and gender.
  • Berry v. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

    Practice Area:
    Discrimination
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1991
    Outcome:
    Client won at the EEOC: MSPB adopted EEOC decision
    Description:
    Disability discrimination case: OPM found that client was not suitable for federal employment because of a disability
  • Ballard Spahr v. Sheehan

    Practice Area:
    Discrimination
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2008
    Outcome:
    Court of common pleas dismissed law firm's case
    Description:
    Law firm filed a declaratory judgment action to ask court to declare that partner was not an employee. I served as local counsel for the partner.
  • Kern v. Germantown Settlement Charter School

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2006
    Outcome:
    Superior court held that no enforceable settlement agreement existed
    Description:
    Charter school terminated client after she objected to use of school funds for purposes of related organization. Court of common pleas enforced a purported settlement agreement.
  • Austin v. City of Philadelphia

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2002
    Outcome:
    U.S. District Court arbitration panel awarded damages for FMLA violations
    Description:
    City refused to reinstate police sergeant at conclusion of period of family and medical leave.
  • Winterle v. Unemployment Compensation Board of Review

    Practice Area:
    Administrative Law
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1982
    Outcome:
    Period of disqualification was reduced
    Description:
    Court applied regulations limiting period of disqualification for benefits due to refusal of suitable work.
  • Grassroots Campaigns v. Pa. Victory '04 et al

    Practice Area:
    Contracts & Agreements
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2010
    Outcome:
    Summary judgment motions denied, case settled
    Description:
    Political party denies liability for debt of its project, which is not a legal entity, Plaintiff seeks payment for unjust enrichment in event that Party is not liable as a principal on a contract in the name of its project.
  • Dabrowski v. Court of Common Pleas

    Practice Area:
    Government
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2002
    Outcome:
    Pennsylvania Supreme Court granted fee petition
    Description:
    Request for declaratory judgment that policy unpublished in the Pennsylvania Bulletin was invalid as a rule of court; claim for denial of due process.
  • Boandl v. Geithner

    Practice Area:
    Discrimination
    Date:
    Aug 03, 2011
    Outcome:
    settled
    Description:
    Disability discrimination and retaliation by constructive discharge