SEPTA

SEPTA not Subject to Local Anti-Discrimination Ordinances

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is not subject to local anti-discrimination ordinances such as the Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance, an en banc Commonwealth Court panel ruled in SEPTA v. City of Philadelphia

Injured Bus Passenger Barred from Suing SEPTA under “Jerk and Jolt” Doctrine

A SEPTA bus passenger who was injured after being thrown from her seat could not sue SEPTA for damages because the bus’s movement was not unusual or extraordinary, the Commonwealth Court ruled in Bost-Pearson v. SEPTA.

Parents Barred from Recovering Non-Pecuniary Damages from Commonwealth Agency in Wrongful Death Action

The Sovereign Immunity Act bars parents from recovering non-pecuniary losses from a Commonwealth agency in an action for the wrongful death of their child, a Commonwealth Court panel held in Ebersole v. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority.

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