The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that an employer seeking to terminate workers' compensation benefits bears the burden of proving that the injured employee in question cannot obtain another job because he is in the U.S. illegally.
Pennsylvania's high court on Monday freed defunct Reliance Insurance Co. from covering nearly $12 million in product warranty reimbursement claims from Warrantech Consumer Products Services Inc., interpreting for the first time a section of the state insurance insolvency statute.
Seven former NFL players including Pittsburgh Steelers star Alan Faneca told the Third Circuit on Monday that a Pennsylvania federal judge should not have granted preliminary approval to the controversial concussion settlement they claim excludes the ailments of several players in the proposed class.
DLA Piper and the trustee appointed to oversee the bankruptcy of Philadelphia Entertainment & Development Partners LP have reached a settlement to put to rest the trustee's contentions that the firm made material misrepresentations and misleading statements in its application.
The Pennsylvania Superior Court on Tuesday upheld a $10 million verdict levied on a Johnson & Johnson unit on behalf of a girl who suffered skin burns and blindness after taking Children's Motrin to treat a fever and cough.
The Philadelphia Inquirer has responded to a libel suit from Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery, saying that the justice and his wife were public officials and that the paper was protected by the U.S. Constitution’s First and Fourteenth Amendments.
National Labor Relations Board attorneys told the Third Circuit on Monday that the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision invalidating three appointments to the board should not impede on a case over a rehabilitation center's refusal to bargain with a nurses union.
Allstate Property & Casualty Insurance Co. on Friday urged the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to forbid policyholders from assigning their claims under a state bad-faith insurance law to injured parties, arguing that a ruling in the opposite direction could create a windfall for plaintiffs.
A Third Circuit panel on Monday revived an inventor's claims that H.J. Heinz Co. stole the idea for its Dip & Squeeze packets from him, ruling that a Pennsylvania judge should not have considered the inventor’s patent when dismissing his contract claims.
A Pennsylvania federal judge Monday imposed a lenient sanction on an attorney who misled the court about her role in a suit against Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. over environmental contamination from natural gas drilling, putting aside a magistrate’s recommendation that she be forced to pay a colleague’s legal fees.
Food producers in multidistrict litigation accusing them of conspiring to fix egg prices shot back at purchasers' bid to obtain privileged documents regarding whether the defendants believed they were complying with antitrust law, arguing Friday that Third Circuit precedent shields them from having to produce the material.
Uber Technologies Inc.’s Pennsylvania unit attacked on Friday two limousine companies for standing in the way of its bid to begin experimental service in Pittsburgh, arguing before the state’s Public Utilities Commission that the region’s residents will benefit substantially from ride-sharing.
A Western Pennsylvania businessman who co-owns two juvenile detention facilities has sued his former business partner — an attorney who pled guilty over his role in the Luzerne County “kids for cash” scandal — in federal court, alleging that he was duped into financing elements of the scheme.
Loss adjusting and claim management company Cunningham Lindsey U.S. Inc. sued a former executive and his new employer Vericlaim Inc. in Pennsylvania federal court Friday, accusing them of stealing its entire international executive loss adjusting department in its Camp Hill office.
A group of funeral directors has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to restore a district court ruling that struck down parts of Pennsylvania’s 60-year-old Funeral Director Law as anti-competitive and unconstitutional, petitioning the high court to review a Third Circuit decision that had overturned most of the lower court’s ruling.
Attorneys for four Philadelphia Traffic Court judges urged a Pennsylvania federal jury on Friday to acquit them of fraud charges stemming from a ticket-fixing scandal, arguing the alleged preferential treatment for loved ones and well-connected individuals might not even constitute ethical misconduct, let alone criminal activity.
The recent one-two punch of decisions from Pennsylvania courts eviscerating the state's controversial oil and gas law has hit the reset button on how drilling is regulated and leaves industry at the mercy of local energy development politics and the appetite of state lawmakers to take another stab at statewide regulation.
A Pennsylvania court ruled Thursday that the owner of a contaminated tract of Chester County land could not appeal a Department of Environmental Protection letter ending an agreement in which the landowner agreed to take measures to rehabilitate the site in exchange for protection from liability.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP said on Thursday that it has strengthened its nationwide data privacy and network security practice with the addition of a former Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton LLC attorney to its Philadelphia office.
A Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lead plaintiff's claims in a multidistrict litigation against Shop-Vac Corp. and Lowe's HIW Inc. alleging that certain Shop-Vac vacuums weren't as powerful as promised, but left intact claims by two others.
Given Tesla’s current tiny share of the U.S. auto market, the debate over Tesla’s direct sales to consumers may seem like much ado about nothing. But the direct sales model is also being studied by both new Chinese automakers and mainstream U.S. and global manufacturers as they plan their future U.S. marketing strategies, says Robert Zinn of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt LLP.
Nondiverse state court defendants facing purely state law claims that seek to secure federal jurisdiction should determine whether a good faith basis exists to pursue a third-party action against a federal actor in order to trigger the representative U.S. Attorney’s certification and remove such claims under the Westfall Act, say Michael Blumenfeld and Jonathan Singer of Miles & Stockbridge PC.
The trend of indexing minimum wage increases to the Consumer Price Index will have significant, long-term implications for states and municipalities, telling us two things: minimum wage rates will likely continue to rise annually and will bring with them an increase in potential wage liability exposure for employers, say James McNeill and Peter Stockburger of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP.
It only took the threat of a 10 cent cost increase to make people bring their own bags to Bay Area grocery stores. What if we gave partners an extra $10,000 for increasing diversity in their firms? asks Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP partner Patricia Gillette.
Across a patchwork of regulation among northeastern states, the disposal of waste generated from hydraulic fracturing — including potential radiation issues — will no doubt continue to be a focus of regulators, industry and waste-disposal companies as fracking operations grow across the U.S., says Caroline Toole of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.
If there is anything that would convince big law firms to ditch the advance conflict waiver, it is the financial bottom line. And I can assure you firms are losing new client opportunities because of these waivers, says Eric Lane of Green Patent Law.
The Illinois legislature recently passed HB 8, the latest in a flurry of state and local legislation requiring employers to provide accommodations for pregnant employees and paid family leave. Employers, adjust your summer to-do lists, say attorneys at Baker & McKenzie LLP.
The D.C. Circuit's recent opinion in Delaware Riverkeeper Network v. FERC does not offer any meaningful guidance regarding how the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission should address the segmentation and cumulative impact issues on remand, say attorneys at King & Spalding LLP.
Connecticut’s recent statutory addition to the Physician Payment Sunshine Act demonstrates that the number of state disclosure laws may still be growing, particularly with respect to payments or benefits conferred to nonphysician practitioners. Although it is unclear whether other states will follow Connecticut’s lead, manufacturers should nonetheless position themselves to adapt quickly, say attorneys at Sidley Austin LLP.
In the Processed Egg Products Antitrust Litigation, the plaintiffs moved to dismiss the defendants' counterclaims as making no logical sense, and the Pennsylvania federal court agreed. Avoid issues at a pleading stage that are more than likely not factually supported — the logical fallacy may live far beyond the counterclaim arena, say Don Hibner Jr. and Thomas Nevins of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP.