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  • March 29, 2017

    UPMC Doc Must Face New Trial Over Botched Hysterectomy

    A Pennsylvania appeals court on Wednesday ordered a new trial in a medical malpractice suit filed in connection with a doctor's botched hysterectomy performed at a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospital, saying certain allowed evidence may have improperly influenced the jury’s verdict in favor of the hospital.

  • March 29, 2017

    2nd Circ. Judge To Lead Supreme Court Unclaimed Funds Suit

    The U.S. Supreme Court appointed a high-ranking special master on Wednesday in a dispute between Delaware and several other states over more than $162 million in unclaimed MoneyGram funds. 

  • March 29, 2017

    Foxwoods Developer Loses Appeal Over $50M Pa. Casino Fee

    A Pennsylvania federal judge on Tuesday affirmed a bankruptcy judge’s ruling that nixed a bid by the bankrupt developer of a failed Foxwoods casino project in Philadelphia to recoup a $50 million casino licensing fee paid to the state.

  • March 29, 2017

    Pa. DEP Sues Municipalities Over Frack Water Disposal Wells

    Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection has sued two municipalities over laws designed to block the agency from granting permits for fracking wastewater disposal wells, in a move that accompanied DEP’s approval of projects submitted by Seneca Resources Corp. and Pennsylvania General Energy Co.

  • March 29, 2017

    Pa. Appeals Court Limits Reach Of Gas Law's Well Fee

    A Pennsylvania appeals court issued a published decision on Wednesday finding that wells that fall below a natural gas production threshold for one month out of the year can skirt paying annual impact fees assessed under state law to compensate local governments for drilling-related activities.

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