Pennsylvania Cases To Watch In 2017

Law360, Philadelphia (January 2, 2017, 1:03 PM EST) -- A reconstituted Pennsylvania Supreme Court, operating with a full set of justices for the first time since mid-2014, has teed up a number of noteworthy cases for the coming year, including disputes over the constitutionality a law holding lawyers liable for frivolous litigation, the legality of contingent fee agreements entitling terminated attorneys to a share of an ex-client’s recovery, and the authority of environmental regulators to impose new rules on hydraulic fracturing.

Even as the justices are getting set to rule on any number of important matters, one of the more noteworthy developments out of the state’s Supreme Court moving into...

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