A Pennsylvania appeals court issued a published decision Monday finding that settlement proceeds a worker won from an Aramark Corp. unit, over burns he suffered thanks to faulty fire-resistant coveralls, could not be used to repay his employer for injuries unrelated to the garment.
Egalet Corp. investors filed a second securities class complaint Friday over the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recent approval of an opioid painkiller, telling a Pennsylvania federal court that the company made misleading statements about the drug's likelihood of earning a label denoting the painkiller's ability to deter abuse.
Purchasers of Wellbutrin have told the Third Circuit that their pay-for-delay case against GlaxoSmithKline PLC is supported by a recent Second Circuit ruling that said buyers did not have to rule out possible alternatives when asserting that they paid higher prices because of delayed generic competition for a drug.
The chairman of the State Government Committee of the Pennsylvania House raised concerns that a plan to limit methane emissions from oil and gas production runs afoul of a state law over new regulations in a letter to the secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection Friday.
Boutique IP law firm RatnerPrestia PC agreed to drop fraud and unfair competition claims against German firm Stolmar & Partner filed after failed merger negotiations, according to documents filed in Pennsylvania federal court on Friday.
Wednesday’s record-setting $227 million settlement ending the civil trial over a 2013 fatal building collapse in Philadelphia was hastened by a harsh jury verdict that helped defang a 2011 liability reform statute that has hit plaintiffs hardest by limiting their avenues for collecting damages.
A Pennsylvania appeals court ruled in a published decision Friday that an insurer correctly followed new state legal precedent in a subrogation action the company launched to recover medical and wage benefits paid to a woman who was struck by a vehicle on a rental-car lot.
Infosys Ltd. cannot be held responsible for breaching noncompete contracts it did not know existed, a Third Circuit panel ruled Thursday in a information technology consulting rival's dispute over a project for Time Warner Cable Inc.
The U.S. Supreme Court should take up a Third Circuit ruling that a federal statute defining a “crime of violence” is unconstitutionally vague, but delay review until the justices decide another deportation case examining the same question, the federal government has said.
Philadelphia’s embattled district attorney, who is facing ongoing fallout from revelations that he accepted thousands of dollars in income and gifts that he failed to disclose on required financial interest statements, announced Friday he would not seek a third term as the city’s top prosecutor next year.
Pennsylvania State University asked a judge to toss a $7.3 million jury verdict or order a new trial in a former football coach’s case over the school’s alleged mishandling of sex abuse reports against Jerry Sandusky, saying the trial judge in the case "acted as an advocate" on behalf of the coach.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a new hearing on whether a former legislative leader should be required to pay $1 million in restitution after he was found guilty as part of a scheme to use public funds and resources for campaign activities.
Pennsylvania’s environmental regulators urged the state Supreme Court on Wednesday to overturn an injunction blocking new regulations governing surface areas near gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing, saying the lower court erred when it granted the “extraordinary remedy” of a preliminary injunction.
The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court on Wednesday issued a split decision finding that addresses of home-care workers are not exempt from disclosure under the state’s Right to Know Law, but also saying state officials must further evaluate whether to release the information in light of a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling.
Senior Judge Maryanne Trump Barry's indefinite hiatus from the Third Circuit following her younger brother Donald Trump's inauguration as president is being hailed by court watchers and former clerks as a prudent move, in line with her penchant for privacy and respect for the judiciary, to shield the court from controversy over her family ties.
An angry NFL fan told the Third Circuit this week a federal judge again wrongly dismissed his proposed class action alleging the NFL inflated secondary market prices for tickets to the 2014 Super Bowl by not offering enough tickets for sale to the general public, arguing that the new allegations include expert opinion necessary for a plausible claim.
A Moldovan man has copped a plea to charges he participated in a phishing ring that used computer malware to target a western Pennsylvania oil drilling company and school district for millions of dollars, federal prosecutors said.
The Third Circuit vacated part of a Delaware federal court ruling in an antitrust suit against transmission supplier Eaton Corp. and heavy truck manufacturers, finding Thursday that the lower court erred when it dismissed individual antitrust claims brought by the end purchasers of the trucks.
A negligence suit brought by the trustee of a defunct anti-terrorism tech company against accounting firm Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP and law firm Thompson Coburn LLP should include the company’s former CEO and others as defendants, Mountjoy told a Pennsylvania federal judge on Wednesday.
A Pennsylvania federal judge refused to reconsider his decision to deny class certification on Wednesday in a suit accusing a defunct Morgan Stanley unit of failing to modify qualified homeowners’ loans or properly notify them of their rejection, arguing that there are differing circumstances among proposed class members.
In the United States, the number of lawyers whose firms have used litigation finance has quadrupled since 2013. Even so, too many remain poorly informed, leaving them at a competitive disadvantage and prone to oddly persistent “alternative facts” about litigation finance, says Christopher Bogart, CEO of Burford Capital.
The Eleventh Circuit's recent decision in U.S. v. Stein could hinder efforts to limit loss estimates in fraud-on-the-market criminal securities fraud cases. The case cemented a firm 5-3 majority circuit split that will undoubtedly weigh heavily on judges who will be confronted with this issue in the four circuits that have yet to address it, say attorneys with Troutman Sanders LLP.
With so many possibilities and variables, it can be difficult to adhere to a strict graphics budget when preparing effective visuals for trial. There are several things you can do to limit the cost of your visuals without sacrificing quality, says Marti Martin Robinson of Litigation Insights Inc.
The 115th Congress began by introducing bills aimed at defunding sanctuary cities in both the Senate and House, efforts consistent with President Donald Trump’s recent executive order, which aims to cancel federal funding to sanctuary cities. However, such action is likely to lead to a showdown in Congress and in the federal courts over a variety of constitutional, federal and administrative legal issues, say attorneys at Holland & Knight LLP.
2016 was a notable year for the Judicial Panel for Multidistrict Litigation: It created only 26 new MDL proceedings, a low-water mark for new MDL proceedings not seen in almost a quarter of a century. In this installment of his bimonthly series on the panel, Alan Rothman of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP looks at the panel’s activity over the past year.
Recent court holdings that marijuana businesses are barred from federal bankruptcy protection may pose a serious problem for fiscally distressed municipalities looking for Chapter 9 relief — specifically those that tax marijuana sales, says Katherine Lewis of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.
The question of what circumstances allow an insurer to rescind a policy based on misrepresented information has been addressed recently in both New York and the United Kingdom. The New York approach is generally simpler than the U.K.'s, but in one situation, U.K. law may be more favorable toward insurers, say Jeffrey Weinstein and Kelly Cheverko of Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass LLP.
It has become increasingly prevalent for employers to pay their employees with payroll debit cards due to the benefits to both employers and employees. However, despite these mutual benefits, many states have enacted legislation that may potentially curtail the use of these cards to pay wages, says Caroline Berdzik of Goldberg Segalla LLP.
In its systematic, careful and Rule 23-specific opinion in Briseno v. ConAgra, the Ninth Circuit found a way to eviscerate the Third Circuit’s views on “ascertainability.” This important opinion may not end the debate, but it may engender new thinking from the Third and Fourth Circuits, says Fred Taylor Isquith of Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP.
While some courts have declined to apply the common-law doctrine of champerty to invalidate third-party litigation funding agreements, two recent rulings by appellate courts in New York and Pennsylvania have brought renewed attention to champerty principles, casting doubts on the legality of certain forms of third-party litigation funding, say John Beisner and Jordan Schwartz of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.