A Pennsylvania attorney and his girlfriend have been charged with plotting to get a woman drunk and then taking photos and videos of her without her consent after she passed out, the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office said.
A Pennsylvania federal judge has agreed to allow a former technology director with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to move forward with claims that the hospital chain used an organizational restructuring as a pretext for firing her on the basis of her gender.
Sunoco Logistics Partners on Tuesday urged a Pennsylvania federal judge to trim a proposed class action claiming that construction of its controversial Mariner East 2 pipeline caused significant property damage and left homeowners at risk of possible catastrophic explosion.
New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood and 34 other state attorneys general have urged the Federal Communications Commission to create new rules that will authorize telephone service providers to block illegal robocalls made to consumers across the country.
The Third Circuit on Tuesday determined that an immigration judge erred by rejecting a Salvadoran native’s asylum bid, as the judge did not give the woman adequate notice of what was needed to back up claims that she was a victim of domestic violence.
Locke Lord LLP and a Pennsylvania lawyer committed a "combined failure" to protect an oil company's escrow funds, resulting in theft of the funds and a loss of more than $3 million, the oil company alleges in a federal suit filed Friday.
A group of Pennsylvania public school workers are urging a federal judge to move ahead in deciding their challenge to a statute regarding compulsory payment of union dues even after a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in June declared the practice unconstitutional.
New Jersey’s labor commissioner has asked a federal judge to toss a trucking company’s lawsuit alleging the state’s employee classification law led to an unfair unemployment contribution burden, or at least to put the brakes on it pending an upcoming Third Circuit ruling addressing the same preemption argument the company raised.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association and Villanova University on Monday renewed their call to dismiss a proposed class action arguing that student-athletes should receive wages, saying they are facing a claim that they willfully violated a legal standard that doesn't yet exist.
A Pittsburgh mural artist can’t show that his work was recognized and important enough to be protected by federal law from removal for redevelopment projects, the city’s housing authority said in a filing Monday in Pennsylvania federal court.
A Pennsylvania appeals court on Tuesday reversed a state health regulator's conclusion that an off-track betting center outside Philadelphia must ban indoor smoking, ruling that the regulator misinterpreted state law.
An antitrust lawsuit by a group of California pharmacies targeting a settlement between Pfizer Inc. and Ranbaxy Inc. over the anti-cholesterol drug Lipitor hit the end of the road Tuesday, with the U.S. Supreme Court declining to take up the pharmacies’ argument that their suit was improperly removed to federal court and then dismissed.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to second-guess a Third Circuit opinion affirming the dismissal of an untimely appeal of a bankruptcy court order authorizing Samson Resources Corp. to sell its interest in the oil and gas lease governing a well in Louisiana as part of the company’s Chapter 11 reorganization.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced the organization hired Kevin Acklin, former chief of staff and chief development officer for Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto, as senior vice president and general counsel.
The company that sold and installed the net behind home plate at the Pittsburgh Pirates' PNC Park was denied a way out of a patron’s injury lawsuit Tuesday, when a state judge rejected arguments that the team should have known the net would stretch and deflect.
AmerisourceBergen Corp.'s recent $625 million False Claims Act settlement stemmed in no small part from misconduct uncovered by whistleblowers outside the company, showing that anyone with glimpses of shady business practices may be able to stitch together a massive fraud case.
A Pittsburgh federal jury on Thursday awarded a former PPG Industries Inc. scientist nearly $3 million in pay and damages, siding with her claims that her 2013 firing smacked of gender discrimination.
A Pennsylvania federal judge declined to sanction a hospital chain for getting its employees to sign arbitration agreements even as a proposed class action over unpaid overtime was pending, ruling that the hospitals were simply continuing an old policy from before the lawsuit began.
Investigators are asking Pennsylvania’s Public Utility Commission to impose a $2 million fine on a Reading-based natural gas company for its botched response to the gas leak preceding a 2017 explosion that leveled a house, killed one worker and injured three other people.
Verizon shouldn’t have decided on its own to reduce a telecom’s fees for calls that got routed through the internet based on its own view of a Federal Communications Commission order, a Pennsylvania judge has ruled.
Two recent decisions from the Third Circuit — Delaware Riverkeeper and Township of Bordentown — indicate that resolving questions related to state appeals of pipeline project permits will ultimately turn on the particulars of the state administrative process, say Deidre Duncan and Clare Ellis of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP.
Pennsylvania's amended Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act, which will apply to construction contracts entered into on or after Oct. 10, will provide downstream entities with robust protections to better ensure prompt payment for completed work, says Kenneth Cushing of Cozen O'Connor.
The first comprehensive overhaul of California's Rules of Professional Conduct in nearly 30 years becomes operational on Nov. 1. Some of the new rules mirror the model language used by the American Bar Association, but many continue to reflect California’s unique approach to certain ethical questions, says Mark Loeterman of Signature Resolution LLC.
The balancing act between protecting attorneys’ speech rights and ensuring unbiased adjudications was highlighted recently in two cases — when Michael Cohen applied for a restraining order against Stephanie Clifford's attorney, and when Johnson & Johnson questioned whether a Missouri talc verdict was tainted by public statements from the plaintiffs' counsel, says Matthew Giardina of Manning Gross & Massenburg LLP.
The Third Circuit’s decision last month in W.R. Grace contains valuable lessons for insurers on the benefits that can be obtained by a third-party injunction issued under Section 524(g)(4) of the Bankruptcy Code, say Craig Goldblatt and Nancy Manzer of WilmerHale.
In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Melanie Green, chief client development officer at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.
Tom Mesereau may be recently recognizable as one of the attorneys who defended Bill Cosby, but his biggest claim to fame is successfully defending Michael Jackson in 2005. On the eve of what would have been the King of Pop’s 60th birthday, Randy Maniloff, of White and Williams LLP, spoke to Mesereau about his unconventional path to a remarkable career.
Because current state laws relating to marijuana-impaired driving lack an objective impairment standard, only those who clearly demonstrate impaired driving are likely to be prosecuted and convicted, says Ian Stewart of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP.
The Third Circuit recently ruled in Encompass v. Stone Mansions that a defendant can remove a case to federal court on the basis of diversity jurisdiction before the plaintiff formally serves the forum state defendant. This may be the first appellate decision on this issue, says Brittany Wakim of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP.
In this new series featuring law school luminaries, Widener University Delaware Law School dean Rodney Smolla discusses teaching philosophies, his interest in First Amendment law, and arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court in Virginia v. Black.