A man from Afghanistan who once provided aid to U.S. armed forces and saw his visa canceled after arriving in the United States will not be deported after a Third Circuit judge on Thursday granted an 11th-hour order allowing him to stay in the country while immigration activists fight his removal.
A Pennsylvania federal judge on Wednesday accepted a U.S. Department of Labor-endorsed method of distributing the assets of employee retirement trusts in a long-running suit against a disbarred Philadelphia attorney accused of diverting $34 million from 400 plans nationwide.
A New York federal judge on Thursday ruled Constitution Pipeline Co. LLC can't challenge a state regulator's decision to hold off ruling on certain water quality permits for the company’s proposed $683 million natural gas pipeline while an appeal about another permit is pending, saying the pipeline maker hasn’t experienced an injury or imminent threat of harm as a result of the delay.
A Pennsylvania jury was urged during closing arguments on Thursday to reject charges that the CEO of a drug refund company concocted a scheme to bilk customers, including the U.S. Department of Defense, out of $116 million they should have received for their unwanted medications.
The chief of Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection ripped President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s budget Thursday, highlighting the elimination of funding for the Chesapeake Bay cleanup in a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.
A National Labor Relations Board judge Wednesday ordered a FirstEnergy Corp. unit to either reinstate retiree benefits or increase pay for workers at a Pennsylvania plant, finding the company violated the National Labor Relations Act by adopting benefit cutbacks included in a contract offer without implementing the pay increases meant to offset these cuts.
Cephalon Inc. has settled a whistleblower's False Claims Act suit over the company’s alleged off-label promotion of its narcolepsy drug Provigil, according to an order filed in Pennsylvania federal court Thursday.
A Pennsylvania woman pled guilty in federal court Wednesday to charges that she siphoned $12.97 million from her company over 16 years in one of the biggest employee embezzlement cases in state history.
While more and more female attorneys are shattering the glass ceiling and securing leadership posts in multidistrict litigation, the high-stakes, high-paying world of MDLs is still largely male-dominated, with only 16.5 percent of lead attorney roles going to women over the past five years, a new study shows.
A former Pennsylvania state representative who served as a vocal critic of the natural gas industry during his time in office saw his law license suspended on Wednesday by the state’s Supreme Court for misappropriating client funds.
The Third Circuit on Wednesday vacated a certified public accountant's four-year prison sentence for his scheme to pocket money from bogus tax refunds he got for his clients, ruling that a New Jersey federal court failed to address a dispute over the government's tax loss calculation.
Pennsylvania's Department of Revenue has yanked another state vaping retailer's tax challenge into federal court, this one adding contentions of harassment to allegations that the 40 percent e-cigarette tax has been expanded beyond the law's intent to unconstitutionally include nonvape-specific components like batteries.
A union representing New York grocery workers launched two separate proposed class actions in Pennsylvania federal court Wednesday accusing Mylan and other drugmakers of conspiring to raise the price on two generic asthma medicines.
A Pennsylvania federal judge on Wednesday tossed Temple University Hospital’s bid to get Amtrak to reimburse it for $1.6 million it spent treating an injured passenger from Amtrak’s fatal May 2015 train derailment in Philadelphia, saying there’s no enforceable contract placing Amtrak on the hook for the bill.
More than 180 groups including the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Sierra Club, Earthjustice and Greenpeace USA submitted a letter to the Delaware River Basin Commission Wednesday calling for a permanent ban on fracking within the Delaware River Watershed, according to a news release announcing the request.
A Johnson & Johnson unit urged a Pennsylvania state judge to pause more than a hundred pending cases from out-of-state plaintiffs over injuries allegedly caused by defective pelvic mesh products while the U.S. Supreme Court hears an appeal over jurisdictional issues.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has urged the Supreme Court not to review a precedential Third Circuit decision that more than two dozen Central American women and children seeking asylum must leave, saying the appeals court correctly found that the families were not unlawfully denied any constitutional rights.
The Federal Communications Commission will begin focusing on approving new technologies more quickly, agency Chairman Ajit Pai said Wednesday as he kicked off a short tour aimed at promoting broadband development in Midwestern cities.
A Pennsylvania federal judge ruled in favor of a whistleblower Wednesday, finding that two agreements between a set of doctors and a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-owned hospital ran afoul of a federal law governing Medicare reimbursements for referrals, but she said the evidence was less clear with regard to the core relationship between the parties.
Seneca Resources Corp. has told the Third Circuit that three environmentally minded groups attempting to intervene in a dispute over a Pennsylvania municipality’s decision to drop an ordinance preventing the company from storing fracking waste underground do not have the right to intervene because they have suffered no actual injury that would involve them in the case.
General counsels face the challenging task of understanding how companies can navigate the rules surrounding uses of artificial intelligence. To get smart on AI, general counsels must ask the right questions about areas such as human resources, intellectual property, liability and insurance, say Bruce Heiman and Elana Reman of K&L Gates LLP.
Though the Trump administration has yet to make an official statement regarding artificial intelligence, support for AI is consistent with its expressed desire to promote American business. As such, general counsel will inevitably have to navigate what big data and AI mean for compliance with current and future laws and regulations, say Bruce Heiman and Elana Reman of K&L Gates LLP.
Lawyers are likely turning to alcohol to lessen stress and anxiety, to socialize, and even to sleep better. Unfortunately, many are unaware that their nightly pour could be causing or exacerbating the anxiety that is plaguing the legal profession, says Jennifer Gibbs of Zelle LLP.
This is not the first time that a president has criticized the judiciary. But what is unique about President Donald Trump's attacks is that they target not just a specific decision, but the judiciary and its decision-making power altogether. Every lawyer, regardless of political persuasion, must speak up, says Alexandra Wald of Cohen & Gresser LLP.
There is no question that solo practitioners and small law firms need to spend the majority of time on legal work, but in order to achieve sustainable growth, marketing should not be a secondary task “put-off” until you have some free time, says Matthew Horn, founder of Legal Services Link LLC.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Spokeo did not provide the hoped-for clarity on whether violation of a statute is sufficient for a plaintiff to sue in federal court. As practitioners and courts still struggle with this question, two recent decisions from the Seventh and Third Circuits highlight the issue, says John Papianou of Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP.
On the heels of the Third Circuit’s data breach decision last month in Horizon Healthcare, the Fourth Circuit issued an opinion this week in Beck v. McDonald that weighs in on the standing debate. A few things can account for the differences between the rulings, says Karin McGinnis of Moore & Van Allen PLLC.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s Twombly and Iqbal decisions released a torrent of challenges to the sufficiency of plaintiffs’ pleadings in federal court, including in pharmaceutical product liability cases. This strategy has been less common in state courts, but it can help pharmaceutical defendants narrow the scope of litigation and educate the court on important issues, say John DeBoy and Annie Wang of Covington Burling LLP.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s grant of certiorari in TC Heartland has received a considerable amount of press regarding the potential impact on the Eastern District of Texas's ability to retain patent infringement litigation. But commentators have neglected to address how the overruling of VE Holding would, in many cases, prohibit patent holders throughout the country from filing suit in their home districts, say Steven Pollinger and Yu... (continued)
For all the lessons learned since 2008, it's surprising that margin management remains so tactical, rather than an ongoing strategic endeavor, for law firms. The firms that will survive and thrive must invest in ongoing margin-improvement capability, which will combine enhanced business- and change-management skills and take a long-term view to drive out the more difficult changes, says Jack Diggle of Elevate Services Inc.