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Pennsylvania

  • January 11, 2019

    Pa. DEP Weighs Appeal Of Sunoco Gas Plant Permit Decision

    The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said Friday it was considering appealing a decision finding that it failed to subject a Sunoco LP natural gas plant outside of Philadelphia to strict enough emissions scrutiny as it weighed a string of permits for the facility.

  • January 11, 2019

    11 AGs Tell NLRB Not To Narrow Joint Employment Standard

    A coalition of attorneys general from 10 states and the District of Columbia urged the National Labor Relations Board on Friday not to revert to its past definition of a "joint employer," saying the move would weaken workers' ability to organize and hold their employers accountable.

  • January 11, 2019

    NFL Concussion Firms Seek $3.2M From Common Fund

    Seeger Weiss LLP has asked the Pennsylvania federal court overseeing the NFL concussion settlement to distribute $3.2 million from a common benefit fund to pay itself and a handful of other firms for their work on class-related matters, with Seeger Weiss itself requesting $2.7 million.

  • January 11, 2019

    Health Hires: Lewis Brisbois, Pierce Bainbridge, Bradley Arant

    Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP, McGuireWoods LLP, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, Dentons and King & Spalding LLP are the latest firms to add new health and life sciences talent to their ranks.

  • January 11, 2019

    E-Signing Bound Kaplan Student To Arbitration, 3rd Circ. Says

    A Kaplan University student consented to an arbitration agreement when she signed up for online classes, even if she electronically signed the enrollment packet and did not notice the arbitration clause within it, a Third Circuit panel ruled Thursday.

  • January 10, 2019

    Sandusky Victim Tells Court To Allow Penn State Fraud Trial

    An alleged victim of convicted sex offender and onetime Pennsylvania State University football coach Jerry Sandusky who is seeking to undo a settlement with the school fired back at the university's sealed summary judgment motion, arguing in state court Wednesday that his suit cannot be dismissed before a trial determines if the settlement is valid. 

  • January 10, 2019

    What All Attorneys Need To Know About The Shutdown

    As the government shutdown drags on, Law360 is compiling answers to some of the most pressing questions on attorneys' minds.

  • January 10, 2019

    Discovery Bid Denied In Eagles Player's Suit Against Union

    Philadelphia Eagles lineman Lane Johnson can’t investigate his union, the NFL Players Association, over claims that it retaliated against him for criticizing its tepid response to Johnson’s 10-game suspension for banned-substances use, a New York federal court said Wednesday.

  • January 10, 2019

    3rd Circ Won’t Revive Oil Tycoon's Money Transfer Suit

     A Third Circuit panel has affirmed a lower court’s move to toss a suit brought by oil tycoon Jack Grynberg against a group of individuals and companies he accused of transferring money to avoid paying a $3.6 million judgment, deciding that the allegations were not specific enough.

  • January 10, 2019

    Investor Says More Info Needed In $1.3B Nutrisystem Merger

    A Nutrisystem Inc. shareholder claimed in a proposed class action in Delaware federal court that not enough information has been provided for investors to make an informed decision whether to support the proposed $1.3 billion merger between the company and Tivity Health Inc.

  • January 10, 2019

    Temple Settles Online MBA Ranking Suit For $5.5M

    Temple University has finalized a $5.5 million settlement with students in various online business-school programs over its alleged inflation of its rankings in U.S. News & World Report, after a Philadelphia federal judge approved the settlement Thursday.

  • January 10, 2019

    3rd Circ. Revives T-Mobile's Del. Cell Tower Zoning Fight

    The Third Circuit set new precedent Thursday as it revived a T-Mobile unit’s challenge to a Wilmington, Delaware, zoning decision that blocked the company from building a cell tower, saying T-Mobile’s efforts to remedy the prematurely filed lawsuit were enough to allow it to proceed.

  • January 10, 2019

    Pittsburgh Hotel Builder Sued Over Delays, Missed Payments

    A developer trying to turn part of a historic Pittsburgh department store into a hotel is in default on a $14.9 million loan because it missed a March 2018 completion deadline and has skipped payments since October, according to a suit the lender filed in Pennsylvania state court Wednesday.

  • January 10, 2019

    Pa. Judge Won't Toss Mesh Trial After Three-Week Delay

    A Pennsylvania state judge has refused to throw out an ongoing pelvic mesh injury trial based on what a Johnson & Johnson unit said was an unreasonable three-week delay in the proceedings over the holidays and the court's improper ex parte communications with jurors.

  • January 10, 2019

    Ex-Wrestler Can Drop But Not Add Claim In 'Gears Of War' Suit

    A former pro wrestler can drop his allegation that Microsoft Studios Inc. and Epic Games Inc. violated federal trademark law with a character in “Gears of War” that allegedly bears a strong resemblance to him, but a Pennsylvania federal judge won’t allow him to add a claim that the company should have told him about the use of his image, the judge said Thursday.

  • January 9, 2019

    Investor Suit Against Defunct Carrier Removed To Fed. Court

    The chairman of a local airport authority who was among those named in a $10 million investors suit alleging that now-defunct airline OneJet misled them about its purported abundant financial resources filed Tuesday for removal to Pennsylvania federal court.

  • January 9, 2019

    Enviros Take $1.9B Pa. Pipeline Permit Fight To High Court

    Environmentalists urged the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday to review a Third Circuit decision finding that it could hear their challenge to Pennsylvania’s approval of a pipeline permit before a state board reviewed the matter, saying the ruling would lead to incomplete records and strip aggrieved parties of their due process rights.

  • January 9, 2019

    NFL Pulls 'Cynical' Concussion Appeal Just Before Hearing

    The NFL on Wednesday withdrew an explosive appeal in the landmark concussion settlement that had outraged attorneys representing the brain-damaged players covered by the deal, just one day before it was to be discussed at a much-anticipated hearing in Pennsylvania federal court.

  • January 9, 2019

    Cozen Makes Big Pa. Hires In Project Finance, Gov't Outreach

    Cozen O'Connor has made two hires in Pennsylvania that can bolster its work with government — a former member of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC's public finance group with a history of overseeing infrastructure deals and the recently victorious deputy manager of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's re-election campaign.

  • January 9, 2019

    New Post & Schell Construction Heads Plan Northeast Growth

    The new co-chairs of Post & Schell’s construction, government contracts and surety law group are looking to serve more of the mid-Atlantic region and take advantage of the area’s growing need for infrastructure projects as they take the helm, they told Law360.

Expert Analysis

  • Why More Law Firms Will Embrace Remote Work In 2019

    Tomas Suros

    Leveraging technology in a fiercely competitive market is a key factor driving law firms toward technology adoption in 2019, as they face growing demand from legal talent and clients for the ability to connect, access and control information whenever and wherever needed, says Tomas Suros of tech provider AbacusNext.

  • 5 Most-Read Legal Industry Guests Of 2018

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    Law360 guest authors weighed in on a host of key legal industry issues this year, ranging from in-house tips for success and open secrets about BigLaw diversity to criticisms of the equity partnership and associate salary models. Here are five articles that captured the most attention.

  • Pa.'s Top Employment Law Developments In 2018

    Stephanie Rawitt

    While 2018 wasn't an incredibly active year for employment law issues in Pennsylvania, there were still some developments and legislative changes worthy of reviewing as we head into the new year, says Stephanie Rawitt of Clark Hill PLC.

  • Key Trade Secret Developments Of 2018: Part 1

    Randall Kahnke

    This year brought significant developments in U.S. trade secret law, including further guidance on the Defend Trade Secrets Act and varied court interpretations of customer lists as trade secrets, say attorneys with Faegre Baker Daniels.

  • Opinion

    State AGs Can Lead The Fight For Online Privacy Protection

    James Steyer

    The record $5 million settlement between Oath and the New York attorney general's office this month is more than just a win for children illegally targeted by advertising — it demonstrates how the government can protect our privacy and safety online, says James Steyer, a civil rights attorney and founder of Common Sense Media.

  • Views From The Bench On Sentencing Representation: Part 12

    Alan Ellis

    In my interviews with Eighth Circuit Judge Ralph Erickson, Chief Judge Mark Hornak of the Western District of Pennsylvania and Chief Judge Brian Anthony Jackson of the Middle District of Louisiana, the judges advise using character witnesses, specific treatment plans and sentencing videos, says criminal defense attorney Alan Ellis.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Mills Reviews 'Mississippi's Federal Courts'

    Judge Michael Mills

    ​​David M. Hargrove's​ new book​,​ "Mississippi’s Federal Courts: A History," is a remarkably candid portrait of the characters and courts serving the state's federal judiciary from 1798 on, and contributes new scholarship on how judges were nominated during the civil rights era, says U.S. District Judge Michael Mills of the Northern District of Mississippi.

  • State Net

    New Year, New Opportunities For State Governments

    Lou Cannon

    While gridlock may prevail between the Democratic House and GOP Senate in Washington next year, it will be another story at the state level. For the first time since 1914, a single political party will control both chambers of every legislature except one, says Lou Cannon of State Net Capitol Journal.

  • In A Landlord Bankruptcy Sale, What Happens To The Lease?

    Michael Cook

    Few cases address a landlord debtor’s bankruptcy and its effect upon tenants. The matter of Revel AC, decided by the Third Circuit on Nov. 30, deals not only with that issue but also with the effect of a Section 363(f) bankruptcy court’s asset sale order, says Michael Cook of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP.

  • Guest Feature

    The Subtle Art Of Fred Fielding

    Fred Fielding

    One of the rare attorneys to serve as White House counsel to two presidents, Fred Fielding of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP may be the quintessential Washington insider. Attorney Randy Maniloff asks him to elaborate.