Ballard Spahr LLP is set to gain more than 150 attorneys and increase its mergers and acquisitions, finance and litigation offerings after the firm said Tuesday it will merge with Minneapolis-headquartered Lindquist & Vennum LLP.
As part of a settlement over allegedly discriminatory zoning decisions announced by federal prosecutors on Tuesday, a suburban Philadelphia municipality has agreed to allow a local Islamic group to move ahead with plans to construct a mosque.
Saul Ewing LLP and Arnstein & Lehr LLP announced Tuesday they have merged to create a more than 400-attorney firm with 15 offices along the East Coast and in the Midwest.
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to end multidistrict litigation over an alleged failure to warn patients about the risk of irregular hip fractures caused by its osteoporosis drug Fosamax, saying the court needs to clarify a prior drug warning ruling.
An indicted Pennsylvania judge facing federal bribery and money laundering charges is pushing for more time to build his defense as the clock ticks down toward the scheduled start of his trial next month.
A woman’s Facebook posts are at the heart of a medical malpractice dispute to be heard by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court over when the woman knew she had Lyme disease, which experts say underscores how social media posts can come back to haunt personal injury plaintiffs.
The Third Circuit affirmed the dismissal of retaliation claims brought by a former marketing director at Otsuka America Pharmaceutical Inc., who was terminated after it was discovered his communications team had hired his wife's consulting firm.
A Pennsylvania appeals court on Friday upheld a $7.9 million judgment against OneBeacon Insurance Co., finding that it owed reinsurance coverage to two insurers for asbestos claims from policies dating to 1983 and 1984.
A Pennsylvania federal judge granted summary judgment Thursday to insurer Travelers in a dispute over its duty to defend two real estate investment companies facing an underlying suit over claims of poorly constructed community infrastructure.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday rejected pleas to halt construction of the $1.9 billion Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline project, saying it believed that denying the motions for a stay wouldn’t put the environment at risk.
Wellbutrin buyers on Thursday asked the Third Circuit to reconsider an August decision siding with GlaxoSmithKline PLC in litigation accusing the company of stifling generic competition for the drug, saying the appeals court’s ruling conflicts with U.S. Supreme Court precedent.
Tenet Healthcare Corp. has struck a deal to unload its remaining two Philadelphia hospitals to an affiliate of Paladin Healthcare for $170 million, the companies announced Friday.
A Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Thursday that a suit over insurance coverage for litigation against Dick’s Sporting Goods over an injury caused by a burst exercise ball should be dismissed in the U.S., but said it was fair game to be heard in China, the country the insurer calls home.
A Third Circuit panel in a precedential ruling Thursday reversed and remanded a district court’s decision not to appoint an arbitrator in two related disputes between trustees of an employee benefit trust fund, finding the deadlocks on interpretations of the trust agreement within an arbitrator's purview.
BHP Billiton has hired advisers to help sell its roughly $10 billion U.S. shale oil and gas business, Deutsche Asset Management is selling a nearly $1.3 billion stake in U.K. water company Kelda, and debt-ridden U.S. retail chain Bon-Ton is exploring its options.
Teva Pharmaceuticals said that misrepresentations from drugmaker Impax Laboratories about the bioequivalence of a now-discontinued generic version of antidepressant Wellbutrin left it exposed to hundreds of millions of dollars in damages to Wellbutrin manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline, in a complaint filed in Pennsylvania state court Wednesday.
The Third Circuit Wednesday sent convicted mobster Salvatore Pelullo's case back to the district court to resolve if his trial attorney had been too distracted by his own investigation for money laundering to provide Pelullo an adequate defense.
A mayor of a Philadelphia suburb announced Wednesday that his township had retained counsel to sue over a dozen pharmaceutical companies over the burgeoning opioid crisis, becoming the first Pennsylvania municipality to take such a move.
A former New York Mets player has sued the owners of a Japanese baseball team in Pennsylvania federal court, alleging the team kept him on a reserve list while negotiating a contract with him for the 2015 season and then suddenly abandoned the deal.
Pennsylvania environmental regulators said Thursday they've issued permits for Williams Partners LP's $1.9 billion Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline project, and the company said it will seek a green light from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which approved the project in February, to start construction.
When you look at your client through the "survival circuit" lens, what first appeared as an emotional mess is now valuable information about what is important to them, what needs have to be met to settle the case, or what further clarity your client requires before moving forward, say dispute resolution experts Selina Shultz and Robert Creo.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision in Valley Forge v. Upper Merion this month is one of the state's most important real estate tax assessment cases to issue within the last two decades, providing taxpayers with important constitutional defenses against unscrupulous practices of taxing jurisdictions, says Jeffrey Wilhelm of Reed Smith LLP.
When a law firm appoints a chief privacy officer, not only does the firm benefit from the crucial operational impact of a well-managed privacy program, but clients see how seriously you take your duties of confidentiality and competence, says Rita Heimes, research director at the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
Debtors in bankruptcy have often used the ambiguity surrounding the meaning of the word “received” as a tool to fight against administrative expense claims. Earlier this month, the Third Circuit issued an opinion in the case of World Imports that will likely be highly influential on this matter, says Mark Sherrill of Eversheds Sutherland.
To be sure, allowing jurors to discuss evidence before final deliberations proved to be among the least popular of our recommended innovations. But empirical evidence belies these fears, say Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project.
Law firm management should understand the client’s reasons for requesting an alternative fee arrangement, and whether approving the fee will help grow the relationship with the client, say attorneys with WilmerHale.
Having embraced the notion that the right space can reinforce the right firm culture, law firm leaders have been evaluating real estate primarily for its physical properties. However, it's hard to be collegial, even in the coolest of in-house coffee bars, if your cost structure is untenable, says Craig Braham of Advocate Commercial Real Estate Advisors LLC.
Lawyers move to New York City to work on some of the most sophisticated work the legal market has to offer. This exposure and experience is an amazing asset and many of the skills developed will make associates very marketable in the event they consider relocating to another market. However, this isn’t always the case, says Jacqueline Bokser LeFebvre of Major Lindsey & Africa.
Only a handful of the largest U.S. law firms are led by women. Here, in their own words, are perspectives from Shook Hardy & Bacon Chair Madeleine McDonough, Crowell & Moring Chair Angela Styles, Morgan Lewis & Bockius Chair Jami Wintz McKeon and Goodwin Procter Chair Emeritus Regina Pisa.
Despite more focus and investment, the numbers continue to show little progress in advancing women to the top tiers of firm leadership. Considering the irreversible nature of the transformation of the market for top talent, it is time to start experimenting and innovating from the core, rather than from the periphery, say Anusia Gillespie and Scott Westfahl of Harvard Law School.