The panel of experts and other consultants who will review disputes over qualifying diagnoses of former NFL players seeking recovery from the uncapped NFL concussion settlement was set Friday as the Pennsylvania federal court judge overseeing the settlement agreed to the list of experts presented by the players and the league.
Federal prosecutors and the star of Lifetime’s reality television series “Dance Moms” again squared off in Pennsylvania federal court Thursday, over how harshly Abigale Lee Miller should be sentenced for hiding assets during bankruptcy proceedings.
A Pennsylvania state appeals court will reconsider a finding that attorney-client privilege does not apply to a company's email to its media consultants, in a discovery fight over litigation stemming from a hospital’s allegations that a doctor engaged in unnecessary procedures.
A former stockbroker and investment adviser has pled guilty to charges in Pennsylvania federal court that he defrauded clients out of more than $1 million using companies that he started after being fired for selling unapproved investments.
A Philadelphia-area public transit agency is facing a putative class action in state court over an employment policy that challengers say illegally bars individuals with drug convictions from working as drivers or holding certain maintenance positions.
Private-equity-backed Avantor Performance Materials has agreed to buy laboratory products provider and fellow Pennsylvania-based company VWR Corp. for roughly $6.4 billion in a deal guided by respective legal counsels Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
Shareholders in U.S. Steel Corp. have filed suit in Pennsylvania federal court over what they say is the largest one-day stock drop in the steel producer’s history since 1991, accusing the company of cutting costs instead of investing in equipment improvements like its competitors.
Youth football, cheerleading and dance organization Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc. filed suit against one of its sponsors on Friday, arguing the company breached their agreement by assigning the contract to a third-party direct competitor without providing notice.
Coca-Cola and its in-house attorney wrongly withheld documents key to an ex-employee’s proposed class action accusing the soda giant of exposing him and other staff members to identity theft after a number of laptops were stolen, attorneys for the class alleged in a motion for sanctions Thursday.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court said Thursday it would not hear an appeal of a decision ordering a new trial after a Volvo Car Corp. unit and child car seat manufacturer Graco Children’s Products Inc. were cleared of liability in a suit over an infant’s death in a car crash.
A Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday trimmed claims from a suit accusing a sleep-away camp and two camp nurses of failing to diagnose a camper’s perforated appendix and sepsis and causing a prolonged hospital stay, saying corporate negligence claims against the camp were based on a flawed “certificate of merit” expert opinion.
An investor suit lodged against the directors of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. alleging disclosure violations in a board election fight will proceed on an accelerated schedule after a Delaware state court judge granted the investor’s motion to expedite the proceedings Thursday.
A published Pennsylvania appeals court ruling on Thursday upheld death benefits awarded to a cancer-stricken former Kimberly Clark Corp. employee’s widow after finding that the most recent exposure to workplace carcinogens could be considered the effective date of injury for calculating whether a timely claim had been filed.
A Pennsylvania appeals court on Thursday backed the state's conclusion that a wholesale electricity unit of American Electric Power Corp. couldn't claim a tax exemption for electricity sales to a public industrial development authority, sticking the company with a $340,000 tax bill.
The Third Circuit on Thursday dismissed an appeal by a former Trump National Golf Club Colts Neck employee challenging a decision to end his age discrimination suit after the parties reached an agreement to end the case.
A Philadelphia judge recused herself Thursday from ruling on the city’s indicted district attorney’s effort to end a civil suit aimed at removing him from office, noting that she had represented him as a client almost a decade ago.
The NBA said Thursday that 17 of its 30 franchises will participate in the inaugural season of the NBA 2K esports league, a co-venture with "NBA 2K" game maker Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. set to debut in 2018 as the NBA looks to tap into the burgeoning esports market.
The FBI may question and audiotape a Holland & Knight LLP partner and lobbyist on a potential conflict of interest in the pair's defense of a businessman charged with wire fraud and tax evasion concerning renewable energy tax credits, a Pennsylvania federal judge said Thursday.
Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP on Wednesday argued that a Philadelphia-area defense attorney who was saddled with an ultimately upended $1 million sanction over expert testimony in a medical malpractice case did not have standing to pursue claims that the firm maliciously pursued the penalty.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro on Thursday named former Democratic state representative Steve Santarsiero the top environmental prosecutor in his office, after pledging during the election campaign to step up enforcement of environmental crimes.
While progress has been made toward eliminating gender-based wage disparity, Equal Pay Day, observed Tuesday, is a reminder that more work needs to be done, and long before the next 50 years tick past. But hopefully it will be done through education about the law, and not more litigation, says Eve Wagner of Sauer & Wagner LLP.
President Trump's draft budget proposes total defunding of the Legal Services Corporation. Yet leaders of over 160 of the nation's top law firms and 185 general counsel from leading corporations, who make their living at the intersection of business and law, make the case that destroying the LSC is bad for both, says Kevin Curnin of the Association of Pro Bono Counsel.
Bear in mind that the internet seldom forgets and never forgives, and you are just one screen grab from a meme. A law firm's core messages and unique selling points must be clearly determined before embarking on a social media strategy, says Julie Bagdikian of The Pollack PR Marketing Group.
In a state by state chart updated this month, the American Bar Association reports that 34 states have adopted all or most of the ABA's model rules technology amendments and that nine more states are studying the amendments. Even for lawyers in other states, legal ethics require the technological and legal competence to protect clients' confidentiality, says J.S. Christie Jr. of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP..
Cynthia Marlette, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's general counsel from 2001 to 2005 and from 2007 to 2009, reflects on how she addressed the job's many responsibilities, including advising the commission on laws and enforcement actions, developing policy, seeking consensus among commissioners, and overseeing defense of agency actions in court, as well as dealing with historic events like the California energy crisis.
Though the length of Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen's tenure at the Federal Trade Commission remains unknown, life sciences and technology companies should prepare themselves for the changes that she has signaled regarding "frontier" areas of antitrust law including pay-for-delay and patent holdup, say Lesli Esposito and Brian Boyle of DLA Piper.
A federal jury in Pennsylvania recently returned the first verdict under the Defend Trade Secrets Act. Although Dalmatia’s proprietary fig spread recipes would have been protected under the Pennsylvania Uniform Trade Secrets Act, the case stands as a reminder of the powerful protections that can arise from the DTSA in the proper factual scenario, say Thomas Muccifori and Daniel DeFiglio of Archer & Greiner PC.
Is there a deadline to move for class certification? When is the deadline? Should the parties stipulate to an extension? And, if they do, will the court grant it? Every practitioner must carefully evaluate these questions at the outset of any putative class action to develop a cohesive strategy for addressing certification issues and avoid potential risks hidden in local rules, say Stephen Smerek and Shawn Obi of Winston & Strawn LLP.
What is the mood of the nation’s in-house lawyers? Aric Press — a partner at Bernero & Press LLC and former editor-in-chief of The American Lawyer — shares the findings of a recent survey of more than 800 in-house counsel.
When social media is used to broadcast or coordinate the details of planned and potentially criminal conduct — such as looting stores or starting fights — what legal responsibility does a premises owner have to an invitee injured by the resulting criminal action? Businesses will not be able to avoid liability by willfully ignoring social media, say Douglas Pfeiffer and Joshua Kahn of Miles & Stockbridge PC.