Norton Rose Fulbright intends to close its Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, office, which opened in 2011 with six environmental and energy lawyers from K&L Gates LLP, the firm confirmed on Thursday.
A federal judge on Wednesday trimmed a Family and Medical Leave Act claim from a special agent’s suit accusing former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane of retaliating against him for participating in an investigation that led to her corruption conviction, and sent his remaining whistleblower claim to state court.
A New York City Police Department union on Tuesday accused Actavis, Mylan, Teva and a handful of other drugmakers of conspiring to inflate the price of the generic cholesterol drug pravastatin sodium in a potential class action in Pennsylvania federal court.
The Seventh Circuit refused Wednesday to rethink its ruling that University of Pennsylvania student-athletes cannot be considered employees based on their college sports participation, in a potentially fatal blow to their attempt to pursue Fair Labor Standards Act class claims for minimum wage.
Bankrupt rural wireless carrier Limitless Mobile LLC resolved objections from unsecured creditors Wednesday on its requests for post-petition financing and the use of lenders’ cash collateral, clearing the way for a Delaware bankruptcy judge to grant final approval for the measures.
A Pennsylvania federal judge on Wednesday advanced the bulk of generic-drug manufacturer Amneal’s claims in its suit accusing drugmaker Indivior PLC of embarking on a product-hopping scheme to stave off generic competition to the opiate addiction treatment Suboxone.
Staving off a trial that was slated to get underway in Pennsylvania state court on Wednesday, the former Young Law Group PC has agreed to settle claims that it botched a trademark case it handled on behalf of a Lackawanna County stonework company.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission declined to pause a $156 million natural gas pipeline project in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, denying a bid by environmental groups to halt construction until the commission considers a request for a rehearing of its original project approval.
The Third Circuit on Tuesday refused to reconsider its decision last month to not revive legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty claims brought against Carpenter Bennett & Morrissey by former Rutgers University students over allegations that the law firm represented them in a former professor's detenure proceedings nearly two decades ago.
MoneyGram Payment Systems Inc. has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to keep it out of a dispute between Delaware and several other states on who gets to keep abandoned MoneyGram checks, arguing that it has no legal interest in the case and its involvement could raise constitutional issues.
Pennsylvania’s highest court said Wednesday it would not hear arguments over a ruling that revived claims against the NCAA over the sickle-cell-related death of a Slippery Rock University student during an intense basketball practice.
The Philadelphia-area defense attorney who in December saw the Pennsylvania Supreme Court put to bed a nearly $1 million sanctions order against her over expert witness testimony in a medical malpractice suit has accused the plaintiffs attorneys in the case of pursuing abusive litigation.
Pennsylvania’s convicted former attorney general said Tuesday that the judge who oversaw her August perjury trial prevented her from mounting a viable defense by barring evidence related to pornographic emails that were swapped among employees in her office.
The former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, who paid special attention to drug and device fraud in his six years at the position before stepping down in December, is returning to Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, the firm announced Wednesday.
Hogan Lovells LLP announced Tuesday that beginning in June 2017, it will be relocating its office in Philadelphia one block from its current space as part of an effort to expand its local presence.
A longtime AT&T customer service executive allegedly fired for his age is not entitled to $288,000 in liquidated damages on top of the $370,000 award he won at a jury trial in January 2016, a Pennsylvania federal judge has ruled.
A Pennsylvania appeals court has blocked Erie Insurance Exchange from reviving a malpractice claim accusing an attorney of failing to properly preserve issues for appeal in a $2.25 million federal lawsuit brought by an Egyptian man falsely accused of participating in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
New Jersey and its horse racing industry group have again urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review the federal ban on sports betting in the Garden State, arguing that the restriction undermines state sovereignty.
The Third Circuit has granted a bid by former medical device company executive George Holley to voluntarily dismiss his appeal of a $386,000 settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over insider trading claims in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision last month in Salman v. United States, according to an order filed Thursday.
Louisiana should be held to a settlement reached between GlaxoSmithKline and a class of purchasers over allegations that the company delayed generic competition for Flonase nasal spray, the company has told the Third Circuit.
Many believe that the solutions to the security problems created by using smartphones for work are primarily technological, but a much larger piece of the puzzle involves the human factor. To achieve reasonable security around mobile devices, law firms must go back to basics — clear policies, effective training and thoughtful oversight, says Everett Monroe of Hanson Bridgett LLP.
Attorneys may not realize the breadth of services that their marketing, design and library teams offer. One of the things I like to do when attorneys start at our firm is give them a download of the kinds of problems we can solve for them so they know how to work with us most effectively, says Mike Mellor, director of marketing at Pryor Cashman LLP.
For legal departments to stay in front of the crowd, cost-cutting alone is not enough. Neither is claims-driven revenue generation, nor running endless analytics of outside legal spend. This is short-term, passive, scarcity-based thinking that keeps legal departments from offering their corporate clients the greatest possible value — competitive advantage, says David Wallace of Herbert Smith Freehills LLP.
Although the Equal Pay Act has been in effect for 50 years, it recently gained renewed momentum with White House backing and an active task force, which has aggressively pursued employers who have violated its requirements. Jeffrey Landes of Epstein Becker Green PC guides practitioners in providing advice and counsel to employers regarding how to ensure compliance with all equal pay laws.
The ideologue’s main problem is believing in conformity of thought. They will now search for true believers, but fortunately very few judges harbor the dark, conservative uniformity desired. If they do find one, the Senate will not confirm, says James Brosnahan, a senior trial counsel with Morrison & Foerster LLP.
Getting larger isn’t a good enough reason to merge. Focus on whether the merger will make your firm better. Also, it’s possible that a merger can reduce profitability, says John Remsen Jr. of TheRemsenGroup.
Recent suits filed against the Golden State Warriors and the Indianapolis Colts hold many lessons in mobile privacy for sports teams, leagues, app developers, companies and other location-based services that use beacon technology, say attorneys with Davis & Gilbert LLP.
While many law firm mergers have been successful, some have been spectacularly unsuccessful — to the point of firm dissolution. Some have exceeded expectations, while others have had little impact on the overall competitiveness of the combined firm. In both failed discussions and less-than-successful mergers, there are mistakes that are made along the way, says Lisa Smith of Fairfax Associates.
In February 2016, the Western District of Pennsylvania confirmed that an insurer can rescind a product contamination policy due to an insured's misrepresentations. Underwriters should ask the correct questions during application processes to allow insurers to rescind policies for misrepresentations, say Matthew Gonzalez and Jonathan MacBride of Zelle LLP.
A word of caution to our fellow Republicans — one lesson learned from President Obama’s first two years in office is that pushing through partisan legislation could come back to haunt a party and a presidency, say former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, and Curt Beaulieu of Bracewell LLP.