The Pennsylvania federal court overseeing the landmark NFL concussion settlement appointed a retired judge Monday to serve as a special fraud investigator to dig into allegations that doctors and players were gaming the system, handing the league a quiet win on a request that had been embroiled in a firestorm of controversy just a few months ago.
The Third Circuit ruled Monday that temporary workers brought in to make steel while a specialty metal company locked out its unionized workers didn’t deserve pay for time spent crossing a picket line under the Fair Labor Standards Act, though it revived their Pennsylvania law claim.
A Pennsylvania federal judge largely refused Friday to toss antitrust claims from buyers of Johnson & Johnson immunosuppressant Remicade, concluding that only sham litigation allegations and some state law consumer protection accusations must go while maintaining most of the suit alleging J&J compelled insurers not to cover competing biosimilars.
The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation overruled Home Depot’s objections Monday and lumped the retailer’s drywall price-fixing claims into related litigation consolidated in Pennsylvania federal court, finding the tie-in would be the most efficient way to handle the new suit even if the MDL is winding down.
A Sunoco Inc. unit says objectors who have asked Pennsylvania to shut down two pipelines for transporting liquid natural gas couldn't prove that the pipelines were sufficiently dangerous or that the public lacked sufficient information about them, according to a brief filed Friday with the state's Public Utility Commission.
A retailer of women’s fashion and accessories has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle a systemic U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigation into the company’s handling of accommodations for pregnant employees and workers with disabilities, the agency announced Monday.
Members First Federal Credit Union is facing class claims in Pennsylvania state court over its alleged practice of systematically charging overdraft fees on customers even if they have not actually overdrawn their accounts.
A Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP attorney allowed a Canadian investment firm to become “ensnared in a toxic relationship” with an electric vehicle company by allowing the investment firm's stock value to be undercut and costing the firm $10 million, according to a malpractice suit filed Friday in New York federal court.
A Pennsylvania federal magistrate judge recommended on Monday that a proposed class action accusing Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP of botching toxic tort claims against Tronox Inc. be moved to the same New York court where the alleged $620 million malpractice took place as part of a bankruptcy proceeding.
The Pennsylvania state Senate has asked a federal court to disqualify counsel for an employee alleging that the Senate's former head of security sexually harassed her, saying the attorney also represents another employee who has been added as a third-party defendant.
John J. Gibbons, a Gibbons PC name partner and former Third Circuit chief judge known as a champion of civil liberties, staunch constitutionalist and fierce critic of the death penalty, died Sunday at the age of 94, the law firm said.
Fitness and health improvement program provider Tivity Health Inc., steered by Bass Berry & Sims PLC, has agreed to buy Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP-led Nutrisystem Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal that gives the Pennsylvania-based weight loss and diet plan company a roughly $1.3 billion enterprise value, the companies said Monday.
Johnson & Johnson must face an antitrust suit accusing the drugmaker of foisting the brand drug Remicade on pharmacies and preventing them from carrying competing biosimilars, according to a Pennsylvania federal judge's ruling released Friday.
A woman who claims she was injured on a Philadelphia bus when an intoxicated passenger grabbed her neck after the vehicle accelerated can't prove the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority was negligent, a Pennsylvania appeals court ruled Thursday.
Verizon was slapped with class claims in Pennsylvania federal court Friday alleging that the wireless giant failed to pay customer service representatives overtime wages for time spent reviewing emails and doing other work when they were formally off the clock.
A pipeline construction contractor filed a lawsuit in Pennsylvania state court Thursday claiming that EQT Gathering LLC is refusing to pay a nearly $2 million bill for cleaning up another company’s spill on its construction site.
A Pennsylvania judge has said he will continue to allow out-of-state residents to pursue claims against a Canadian medical device manufacturer as part of a mass tort program in Philadelphia County court over allegedly defective vein filters.
Morgan Lewis' J. Kyle Poe, a self-proclaimed "elder millennial," created a client management platform to streamline the firm's work in asbestos litigation that is now used across practice areas, making the firm's business more efficient and upping its ability to attract clients through innovative fee arrangements, earning him a spot on our 2018 list of Data-Driven Lawyers.
A family trust has lost its legal malpractice suit against Cozen O'Connor after a Pennsylvania state court judge let the trust's lawyer withdraw and ruled that the law firm hadn't filed a suit for the trust in the wrong court and botched a $6.8 million judgment.
ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd. filed a proposed order of judgment in Pennsylvania federal court Thursday, saying the value of a recently confirmed arbitration award issued against an American mill equipment maker in a dispute over a South African desulfurization plant comes to $2.2 million.
This year saw significant changes in the landscape of whistleblower and retaliation law, including a game-changing decision from the U.S. Supreme Court and the three largest bounty awards issued in the history of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, say Steven Pearlman and Meika Freeman of Proskauer Rose LLP.
In the second installment of this three-part legislative preview, Rich Ehisen of State Net Capitol Journal examines a number of issues that should keep state lawmakers occupied next year.
Motions by counsel to withdraw from representation that are filed earlier in a case will more likely succeed. But the complexity and costs of multidistrict litigations may speed up the stopwatch as to when motions to withdraw are not viable, say Jennifer La Mont and Kaitlyn Stone of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.
For health care employers, the enactment of Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Act has further complicated navigation of reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Mariah Passarelli of Cozen O’Connor discusses the pitfalls companies face at the crossroads of these two statutes.
In Dittman v. UPMC, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently held that employers storing employee information on internet-accessible computer systems have a common law duty to protect that data from any foreseeable risk of harm, exposing companies in the state to increased liability, say Carol Steinour Young and Sarah Dotzel of McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC.
When reading Tim Wu’s new book, "The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age," lawyers, economists and historians will find its broad brush maddening, and the generalist reader will simply be misled, says D.C. Circuit Judge Douglas Ginsburg.
For the first time in 15 years, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23, governing class actions, has been amended. There are five key changes that will likely impact future federal class action litigation and settlements, say John Lavelle and Terese Schireson of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.
Many of the issues that are most likely to draw the attention of state lawmakers next year — including cybersecurity, internet and data privacy, blockchain and cryptocurrencies, sales taxes on remote sellers, transportation and telecommunications infrastructure, and marijuana — are already familiar, says Korey Clark of State Net Capitol Journal.
Recent tax decisions in Pennsylvania and Michigan highlight taxing authorities' unsuccessful attempts to assert sales and use tax on products and services that use new technologies not contemplated by old taxing statutes, say Craig Fields and Rebecca Balinskas of Morrison & Foerster LLP.
Plaintiffs in the Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing multidistrict litigation were subject to different states' statutes of limitations. But whether you bleed Michigan blue or you live where a grizzly bear is your only neighbor, preemption unites us all, says Michelle Hart Yeary of Dechert LLP.