Mass Tort Programs Saw Inventory Spike in 2016

The number of mass tort cases pending in Philadelphia's Complex Litigation Center at the start of 2017 has risen to its highest level in more than five years.

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane waves as she enters the Montgomery County courtroom on Thursday, August 11, 2016, to continue her trial in Norristown, Pa. Kane, a first-term Democrat, is accused of leaking secret grand jury documents to the press and lying about it under oath. (Art Gentile/Bucks County Courier Times via AP, Pool)
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  • Mandatory Minimum for DUI Blood Test Refusal Ruled Illegal

    By Zack Needles

    In a decision one attorney in the case predicted could "open the floodgates" for similar challenges, the Pennsylvania Superior Court has ruled that a trial judge may not impose a mandatory minimum sentence based on a DUI defendant's refusal to submit to a warrantless blood test.

  • Lackawanna Judge Nixes Request for Multiple IMEs

    By Max Mitchell

    Finding that unusual circumstances must exist before a court can order a plaintiff to undergo multiple independent medical examinations, a Pennsylvania judge has shot down Weis Markets' efforts to have a woman undergo two exams by different orthopedic specialists.

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Special Reports

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

    In The Legal's Alternative Dispute Resolution supplement, read about arbitration limitations and the FAA, early intervention, mediation of liability and coverage and private mediation for LEP persons.

  • PaLaw 2016: Annual Report on the Legal Profession

    By Zack Needles, Managing Editor

    Welcome to the 23rd edition of PaLaw: Annual Report on the Legal Profession. As is the case every year, our aim with this magazine is to thoroughly encapsulate the past year in the Pennsylvania legal community.

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Hank Grezlak, editor-in-chief of The Legal Intelligencer, discusses the economic outlook for 2016 before the Legal Marketing Association, Metropolitan Philadelphia Chapter.
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