Estey Disbarred Ahead of Sentencing in Campaign Donations Case

John Estey, an ex-chief of staff to former Gov. Ed Rendell and former Ballard Spahr partner who pleaded guilty last April over his alleged funneling of campaign donations, has been disbarred.

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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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    An attorney representing plaintiffs in a case that has become synonymous with a new era of products liability law in Pennsylvania argued before a panel of the state Superior Court on Tuesday that juries do not need to find that a product was unreasonably dangerous in order to determine that the product was defective. But at least one judge on the intermediate appellate court appeared to disagree.

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    By Zack Needles

    The Pennsylvania Superior Court en banc has reversed a previous ruling by a three-judge panel that said a parent could be charged criminally for bringing a pocket knife to an elementary school.

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