After a dustup earlier this month over the delay in moving Luis Felipe Restrepo, a federal trial judge in Philadelphia, up to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania, gave his OK to the Judiciary Committee to schedule a hearing.
An American drone maker has won $7.8 million in damages from a French competitor that infringed on its patents.
A bicyclist has recovered $2.6 million in a settlement with various defendants following a 2012 crash with a mattress store truck.
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Scranton Cultural Ctr. at Masonic Temple v. Phila. Indem. Ins. Co., PICS Case No. 15-0803 (C.P. Lackawanna April 13, 2015) Minora, J. (15 pages).
A case conference sheet inadvertently produced by plaintiffs in discovery was not privileged as it was not a communication between plaintiff and its attorney for the purpose of providing legal services or advice. Defendant's appeal of order denying its motion to compel denied.
Finding that the disbarred attorney's misconduct, homicide by vehicle/DUI, was not so egregious as to preclude reinstatement, a sufficient period of time had passed since the misconduct, and that he had shown reinstatement would not be detrimental to the integrity of the bar or subvert the public interest, the disciplinary board recommended reinstatement. Reinstatement granted.
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