Max Mitchell

Phila. Judicial Ballots Quietly Trimmed, Stirring Confusion

Max Mitchell

When Philadelphia voters look at their ballots during the May 16 primary, they may find fewer open seats than they had expected in the judicial races, especially if they are following the number of endorsements from the Democratic City Committee.

Philadelphia Bar Taking Data-Driven Approach to Judicial Politics

Max Mitchell

During the upcoming May 16 primary, volunteers from the bar association will pass out fliers with ratings and answer any voter questions about the process.

Phila. Bar Taking Data-Driven Approach to Judicial Politics

Max Mitchell

The Philadelphia Bar Association's Judicial Commission takes about 2,000 hours vetting candidates seeking judgeships on the city's courts, so when a report came out saying that the product of those investigations—its ratings list of the candidates—had little impact when compared to ballot position o

Litigator of the Week: An Appellate Attorney Fends Off Honda in a $55M Fight

Max Mitchell

After appellate attorney Howard J. Bashman appeared in front of a panel of Pennsylvania Superior Court judges with a $55 million verdict against Honda at stake, he quickly jumped on his appellate blog, "How Appealing," to say how well the arguments went, and to subtly dig the opposing counsel for al

Judge Dismisses Shingles Vaccine Lawsuit as Time-Barred

Max Mitchell

The first lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania over the shingles vaccine has been dismissed with a federal judge saying the suit was begun after the statute of limitations had run out.

Uber Brings on Wilson Elser Team to Fight False ID Suit

Max Mitchell

Ride-share giant Uber has hired a team of Big Law attorneys from Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker to represent it in a lawsuit filed last month in Pittsburgh over an allegedly misidentified driver.

Superior Court Upholds $55M Crashworthiness Award Against Honda

Max Mitchell

The state Superior Court has affirmed a more than $55 million verdict against Honda Motors in a much-anticipated ruling that further refines Pennsylvania products liability law in the wake of the game-changing 2014 decision in .

Pennsylvania Cases May Portend Expansion of Whistleblower Damages

Max Mitchell

General practice attorney Gerald Clarke of Clarke and Associates says he sees a lot of disgruntled workers coming into his office looking to sue their former employers. But the difficulty of bringing whistleblower cases in an at-will employment state like Pennsylvania means he has to turn many of th

Eight Phila. DA Candidates Fight to Distinguish Themselves

Max Mitchell

Throughout the Philadelphia District Attorney Candidates' Forum on Monday evening, the candidates continually sought to distinguish themselves in a race that is increasingly centered on two issues: public integrity and the expansion of diversionary programs.

Superior Court Fine-Tunes 'Tincher' in Upholding Defense Verdict

Max Mitchell

A Pennsylvania Superior Court panel has upheld a defense verdict in one of the first products liability cases to be appealed in the wake of the game-changing Tincher v. Omega Flex decision that recalibrated products liability in Pennsylvania.

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