Max Mitchell

Prosecution Previews Schultz, Curley Testimony in Spanier Openings

Max Mitchell

Two former Penn State administrators who reported to ex-university president Graham Spanier featured heavily in the prosecution's opening statements as the criminal trial against Spanier got underway Tuesday.

York Jury Awards $4M to Man Blinded in Trip-and-Fall

Max Mitchell

A central Pennsylvania jury has awarded $4 million to a man who was partially blinded when he fell outside a shopping center.

Emails Between Hospital Counsel, PR Firm Not Privileged

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Communications between attorneys and a public relations firm working with a hospital in connection with an internal investigation are not barred from discovery in a subsequent lawsuit under either the attorney-client privilege or work-product doctrine, the Pennsylvania Superior Court has ruled.

Merck Kicks Shingles Suit Out of State Court

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Merck is looking to move the only current lawsuit in Pennsylvania state court over its shingles vaccine to federal court, claiming a defendant was fraudulently brought into the case solely to give the state court jurisdiction.

Industry, Policy Groups Weigh In on Both Sides in Beverage Tax Appeal

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As the challenge to Philadelphia's controversial tax on sweetened beverages makes its way through the appellate courts, numerous state and national interests are lining up behind each side in the issue.

Phila., AOPC to Close Offices Due to Storm

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The Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts and the First Judicial District have announce their offices will be closed due to Winter Storm Stella, which is expected to blanket the state with more than a foot of snow.

Cosby to Get Allegheny County Jury

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An Allegheny County jury will be brought across the state to hear the criminal case against comedian Bill Cosby, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled.

Two Ex-PSU Admins Plead Guilty, Raising Questions for Looming Spanier Trial

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Two former Penn State administrators facing criminal charges over their handling of serial child molester Jerry Sandusky have pleaded guilty to child endangerment charges. The deals will likely have a large impact on the upcoming trial of ex-Penn State president Graham Spanier, the only remaining co

Shingles Vaccine Suits Against Merck Growing in Pa.

Max Mitchell

A small number of cases have recently been filed in Pennsylvania over injuries allegedly caused by a shingles vaccine, but attorneys handling the cases are expecting to file many more soon.

Delco Jury Awards $5.4M to Brain-Damaged Cyclist

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A Delaware County jury has awarded more than $5.4 million to a man who suffered brain damage after falling off his bicycle because of an alleged road defect.

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