Max Mitchell

Pfizer Wins Immediate Appeal Over Unsettled Whistleblower Questions

Max Mitchell

In a ruling that placed on pause an 11-year-old whistleblower suit against Pfizer, a federal judge has granted an immediate appeal on three issues that weigh into unsettled areas of law related to the False Claims Act.

Philadelphia, With Help From Big Law, Responds to DOJ Over Sanctuary Status

Max Mitchell

Philadelphia, with the help of Big Law attorneys from Dechert and Hogan Lovells, has certified to the U.S. Department of Justice that it is in compliance with federal law when it comes to sharing of immigration information with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, agents.

Will 'Bristol-Myers' Exclude Tort Actions From—or Draw Them to—Pa.?

Max Mitchell

The U.S. Supreme Court's recent game-changing decision in is widely seen as the beginning of the end for mass torts in several venues that have historically attracted large-scale litigation, including California and Missouri. But, for Pennsylvania, the ruling is expected to be much more of a mixed

Kane Alleges Montco Judges' 'Personal Animus' in Appeal of Conviction

Max Mitchell

Former state Attorney General Kathleen Kane is pointing to a decision allowing a Montgomery County judge to oversee her criminal case as part of the reason why her criminal conviction should be overturned. Kane, who was convicted last year on perjury and related charges over leaking confidential inf

Koch Bros.-Linked Group Runs Ad for Penn Law Prof's 3rd Circuit Nomination

Max Mitchell

A nonprofit organization named Concerned Veterans for America has begun running an ad asking readers to call their senators and urge a vote in favor of Stephanos Bibas, a Penn Law professor who was recently nominated to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Former Duane Morris Client Seeks $680K For Going Over Budget

Max Mitchell

A former Duane Morris client is seeking nearly $700,000 from the firm claiming it misrepresented how much it would cost for the firm to represent him.

Court's Cut of GoPro Footage OK'd in Decision Affirming $3M Award in Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Max Mitchell

A trial judge was correct to let jurors view a trimmed-down version of GoPro camera footage that showed a motorcyclist driving erratically before a fatal crash, the state Superior Court has ruled in a decision affirming the $3.1 million verdict in favor of the biker's family in the case.

Woman Paralyzed in Ladder Fall Settles For $7 Million

Max Mitchell

A woman who was paralyzed after she allegedly fell from a ladder while attempting to retrieve a cat from a tree has settled her claims for more than $7 million, according to her attorney.

Court Reinstates Defamation Case Against CBS Philadelphia

Max Mitchell

A former school police supervisor identified in a CBS Philadelphia news broadcast as being under investigation for child sex abuse should be allowed to proceed with his case against the TV station, the Pennsylvania Superior Court has ruled.

Attorney Blocked in Bid to Secure Info on Highmark's Reimbursement Rate

Max Mitchell

A recent Commonwealth Court decision rejecting a bid to secure insurance reimbursement rates put up a roadblock for lawyers seeking the information, but will not prevent discovery through subpoenas on a case-by-case basis according to attorneys.

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