P.J. D'Annunzio

All Systems Go in 'Buck Rogers' Public Domain Case

P.J. D'Annunzio

A movie company's case seeking public domain status for science fiction hero "Buck Rogers" adventures is set to blast off now that a federal judge has denied a request to dismiss filed by the trust that licenses Rogers material.

$11M Awarded to Man Shot by Escaped Devereux Patient

P.J. D'Annunzio

A man shot and critically wounded by an escaped teenage resident from the Devereux Foundation facility in Glenmoore was awarded $11 million in his lawsuit against the behavioral health and rehabilitation chain.

Third Circuit Judge Slams 'Chevron' Deference in FMLA Retaliation Case

P.J. D'Annunzio

A U.S. Supreme Court decision widely criticized for giving too much power to executive agencies was panned by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in a decision involving mixed-motive jury instructions in a Family and Medical Leave Act retaliation case.

Phila. DA Seth Williams Pleads Not Guilty to Corruption Charges

P.J. D'Annunzio

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams pleaded not guilty in federal court Wednesday to charges that he exchanged political favors for expensive gifts, and defrauded a nursing home by taking a relative's Social Security and pension money.

Feds Charge Phila. DA Seth Williams With Corruption

P.J. D'Annunzio

Federal authorities filed corruption charges Tuesday against Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams related to the acceptance of gifts valued at thousands of dollars to do favors for two local business owners.

3rd Circuit Upholds Contempt Ruling for Man Who Didn't Unlock Devices

P.J. D'Annunzio

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held that a court order compelling a child pornography suspect to decrypt his laptop and hard drives did not violate his right against self-incrimination.

3rd Circuit Upholds Contempt Ruling for Man Who Didn't Unlock Devices

P.J. D'Annunzio

The appeals court decision affirmed a civil contempt order against a John Doe defendant, who refused to provide law enforcement with passwords to some of his devices while doing so for others.

Lawyers Want $1M Fee, Get $651K in Rita's Class Action

P.J. D'Annunzio

The attorneys handling the Rita's Water Ice class action over the company sending unsolicited text messages asked for $1 million in fees, but a federal judge said that price is too steep.

Pa. Senators Pledge Continued Cooperation on Judicial Picks

P.J. D'Annunzio

Pennsylvania U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey, a Republican, and Bob Casey, a Democrat, have announced the continuation of their bipartisan agreement to work together on filling federal judicial vacancies in the state.

$11M Awarded to Man Shot by Escaped Devereux Patient

P.J. D'Annunzio

A man shot and critically wounded by an escaped teenage resident from the Devereux Foundation facility in Glenmoore was awarded $11 million in his lawsuit against the behavioral health and rehabilitation chain.

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