P.J. D'Annunzio

Pittsburgh Lawyer Who Planned to Deal Crack Suspended

P.J. D'Annunzio

A Pittsburgh lawyer convicted and sentenced to probation for conspiring with an interstate drug ring to distribute crack cocaine has been suspended from practicing law for three years.

Stage Set for $112.5M Fee Fight in NFL Concussion Case

P.J. D'Annunzio

Although the NFL concussion litigation has ended in a $1 billion settlement, a new dispute has kicked off as the players' attorneys rush to score a piece of the $112.5 million pot of legal fees.

'Slush Fund' Slander Suit Against Phila. Controller Tossed

P.J. D'Annunzio

A defamation and slander lawsuit over Philadelphia Controller Alan Butkovitz's comments alleging that a Nutter administration official had free rein over a "slush fund" made up of Philadelphia Marathon proceeds has been thrown out.

Comm. Court Overturns Decision to Deny Guns to School Cops

P.J. D'Annunzio

The Commonwealth Court has ruled that an Allegheny County trial judge didn't have the authority to deny a school's request that its police officers be armed with guns.

Court Affirms Dismissal of Deeds Office Trip-and-Fall Case

P.J. D'Annunzio

A split Commonwealth Court panel has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit claiming that Delaware County was responsible for a woman's slip and fall in the County Recorder of Deeds Office.

One-Time Kane Lawyer Must Face Extortion Lawsuit

P.J. D'Annunzio

A federal judge ruled Amil Minora and his co-defendants must face allegations that they abused the legal process to extort a settlement from a businessman.

Shooting at Runaway Driver Not Excessive Force, Court Rules

P.J. D'Annunzio

Holding that the law isn't clear as to whether shooting at a suspect fleeing in a vehicle is acceptable, a federal appeals court nonetheless upheld the dismissal of an excessive force case against two Fayette County police officers.

US Wants Tossed Charges Restored in Fattah Case

P.J. D'Annunzio

Even though former Congressman Chaka Fattah just settled into his federal prison cell, the prosecutors who tried his corruption case want to add more time to his 10-year stay.

J&J Subsidiary Settles in Tylenol Liver Damage MDL

P.J. D'Annunzio

McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson and the maker of Tylenol, has entered into a settlement for an undisclosed sum to resolve more than 200 cases.

State-Created Danger Case Against High School Survives

P.J. D'Annunzio

A disabled student's state-created danger case against his former high school stemming from a swimming pool injury can proceed, a federal judge has ruled.

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