In its upcoming oral argument session, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is set to consider cases that could have wide-ranging effects on the viability of the franchise model across the state, as well as on the liability attorneys can face for filing allegedly frivolous lawsuits.
A nonprofit corporation's actions are authorized if they are not clearly unrelated to its purpose, or prohibited by law, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court said in a decision allowing the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police's benefits administrator to spend money endorsing a candidate for the union's president.
A number of recurring issues rose to the top of attention in the past year, many of which are expected to remain on the forefront of civil litigation trends into 2017. Here's a look back at some of the top topics in 2016 in personal injury matters.
Oh no. Another article about this year's presidential election? Haven't we read enough post-mortems yet? Headlines screaming—among other missives—"How did the pollsters get it so wrong?" and "What do the Democrats do now?" Certainly there's been no shortage of analyses by legitimate and pseudo-legitimate experts claiming to uncover the secret to Donald Trump's magic formula to winning the electoral vote. In addition, however, in what should be in the interest of conservatives and liberals alike, are several valuable public relations lessons for attorneys and other professionals whose responsibilities include communications. Let's take a look at four.
Over the past year, there have been so many articles that focus upon the proliferation of artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies in e-discovery, and the legal field in general, as well as numerous articles regarding the projected implications of the amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure pertaining to e-discovery that took effect on Dec. 1, 2015, that it seems sometimes that a very basic aspect of e-discovery practice and litigation has been overlooked: the skill and understanding of practitioners and courts. In this month's article, I will discuss those qualities, focusing upon the recent opinion in Venturedyne v. Carbonyx, No. 2:14-CV-351-RL-JEM (N.D.Ind. Nov. 15), to illustrate how such skills and understanding are essential to a party's success in prevailing in e-discovery matters, to the court in ruling upon them and, if anyone cares, to uncovering the truth.
A Pennsylvania judge has awarded nearly $5 million to Mike McQueary, a whistleblower and key witness in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal. The verdict comes about a month after a jury awarded McQueary more than $7 million on related claims.
On Feb. 26, 2013, plaintiff Jonathan Henshaw, 43, an ambulance driver, broadsided a car, in Plymouth Meeting. The sedan was turning left onto Germantown Pike when Henshaw's ambulance struck it on the passenger's side. He claimed neck and back injuries.