A trial has been scheduled for the former Fox Rothschild lawyer hit with insider-trading charges stemming from the 2012 Harleysville-Nationwide insurance merger.
A trial has been scheduled for the former Fox Rothschild lawyer hit with insider-trading charges stemming from the 2012 Harleysville-Nationwide insurance merger.
The Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas is ramping up efforts to clear out a backlog of cases dating as far back as 1980, and in the coming months the court will put more than 100 languishing cases on an expedited case-management schedule that will entail putting attorneys on 48-hour trial notice.
The Coca-Cola Co. and several bottling companies have lost a bid to dismiss a putative class action filed against them by a former employee who said his identity was stolen after 55 laptops with employee data went missing from the bottling company's possession.
Chartwell Law Offices is set to acquire the 22-lawyer Florida law firm Wadsworth Huott, bringing Valley Forge-based Chartwell to more than 110 attorneys, including 40 in the Sunshine State. The merger is expected to go into effect Oct. 5.
In a rare move for a firm of its size, intellectual property boutique RatnerPrestia is set to expand abroad with the Jan. 1 opening of an office in Munich.
Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia this past weekend meant law firm closures and, for some, more hype than proved necessary.
The smartphone passwords of two former Capital One data analysts accused of insider trading will remain a secret to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, a federal judge has ruled in a case one securities lawyer said covered rarely-trodden ground.
A federal judge has approved a $50 million settlement in the long-running Comcast antitrust class action, carving out $15 million of that total for attorney fees.
A Philadelphia judge is urging the Commonwealth Court to deny the appeal of a man who was injured during a videotaped incident in which he fell between SEPTA train cars.
Fox Rothschild appears to be the first Pennsylvania firm, and possibly only second firm nationwide, to elevate a partner to the role of chief privacy officer.
A federal judge has dismissed all claims against GlaxoSmithKline in the Wellbutrin XL antitrust litigation in which the pharmaceutical giant was accused of delaying the entry of generic versions of the antidepressant medication to market by entering into illegal agreements with generic drug makers to settle patent infringement lawsuits.
A federal judge has ruled an insurer did not interfere with a lease-to-own agreement between the tenant and the former owner of a Main Line mansion that burned down in 2012.
As Philadelphia gears up for this weekend's papal visit, court operations in the city are shutting down.
A federal judge has certified a class of direct purchasers of eggs in a long-running case alleging egg producers devised a price-fixing scheme that violated state and federal antitrust laws.
The judge overseeing the corruption case against U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pennsylvania, has denied federal prosecutors' request to keep the congressman from introducing evidence of "good acts" performed during his career to the jury.
The domestic partner of a deceased university administrator must pursue his life insurance benefits claims against Cigna and its subsidiary in state court, a federal judge has ruled.
Penn State and other defendants in a hazing suit filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas are seeking to transfer the case to Centre County.
A federal judge has denied class certification to indirect purchasers of eggs in a long-running case alleging egg purchasers engaged in price-fixing in violation of state and federal antitrust laws.
Shazim Uppal and Benjamin Rauf both started out in Temple University's Beasley School of Law's evening program, eventually transitioning to the full-time track and graduating within months of one another earlier this year. But by August, Uppal was found dead in his car in a Delaware parking lot, killed, according to police, by Rauf in an alleged drug-related robbery.
The First Judicial District has outlined its plans for the operation of core court functions in Philadelphia during Pope Francis' visit next week.
A Philadelphia judge has awarded nearly $4 million to the daughter of a woman who died while under the care of Kermit Gosnell, the abortion doctor convicted of murder in 2013.
A mass torts attorney for The Beasley Firm has departed to start his own firm and serve as of counsel to a Midwest firm, seemingly leaving his former firm with no mass torts lawyers.
With less than a week before the World Meeting of Families kicks off the pope's visit to Philadelphia, law firms are still making decisions on whether and when to close down in a Center City that will largely be barricaded from Sept. 25-28.
An insurer's cases against an adjustment agency for allegedly filing fraudulent claims on behalf of a church—and against the lawyers who litigated those claims after they were denied—can move forward, a federal judge has ruled.
A new multidistrict litigation over the anti-nausea drug Zofran could be coming to Pennsylvania pending the outcome of a hearing before a federal judicial panel in roughly two weeks.
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young is in the midst of a fee dispute with an attorney and his parents over fees the firm claims it is owed for work representing the attorney in a civil suit filed by a Russian boy the lawyer was convicted of raping.
In hiring a Philadelphia tax lawyer from his solo firm, Post & Schell has launched a new practice group focused on tax disputes with federal, state and local authorities.
In the early hours of July 8, 2012, Confesora Aquino Rosario was a passenger in a vehicle being driven by Paul LaBranche that was struck from behind by Matthew Carter, who was driving while intoxicated at an excessive rate of speed, according to the plaintiff's assessment of damages.
A Montgomery County lawyer who has faced charges on multiple fronts has been disbarred in relation to a number of alleged professional conduct violations, in a chain of events stemming from the sale of a home.
Thursday was a busy day for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania when it came to policing the practice of law.
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams' decision not to fire three employees involved in pornographic and racist email chains while working for the state Attorney General's Office will likely lead to some political backlash, according to political observers and consultants.
Comcast Spectacor has named Brian Rothenberg as the new general counsel of its live events unit, Spectra, the company announced Tuesday.
A judge at the center of a text-message-related controversy in Centre County will not seek to remain on the bench in the upcoming election.
A doctor can be found as an agent of a hospital in a medical malpractice case under the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Act, the state Supreme Court has ruled, but a nurse may not be able to provide expert testimony on patient care when both doctors and nurses were involved in the treatment.
The majority of Pennsylvania law firms on this year's rankings of associate satisfaction by Legal affiliate The American Lawyer saw strong improvement, thanks in large part to both investments in technology and paying closer attention to what the associate committees had to say.
A Bucks County judge has denied two parents' emergency petition for limited guardianship of a transgender woman, allowing her to proceed with a scheduled gender reassignment surgery.
Jeffrey Downs, the attorney who recently lost a civil suit over his scuttled lateral move, may have wanted to focus on allegedly improper jury instructions during a post-trial motion hearing Thursday, but the judge handling the case wanted to discuss Downs' allegations that the judge had played favorites during the trial.
Evidence issues took center stage in the corruption case against U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pennsylvania, on Wednesday as two court filings were docketed: an appeals court decision on a search warrant for Fattah's emails and a prosecution motion to keep out anecdotes of good deeds performed by the congressman.
The suit against Amazon stemming from a University of Pennsylvania student who killed herself using chemicals allegedly bought through the online retailer is not headed for arbitration under a stipulation agreed upon by both sides.
Dechert has expanded its reach in the Middle East through an association with the Law Firm of Hassan Mahassni in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
After being postponed for several months, a Daubert hearing in the Zoloft MDL kicked off again with counsel for Pfizer claiming the plaintiffs' causation expert was unqualified to offer opinions in the case and used improper methodology to arrive at his conclusions that Zoloft causes cardiac birth defects.
The state Superior Court has tossed a more than $3 million legal malpractice verdict against two Philadelphia attorneys, finding the suit had not been initiated within the statute of limitations.
A law firm facing retaliation claims by a former associate over a scuttled lateral move is seeking to preclude several witnesses from testifying in the trial scheduled to take place next month in federal court.
The School District of Philadelphia and the School Reform Commission do not have the power to enforce enrollment limits on charter schools, the Commonwealth Court has ruled.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has unsealed a number of court documents related to the grand jury that recommended criminal charges against Attorney General Kathleen Kane, containing information about the pornographic emails exchanged between state officials, including members of the Office of Attorney General.
U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pennsylvania, has asked a judge to permit him contact with people on the prosecution's list of potential witnesses in the corruption case against him.
A Delaware County jury has awarded a woman $2.78 million for having a tracheostomy placed too high, which allegedly caused her to no longer be able to breathe without the tubing.
Alex Gorsky, the former CEO of Novartis Pharmaceuticals and present head of Johnson & Johnson, does not have to give a deposition in a false-claims whistleblower case against Novartis, a federal judge has ruled.
The Delaware County Regional Water Quality Control Authority (DELCORA) has agreed to pay state and federal environmental protection agencies $1.38 million as part of a consent decree to settle allegations that it improperly discharged pollutants into the Delaware River and its tributaries.
A former employee of syringe maker Unilife Corp., who claimed he was the subject of a retaliatory firing for pointing out in 2011 that the company was in violation of FDA regulations, has withdrawn and apologized for his claims.
A federal judge has granted conditional class status to a group of insurance claims representatives who alleged they were unpaid by Farmers Insurance Exchange for work performed before they clocked in each day.
In a patent infringement case that has traveled the appellate ladder up to the U.S. Supreme Court and back down again, a district judge has ordered the plaintiff to pay the defendants roughly $6.5 million in legal fees for bringing the lawsuit in bad faith.
U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pennsylvania, who is facing corruption charges related to allegedly accepting an illegal $1 million campaign loan and taking bribes, repeatedly asserted his innocence at an arraignment held in federal court in Philadelphia on Tuesday.
A second wave of trials in the Risperdal mass tort has been scheduled for October, and several more cases are gearing up for trials in the spring.
Three more former professional football players have appealed the settlement between the National Football League and its former players who suffered head injuries while playing for the NFL.
Although most plaintiffs in the Amtrak derailment litigation and the railroad company itself agreed to the establishment of a multidistrict litigation, three plaintiffs attorneys have argued consolidation is not the way to go.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled in a case of first impression that suspension from work with pay does not count as an adverse employment action for a discrimination case under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
A multimillion-dollar malpractice and fraud suit against Squire Patton Boggs over its 17-year relationship with client Alliance Holdings was withdrawn Wednesday, a few months after a settlement agreement appears to have been reached, court documents show.
U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah Sr. has tapped a new legal team to defend him against federal corruption charges stemming from his alleged acceptance of bribes and an illegal $1 million campaign loan.
A Delaware County jury has awarded $12.5 million to a paralyzed man and his wife following an alleged delayed diagnosis of a cervical abscess.
Philadelphia could be home to a multidistrict litigation involving antibiotics produced by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer, pending a decision from the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius has been focused on deepening its white-collar defense bench over the past several months, most recently adding Harvey Bartle IV as a partner in the firm's Philadelphia and Princeton, New Jersey, offices.
A federal judge has sent to arbitration an ADA case against Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin involving an attorney who said the firm didn't make accommodations for her fear of taking the elevator to her 24th-floor office.
SEPTA is not subject to a Philadelphia ordinance forbidding discrimination based on sexual orientation, the Commonwealth Court has ruled.
A York County magisterial district judge has been charged criminally for allegedly groping a woman who had appeared in his court, and making inappropriate comments to other women who had also appeared before him.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is seeking confirmation of an arbitration award in a dispute between the firm and a former partner who had previously been alleged to have assisted a plaintiff in an intellectual property case against longtime Morgan Lewis client Apple.
The First Judicial District is scheduled to be closed for four business days when Pope Francis comes to Philadelphia in late September.
Dechert has expanded its international arbitration capabilities to the United States with the hire of two Weil, Gotshal & Manges partners in Washington, D.C.
A federal judge has dismissed a gaming company's suit against a producer of pub video-gaming units for lost profits stemming from a failure to deliver gaming software and hardware.
The makers of Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella have agreed to provide nearly $56.9 million to establish a settlement program for plaintiffs claiming they suffered arterial blood clots as a result of taking the birth-control drugs.
A lawsuit filed by Mexican chicken breeders against pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Zoetis for producing faulty chicken vaccines will be litigated in Pennsylvania, a federal judge has ruled.
Saint Joseph's University has hired lawyers at Saul Ewing to represent it in two lawsuits filed over allegations of hazing in the women's softball program.
When more than 90 partners in seven months leave a law firm, no matter how large, eyebrows are raised and at least 91 different stories can be had about the cause. For K&L Gates, those stories have played out publicly across legal media in recent weeks as former partners and the firm's chairman offer up their explanations for departures across the 2,000-lawyer firm's increasingly global platform.
U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pennsylvania, and four associates have been indicted on racketeering charges stemming from several schemes, including one in which Fattah allegedly accepted an illegal $1 million campaign loan, according to federal prosecutors.
A Pennsylvania state court judge has declared a same-sex couple married under common law even though one of the spouses died before the state's ban on same-sex marriage was struck down.
In two memoranda filed Tuesday, counsel for Andrea Constand, who reached a settlement with Bill Cosby in 2006, said the plaintiff did not breach the parties' confidentiality agreement, but it was the comedian who did so.
A federal judge has denied a plaintiff's request to form a class action in the hopes of blocking the defendant from pre-emptively settling with her.
A federal judge has certified a class of direct purchasers of the drug Provigil in their antitrust case against generic drug makers Ranbaxy Laboratories and Mylan Pharmaceuticals.
Duane Morris has settled a legal malpractice case filed against it by the former chief medical officer of Aria Health, who argued the firm's representation of him in an underlying suit caused his termination.
An ailing Fortunato N. Perri Sr., the last Philadelphia Traffic Court judge to be sentenced for involvement in the court's ticket-fixing scandal, was given two years of probation by a federal judge July 24.
The suspended Dauphin County magisterial district judge who was charged by the state Judicial Conduct Board last year is now facing criminal charges for allegedly demanding campaign contributions from the constables who worked for him.
Part of a string of lateral hires by Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney in Philadelphia appears to have left Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg's year-old office in the city without any attorneys.
A jury has found retired Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Willis W. Berry Jr. guilty on charges of theft of services and conflict of interest related to his running a real estate business out of his judicial chambers.
Tyco Electronics is liable to a group of former Com-Net Critical Communications shareholders for $125.8 million, an Allegheny County judge ruled last week.
A lawyer for Bill Cosby is seeking to strike a motion that sought to unseal records from the comedian's 2006 settlement with Andrea Constand.
The former secretary of retired Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Willis W. Berry Jr. testified at Berry's criminal trial Tuesday that she helped to run his rental property business out of his judicial office.
A former Fox Rothschild lawyer who was with the firm during its handling of the 2012 Harleysville-Nationwide insurance merger pleaded not guilty in federal court to insider-trading charges.
The attorney for retired Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Willis W. Berry Jr. attacked the credibility of the prosecution's star witness during opening statements, saying she is only testifying out of retaliation.
Former U.S. Solicitor General Paul D. Clement gave his annual recap to the Federalist Society of the most significant U.S. Supreme Court decisions of the term, spanning from the landmark same-sex marriage decision to its Affordable Care Act ruling to cases involving the First Amendment.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney has set a leadership transition plan in place, naming Philadelphia office managing shareholder Joseph Dougherty as the CEO-elect.
A Chester County jury has decided in favor of the defendants in a dram shop case where the plaintiff drove drunk and sustained severe brain injuries.
A former Fox Rothschild lawyer who was with the firm during its handling of the 2012 Harleysville-Nationwide insurance merger has been charged by federal authorities with insider trading.
Pfizer has agreed to hand over email chains between the drugmaker's expert witness in the Zoloft multidistrict litigation and authors of studies on the risks of the antidepressant.
Lawyers need to differentiate themselves through relationship-building and personalized pitches that demonstrate a deep understanding of the client's specific business, a panel of general counsel in Philadelphia said Thursday in explaining how to win and keep their business.
The plaintiffs in the Zoloft multidistrict litigation have asked the court to order discovery of ex parte email chains between drugmaker Pfizer's expert witness and authors of studies used in the litigation.
Despite changes to the mass tort program the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas put in place a few years ago, the inventory in the Complex Litigation Center remains high and the number of out-of-state plaintiffs has largely remained steady.
In the first two answers filed by Amtrak in the train 188 derailment cases, the railroad company said it would not contest compensatory damages proximately caused by the May 12 accident that injured more than 200 passengers and killed eight others.
Predicting that Pennsylvania courts may allow for negligence claims against individual insurance adjusters, a federal judge has found a couple did not fraudulently join adjusters as defendants in their bad-faith case to destroy federal diversity jurisdiction.
The state Superior Court has affirmed a $32.8 million verdict awarded to a child who suffers from severe cerebral palsy as the result of sustaining brain damage minutes before birth.
A federal judge has allowed an electrical expert's testimony on the cause of a house fire, despite the defendant electrical parts manufacturer's claim that he did not use scientific methodology in drawing his conclusions.