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State SC rules nursing home's arbitration clause unenforceable

By Hanna Nakano | Nov 19, 2015

The state Supreme Court has ruled arbitration clauses involving the now-defunct National Arbitration Forum do not have to be enforced.

TCPA's statutory damages put Yahoo at risk for $41 million in one man's case

By Hanna Nakano | Nov 17, 2015

Yahoo could be exposed to more than $41 million in damages in a recently revived lawsuit over nearly 28,000 text messages it sent to one man, and a Philadelphia attorney says the trial court has been left to consider an incredibly important issue to companies.

Class action plaintiff gets second chance to prove Yahoo used autodialer to text him almost 28,000 times

By Hanna Nakano | Nov 16, 2015

A class action lawsuit against Yahoo has been revived after a federal appeals court ruled a man who received unsolicited text messages from the company may have another chance in court.

Supreme Court assesses devaluation to contaminated Harley Davidson property

By Hanna Nakano | Nov 3, 2015

Property that has experienced environmental contamination – or “stigma” – can suffer devaluation, according to the state Supreme Court.

First data breach case granted standing in Pennsylvania

By Hanna Nakano | Oct 29, 2015

U.S. District Court for the Easter District of Pennsylvania found standing in claims of injury as a result of data breach in Enslin v. Coca Cola.

Jury to hear evidence in seven-year-old whistleblower case

By Hanna Nakano | Oct 26, 2015

The reinstatement of a nearly seven-year-old whistleblower case involving the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission means the employee in question will get his day in court.

Patent expert: No simple way to ensure companies aren't infringing patents

By Hanna Nakano | Oct 16, 2015

One patent law expert tells the Pennsylvania Record, there’s no real way for companies to ensure they’re not infringing upon anyone else’s patent; often companies find out by receiving a cease and desist letter, or legal filings.

MDL created for 65 Amtrak derailment cases; Attorney says cap on damages could be raised

By Hanna Nakano | Oct 15, 2015

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has accepted a request to consolidate litigation in the case against Amtrak, following the May 12 train derailment that killed eight and injured more than 200 people.

Afghani company files suit against Pa. business; Temple prof says nationality might affect jury

By Hanna Nakano | Oct 15, 2015

An Afghanistan-based medical supply company has filed federal lawsuit against a Pennsylvania company in a case that could potentially be shrouded in the fog of war.

Pa. AG's undercover operation reveals 8 contractors working illegally

By Hanna Nakano | Oct 6, 2015

State law requires contractors to carry specific levels of insurance and include certain items in their contracts.

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