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Pittsburgh not obligated to pay on-duty officers same as off-duty, court says

By Jim Boyle | Mar 18, 2015

PITTSBURGH - On-duty Pittsburgh police officers performing security services at large

Charter school funding protesters sue Philadelphia after signs were confiscated

By Jim Boyle | Mar 17, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - Three Philadelphia women who attended a school district meeting to

Court: SEPTA protected from wrongful death damages by Sovereignty Immunity Act

By Jim Boyle | Mar 16, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - Following the guidelines of the Sovereignty Immunity Act, the Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority

U.S. Attorney puts Philadelphia restaurants on notice for ADA inspections

By Jim Boyle | Mar 13, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – An investigation into 25 popular Philadelphia restaurants and their

Federal judge orders SEPTA to display anti-Islam ads

By Jim Boyle | Mar 13, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority violated the First

Pa. couple file class action against laminate flooring company

By Jim Boyle | Mar 11, 2015

SCRANTON - One of the world's top flooring distributors continues to reel from reports alleging the company used unsafe chemicals in the manufacture of its products.

Three Philly lawmakers face charges from bribery probe

By Jim Boyle | Mar 11, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - Two former state representatives and one current face corruption

Commonwealth Court orders repeat petitioner to pay attorneys fees

By Jim Boyle | Mar 9, 2015

HARRISBURG - After nearly 20 years of filing constant litigation over one injury, a Pennsylvania man has been ordered to pay the attorneys fees for his former employer by the Commonwealth Court, in a move that the high court hopes will discourage future filings.

Pa. Supreme Court to hear AG Kane's petition to quash grand jury this week

By Jim Boyle | Mar 9, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear oral arguments this week regarding the legality of a grand jury investigation into perjury allegations against state Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

Business man sentenced for role in Philly judge's fraud scheme

By Jim Boyle | Mar 5, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia area businessman pleaded guilty in federal court

Supreme Court agrees to hear challenge to death penalty moratorium

By Jim Boyle | Mar 5, 2015

HARRISBURG - The state Supreme Court has agreed to hear Philadelphia District

Centre County DA's petition denied by Supreme Court

By Jim Boyle | Mar 5, 2015

HARRISBURG - The state Supreme Court has denied for a second time a petition

Judge stays lawsuit against Pittsburgh over gun laws

By Jim Boyle | Mar 4, 2015

HARRISBURG - Local gun laws in Pittsburgh will remain on the books, at least until the constitutionality of recently passed legislation has been decided, according to an order Monday from an Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas judge.

Superior Court says Cigna's actions fraudulent, denies liability insurance

By Jim Boyle | Mar 4, 2015

HARRISBURG - An insurance company's misleading actions regarding changes to its

Commonwealth Court weighs in on York County ATV dealer dispute

By Jim Boyle | Mar 2, 2015

HARRISBURG - A split three-judge Commonwealth Court panel found that two York

Suit filed against Philadelphia School District, union over paid teacher leave

By Jim Boyle | Mar 2, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - A lawsuit filed Feb. 25 in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas against the Philadelphia School District and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) challenges a provision in the collective bargaining agreement that allows teachers to perform union work on school time.

Attorney General, DA argue for dismissal of prisoners' free speech suit

By Jim Boyle | Feb 27, 2015

HARRISBURG - Lawyers representing Attorney General Kathleen Kane and Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams appeared before federal Judge Christopher Conner Thursday in support of their motions to dismiss a lawsuit filed in January by media outlets and the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

DA's group says Centre County forgery investigation overstepped bounds

By Jim Boyle | Feb 25, 2015

HARRISBURG - Centre County officials do not have the authority to investigate whether

Jury awards $2.5 million to Risperdal plaintiff

By Jim Boyle | Feb 25, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - An Alabama man who developed breasts while using the antipsychotic drug Risperdal has been awarded a $2.5 million verdict by a Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas jury that decided against defendant Janssen Pharmaceuticals Tuesday afternoon.

Landowners file RICO suit against drilling companies for alleged underpaid royalties

By Jim Boyle | Feb 24, 2015

SCRANTON- More than 90 families located in Bradford, Sullivan and Wyoming counties

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