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Supreme court nominee withdraws amid release of racially insensitive emails

By Jim Boyle | Feb 24, 2015

HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court bench will remain at five judges for the

Commonwealth Court vacates denial of robbery victim's Workers' Compensation claim

By Jim Boyle | Feb 23, 2015

HARRISBURG - A woman who was assaulted and forced to unlock a check cashing

Harrisburg moves to dismiss firearms suit

By Jim Boyle | Feb 23, 2015

HARRISBURG - While officials in most municipalities have repealed local gun ordinances

Suit: Photo falsely implicated Philly firefighter in sex scandal

By Jim Boyle | Feb 23, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - The placement of a Philadelphia firefighter's photograph to illustrate a

DA Williams sues Gov. Wolf over death penalty reprieve

By Jim Boyle | Feb 19, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - After pushing back hard against state Attorney General Kathleen Kane's decision to drop a bribery sting, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams faces another showdown with another top state lawmaker by filing a petition Wednesday with the state Supreme Court to reject Gov. Tom Wolf's death penalty reprieve.

Superior Court grants temporary relief from $1M sanction of defense attorney

By Jim Boyle | Feb 19, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - A defense attorney facing the loss of her business from an unprecedented judicial sanction can breathe a sigh of relief following a ruling issued by the Pennsylvania Superior Court Wednesday.

Elizabethtown attorney receives five-year suspension for embezzlement scheme

By Jim Boyle | Feb 18, 2015

HARRISBURG - A Lancaster County attorney who pleaded guilty in 2011 to embezzling more than $30,000 from clients has been slapped with a five-year suspension by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, based on recommendations from a three-member panel of the Disciplinary Board.

EPA reaches $82 million settlement with Harrisburg, Capital Region Water

By Jim Boyle | Feb 18, 2015

HARRISBURG - Following years of inspections and investigations into the management of waste and storm water in the Susquehanna River and Paxton Creek, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached a settlement agreement with the City of Harrisburg and Capital Region Water that will take an aggressive approach to repairing the problems.

Former state treasurer pleads guilty to two counts of attempted extortion

By Jim Boyle | Feb 18, 2015

HARRISBURG - Former Pennsylvania State Treasurer Robert M. McCord pleaded guilty

Jury orders Takeda to pay plaintiff $3.65 million for damages from Actos

By Jim Boyle | Feb 17, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - A jury in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas ruled Thursday in favor of a plaintiff who claimed a pharmaceutical company's diabetes drug caused his bladder cancer.

Credit reporting company reaches $92K settlement in overtime pay class action

By Jim Boyle | Feb 17, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - A provider of online company credit reports agreed Monday to pay

Third Circuit upholds ACA contraception accommodations

By Jim Boyle | Feb 13, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - The use of third party insurance providers to fulfill the contraceptive

Class action accuses Catamaran Corp. of low-balling pharmacy reimbursements

By Jim Boyle | Feb 13, 2015

HARRISBURG - A company that oversees prescription drug reimbursements

Supreme Court candidate calls evaluation 'tainted' after receiving 'not recommended' rating

By Jim Boyle | Feb 12, 2015

HARRISBURG - An allegedly dishonest campaign advertisement from 2011 forced the

Advance America agrees to $8M settlement with Pennsylvania

By Jim Boyle | Feb 12, 2015

HARRISBURG - A payday lender accused of overcharging Pennsylvania customers

Supreme court temporarily suspends former county GOP head's law license

By Jim Boyle | Feb 11, 2015

HARRISBURG - Following his no-contest plea to a charge of indecent assault of his law

Catholic school basketball coach resigns amid allegations of 'poison letters'

By Jim Boyle | Feb 11, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - The head coach of a three-time state championship high school girls basketball team resigned his position this week after a rival coach accused him of sending "poison letters" about her players to colleges, according to a slander suit filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

Insurer won't pay $600K to Limerick Township after golf course project failed

By Jim Boyle | Feb 10, 2015

PHILADELPHIA - An insurance company says officials from a Pennsylvania township did

Pittsburgh attorney pleads guilty to bank fraud

By Jim Boyle | Feb 10, 2015

PITTSBURGH - An attorney accused of embezzling funds from the law firm that employed him pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to a charge of bank fraud.

Altoona senior living center moves to compel arbitration in wrongful death suit

By Jim Boyle | Feb 9, 2015

PITTSBURGH - A western Pennsylvania assisted living facility says that an admission agreement signed by a former resident's daughter and his power of attorney requires complaints to be settled in arbitration, according to a lawsuit filed Feb. 4 at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

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