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Aluminum maker settles derivative lawsuit over federal corruption investigation

PITTSBURGH - Management at Alcoa World Alumina LLC, a majority-owned and controlled global alumina sales

Bucks County attorney charged with massive insurance fraud scheme

HARRISBURG - A prominent Bucks County family law attorney and four members of her family have been

Former municipal judge sentenced in federal fraud case

PHILADELPHIA - A former Philadelphia Municipal Court judge received a federal

Supreme Court places hold on criminal prosecution of AG Kane

HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has halted the possibility of any criminal charges filed

Commonwealth Court allows Western Pennsylvania dog rescue to remain open

PITTSBURGH - Finding a Beaver County township's definition of a kennel too ambiguous,

Philadelphia court establishes Xarelto mass tort docket

PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Administrative Judge Kevin Dougherty has created

Former state rep enters guilty plea in 'ghost employee' case

PHILADELPHIA - A former state representative for the 197th district in Philadelphia

Pennsylvania agrees to $48.8 million settlement over claims by federal government

WASHINGTON - The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will pay $48.8 million to resolve the federal government’s claims that it provided benefits to ineligible aliens in violation of federal law, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

Pa. homeowners file class action RICO suit against Bank of America

PITTSBURGH - Two Western Pennsylvania men are among the plaintiffs in a class action suit that accuses one of the top banking companies in the world of establishing an illegal racketeering scheme that allowed it to make millions in kickbacks while taking minimum risk as an investor in mortgage insurance companies.

NCAA agrees to restore Penn State wins, voiding consent decree

HARRISBURG - After months of chipping away, the last gasps of the harshly punitive consent decree between NCAA and Penn State University have been snuffed out after the inter-collegiate athletics governing body agreed to restore the football team's record under Coach Joe Paterno's leadership and allow the proceeds from the $60 million fine to remain in Pennsylvania programs.

School district, learning services company must cover own costs from sexual assault case

PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia School District and a third party learning services provider are on the

U.S. labor secretary says Berks County dentist failed to remit payments to employee retirement plan

PHILADELPHIA - United States Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez has stepped into a

Judge dismisses NCAA's suit over Endowment Act

HARRISBURG - The constitutionality of a state law aimed to keep the proceeds of a $60 million fine levied by NCAA against Penn State has been decided several times by the Commonwealth Court and should not be a question at the federal level, according to a recent ruling.

Third traffic court judge sentenced to federal prison

PHILADELPHIA - A federal judge has handed out the sentence of the last of three former Philadelphia Traffic Court judges convicted of committing perjury before a federal grand jury.

NRA files lawsuits seeking repeal of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Lancaster gun laws

FAIRFAX, Va. - The National Rifle Association has made good on its pledge to file suits against Pennsylvania municipalities that refused to repeal local gun laws that it says violate state laws by filing civil actions against the cities of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Lancaster in their respective county courts of common pleas.

Former car salesman claims sexual harassment by female supervisor caused termination

PHILADELPHIA - A former auto salesman claims that his reporting of sexual harassment by his female supervisor led the dealership owner and the woman's father to retaliate with the wrongful termination of the plaintiff, according to a discrimination suit filed at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Judge: Pitt student's dismissal justified, not a result of ADA violations

PITTSBURGH - A student's dismissal from the University of Pittsburgh's graduate nursing program was

Railroad company sues property manager for loss of two locomotives

PHILADELPHIA - A national transportation company says the owners of a business complex near the

Free speech law inspired by cop-killer challenged by media outlets, ACLU

HARRISBURG - The three weeks it took to propose, pass and sign legislation designed to prevent convicted felons from making public remarks that could cause the families of victims mental anguish have left too many unanswered questions, according to a federal lawsuit filed at the District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania by several media and civil rights organizations.

Suit: Former medical lab worker denied severance after shift change forced termination

PHILADELPHIA - A medical laboratory denied a veteran employee's severance package after