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Health care group pleased Pennsylvania slowed down effort to erase medical malpractice litigation reform

By John Breslin | Apr 25, 2019

PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania hospitals association is glad that a rulemaking process that would have overturned reforms implemented early this century has slowed.

'Significant waste and wrongdoing' at Cheyney University, says fired provost

By John Breslin | Mar 28, 2019

MEDIA - A former provost of Cheyney University is suing the institution over claims she was fired for blowing the whistle on waste and wrongdoing.

Washington Legal Foundation urges Superior Court to stop letting out-of-state plaintiffs sue in Pennsylvania

By John Breslin | Mar 28, 2019

HARRISBURG - Opponents of what is called "forum shopping" are urging the full panel of Pennsylvania's Superior Court to overturn a decision finding that out-of-state plaintiffs can sue any company registered in the state.

Fighting city hall: Delco woman told to fix sidewalk in front of her house sues town over its laws

By John Breslin | Mar 27, 2019

MEDIA - A municipality is being sued over claims that it is abusing its powers in its enforcement of an ordinance ordering residents to maintain sidewalks adjacent to their properties.

ATG LegalServe partners with File & ServeXpress for 'one-stop' service

By John Breslin | Jan 24, 2019

As the era of legal e-filing came close to replacing the hand delivering of documents, one process-serving business knew it had to find the right partner.

Judge allows Westmoreland General, blamed for child's brain injury, to conduct genetic testing as part of defense

By John Breslin | Jul 11, 2018

PITTSBURGH - The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania ruled on May 22 that a minor can be genetically tested to find out whether a brain injury may be connected to his family history and environment.

Student expelled for carrying knife can continue lawsuit against Colonial School District

By John Breslin | Jul 2, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled on May 23 that a lawsuit filed on behalf of a student suspended, then expelled, by Colonial School District after he was found to be carrying a knife can proceed in federal court.

Woman sues in Philadelphia over fall in Las Vegas, then the judge sends the case to Nevada

By John Breslin | Jul 2, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - A lawsuit filed against Venetian hotel and casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp. was transferred to a federal court in Nevada after a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania refused in a Feb. 21 ruling to dismiss the case.

Appeal filed in lawsuit over 'Albert the Tree' by children's author

By John Breslin | Jun 28, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - An appeal has been filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in a case in which children's author Jennie Nicassio claims a major publisher and leading company media ripped off her idea in order to publish a strikingly similar book and air a television special.

Fracking company's loss could have impact; Superior Court split from previous Texas ruling

By John Breslin | Jun 18, 2018

PITTSBURGH - A state appeals court decision is likely to influence development and investment decisions made by companies that use hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas.

From Legal Newsline

Georgia will soon decide controversial 'lawsuit lending' topic

By John Breslin | Feb 8, 2018

DUBLIN, Ga. (Legal Newsline) – Questions over the future of litigation funding remain in Georgia as the state Supreme Court prepares to decide the issue and another case continues to move through a federal court in the state.

Jury instructions on product liability unlikely to change; Issues probably to be decided in court

By John Breslin | Nov 1, 2016

HARRISBURG – A subcommittee charged with developing jury instructions following a Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision on product liability has no plans to change the language of its new instructions, for now.

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