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Legal reform advocates point to medical malpractice figures in New York, Pennsylvania

By John Sammon | Mar 22, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Experts who have watched medical malpractice lawsuits skyrocket in states like New York, Rhode Island and New Jersey say government has made it too easy and attractive to sue and reform must happen.

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N.J. court dismisses RICO lawsuit against plaintiffs firm, says accuser was close to being sanctioned

By John Sammon | Mar 6, 2018

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey federal judge on Jan. 8 dismissed an amended complaint that accused a law firm of running a “racketeering-style” scam operation designed to generate bogus legal fees in class action lawsuits.

Shapiro says feds criminalizing marijuana oversteps state’s medical pot law

By John Sammon | Feb 14, 2018

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said federal action to continue criminalizing marijuana despite the state’s legalizing of the drug for medical purposes amounts to a threat and an overstepping of authority.

Ballard Spahr's CFPB practice will continue, despite federal agency's new leadership

By John Sammon | Feb 6, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will become less Draconian and more complaint-based, its new stewards say, and there will likely be a decline in its investigations, but an attorney who focuses on the CFPB said the mission of the agency - and his firm - will continue.

Superior Court affirms preliminary injunction ruling to Tyco Fire Products against former employee

By John Sammon | Dec 1, 2017

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania on Nov. 17 affirmed a trial court decision granting a preliminary injunction to Tyco International Management Co. LLC and Tyco Fire Products LP in a dispute with a former employee whom Tyco officials accused of violating employment contracts after taking a job with a competing company.

Suprerior Court quashes wife’s appeal for defendant name change in wrongful death action

By John Sammon | Nov 9, 2017

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court of Pennsylvania on Oct. 31 rejected an appeal by a woman to overturn a 2016 court judgment that denied changing a defendant's name in a wrongful death claim after her husband died in a detoxification center.

Pennsylvania net loss carryover unconstitutional in Nextell case, high state court says

By John Sammon | Nov 1, 2017

HARRISBURG – The state Supreme Court on Oct. 18 said that taxes figured in the case of Nextel Communications violated the Pennsylvania Constitution.

Doctor again dealt dismissal of lawsuit against Abington School District over speaking time at meeting

By John Sammon | Oct 26, 2017

HARRISBURG – The state Commonwealth Court recently affirmed dismissal of a complaint filed by a doctor against the Abington School District after its school board limited his time to speak at a school board meeting.

CGA Law Firm, accused of malpractice, says bank knew loan was a bad deal all along

By John Sammon | Sep 14, 2017

LANCASTER – A York law firm is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit by a bank that accused it of legal malpractice after the default of a $7 million loan.

Superior Court upholds dismissal of medical malpractice suit against Mount Nittany

By John Sammon | Jun 9, 2017

HARRISBURG — The state Superior Court has affirmed the dismissal of a medical malpractice lawsuit from a woman who, after undergoing a cesarean section and successful deliverance of a baby in March 2013, alleged that the hospital botched a treatment to stop internal bleeding.