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Litigation funding contract held invalid by Pennsylvania court

HARRISBURG – In WFIC LLC v Labarre, a three-judge Superior Court panel in September ruled that a complex funding contract was invalid because it met the definition of champerty, which means to invest in litigation with the promise of future proceeds.

Surrogacy disputes need legislation, not policy set by the courts, attorney says

The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently agreed with a previous Pennsylvania trial court case, which ruled that a contract between a husband and wife with a gestational carrier would be declared binding and enforceable.

UPS defends practices after disability lawsuit filed by deaf man who wants sign language interpreter

In a complaint filed on Nov. 16 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, United Parcel Service was accused by a hearing-impaired employee of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.