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House panel OKs bill to raise the stakes on consumer protection; Civil justice group says it most benefits lawyers

By S. Laney Griffo | Jul 20, 2017

HARRISBURG – Rep. Anthony DeLuca’s bill to raise minimum damages awarded for violations of the Unfair Trade Practices and​​​​​ Consumer Protection law passed a House committee in late June with almost no opposition.

Allegheny judge dismisses first count of woman's lawsuit against former employer

By S. Laney Griffo | Apr 27, 2017

PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania court ruled to dismiss one of two counts of a woman’s complaint for damages due to alleged work-related abuse.

Court sends case of burned worker back to Workers' Compensation Appeal Board

By S. Laney Griffo | Feb 24, 2017

HARRISBURG – A Pennsylvania court has vacated a ruling from the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board in a case dealing with employer subrogation rights.

Court reverses decision that power company did not owe duty of care to worker who died

By S. Laney Griffo | Feb 22, 2017

HARRISBURG – A Pennsylvania court has reversed the decision of a trial court that found a power company did not owe duty of care to a worker who died.

Judge cuts over $10 million in attorneys' fees from BoA settlement

By S. Laney Griffo | Feb 5, 2017

MANHATTAN — A judge in United States District Court for the Southern District of New York reduced the cost of attorney's fees in a settlement against Bank of America after a firm used temporary attorneys for document review and billed at normal staff rates.

Attorney: UberBLACK plaintiffs have good argument in notable class action case

By S. Laney Griffo | Jan 18, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A group of UberBLACK drivers will be able to continue their class action, a judge recently ruled in a Philadelphia federal court.

Third Circuit court makes surprising decision to decertify class action suit

By S. Laney Griffo | Sep 29, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit made a surprising decision to decertify a class action lawsuit regarding the drug Modafinil.

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