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Mobile truck crane accident that killed one man and injured another at Penn State leads to lawsuit

PITTSBURGH – A mobile truck crane which killed one man and seriously injured another during construction work on the campus of Penn State University, has led to a three-count negligence and loss of consortium lawsuit against the manufacturer and contractor behind the device being used.

Former Penn State employee alleges interference with FMLA

SCRANTON — An employee is suing Penn State University, alleging violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Commonwealth Court reverses decision on reimbursement of attorneys fees related to Freeh Report

HARRISBURG — The Commonwealth Court has reversed the Court of Common Pleas of Centre County's order to deny reimbursement of attorneys fees and costs to a group of Penn State University trustees related to their efforts to access documents used in the Freeh Report.

Third Circuit affirms granting of summary judgment against fired Penn State University professor

PHILADELPHIA – A panel of appellate judges have decided to uphold a trial court’s decision of summary judgment in a breach of contract and wrongful termination case brought by a former medical college professor.

Third Circuit grants summary judgment to Penn State research assistant in defamation case

PHILADELPHIA – Due to a lack of evidence to the contrary, a federal appeals court affirmed a prior judgment granting summary judgment to a Penn State University research assistant in a defamation and tortious interference case.

Facing possible deportion, suspended Penn State student accused of sexual misconduct obtains injunction

A Penn State University student recently obtained a temporary injunction on due process grounds that will keep him enrolled after he was accused of sexual misconduct and suspended.

Supreme Court candidate calls evaluation 'tainted' after receiving 'not recommended' rating

HARRISBURG - An allegedly dishonest campaign advertisement from 2011 forced the

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.

State Treasurer McCord defends Endowment Act

With the plan to settle out of court disrupted by a Commonwealth Court judge's order to

NCAA relaxes Penn State sanctions, agrees to keep fine in Pa.

Citing remarkable progress in the school's efforts to improve its campus security and protocols regarding reports of sexual abuse, officials with the NCAA have agreed to relax parts of its sanction against Penn State University.

Discovery in Penn State lawsuit due in September

The money collected from the largest fine levied against a university by the NCAA should

Former Montco ADA joins Blue Bell family firm Shemtob Law as associate

A former assistant prosecutor in suburban Philadelphia has joined the Blue

Commonwealth Court upholds Endowment Act relating to Penn State sex-abuse fine; orders university joined as party to litigation

Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court upheld a law passed in the wake of

Pa. Supreme Court declines to hear Sandusky’s appeal

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of Jerry

Former Penn State Pres. files suit seeking to have judge enjoin perjury prosecution

Former Penn State University President Graham Spanier, who is facing

Penn State settles civil claims with Sandusky victims for $59.7 million

Twenty-six victims of Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant

Pepper Hamilton senior paralegal receives Phila. Assoc. of Paralegals award for pro bono work

A Philadelphia paralegal who has worked in the profession for three

Penn State professor fired for plagiarism loses appeal in defamation case against university

A state appellate court panel has affirmed a Northeastern Pennsylvania

‘Best Lawyers’ names Philadelphia’s Tom Kline medical malpractice ‘Lawyer of the Year’

Attorney Tom Kline, known around Philadelphia as a go-to plaintiff’s

Sandusky conviction appeal gets underway; Scandal-prompted litigation progresses

A defense attorney representing convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky