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Pa. Court of Judicial Discipline suspends Justice Orie Melvin without pay

The Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline has granted a request by the Judicial

Phila. Bar Association announces free legal advice for residents

Philadelphia-area residents will have the opportunity to get free legal advice via telephone next month, the Philadelphia Bar Association announced late last week.

Commonwealth Court panel affirms OOR denial of requested confidential informant police records

A three-judge Commonwealth Court panel has affirmed a decision by the state’s Office of Open Records that upheld a decision by the Pennsylvania State Police to turn down a request for information pertaining to policy regarding the use of confidential informants.

Judge approves stipulation halting transferring of Second Mile's assets pending resolution of civil claims

A judge in Centre County has approved of a stipulation that had been filed between The Second Mile, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office and counsel for Jerry Sandusky’s sex-abuse victims that puts on hold any distribution of assets by The Second Mile pending the resolution of civil claims against Sandusky.

More NFL concussion suits filed in MDL docket at U.S. District Court in Phila.

Twenty-two former professional football players who allege they have been injured by

Pa.-based Wyeth Pharmaceuticals sued over birth defects allegedly caused by Effexor anti-depressant

An Illinois couple is suing Pennsylvania-based Wyeth Pharmaceuticals over claims that

LA Fitness moves to transfer injury claim to federal court

Attorneys for a local LA Fitness branch being sued by a Montgomery County man who

Defense attorneys in asbestos mass tort case seek to transfer matter out of Phila. Common Pleas Court

Attorneys for one of the defendants named in a mass tort asbestos complaint initiated by

ACLU files brief with Pa. Supreme Court in Voter ID appeal

Attorneys representing those challenging the state’s new Voter ID law filed a brief with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court last week urging the justices to overturn a lower court ruling that let stand the controversial measure, which opponents say will disproportionately affect minority, poor and elderly voters.

Pa. Superior Court panel affirms Phila. judge's sentencing of man in fatal stabbing case

A three-judge panel of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania has refused to vacate a

Judge grants in part, denies in part motion to dismiss claims against Aria Health

A federal judge has granted in part, and denied in part a defense motion seeking to

Wyeth attorneys request removal of Effexor injury claims to federal court

Lawyers for pharmaceutical giant Wyeth have filed a Notice of Removal with the U.S.

Girl Scouts sued by parents of girl injured at camp

A Lehigh Valley couple has filed a personal injury complaint against the Girl Scouts of

Innocent man who spent seven months in county lockup sues borough, police officers

A suburban Philadelphia man who spent seven months locked up in the county jail for a

SEPTA, subcontractors face premises liability complaint by fall victim

Two subcontractors doing work for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, and the transit agency itself, have been named as defendants in a slip-and-fall suit initiated by a Delaware County woman who claims she injured her leg after tripping on a piece of sidewalk that was under repair.

State Farm petitions Phila. court to compel insured to undergo medical exam

An insurance company is seeking to have a judge force the victim of a motor vehicle

Lawsuit accuses Phila. detective of falsely arresting man for theft

A man who is currently a state prison inmate in central Pennsylvania has filed a pro se complaint against a Philadelphia Police detective over allegations that the plaintiff’s false arrest for theft has caused him financial hardship.

SEPTA facing injury claim by rider who was tossed about during hard turn

A mass transit rider who claims she sustained bodily injuries after she was violently

Phila. parking facility owner sues tenant for breach of contract

The owners of a downtown Philadelphia parking facility have filed a breach of contract suit against a Los Angeles, CA-based partnership over claims that the defendant has failed to fully compensate the plaintiff for the use of its property.

CHOP employee sues subcontractors over concussion sustained at worksite

A Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia employee has initiated a lawsuit against two