News from 2013

Phila. plaintiffs' attorney Eugene Spector joins American Antitrust Institute's advisory board

By Jon Campisi | Jan 2, 2013

A veteran Philadelphia plaintiffs’ attorney recently joined the advisory board of the

Newly elected state rep. hits constituents with 'slip-and-fall' suit

By Jon Campisi | Jan 2, 2013

A newly elected state legislator from Northeastern Pennsylvania is apparently unhappy

Former Merck & Co. employee sues for discriminatory firing

By Jon Campisi | Jan 2, 2013

Pharmaceutical company Merck, which has a research and production facility in suburban Philadelphia, is facing a wrongful termination claim by a former worker over allegations that the woman was fired from her job for discriminatory reasons.

Sellers need not disclose murder-suicide in real estate transactions, Pa. appellate court rules

By Jon Campisi | Jan 2, 2013

A Pennsylvania Superior Court panel has affirmed a trial court decision that a home seller

Pa. files federal antitrust suit against NCAA over Penn State sanctions stemming from Sandusky scandal

By Jon Campisi | Jan 3, 2013

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is suing the NCAA over allegations that the college

Defendants in Phila. officer's wrongful death suit seek dismissal; plaintiff's lawyers vow to get case to jury

By Jon Campisi | Jan 3, 2013

The state agency being sued by the family of slain Philadelphia Police Officer Moses

Pa. appellate court denies motion for consolidation filed by imprisoned former state rep.

By Jon Campisi | Jan 3, 2013

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has denied an application for consolidation that had

First-ever openly gay Pa. legislator sworn into office

By Jon Campisi | Jan 3, 2013

History was made in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania this week when the Keystone

NCAA criticizes Pa. Gov. Corbett's federal antitrust complaint

By Jon Campisi | Jan 4, 2013

The National Collegiate Athletic Association has taken issue with a lawsuit filed against it

Wisconsin couple files Zoloft wrongful death claim in Phila. federal court

By Jon Campisi | Jan 4, 2013

A Wisconsin couple has filed a wrongful death complaint against drug giant Pfizer over

Former World Cafe Live! line cook sues for unlawful termination

By Jon Campisi | Jan 4, 2013

A line cook fired from a Philadelphia entertainment venue is suing his former employer

N.J. AG announces $100,000 civil penalty against South Jersey resident

By Bryan Cohen | Jan 8, 2013

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa announced a $100,000 civil penalty Monday against a Haddon Township resident who allegedly defrauded investors who bought promissory notes from him.

Film documents business closure because of lawsuits

By Chris Dickerson | Jan 8, 2013

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — A new short film examines the final week of business for a small business before frivolous lawsuits forced it to close down.

Asbestos bankruptcy estimation hearing highlights major disparities

By Jon Campisi | Jan 9, 2013

PITTSBURGH – The legal proceeding playing out this week in a federal courtroom in this

Pa. Supreme Court expands online case database

By Jon Campisi | Jan 10, 2013

Pennsylvania’s high court has expanded its online case database to include information

Pa. Supreme Court denies 'King's Bench' petition to review suspended Justice Orie Melvin's corruption case

By Jon Campisi | Jan 14, 2013

Justice Joan Orie Melvin’s colleagues on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania have denied

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