News from February 2013

Sweeping federal indictment alleges widespread instances of 'ticket-fixing' at Phila. Traffic Court

By Jon Campisi | Feb 1, 2013

Federal prosecutors in eastern Pennsylvania on Jan. 31 unsealed a sweeping indictment

Morgan Lewis & Bockius partners with Montco D.A.'s Office for pro-bono legal services program

By Jon Campisi | Feb 1, 2013

The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office recently announced that it has

Sandusky judge denies defense post-trial motions, sets stage for possible Superior Court appeal

By Jon Campisi | Feb 1, 2013

The judge who handled the serial molestation case involving former Penn State assistant

Post-trial briefs in Bondex asbestos bankruptcy case due Feb. 6

By Jon Campisi | Feb 1, 2013

Weeks after an estimation hearing took place before a federal judge in Pittsburgh

Reactions pour in in wake of Phila. Traffic Court 'ticket-fixing' scandal

By Jon Campisi | Feb 4, 2013

The future of the Philadelphia Traffic Court appears uncertain in the wake of a judicial

Woman caught on video being punched by since-fired Philly cop sues city and former officer

By Jon Campisi | Feb 4, 2013

The Delaware County woman who was at the center of a controversial police “sucker

Another federal antitrust class action filed against makers of gypsum board

By Jon Campisi | Feb 4, 2013

A week after two men filed a federal antitrust class action suit against the makers of

Suit blaming IRS for man's starvation and 24-year unemployment is dismissed

By Jon Campisi | Feb 4, 2013

A man who blames his health problems on his 24-year unemployment, a decades-long jobless period he contends is the fault of the Internal Revenue Service for not hiring him as a data entry clerk, has had his complaint against the government agency dismissed by a federal judge.

Five more former players join NFL concussion litigation

By Jon Campisi | Feb 5, 2013

Five more plaintiffs have joined the National Football League Players’ Concussion Injury

McQueary's attorney: Penn State's preliminary objections in whistleblower case are without legal merit

By Jon Campisi | Feb 5, 2013

A lawyer representing fired Penn State assistant football coach Michael McQueary has

Calif. man files gypsum board antitrust complaint, brings total class actions to three

By Jon Campisi | Feb 5, 2013

Gypsum board class action suits keep pouring in federal court in Philadelphia.

Community Legal Services opens new headquarters in North Phila.

By Jon Campisi | Feb 6, 2013

Community Legal Services, a nonprofit public interest law firm that provides free legal

Pa. Attorney General taps law school professor, former federal prosecutor to lead Sandusky investigation

By Jon Campisi | Feb 6, 2013

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has announced the appointment of a law

Pepper Hamilton chooses former federal judge and FBI Director Louis Freeh as new chair

By Jon Campisi | Feb 6, 2013

The former FBI director and federal judge who made national news last year when he was

Pa. Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves bill abolishing scandal-plagued Phila. Traffic Court

By Jon Campisi | Feb 6, 2013

Pennsylvania’s Senate Judiciary Committee has approved two bills that would eliminate

City of Philadelphia claims beer maker Yuengling owes $6 million-plus in back business taxes

By Jon Campisi | Feb 7, 2013

The City of Philadelphia is claiming that Pottsville, Pa.-based beer maker D.G. Yuengling and Son Inc. owes it more than $6 million in unpaid business taxes and fines, arguing in a recently filed civil action that the brewery, a Pennsylvania staple, has failed to pay business income and receipts taxes for the tax years 2008 through 2011.

Auto repair service and tow truck operator face wrongful death claim arising from fatal accident

By Jon Campisi | Feb 7, 2013

The estate of a man who was fatally wounded after a tow truck being driven by an

Recycling worker and truck manufacturer reportedly reach $6.5 million settlement in injury case

By Jon Campisi | Feb 7, 2013

Attorneys representing a man who sustained serious bodily injuries after being run over

Pa. A.G. seeks to compel contractor's cooperation with subpoena in consumer protection investigation

By Jon Campisi | Feb 7, 2013

The state Attorney General’s Office is asking a judge in Philadelphia to compel an Allentown businessman to comply with a subpoena that was issued to the man in connection with an investigation into claims of consumer protection law violations.

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