FAIRFAX, Va. - The National Rifle Association has made good on its pledge to file suits against Pennsylvania municipalities that refused to repeal local gun laws that it says violate state laws by filing civil actions against the cities of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Lancaster in their respective county courts of common pleas.
HARRISBURG - The constitutionality of a state law aimed to keep the proceeds of a $60 million fine levied by NCAA against Penn State has been decided several times by the Commonwealth Court and should not be a question at the federal level, according to a recent ruling.
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.
PITTSBURGH - Two Western Pennsylvania men are among the plaintiffs in a class action suit that accuses one of the top banking companies in the world of establishing an illegal racketeering scheme that allowed it to make millions in kickbacks while taking minimum risk as an investor in mortgage insurance companies.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Four complaints that accuse asbestos law firms of racketeering were recently unsealed, providing a glimpse into information a federal bankruptcy judge likely relied on when he found those firms have committed “a startling pattern of misrepresentation” through the years.
WASHINGTON - The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will pay $48.8 million to resolve the federal government’s claims that it provided benefits to ineligible aliens in violation of federal law, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday.
PHILADELPHIA - After rejecting a $425,000 settlement offer, a Philadelphia man recently sued a firm that owns a private prison, claiming negligence on the prison's part after a fellow inmate allegedly beat him with a pipe.