News from March 2019

Case activity for Kunji Harrisburg LLC vs Axis Surplus Insurance Company on March 21

By The Penn Record | Mar 24, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania reported the following activities in the suit brought by Kunji Harrisburg LLC against Axis Surplus Insurance Company, York Risk Services Group Inc. and John O'keefe on March 21:

Split at Pittsburgh plaintiffs firm turns nasty; A stolen spreadsheet contains possible targets for ADA lawsuits, attorney says

By Gabriel Neves | Mar 25, 2019

PITTSBURGH – A Pittsburgh law firm is suing a former partner for an alleged violation of trade secrets regarding its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) practice.

Court affirms expulsion of special needs student who brought knife to Plymouth Whitemarsh High

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 25, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has ruled against a special needs student who was expelled for bringing a knife to school.

Federal judge determines Lannett Co. statements to investors were not inherently misleading

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 25, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has partially dismissed a lawsuit against a drug manufacturer accused of making misleading statements to its investors.

Bethlehem landfill isn't obligated to protect neighbors from bad odors, judge rules

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 25, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – A district court has dismissed a class-action lawsuit against a landfill company that was accused of disturbing residents with its bad odor.

BLANK ROME: Blank Rome Appoints Sophia Lee as Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

By Press release submission | Mar 25, 2019

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Sophia Lee has been appointed Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, joining Christopher A. Lewis, Blank Rome’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer since May 2011, on advancing Blank Rome’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

BLANK ROME: The Top Lateral Hires of 2018

By Press release submission | Mar 25, 2019

The Legal Intelligencer recently published a special supplement on "The Top Lateral Hires of 2018." The following Blank Rome lateral moves were featured.

COZEN O'CONNOR: Cozen O’Connor Continues its Pittsburgh Expansion with the Addition of Veteran Litigators Laura L. Reinhart and Gary Kelly

By Press release submission | Mar 25, 2019

Cozen O’Connor welcomed two more accomplished litigators — Laura L. Reinhart, who defends Union Pacific, CSX Transportation Inc. and other major transportation companies in Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)-related litigation; and Gary Kelly, who served as general counsel at health products behemoth General Nutrition Corp. (GNC) — to its fast-growing Pittsburgh office.

COZEN O'CONNOR: Bruce Ficken Named 2019 Influencer of the Law by the Philadelphia Inquirer

By Press release submission | Mar 25, 2019

Cozen O'Connor Construction Law Practice Chair Bruce W. Ficken has been selected as a Philadelphia Inquirer 2019 Influencers of Law Award Winner in the category of Business Litigation. Ficken was selected by a panel of experts based on accomplishments in his practice area, his business impact, and his civic and community service.

Commonwealth Court tells board to consider new data in revocation of Reading school's charter

By Gabriel Neves | Mar 25, 2019

HARRISBURG – A school district, which appealed of an appeal board decision regarding the charter status of a Reading school, has obtained a victory in court.

OBERMAYER: Attorney Adam Tanker Appointed Editor of “The Pennsylvania Family Lawyer”

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Mar 25, 2019

Attorney Adam Tanker was recently appointed as an editor of the Bar Review Column for the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section’s periodic publication, The Pennsylvania Family Lawyer.

March 18: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania docket for contract cases

By The Penn Record | Mar 26, 2019

The following contract-related cases were on the docket in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on March 18. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

March 18: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania docket for contract cases

By The Penn Record | Mar 26, 2019

The following contract-related cases were on the docket in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania on March 18. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

March 18: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania docket for patent cases

By The Penn Record | Mar 26, 2019

The following patent-related cases were on the docket in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on March 18. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

Trade practices law applies to oil companies; AG Shapiro can proceed with lawsuit

By Gabriel Neves | Mar 26, 2019

HARRISBURG – State Attorney General Josh Shapiro will be allowed to pursue his lawsuit against oil companies being sued for unfair trade practices.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania: Actions Taken on March 18

By The Penn Record | Mar 26, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania reported the following activity on March 18 in the suits below:

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania: Actions Taken on March 18

By The Penn Record | Mar 26, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania reported the following activity on March 18 in the suits below:

March 18: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania docket for personal injury cases

By The Penn Record | Mar 26, 2019

The following personal injury-related cases were on the docket in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on March 18. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

March 18: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania docket for insurance cases

By The Penn Record | Mar 26, 2019

The following insurance-related cases were on the docket in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania on March 18. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

Former housekeeper files suit against Ramada accusing supervisor of sexual assault

By Gabriel Neves | Mar 26, 2019

SCRANTON – A former housekeeper for the Ramada hotel chain recently filed a lawsuit against the company and the franchise operator of the Ramada by Wyndham in Hazelton alleging she was sexually assaulted by one of her supervisors.

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