Legal Roundup

GILMAN & BEDIGIAN LLC: Medical Malpractice case filed in Pennsylvania following Surgical Treatment for Acid Reflux Disease

By Gilman & Bedigian LLC | Aug 11, 2018

The family of Joseph DiMatteo Sr. has brought a medical malpractice suit against the Western Pennsylvania Allegheny Health System Inc., Allegheny Clinic, and four physicians asserting claims of negligence.

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA: Pittsburgh Man Indicted on Social Security Fraud Related Charges

By U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania | Aug 11, 2018

A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges relating to Social Security fraud, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced.

MUNLEY LAW: J&J ordered to pay $4.69 billion to cancer victims in talcum powder lawsuit

By Munley Law | Aug 11, 2018

Munley Law issued the following announcement on Aug. 8.A jury returned a $4.69B verdict in favor of 22 women who claimed Johnson and Johnson’s products contained asbestos which caused them to develop cancer.

MONTGOMERY MCCRACKEN WALKER & RHOADS: Montgomery McCracken Adds Team of IP and Litigation Attorneys in Philadelphia

By Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads | Aug 11, 2018

org_that_issued_release Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoadsrelease_date2018-08-06paste_release_hereMontgomery McCracken announced that two prominent Intellectual Property attorneys have joined the firm as partners in its Philadelphia office.

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA: Co-Conspirator of Reputed “Godfather of Payday Lending” Sentenced to Prison and Ordered to Forfeit $9,621,800

By U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania | Aug 11, 2018

U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Adrian Rubin, 61, of Jenkintown, was sentenced to 37 months’ imprisonment and three years’ supervised release, ordered to pay a $100,000 fine and $400 special assessment, and ordered to forfeit $9,621,800 in proceeds from his crimes.

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA: Canadian Man Sentenced To 18 Years’ Imprisonment For Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Targeting U.S. Lawyers

By U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania | Aug 11, 2018

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Henry Okpalefe, age 50, currently incarcerated and formerly of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, was sentenced to 216 months’ imprisonment and three years’ supervised release by United States District Court Judge John E. Jones, III, for conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering.

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA: Perry County Husband And Wife Sentenced To Combined 47 Years In Prison For Child Exploitation Offenses

By U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania | Aug 11, 2018

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Betty Jo Eckenberger, age 32, and James David Eckenberger, age 43, of Perry County were sentenced on August 1, 2018, by United States District Court Judge Yvette Kane for child exploitation crimes.

MCANDREWS LAW OFFICES: McAndrews Law Welcomes New Special Education Attorney Jennifer Grobe, Esq.!

By McAndrews Law Offices | Aug 11, 2018

McAndrews Law Offices is excited to announce that Jennifer Grobe, Esq., has joined our Special Education Department!

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA: Second Postal Carrier Sentenced Prison for Delivering Marijuana Packages to Drug Dealers

By U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania | Aug 11, 2018

United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that a second U.S. Postal carrier was sentenced to prison for taking bribes in exchange for delivering packages containing marijuana to drug dealers. Steven C. Williams, 43, of Philadelphia, was sentenced to 15 months’ imprisonment.

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA: Tobyhanna Woman Pleads Guilty To Making Straw Purchases Of Firearms

By U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania | Aug 11, 2018

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Kassandra Mattox, age 25, of Tobyhanna, Monroe County, pleaded guilty on August 1, 2018, before United States District Court Senior Judge A. Richard Caputo to making false statements to a federally licensed firearms dealer in connection with the purchase of multiple firearms.

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA: Former Director Of Marketing And Merchandising For Pa-Liquor Control Board Sentenced To Two Years’ Probation And Six Months’ House Arrest For Honest Services Fraud Scheme

By U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania | Aug 3, 2018

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that James H. Short, Jr., age 53, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the former Director of Marketing and Merchandising for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PA-LCB) was sentenced on July 31, 2018, to two years’ probation and six months of house arrest by U.S. District Court Judge Sylvia H. Rambo, for a scheme to defraud the state, its citizens and the PA-LCB of their right to his honest services as a public official through bribes, kick-backs and concealing information.

ECKERT SEAMAN CHERIN & MELLOT: Eckert Seamans welcomes Amy Mathieu to Pittsburgh office and Litigation Division

By Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott | Aug 3, 2018

Eckert Seamans is pleased to welcome associate Amy Mathieu to the firm’s Pittsburgh office and Litigation Division.

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA: U.S. Attorney Announces the Creation of Affirmative Civil Enforcement Strike Force

By U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania | Aug 3, 2018

U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced that he has established an Affirmative Civil Enforcement (“ACE”) Strike Force within the Office’s Civil Division.

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HOLLAND & KNIGHT: Holland & Knight Expands New Philadelphia Office

By Holland & Knight | Aug 3, 2018

Holland & Knight announced that 12 more lawyers have joined its newly opened Philadelphia office, bringing the total number of lawyers there to 24.

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA: Two Individuals Sentenced For Drug Trafficking

By U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania | Aug 3, 2018

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on July 24, 2018, United States District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion sentenced William Waring and Tanay Jones, both of Bronx, New York, for conspiring to distribute heroin, crack cocaine, and fentanyl. Waring, age 27, was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment and four years of supervised release following that sentence of imprisonment.

OBERMAYER REBMANN MAXWELL & HIPPEL LLP: Pennsylvania Supreme Court to Review Fluctuating Workweek Method for Overtime Compensation

By Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP | Aug 3, 2018

The fluctuating workweek (FWW) method is a way for employers to calculate overtime pay for salaried employees who are eligible for overtime pay, but whose working hours fluctuate each week.

PENNSYLVANIA OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: Attorney General Josh Shapiro Statement on PA Supreme Court Order to Release Grand Jury Report on Clergy Sex Abuse

By Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General | Aug 3, 2018

Attorney General Josh Shapiro issued the following statement on an Order and Opinion by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, directing that a Grand Jury report on child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania be released.

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA: Recidivist Securities Fraudster Charged with Multi-million Dollar Stock Manipulation Scheme

By U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania | Aug 3, 2018

U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Howard M. Appel, 57, of Wayne, Pennsylvania, was charged in a criminal information with one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud.

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