Legal Roundup

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, LLC | 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.

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA: Algerian Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiring with Pennsylvania Woman and Others to Provide Material Support to Terrorists

By U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania | Jul 29, 2018

U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain, Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, and Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s New York Field Office William F. Sweeney Jr. announced that an Algerian man pleaded guilty to conspiracy to provide material support and resources to terrorists. United States District Judge Petrese B. Tucker presided over the proceeding.

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA: Former Schuylkill County Clerk Of Courts Charged With Fraud

By U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania | Jul 29, 2018

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Steven M. Lukach, Jr., age 68, of Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania, was indicted by a federal grand jury on twenty counts of mail and wire fraud and manufacturing records to obstruct an investigation.

HOURIGAN KLUGER & QUINN: When Medication errors cause harm

By Hourigan Kluger & Quinn | Jul 29, 2018

When someone says the term ‘medication error’ what is the first thing that comes to mind?

HOURIGAN KLUGER & QUINN: When Surgeons make Mistakes

By Hourigan Kluger & Quinn | Jul 29, 2018

A 67-year-old woman is admitted to a teaching hospital for cerebral angiography.

SHELLER P.C.: Judge urges appeals court to uphold $70M Risperdal Verdict

By Sheller P.C. | Jul 29, 2018

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Paula Patrick urges the Pennsylvania Superior Court to uphold the $70 Million jury verdict in A.Y. v. Janssen Pharmaceuticals. AY is one of many boys who developed gynecomastia after taking Janssen’s anti-psychotic medication Risperdal.

POND LEHOCKY STERN GIORDANO: The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania just handed down a 6-1 decision in favor of injured workers

By Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano | Jul 21, 2018

The new PA court decision allows injured workers whose benefits have expired due to an unconstitutional medical evaluation to seek reinstatement.

ROSENN JENKINS & GREENWALD: 2018 “Super Lawyers” and “Best Lawyers in America”

By Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald | Jul 21, 2018

We are proud to announce that Atty. Rick Russo, the Chairman of our Firm’s Personal Injury Practice, has been named a 2018 Super Lawyer in the field of Personal Injury.

BARLEY SNYDER: Brian Korman Named to Lancaster-Area Board

By Barley Snyder | Jul 20, 2018

Barley Snyder associate Brian A. Korman has been named to the board of directors of Bench Mark Program, a Lancaster-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping at-risk youth.

BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY: Pennsylvania Government Relations Duo Helps Clients Overcome Challenges and Bring Utility Ratemaking Bill to Fruition

By Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC | Jul 18, 2018

Government Relations professionals Stephen DeFrank, Senior Advisor, and Deborah Suder, Senior Principal, served as a driving force behind the enactment of HB 1782, which recently became Act 58 of 2018 in Pennsylvania.

KATHERINE L. NIVEN & ASSOCIATES: What To Expect During A Personal Injury Consultation

By Katherine L. Niven & Associates | Jul 15, 2018

If you were injured in an auto accident, you may be wondering whether you should seek counsel and pursue a personal injury lawsuit. Some people elect to settle their own claims for damages after accidents, and if the injuries and/or damages were minor, that may indeed be the best course of action.

MUNLEY LAW: Truck crash on I-81 claims two lives

By Munley Law | Jul 15, 2018

A tractor trailer crash on Interstate 81 killed two people and seriously injured two others.

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