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Central Pa. district attorney announces bid for state attorney general's seat

By Jon Campisi | Dec 7, 2011

The top law enforcer in one central Pennsylvania county has announced his bid to become the next top prosecutor in the commonwealth.

Plaintiff can't link harmful asbestos exposure to defendant, court rules

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Dec 6, 2011

PHILADELPHIA - U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno granted summary judgment Thursday for the defendant in a case transferred from California as part the asbestos multidistrict litigation in Pennsylvania's eastern district.

Pa. Supreme Court rules against $4M attorneys fees

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Dec 5, 2011

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Friday that attorneys fees in a class action lawsuit against Kia Motors America were inappropriate.

Changes happen in archdiocese abuse cases

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Dec 5, 2011

There have been two new developments in the ongoing litigation of the allegations of sexual abuse involving priests from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries to pay $10.56 million settlement

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Dec 4, 2011

Allentown's Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries, which operates as Diakon Hospice Saint John (Diakon), reached a settlement for violations of the False Claims Act (FCA) by paying the U.S. government $10.56 million, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.

Philadelphia court postpones sheriff's property sales

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Dec 4, 2011

Court of Common Pleas Judge Pamela Pryor Dembe issued an order Dec. 1 postponing hundreds of sheriff's sales of properties for which the mortgages have been foreclosed.

Lancaster lawyer convicted of fraud

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Dec 4, 2011

Lancaster attorney Kenneth G. Reidenbach, 61, was convicted Dec. 1 of fraud charges in connection with three bankruptcy proceedings in which he represented the debtors.

Four charged for defrauding Sheriff's Office

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Dec 4, 2011

Charges were filed Nov. 30 against four people who allegedly defrauded the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office.

Pa. lawmaker behind 'venue shopping' bill discusses legislation

By Jon Campisi | Dec 3, 2011

Before getting elected to Pennsylvania’s General Assembly five years ago, Bryan Cutler worked in healthcare.

Settlement reached in injunction filed against charity in Penn State case

By Jon Campisi | Dec 3, 2011

A settlement has been reached in one of the civil actions filed in the wake of the Pennsylvania State University child sex-abuse scandal.

Revered Phila.-area personal injury lawyer Marvin Lundy dies at 80

By Jon Campisi | Dec 3, 2011

Well-known Philadelphia-area personal injury attorney Marvin Lundy passed away Dec. 1 after a long, unspecified illness.

Federal judge dismisses some defendants in Luzerne County judicial scandal class action suit

By Jon Campisi | Dec 3, 2011

A federal judge in Pennsylvania has dismissed a handful of defendants in a civil suit filed on behalf of relatives of victims of what is said to be one of the worst judicial scandals in Pennsylvania history.

Federal Judge rules Jim Thorpe's relatives can move forward with their claim against Borough of Jim Thorpe, Pa.

By Jon Campisi | Dec 2, 2011

To urban dwellers in Pennsylvania’s metropolitan locales, the name Jim Thorpe conjures up images of tranquility and scenic destination.

Philly photographer sues Comcast Corp. for copyright infringement

By Jon Campisi | Dec 2, 2011

A Northwest Philadelphia-based photographer who claims his works were stolen and aired on a local news television program is suing the corporation that produces the show.

Pa. state Sen. John C. Rafferty announces bid for Attorney General post

By Jon Campisi | Dec 2, 2011

John C. Rafferty, a Republican state senator from eastern Pennsylvania, has thrown his name into the mix for those seeking to become the commonwealth’s next top law enforcement official.

Pa. Supreme Court decision could affect Philly's revised DROP pension program

By Jon Campisi | Dec 2, 2011

A Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling this week that stated a public employer cannot unilaterally eliminate pension perks without first engaging in collective bargaining with union representatives may have arisen from a dispute with firefighters in Erie, Pa., but the ruling could be felt all the way across the state in Philadelphia.

Former SEPTA maintenance worker sues for discriminatory firing

By Jon Campisi | Dec 2, 2011

A former maintenance custodian for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority who was fired from his job in December 2009 after 16 years of employment has filed a federal civil rights claim against the transit agency, alleging his termination was related to his race.

Alleged Sandusky victim retains local counsel in Penn State sex-abuse case

By Jon Campisi | Nov 30, 2011

The man known only as “Victim 1” in the Jerry Sandusky grand jury presentment has retained two Philadelphia-area attorneys to represent him and his mother in connection with the Pennsylvania State University child sex-abuse scandal that has rocked both the commonwealth and nation.

First lawsuit filed against Penn State in child molestation case

By Jon Campisi | Nov 30, 2011

The first civil action arising out of the Pennsylvania State University child sex-abuse scandal has been filed in state court.

Daughter of 'house of horrors' abortion clinic victim files suit against city health department

By Jon Campisi | Nov 30, 2011

The daughter of one of the victims of Philadelphia abortion doctor and accused murderer Kermit Gosnell has filed a federal lawsuit against Philadelphia’s public health department and the health commissioner, claiming her mother’s death is somewhat attributable to the city’s alleged lax oversight of the abortion clinic where her mother met her demise.

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