Twenty states, 32 cities, 186 federal lawmakers and dozens of interest groups railed against the Trump administration’s stance in a blockbuster Affordable Care Act case Wednesday, urging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down regulations allowing employers that oppose contraception to stop covering workers’ birth control.
A New York federal judge on Wednesday rejected a bid from President Donald Trump and three of his children to arbitrate a putative class action alleging that they conned thousands into investing in worthless business ventures using the Trump name.
A former Philadelphia-area prosecutor who helped send Bill Cosby to prison on sexual assault charges two years ago has joined Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky PC to lead a new practice group dedicated to representing victims of sex crimes and harassment in civil cases.
Pennsylvania’s child welfare agency has left immigrant families detained at the Berks County Residential Center “sitting ducks” for the coronavirus pandemic, attorneys for the families told the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on Wednesday in a petition to have the detainees released.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal as to whether state utility companies should include their tax deductions and credits when determining how much their customers should pay for infrastructure improvements.
Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Co. hit retail channel QVC and the makers of an insect trap with a suit in Pennsylvania federal court Wednesday, alleging the product was defective and started a fire that caused more than $427,000 in damage to a policyholder's home.
Owners of short-term rental units could face enforcement action if they continue to advertise properties for rent on sites run by Airbnb Inc. and Expedia Group in violation of a statewide order shutting down non-life sustaining businesses over the COVID-19 outbreak, officials in Pennsylvania warned on Tuesday.
The New York attorney general on Tuesday asked a bankruptcy court to resume discovery into the finances of the Sackler family, who owns Purdue Pharma LP, saying that her office has already unearthed important information about money transfers the family has made.
The full Seventh Circuit turned down Comcast Corp.'s request to consider squashing a $160 million antitrust suit that accuses the cable giant of monopolizing local ad sales, which a panel of the appellate court had allowed to move forward.
Language-learning company Duolingo said Wednesday it has hired as its first-ever general counsel a former Yahoo and VMware attorney.
General Electric Corp. owes former GE Transportation workers unused vacation pay that should have been cashed out when their division was sold to Wabtec Corp. in 2019, according to a proposed class action filed in Pennsylvania state court.
A Pennsylvania federal judge on Tuesday accepted a jury's advisory verdict clearing the U.S. of liability with regard to the care provided by a federally funded doctor during the delivery of a baby who died six hours after birth.
More than 300 clinical care review workers for AmeriHealth Caritas Services LLC secured approval from a federal judge Tuesday to finalize their $4.25 million settlement resolving a collective action alleging they were denied overtime wages after being improperly classified as overtime-exempt.
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP has decided to suspend its summer associate program for 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the firm announced Tuesday though it says it will pay the associates who had been selected and will offer them full-time positions after graduation.
A group of former college athletes at schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York on Tuesday asked a Pennsylvania federal court to greenlight a collective nationwide class of NCAA athletes in a suit alleging they are entitled to minimum wage under federal labor law.
Senate Democrats are seeking to include a "heroes fund" in a future coronavirus response bill that could provide nurses, grocery clerks and other workers on the pandemic’s front lines up to $25,000 in extra wages, party leaders said Tuesday.
A Pennsylvania lawyer who already lost a suit against trial firm Pierce Bainbridge over the alleged theft of a case involving the video game "Gears of War" shouldn't get a do-over in a second suit, the firm told a federal judge on Monday.
State COVID-19 measures continue to evolve along with the pandemic's positive cases and death toll, with actions this past week that expanded Delaware's list of nonessential businesses and extended brick-and-mortar closures in Massachusetts into May. Here's a breakdown of some COVID-19-related state measures from the past week.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied a request Tuesday to halt all new juvenile detentions and release most juvenile offenders from custody in response to the coronavirus pandemic, but ordered a county-by-county review to determine if smaller, local releases are needed.
Consol Energy couldn't go back on a Jan. 23 email announcing a settlement of its ex-president's gender bias claims because it had told the court to call off her Jan. 27 trial, a Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Tuesday.
A Pennsylvania appeals court issued a published decision on Tuesday finding that Spector Gadon & Rosen PC should have targeted its former client — not the client's new firm — for the share of fees it's owed for work on a case that was handed off prior to settlement.
The Pennsylvania Superior Court on Monday barred trial judges from allowing opposing counsel to view potentially privileged documents when holding hearings to determine if those materials should be released when sought in discovery.
Energy Transfer LP and two sets of investors have asked a Texas federal court to join a pair of nearly identical shareholder lawsuits alleging the pipeline company may have bribed Pennsylvania officials to score key environmental permits.
A Delaware vice chancellor temporarily barred the operator of the port of Wilmington from blocking access to fuel storage tanks after the tanks’ owner sought injunctive relief from the court after access was denied over a fee dispute.
Investigators from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Pittsburgh said Monday that they broke up a fake sale of medical masks to protect against the new coronavirus, potentially saving California-based Kaiser Permanente from spending more than $7 million on nonexistent equipment.
In the current emergency climate caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, wholesale distributors must carefully consider state-level price-gouging statutes and should keep records of increased supplier, labor and material costs when charging more for certain goods, say Lawrence Silverman and Carmen Ortega at Akerman.
As more courts begin to explore remote hearings during the COVID-19 crisis, attorneys and courts should be aware of some of the common concerns accompanying video- and teleconferencing technology and make allowances to avoid these issues, say Attison Barnes III and Krystal Swendsboe at Wiley Rein.
Mediator Jeff Kichaven has heard from several first-chair trial lawyers and senior claims executives that they are reluctant to adopt online video mediation even during the COVID-19 crisis, and says this reluctance is grounded in reality.
The formula for making decisions at BigLaw firms has historically been rooted in IQ-based factors, but with the ongoing pandemic, lawyers and firm leaders are increasingly dealing with issues that require emotional intelligence — from establishing effective virtual offices to retaining firm morale and client confidence, say Jolie Balido and Tina van der Ven at NewStar Media.
Directors and officers liability insurance may prove to be a source of relief for public companies battling shareholder claims stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, depending on specific language and exclusions that must be carefully reviewed, say Catherine Doyle and Jan Larson at Jenner & Block.
There are several reasons why a state should consider temporarily lifting statutes of limitations during this pandemic, including protecting the rights of litigants who are vulnerable, say Adam Mendel and Rayna Kessler at Robins Kaplan.
With marijuana deemed essential in many states during the COVID-19 crisis, regulators are relaxing prohibitions on cannabis home delivery and curbside pickup services. These short-term fixes could become lasting mainstays, say attorneys at Goodwin.
If the FTC must use its rulemaking authority to regulate employee noncompete agreements, it should tread cautiously and let states make policy decisions for their citizens and economies, say Russell Beck and Erika Hahn of Beck Reed.
State and federal courts are canceling proceedings and pushing out deadlines in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, but the relief is complex and necessarily incomplete in its power to relieve parties from jurisdictional deadlines, says Neil Lloyd at Schiff Hardin.
Judges have recently rebuked attorneys for wasting judicial resources to resolve minor issues during the COVID-19 crisis, including in a trademark lawsuit over unicorn drawings. But it is unfair to publicly flog lawyers for doing what they are trained to do, says Ronald Minkoff, chairman of Frankfurt Kurnit's professional responsibility group.
While we need to be physically apart at this time, lawyers and firms should be leaning into social media to reinforce and build relationships, and help guide clients through the coronavirus crisis, says marketing consultant Stefanie Marrone.
With prompt pay laws requiring strict adherence to contractual or statutory deadlines in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey, property owners and contractors should exercise caution in withholding payments for construction projects that may be due during the COVID-19 pandemic, say Teri Sherman and Gaetano Piccirilli at Klehr Harrison.
As unscrupulous sellers try to take advantage of Americans by selling products at unconscionable prices during the coronavirus pandemic, economists at Edgeworth Economics empirically test whether the prices being charged for goods and services rise to the level of price-gouging as defined by various state laws.
The U.S. Supreme Court's recent opinion in Citgo v. Frescati provides shippers, brokers and counsel with assurance that maritime shipping contracts' safe berth clauses are an express warranty of safety, allowing future agreements to be drafted with greater certainty, say Christopher Nolan and Robert Denig at Holland & Knight.
The COVID-19 crisis is rapidly teaching us that there is surprisingly little legal work that requires everyone to be in the same room — and that’s equally true for trials and other court proceedings, says Jeffrey Blumenfeld at Lowenstein Sandler.