Pennsylvania

  • July 30, 2021

    House Dems Want More District Judges, Too — 203 Of Them

    A group of House Democrats on Friday unveiled a proposal to create 203 new federal judgeships, introducing legislation a day after a bipartisan pair of senators proposed adding 77 federal district court seats in the coming years.

  • July 30, 2021

    Pa. Health Network Says Virus Losses Covered By Policy

    American Guarantee and Liability Insurance Co. has not provided a reasonable explanation for why it refused a Pennsylvania-based health network's claims for COVID-19-related losses under its $1 billion insurance policy, Allegheny Health Network has alleged in a lawsuit.

  • July 30, 2021

    Inovio Investors Move For Cert. In COVID-19 Vaccine Suit

    A class of investors moved for certification Thursday in their suit against biotechnology firm Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. and a cohort of company executives alleging that they misled the public about a coronavirus vaccine they purported to have in the works.

  • July 30, 2021

    Allegheny County Sues Pa. AG Over $26B Opioid Deal

    The district attorney for Allegheny County on Thursday sued Pennsylvania's attorney general over the proposed $26 billion opioid settlement, following the Philadelphia district attorney's accusations a week ago that the deal with Johnson & Johnson and major distributors was a sellout.

  • July 30, 2021

    CBD Co. Claims Payments Processor Unfairly Blacklisted It

    An online CBD seller is suing companies that briefly handled its credit card payments, accusing the firms of unfairly adding it to a database of merchants that have violated certain payment processing rules.

  • July 30, 2021

    Cancer Patient Slams J&J's 11th-Hour Bid To Upend Talc Trial

    A day after Johnson & Johnson removed her claims to federal court on the eve of a scheduled trial, a woman seeking to hold the company liable over its allegedly carcinogenic talcum powder filed an emergency motion on Friday asking to have the case sent back to Philadelphia County.

  • July 30, 2021

    TV Host Hits Celeb Boxing Promoter With Image Suit

    The promoter of a celebrity boxing match between Lamar Odom and Aaron Carter breached his contract with a Philadelphia-area TV host and dragged her name through the mud when he said she was too inexperienced to announce the fight, a suit filed Thursday claims, after she allegedly ducked his sexual advances and refused to join him in a hot tub.

  • July 30, 2021

    FTC Drops AndroGel Antitrust Case Against AbbVie

    The Federal Trade Commission is dropping its long-running case accusing AbbVie of illegally delaying generic versions of the testosterone treatment AndroGel, saying Friday the case shows enforcers need new legislation to help them recover money for consumers.

  • July 30, 2021

    Landlords Say Pittsburgh Can't Enforce Lapsed Eviction Ban

    A Pittsburgh landlord group has asked a state court to stop the city's civil rights watchdog from enforcing a soon-to-expire city moratorium on evictions during the pandemic, claiming that landlords are fending off legal action for evictions they lawfully filed during a few weeks when Pittsburgh's eviction ban had lapsed.

  • July 30, 2021

    Pa. Court Sends Nursing Home Death Claim To Arbitration

    A Pennsylvania appeals court has overturned the denial of arbitration in a suit accusing a nursing home of negligently causing a resident's death, saying the trial court's ruling flouts a landmark state high court decision allowing survival claims in wrongful death cases to be severed and sent to arbitration.

  • July 30, 2021

    Pa. Panel Calls Philly Commercial Tax Hikes Unconstitutional

    A Pennsylvania appeals court has upheld a decision that the city of Philadelphia violated state constitutional guarantees on uniform taxation when it singled out commercial and industrial properties for reassessments in a bid to help raise revenue four years ago.

  • July 30, 2021

    Wawa, Consumers Get Nod For $12M Data Breach Deal

    A Pennsylvania federal judge on Friday gave her preliminary nod to a $12 million gift-card-and-cash settlement for customers of the Wawa convenience store chain in a lawsuit over a March 2019 data breach, over objections raised by employees who also sued.

  • July 30, 2021

    Delivery Co. Gopuff Hits $15B Valuation With New Funding

    Home goods, alcohol and grocery delivery service Gopuff said Friday that it has raised $1 billion at a $15 billion valuation, with plans to use the capital to accelerate expansion across North America, the U.K. and Europe.

  • July 29, 2021

    MDL Objections In Big Tech Ad Monopoly Suits Perplex Judge

    A member of the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Thursday rebuked publishers and advertisers objecting to centralizing a Texas-led antitrust suit against Google with a slew of private actions accusing the company of monopolizing the display advertising market, saying their protest "is a little perplexing."

  • July 29, 2021

    Dick's, Best Buy, Tech Co. Sued Over Consumer 'Risk Scores'

    A group of consumers is suing Dick's Sporting Goods, Best Buy and other major retailers in a Pennsylvania federal court for contracting with a consumer reporting agency they claim invaded their privacy and violated state and federal laws.

  • July 29, 2021

    Senate Dems Push For Federal Consumer Loan Rate Cap

    Senate Democrats are renewing an effort to curb high-cost lending with consumer advocate-backed legislation that would set a national 36% interest rate cap on consumer loans, drawing pushback from Republicans and industry representatives on Thursday.

  • July 29, 2021

    Feds Seek $25M Penalty For Alleged Steel Tariff Fraud

    The federal government sued a Pennsylvania metal lid company seeking $25 million, saying the company had passed off steel lids from Europe as duty-free products for years, but then refused to pay the penalties.

  • July 29, 2021

    Ex-Goldman Analyst Gets 1 Month For Insider Trading Scheme

    A former Goldman Sachs analyst and Hollywood screenwriter who admitted to passing insider trading tips to an NFL linebacker was sentenced to one month in prison Thursday in Pennsylvania federal court, officials and his lawyer confirmed.

  • July 29, 2021

    Pa. Justices Take Up Case Over Workers' Comp Claim Limits

    The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania agreed to take a rare interlocutory appeal to decide if a former auto shop worker's claims for toxic benzene exposure were barred under the state's workers' compensation law, or if his potentially long-simmering disease could've started early enough to trigger an exemption to that law.

  • July 29, 2021

    CFO Of John Pierce's Legal Org Facing Criminal Charges

    The chief financial officer of controversial attorney John Pierce's new civil rights organization, the National Constitutional Law Union, or NCLU, was indicted last year for allegedly falsifying court documents in what prosecutors say was a scheme to defraud an elderly woman.

  • July 29, 2021

    Black Administrator Fired By Pa. Private School Blames Bias

    The former head of admissions at a Pittsburgh-area private school said racial bias was behind his firing in July, amid a backlash against the perceived influence of "critical race theory" at the school that led to the dismissal of the school's only Black administrators, according to a lawsuit filed against the school in Pennsylvania federal court.

  • July 28, 2021

    DOJ Barred From Interviewing Glenmark Execs Without Attys

    A Pennsylvania federal judge instructed the U.S. Department of Justice Wednesday to stop demanding interviews with senior Glenmark executives in India without any notice to counsel, hours after attorneys for the drugmaker in the DOJ's price-fixing case against it accused the agency of prosecutorial misconduct.

  • July 28, 2021

    Senate Votes To Debate $1.2T Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

    The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to move forward with debate on an estimated $1.2 trillion infrastructure proposal after a bipartisan group of senators reached a deal earlier in the day on major outstanding issues in a scramble to finalize legislation comprising key parts of President Joe Biden's economic agenda.

  • July 28, 2021

    Blank Rome Slammed Over Platinum Arbitration Confusion

    A Pennsylvania state judge lashed out at Blank Rome LLP during a hearing on Wednesday for the confusion created after it incorporated an arbitration clause into an unsigned addendum to its engagement letter with defunct billion-dollar hedge fund Platinum Partners.

  • July 28, 2021

    3 Firms Seek $1.3M In Fees From Zynerba CBD Gel Settlement

    Pomerantz LLP, the Rosen Law Firm and Bronstein Gewirtz & Grossman LLC want more than $1.3 million for securing a $4 million settlement on behalf of investors claiming that CBD drugmaker Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc. failed to disclose unfavorable results from a clinical trial.

Expert Analysis

  • Law Firms, Know Who's Responsible For Your Cloud Security

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    Lawyers generally know that files go into the cloud and that the files are then secured and protected, but it's necessary for firms to take a closer look at their cloud supply chain and then come up with a responsibility matrix that helps mitigate any potential risks or weaknesses, says Martin Ward at iManage.

  • Benefits For Law Firms Venturing Into New Services

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    By offering more services, law firms can deepen and strengthen their client relationships and truly become an extension of their clients' teams while generating new revenue streams, and while there are risks associated with expanding into consulting, they may be worth it, says Lou Ramos at Major Lindsey.

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    Embracing ESG: Exelon GC Talks Diversity Initiatives

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    Executing a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion programming, through recruitment, inclusive legal pipelines and community empowerment via pro bono efforts, can ensure a strong environmental, social and governance proposition, says Gayle Littleton at Exelon.

  • Revamping Law Firm Marketing Lists — With Partner Buy-In

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    Jackson Lewis’ Paige Bowser shares lessons from the firm's recent overhaul of an outdated email marketing database, including tips for getting partners on board, ensuring compliance with privacy laws and augmenting outreach strategies.

  • Recent High Court Decisions Signify 1st Amendment Direction

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    The U.S. Supreme Court’s recently concluded term saw a flurry of First Amendment cases, providing lessons for how the court, with its 6-3 conservative split, may rule next term on issues of free speech, religious freedom, association rights and more, as questions regarding social media and technological advances loom, says Samuel Mitchell at Michael Best.

  • The Murky World Of Legal Rankings Gets Some Clarity In NJ

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    New Jersey's new, stringent approach to legal rankings will make accolade advertising more transparent, benefiting both attorneys and clients and offering legal marketers a new set of best practices amid evolving standards, say Penny Paul at Lowenstein Sandler and Susan Peters at Greybridge.

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    Embracing ESG: Cigna Counsel Talks Employee Wellness

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    Building employee well-being into corporate environmental, social and governance priorities required our legal team to focus more closely on cross-functional collaboration within the company and increased communication with our board of directors and shareholders, says Julia Brncic at Cigna.

  • Courts' Clashing Standards For Evidence At Class Cert.: Part 2

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    While federal circuits continue to split on whether to approach fact and expert evidence differently at class certification, and there is no sign of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling to resolve the issue, applying an admissibility standard to one and not the other appears illogical, say attorneys at McGuireWoods.

  • Hybrid Work Models Are Key To Gender Parity In Law Firms

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    To curb the historically high rates of attrition among female lawyers, Roberta Liebenberg at Fine Kaplan and Stephanie Scharf at Scharf Banks suggest firms must normalize hybrid work schedules, and they recommend best practices to promote engagement among all attorneys, regardless of where they work.

  • Courts' Clashing Standards For Evidence At Class Cert.: Part 1

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    The Sixth Circuit's recent ruling in Lyngaas v. Ag highlights an ongoing circuit split on whether plaintiffs moving to certify a class must use admissible evidence and whether fact and expert evidence should be treated equivalently in this regard, say attorneys at McGuireWoods.

  • 3 Keys To Winning Your Next Oral Argument

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    To leverage the unique opportunity oral arguments provide to talk directly to judges and contribute to their decision making, attorneys must mind the three hallmarks of persuasiveness: projecting credibility, exuding likability and gaining the listener's trust, says Daniel Karon at Karon LLC.

  • Keys To Efficient And Accurate Doc Review For E-Discovery

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    Attorneys involved in e-discovery can review information accurately and cost-effectively by understanding the data in a document collection and identifying its key pitfalls, drafting comprehensive review guidelines, and preparing ahead, says John Wertelet at Eckert Seamans.

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    Embracing ESG: Raytheon GC Talks Climate Change

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    Now that the climate crisis is seen as an existential threat, the stakes couldn't be higher — or the challenges more daunting — for the general counsel, who must enlist all parts of the company for support while providing both a legal and ethical road map on how to respond, says Frank Jimenez at Raytheon.

  • High Court Ruling Won't Stop States From Thwarting Pipelines

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    While the U.S. Supreme Court recently held that PennEast had the power under the Natural Gas Act to take right-of-way interests in land owned by New Jersey for construction of its pipeline, the decision eliminates only one means by which states can block such development, say ​​​​​​​Yvonne Hennessey and Mark McNamara at Barclay Damon.

  • The Changing Pennsylvania Tax Landscape For Remote Work

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    Businesses with employees in Pennsylvania should be prepared to adapt to a post-COVID-19 world now that temporary guidance regarding remote work has expired and pre-pandemic rules regarding employment tax withholding and nexus have been applied, say Wendi Kotzen and Christopher Jones at Ballard Spahr.

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