The Court of Appeals said Tuesday it would hear the state's appeal of a lower court's finding that the court system sought illegally to block Supreme Court justices who stay on the bench past age 70 from receiving both judicial salaries and public pensions.
Ruling in a case where it found "an avalanche of errors," an appellate court concluded that trial judges must give their approval before an independent medical examination of a plaintiff can be videotaped.
Revisiting an issue it examined less than two years ago, the state Court of Appeals emphasized Tuesday that the totality of the circumstances determines whether a defendant understood the rights that are forfeited by pleading guilty to a criminal charge.
Houston-based ATP Oil & Gas Corporation (ATP O&G) and its subsidiary, ATP Infrastructure Partners, (ATP-IP) recently seized a chance to settle a civil environmental enforcement action brought against them by the federal government on the grounds of polluting the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
The Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, which is a subsidiary of the Houston-based Kinder Morgan, recently filed a certificate application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for its proposed $5 billion Northeast Energy Direct Project.
In recent decades, lawsuits under the Fair Labor Standards Act have generally been on the rise. And according to an evaluation of federal judiciary data by Seyfarth Shaw, the fiscal year 2015 was another whopper of a year for this type of litigation.
Embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's protracted legal and political woes could unfold further Wednesday, when a special Senate committee is expected to issue a report on its investigation into her ability to fulfill the duties of her office with a suspended law license.
Scott E. Mollen reviews "Commandeer Realty v. Allegro," where the court found that a first-filed annexation request gets priority over competitors; and "92 Bergenbrooklyn v. Cisarano," where the acceptance of rent by the landlord after commencement of a holdover proceeding vitiates the termination notice on the tenant.