A lawyer's courtroom remarks about two unrelated CSX Transportation workplace deaths and the company's manpower in a railroad injury lawsuit were prejudicial enough for the Pennsylvania Superior Court to grant a new trial and upend a nearly $600,000 judgment in favor of his client.
An adoption agency that sent a 5-year-old girl to live with a couple who subjected her to sexual and physical abuse in their foster home has been hit with an $11 million verdict by a Philadelphia jury.
The federal judge presiding over the case of two aides to U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, D-Philadelphia, accused of allegedly helping the congressman's campaign pay off a primary challenger has scheduled their trial to begin Dec. 12.
The state Superior Court has upheld a $508,000 verdict awarded to a Catholic school teacher who sued the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for defamation after she was accused of cheating by providing her students the answers to a standardized test.
A federal judge has granted the city of Philadelphia's request to halt Attorney General Jeff Sessions from cutting off federal funding for the city's law enforcement, part of the Trump administration's crackdown on sanctuary cities.
A federal judge has ruled in a personal injury lawsuit against US Airways over injuries sustained during turbulence that an attorney who spoke to flight attendants without prior permission will not be removed from the case.
After the opening of the new state-of-the-art Philadelphia Family Court building on 1501 Arch St. three years ago, an $85 million redevelopment effort was launched to turn the old courthouse into a boutique hotel. But since then the cost of the project has gone up—by $28 million.
A privately-owned Delaware County prison has agreed to pay $7 million to the family of a mentally ill inmate who was allegedly mistreated by staff, denied psychiatric treatment and encouraged to kill herself by a guard.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has declined to hear argument in a shareholder suit in which an advertising company’s corporate officers were found liable for accepting for themselves $12 million in proceeds from the company’s sale, rather than distributing it.
Interim Justice Sallie Updyke Mundy, the Republican candidate for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, has beaten Democratic Allegheny County judge and ex-Pittsburgh Steeler Dwayne Woodruff for a spot on the state's highest court.
A document indicating that a prison guard allegedly encouraged an inmate to commit suicide, though misfiled by an attorney and unseen for almost a year, should have been allowed in a mother's lawsuit against the prison, a federal appeals court has ruled.
A Pennsylvania woman whose home was declared by her township to be situated on an ancestral burial ground has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling forcing her to open up her property to the public.
A school bus driver fired after refusing to be fingerprinted for a background check because she believed it would mean she was accepting the "mark of the devil" can sue her employer for religious discrimination, a federal judge has ruled.
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has blocked most of President Donald Trump's prohibition of transgender military service, while leaving the ban on Defense Department funding of gender reassignments intact.
A university police department detective who ordered the arrest of two students who would later be expelled for sexual assault allegations must first prove the reasonableness of the arrests before she can be determined immune from their civil rights lawsuit, a federal appeals court has ruled.
A hospital being sued by a black couple for medical malpractice over a birth injury had a legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason for striking black jurors from the jury panel, the Pennsylvania Superior Court has ruled.
Two aides to Democratic Congressman Bob Brady pleaded not guilty to allegedly helping Brady's campaign funnel a $90,000 payoff to former Philadelphia Judge Jimmie Moore for dropping out of the 2012 congressional primary.
The New Jersey Supreme Court has declined to decide whether remarks made to a reporter by a woman who claimed she was the subject of a bogus parking ticket, along with added comments by her lawyer, violated the confidentiality clause in her settlement with a municipality.
Philadelphia Controller Alan Butkovitz's recent report claiming the city can save $75 million annually by eliminating cash bail for low-level offenders contains key errors, according to a member of Mayor Jim Kenney's administration.
A former aide to ex-state House Speaker John M. Perzel arrested for concealing evidence in the "Computergate" scandal has lost his malicious prosecution case against the state officials who filed charges against him.
Employers are obligated to pay their employees for breaks of 20 minutes or less under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled in a precedential decision Friday.
The former same-sex partner of a child's biological mother cannot claim she is entitled to custody of the child since she has no biological connection to him, nor has she legally adopted him, the state Superior Court has ruled.
In response to perceived plaintiff-friendly jury instructions suggested in the wake of the state Supreme Court's landmark products liability ruling in Tincher v. Omega Flex, the Pennsylvania Defense Institute has released its own list of suggested jury instructions.
In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history and in the midst of a fierce national debate over gun control, a Pennsylvania federal judge has ruled that a former state trooper, who over a decade ago was involuntarily committed to a hospital for attempting suicide, can own firearms.
A project management oversight company that supervised an Amtrak construction project has agreed to pay the federal government $900,000 to resolve civil claims of improper billing, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has announced.
The city of Scranton, the Borough of Dunmore in Lackawanna County and two law firms that represented them during the sale of the Scranton Sewer Authority have been sued by a property owner alleging they unlawfully raked in over $87 million from the sale.
A Beaver County magisterial district judge who was suspended for allegedly making unwanted advances toward a clerk and verbally lashing out at others has been brought up on additional ethics charges for allegedly retaliating against the witnesses set to appear at his upcoming disciplinary trial.
Philadelphia City Controller Alan Butkovitz on Wednesday announced that the city could save $75 million every year by eliminating cash bail for low-level offenders, freeing up funds that would be spent on incarcerating the poor.
The legal team representing the plaintiffs in a slew of pelvic mesh cases in Philadelphia has fired back in response to defendant Ethicon Pharmaceuticals' argument that the plaintiffs' deposition requests are too much too late.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court declined to address whether a judge should have backed away from a now 20-year-old case that one of his colleagues stood to profit from. The justices did say, however, that recusal motions must be filed as early as possible.
U.S. District Judge Legrome D. Davis of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, most recently known for presiding over Philadelphia's Amtrak multidistrict litigation, is taking senior status, the clerk of courts announced Thursday.
Its commercials pepper daytime television and its billboards can be seen on highways in the Philadelphia area, but the personal injury firm of Morgan & Morgan has now attracted some unwanted attention.
A high-ranking public defender has sued the Defender Association of Philadelphia, claiming its leader demoted and chastised him for pointing out that a fellow attorney in the organization was representing hundreds of children without a law license.
A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a case filed by conservative group the American Civil Rights Union, which had demanded that the Philadelphia City Commissioners remove the names of inmates from the city's voter registration rolls.
The family of a man who died after a vein implant designed to stop blood clots migrated to his heart and caused fatal cardiac arrest has won a $3.2 million verdict against a Montgomery County hospital.
A federal appeals court has ruled in the case of a student-football player who suffered a traumatic brain injury during practice that while there was evidence of state-created danger, the coach did not violate the student's constitutional rights.
Samsung has asked the federal judge overseeing the putative class action litigation against it related to overheating phones to toss the claims out of court and send them to be resolved in arbitration.
A federal judge has ruled that because there are fewer valid claimants in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action against Rita's Water Ice than originally anticipated, each will get a larger share of the $3 million settlement fund.
A Philadelphia judge has dismissed criminal charges against Brandon Bostian, the engineer operating the Amtrak train that derailed and killed eight people, injuring dozens more in the Port Richmond section of the city in 2015.
A former Boscov's employee's settlement of workers' compensation claims does not prohibit him from bringing a Family and Medical Leave Act suit against the department store, a federal appeals court has ruled.
The White House has announced President Donald Trump's U.S. attorney nominees for the Middle and Western federal districts of Pennsylvania, but has not yet revealed his pick for the Philadelphia-based Eastern District.
The manufacturer of an airplane engine that allegedly failed midflight has been denied a retrial in a case that ended in a $2.7 million verdict for the widow of one of the passengers killed in the resulting fatal crash, a federal judge has ruled.
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