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Plaintiff Gets Second Shot at Crashworthiness Case Against Volvo

By Max Mitchell |

In a ruling that hinted at potentially overturning the prohibition against introducing federal standards in strict products liability cases, the state Superior Court granted a new trial in a crashworthiness case against Volvo.

Compensation Handcuffs Partners, Delaying Lateral Move Season

By Lizzy McLellan |

In the wake of a busy late spring for lateral announcements, it appears that May and June movement may be the new normal, as more firms find ways to keep partners from leaving. Several recruiters who work in Pennsylvania said the late spring has become a busy time. In particular, two Pittsburgh-area recruiters said there has been a noticeable increase in lateral movement in May and June.

Post-Conviction Counsel 'Crisis' at Center of Court Hearing

By Max Mitchell |

Court-appointed attorneys may have come to Philadelphia Judge Teresa Sarmina's courtroom June 24 morning intending to represent indigent clients in post-conviction cases, but it was the Philadelphia court-appointed process that was on trial, with proceedings often breaking into heated exchanges where both the judge and attorneys despaired at the state of the system.

Congressman Chaka Fattah, D-Pennsylvania, listens to testimony from Attorney General Eric Holder during the Department of Justice Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Overview Hearing before the House Appropriations Committee on March 16, 2010.

Fattah Faces Long Odds on Conviction Appeal

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

Facing the probability of a stiff prison sentence and slim odds of having his conviction reversed on appeal, the fate of U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pennsylvania, seems all but sealed.

Brexit Leaves U.S. Regulatory Attorneys With Many Questions

By C. Ryan Barber, Cheryl Miller and Ben Seal |

Regulatory lawyers at law firm offices in the U.S. and overseas on Friday were scrambling to assess for clients the immediate and potential long-term effects of the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union.

Law Firms Face Uncertain Future As Brexit Result Hits Markets

Law firms across the U.K. and beyond are facing an uncertain future after Britain voted to leave the European Union.

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1970s Sandusky Victims Emerge as Issue in Paterno Defamation Suit

By Max Mitchell |

Several weeks after a judge revealed in an insurance dispute that Penn State officials may have known convicted serial child molester Jerry Sandusky abused children as early as the 1970s, these older claims are now at issue in a related defamation suit the family of Joe Paterno filed against the NCAA.

School Faces Constitutional Trouble for Letting Students Run in the Halls

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

A suit by a high school runner injured during a track practice session in the school's hallways has cleared a key hurdle.