Max Mitchell

Allocatur Alteration Spurs Clash of Justices in UM Case

Max Mitchell

Two weeks after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court heard arguments about what it takes to preserve a demand for arbitration in an uninsured motorist case, the court took the unusual step of issuing an order that tweaked the question the court is preparing consider.

$2 Million Settlement Reached in Table Saw Amputation Lawsuit

Max Mitchell

A man who amputated his finger with a table saw has settled claims against the toolmaker and the saw's owner for $2 million between them, according to the plaintiff's attorneys.

Teachers Fired Over Plans to Report Suspected Abuse Can Proceed With Claims

Max Mitchell

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has reinstated two wrongful termination cases brought by teachers alleging they were fired because they planned to report suspected child abuse or neglect to a state agency.

Saw Maker, Owner Settle Finger Amputation Suit for $2M

Max Mitchell

A man who amputated his finger with a table saw has settled claims against the toolmaker and the saw's owner for $2 million between them, according to the plaintiff's attorneys.

5 Judicial Candidates Dinged for Failing to File Finance Reports

Max Mitchell and Zack Needles

Five judicial candidates who were successful in the latest primary, including two running for statewide appellate court benches, were listed by the Pennsylvania Department of State as failing to file the latest campaign finance reports in the lead-up to last week's primary.

Judicial Contenders for Statewide Courts Come Into Focus

Max Mitchell

Twenty candidates seeking seats on three statewide courts faced off May 16. With seven statewide seats available, a total of 14 candidates won their party's nomination. Although the top vote-getters in the three statewide races had all received their party's endorsement in the lead-up to the primary

Sprague, Abraham Seek to Revive Their Bid to Oust Williams

Max Mitchell

After their case seeking to oust Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams was tossed earlier this week, attorney Richard Sprague and former District Attorney Lynne Abraham have filed an appeal with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Judicial Primary Results Mixed for Party-Endorsed, Bar-Recommended Candidates

Max Mitchell

On Tuesday, Philadelphians effectively chose the nine judicial candidates who will be taking seats on the Common Pleas and Municipal Court benches next year.

Krasner Win Stokes Anxiety in DA's Office

Max Mitchell

Civil rights attorney Larry Krasner ­handily won the Democratic primary in the district attorney's race Tuesday, running on a platform of bringing sweeping change to the office, and that has made some current assistant district attorneys very concerned, according to former prosecutors and defense at

Phila. Sues Wells Fargo Over Alleged Discriminatory Lending

Max Mitchell

Philadelphia has sued Wells Fargo, alleging the bank violated the Fair Housing Act by targeting minority borrowers with high-risk and high-interest loans. The lawsuit is the first that a city has lodged against a financial institution since a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling established that municip

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