3rd Circuit Court

U.S. Supreme Court

Rap music scholars aim to educate SCOTUS in threats case

Securities Law

3rd Circuit upholds insider-trading conviction based on information gleaned through AA friendship

Constitutional Law

Civil rights group sues Philly DA, says illegal civil forfeiture ‘machine’ helps fund office

Legal Ethics

Restriction on judicial quotes in lawyer ads violates First Amendment, 3rd Circuit rules

White-Collar Crime

Lawyer accused in $6M client theft won’t face criminal or civil trial; where money went is unknown

White-Collar Crime

Pro se attorney credits holy card for acquittal in racketeering trial, along with 2 other lawyers

Trials & Litigation

Ex-business partner of lawyer convicted in ‘kids for cash’ seeks freeze on incoming $150M legal fee

Court Security

Woman who says she was attacked in court by sheriff’s deputy settles civil rights lawsuit for $90K

Opening Statements

Consumer activists seek to challenge ‘protectionist’ funeral laws

Criminal Procedure

Was federal judge on ‘hit list’ reportedly found in courthouse shooter’s belongings?

Trials & Litigation

Mixed verdict in Philly ticket-fix conspiracy case: 2 judges acquitted, 4 guilty on only one count

Tort Law

2 men who say they discarded $1M winning Powerball ticket sue lottery commission

Cybersecurity

DOJ charges Russian in ‘Cryptolocker’ and ‘Project Zeus’ attacks, says US victims lost over $100M

Trials & Litigation

Federal judge blasts lawyer who sued Usher and called opponents ‘cry babies’ in written filing

Constitutional Law

Federal judge strikes Pennsylvania ban on same-sex marriage; 19 states now OK such weddings

Criminal Justice

Job offers lured men to NJ town where threats and violence procured religious divorces, feds say

Consumer Law

Law firm’s revised debt-collection letter results in $49.5K settlement of federal class action

Constitutional Law

3rd Circuit frees email hacker ‘weev’; says feds tried and convicted him in wrong venue

Trials & Litigation

Claiming prosecutorial misconduct in Sandusky probe, ex-Penn State president sues state AG’s office

First Amendment

Ruling banning secret arbitrations in Del. Chancery Court won’t be overturned by SCOTUS