Pennsylvania

Legal Ethics

Judge won’t budge on $1M sanction against lawyer; discounts legal technician’s testimony

Criminal Justice

Grand jury says state attorney general orchestrated leak and coverup

Civil Procedure

3rd Circuit says feds missed forfeiture deadline, awards gold coins worth $80M to dealer’s heirs

Trials & Litigation

Reed Smith can’t arbitrate malpractice claim; ex-client, an attorney, didn’t sign required form

White-Collar Crime

Former state supreme court judge mails court-ordered apology letters

Business of Law

Fox Rothschild opens Chicago office

Trials & Litigation

Judge orders embattled state AG to show why she shouldn’t be held in contempt for axing prosecutor

White-Collar Crime

Now-retired judge takes misdemeanor plea after dismissing DUI case for courtroom prosecutor’s nephew

Government Law

Nursing homes ask court to nix Cohen Milstein probe and void contingency-fee pact with state AG

Business of Law

Steptoe lays off 32, including 14 attorneys, following energy-price drop

White-Collar Crime

AG: Former bar president charged with UPL after 10 years in practice never attended law school

Trials & Litigation

Man dodges jury duty 11 times but is arrested when he comes to court to contest child-support ruling

Trials & Litigation

Retired judge could lose pension after pleading guilty to stealing cocaine evidence in his cases

Evidence

Driver denies role in fatal accident but is arrested when victim’s torso is found in his car

Trials & Litigation

Ex-president sues Penn State and Louis Freeh over published report of Sandusky investigation

Business of Law

2nd name partner exits Nelson Brown for Goldberg Segalla, along with 6 more attorneys in NC office

Government Law

DA beats $65 parking ticket but pays anyway

Personal Lives

Philadelphia lawyer creates app to help the homeless

Legal Ethics

Top state court rebuffs judge’s constitutional challenge to moonlighting ban

Disability Law

Lawyer’s claustrophobia ADA suit survives motion to dismiss