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1306 ABA Journal Pennsylvania articles.

SCOTUS adds cases on wayward presidential electors, contraceptive coverage exemptions
The U.S. Supreme Court added two high-profile cases on Friday to its docket concerning faithless presidential electors and expanded exemptions to mandated contraceptive coverage.
Afternoon Briefs: Law student expelled after posting flyers; Harvey Weinstein reportedly reaches $25M deal

Suspended law student is expelled after posting ‘okay to be white’ flyers

A suspended law student at Oklahoma City University was expelled after he posted flyers reading “It’s okay to…

2 sets of BigLaw firms confirm merger talks
If merger talks are successful between two sets of BigLaw firms, there will be two new entrants on the American Lawyer’s list of the nation’s 50 top law firms.
Afternoon Briefs: 2019 could be ‘decent year’ for law firms; tight schedule led to bar exam leak, report says

2019 will be a ‘decent year’ for law firms, report says

Law firm revenue grew 5.1% for the first nine months of 2019, largely because of billing rate growth of…

Afternoon Briefs: Law students object to ‘Carey Law’ name; First Step Act beneficiary charged with murder

‘Carey Law’ doesn’t sit well with some Pennsylvania students and grads

Law students and alumni at the University of Pennsylvania are not happy about its Nov. 8 name change and…

Law school in this state gets record $125M gift and new name
The University of Pennsylvania’s law school is getting a new name after receiving a record-setting $125 million gift from the W.P. Carey Foundation.
Lawyer practiced for 17 years despite suspension, disciplinary board says
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has disbarred a lawyer who was suspended 17 years ago but allegedly continued to practice law.
Judge accused of ‘partisan glee’ after $8B verdict says high-five allegations were fabricated
A Philadelphia judge accused of showing “partisan glee” and high-fiving jurors after they awarded $8 billion in a Risperdal case denied the allegation Wednesday and focused on the lawyers who made the accusation.
Motion accuses judge of ‘partisan glee’ after $8B Risperdal verdict
A Philadelphia judge is accused of showing “partisan glee” after jurors awarded $8 billion in punitive damages in a case brought by a man who contended his childhood use of the drug Risperdal had caused him to grow breasts.
Judge urges former teen serial killer to donate his brain to science
A Pennsylvania judge who resentenced a convicted serial killer on Tuesday urged the man to consider donating his brain to scientists studying criminal behavior.
Chief public defender is accused of giving comp time to employees for election day campaign work
The chief public defender of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, is facing charges for allegedly giving compensation time to employees for election day campaign work.
Former BigLaw leader is reprimanded for inappropriately touching lawyers at bench-bar conference

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s disciplinary board on Wednesday ordered a reprimand for a former law firm leader accused of becoming inebriated and inappropriately touching female lawyers at a bench-bar conference.

Ex-lawyer gets jail time for stealing from and vandalizing law firm; judge cites ‘vengeful’ sex toy purchase
A disbarred Pennsylvania lawyer was sentenced to 1½ to 3 years in prison on Wednesday for stealing from her Harrisburg law firm and vandalizing its offices after she was fired.
State supreme court sides with farmer over pig manure plan
A divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided Thursday that a farmer did not have to obey his township’s regulations when managing manure on his hog farm.
Ex-client sued by lawyer for alleged libel in negative review that stays atop ratings through editing
A Pittsburgh lawyer has sued a former client for alleged libel in a negative online review that stays atop Google ratings because of reposting and editing.

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