Pennsylvania

White-Collar Crime

Longtime law library director who gave workers unauthorized county-paid perks gets jail time

Court Security

Kidnapper charged in claimed plot to abduct judge, prison officials and others

Criminal Justice

Lawyer seeks return of his wine collection seized in liquor investigation

Judiciary

‘Unorthodox gimmick’ in former justice’s sentence is voided

Legal Ethics

Accepting 243-pound pot shipment from undercover cop leads to lawyer’s disbarment

Criminal Justice

Jailed for 48 hours for not paying $2K in truancy fines, woman suffers heart failure and dies

Constitutional Law

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

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS sends inmate’s claim he didn’t authorize cert petition to ethics board

White-Collar Crime

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

Business of Law

Law firm sues now-former name partners after 16 lawyers exit in 3-way split

Trials & Litigation

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

Trials & Litigation

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

Real Estate & Property Law

Murder-suicide does not have to be disclosed to home buyer, state supreme court says

Judiciary

Man wearing T-shirt with judge’s picture and ethics reference is asked to leave courthouse

Trials & Litigation

Judge nixes $50 contempt fine for saggy pants worn by attendee at court hearing

Contracts

Jury says brothers must split winning $1M lottery ticket, but ruling leaves tax issue unresolved

Trials & Litigation

Judge rejects ‘absurd’ claim by ex-clients, awards $500K in legal fees, blasts new counsel

Criminal Justice

Delay in Sandusky charges was ‘within acceptable bounds of prosecutorial discretion,’ report says

Intellectual Property

DA settles suit over ‘some silly picture’ uploaded to his Twitter account

Law Schools

Penn State to operate two law schools