3rd Circuit Court

471 ABA Journal 3rd Circuit Court articles.

Charlton Heston’s criticism of judge plays a part in 3rd Circuit decision

A defense lawyer in a murder case provided ineffective assistance of counsel for failing to seek the recusal of a judge who called an unusual in-chambers conference to inquire whether…

Meet Thomas Hardiman, said to be a ‘dark horse’ SCOTUS finalist

President Trump intends to announce his Supreme Court nominee next week amid speculation and differing media reports about the top contenders.

Two publications have named Judge Neil Gorsuch of…

Suit over Widener law school’s job statistics can’t be brought as a class action, 3rd Circuit rules

A federal appeals court has ruled for Widener University School of Law in a would-be class action claiming the school posted misleading job statistics.

The Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court…

3rd Circuit refuses to reseal damaging Cosby deposition, but questions ‘public moralist’ rationale

A federal appeals court on Monday refused to reseal documents revealing damaging admissions by Bill Cosby in a 2005 deposition.

The Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to…

Federal court suspension upheld for lawyer who sued Led Zeppelin; sanction stems from Usher case

The lawyer who lost a lawsuit against Led Zeppelin for copyright infringement won’t be able to practice in Philadelphia federal court temporarily as a result of a federal appeals…

3rd Circuit rejects NJ’s attempt to get around federal ban on sports betting

A federal appeals court has upheld a ban on sports betting in all but four states.

The ruling dealt a serious blow to New Jersey’s latest bid to expand its…

Partner who overheard lawyer discuss client merger is indicted for alleged insider trading

A real estate partner in the Philadelphia headquarters of a national law firm overheard a colleague talking with their shared legal assistant about an imminent client merger. Then he illegally…

3rd Circuit backs whistleblower in allowing retaliation suit against drug company to proceed

Mylan Pharmaceuticals won’t be allowed to dodge a retaliation suit filed by an ex-employee who claimed he was fired for being a whistleblower–at his previous job before he joined Mylan.

Courthouse shooter’s relatives convicted of cyberstalking, face possible life prison terms

A federal jury in Wilmington, Delaware, has convicted three family members of a courthouse shooter of cyberstalking causing death.

Lenore Matusiewicz and her children, David Matusiewicz and Amy Gonzalez, now…

Were relatives culpable in shooter’s deadly courthouse attack? Jury to decide in cyberstalking trial

A federal jury began deliberating Wednesday in an unusual cyberstalking case against three relatives of a man who committed a fatal courthouse shooting.

Prosecutors say the wife, son and daughter…

Federal cyberstalking trial blames courthouse shooter’s widow, son and daughter for slaying of woman

There’s no dispute that former police officer Thomas Matusiewicz shot two women to death at a Delaware courthouse on Feb. 11, 2013, as they were headed to a child-support hearing,…

Closing attorney gets 12 months for his role in mortgage-fraud scheme

A disbarred New Jersey lawyer was sentenced Thursday to a 12-month federal prison term for his role in a mortgage-fraud scheme.

Federal prosecutors said Amedeo Gaglioti, 60, issued two sets…

Lawyer sues owner of racehorse American Pharoah for $10M, says response to client’s suit defamed him

A New York lawyer representing a man seeking repayment of a claimed seven-figure gambling debt from the the owner of Triple Crown contender American Pharoah has now added a new…

Led Zeppelin denies most allegations in ‘Stairway to Heaven’ suit, but admits ‘exceptional talent’

Led Zeppelin denied liability last week in its answer to a federal copyright infringement lawsuit that challenges the authorship of the group’s iconic “Stairway to Heaven” song.

But a few…

Law firm asks 3rd Circuit to block court-ordered interviews of over 30 clients

Facing sanctions over thalidomide birth-defect litigation that was determined to be either baseless or time-barred, did the plaintiffs’ law firm dismiss 27 cases for its own benefit?

That is the…

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