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3rd Circuit Court

499 ABA Journal 3rd Circuit Court articles.

Hearing Transcripts to Go Online

The policy-making arm of the nation’s federal courts voted today to make it easier for both lawyers and the public to access court materials.

For lawyers, the big news is…

Video Surveillance Trips Up Insurer

An insurance company’s aggressive surveillance of an injured woman has led a federal appeals court to reopen the insurer’s decision to cut off disability benefits.

Hartford Insurance Co. continued the…

Lender Battles Could Cost Homeowners

As if struggling homeowners didn’t already have enough to worry about, insolvent lenders could saddle some with unexpected bills.

In a bankruptcy court battle in Delaware between American Home Mortgage…

1031 Exchange Firms Fail, Cost Investors

A number of successful real estate investors set for retirement are now scrambling to recover their money and facing big tax bills. The problem is, their assets reportedly were held…

Embarrassing Singers Get 3rd Circuit Attention

Appeals judges yesterday grilled a Justice Department attorney defending the government’s decision to fine CBS $550,000 for Janet Jackson’s halftime Superbowl performance in which she briefly exposed her breast.

DOJ…

3rd Circuit Weighs Indecency Fine

Oral arguments are scheduled for tomorrow in CBS’ appeal of a $550,000 record fine for Janet Jackson’s exposure of her right breast during a Superbowl halftime show.

David Solomon, a…

Qualcomm Loses Antitrust Appeal

A federal appeals court ruling against Qualcomm Inc. endorses competition and fair play when companies make assertions to boards that set standards for an industry.

Fordham law school professor Mark…

Drug Marketing Suits Test Civil Liability

Eight putative class action suits consolidated before a federal judge in Newark, N.J., will be among the first cases to test whether pharmaceutical companies may face civil liability for promoting…

Legality of Anti-Immigrant Laws Unclear

Anti-immigrant laws passed by states and municipalities are likely to face court challenges and an uncertain future.

It’s unclear whether local and state laws that attempt to regulate illegal immigration…

3rd Circuit Slashes Punitives

Pennsylvania lawyer David G. Concannon says his client’s quest for punitive damages against a nursing home management company has been “a nauseating roller coaster ride.”

It’s no wonder that Concannon…

Probation Too Cushy for Tax Evader

A federal appeals court has ruled that the owner of a construction company who evaded personal income taxes on his luxurious home should have received a prison sentence.

The opinion…

Lawyer Problems for Ex-Mayor

A court hearing today may determine whether Newark’s former mayor will keep either of two attorneys originally hired to defend him on corruption charges.

One lawyer says former mayor Sharpe…

Judge Sued Over Maserati Incident

A lawsuit claims a New Jersey judge should be tossed from the bench because of his actions against a man he accused of scratching his Maserati.

The suit, filed in…

Nexium False Ad Suit Pre-empted

A federal appeals court has ruled a state lawsuit challenging Nexium advertising claims is pre-empted by federal law and must be dismissed.

The ruling is a big win for pharmaceutical…

Parolees Win Same-Sex Rights

Two recently paroled methamphetamine dealers can continue in their relationship of more than 20 years, in spite of a rule that normally bars convicted felons from associating with one another…

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