3rd Circuit Court

471 ABA Journal 3rd Circuit Court articles.

Sanctions Weighed in Associate Blunder

A federal judge is asking federal prosecutors and state disciplinary authorities to review lawyers’ conduct in connection with four mortgage fraud cases.

U.S. District Judge Harold Ackerman of Newark, N.J.,…

Lawyer’s Contact Not a Violation

A federal appeals court has ruled that a lawyer for a discrimination plaintiff did not violate ethics rules by communicating directly with an employee for the defendant.

As a result,…

Philadelphia Fee-dom

The 3rd Circuit tackles settlements that leave clients wanting, insurers burning

Last Resorts of Court

One date that’s on almost every federal judge’s calendar this summer is the meeting of his or her circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, at which trial and appellate…

Lifetime Internet Ban Overturned

A federal appeals court has overturned a lifetime ban on Internet use imposed on a man who pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography.

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals based in Philadelphia ruled the sentence violated a statute that requires post-prison restrictions on defendants to be narrowly tailored, the Legal Intelligencer reports.

Appeals Court Refuses to Disqualify Judge in Coroner Case

A Philadelphia-based federal appeals court has refused to disqualify U.S. District Judge Arthur Schwab from presiding over the trial of coroner Cyril Wecht.

Recruit Suit

Supreme Court to Consider Interplay of Federal Funding and First Amendment

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