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499 ABA Journal 3rd Circuit Court articles.

Relief for Lawyers in $20 M Lender Bounced-Checks Case

There is relief in sight for lawyers in Georgia and elsewhere who covered perhaps $20 million in bounced checks issued by a mortgage lender.

After hearing from Edwin R. Neel,…

Ruling Speeds NJ Foreclosures

A federal appeals court has cleared up a dispute in New Jersey over how long homeowners have to cure a mortgage default.

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401(k) Class Action Reinstated

A federal appeals court has ruled a former employee who cashed out of his 401(k) plan has standing to sue for mismanagement.

The July 31 ruling (PDF) by…

Judge Voids Hazleton Immigration Law

In a ruling with national implications, a federal judge in Pennsylvania today struck down a controversial Hazleton municipal ordinance that would have imposed hefty fines on businesses for hiring illegal…

Firm’s Archive Search Not Illegal

A Pennsylvania law firm has emerged unscathed from its trip through the “Wayback Machine.”

Judge Robert Kelly of Philadelphia has ruled Harding, Earley, Follmer & Frailey did not infringe a…

Motion to Bar Bush Mention Denied

A federal judge in Philadelphia has turned down an unusual request to bar mention of the president’s name and the Iraq war during a trial scheduled to begin on Monday.

3rd Circuit Nominee a Surprise

One of President Bush’s four recent nominees to federal appeals courts faces an uphill battle because of concerns expressed by two Democratic home-state senators.

Bush nominated Shalom Stone to the…

CIGNA Judge: High Fees Justified

A federal judge has approved $21.3 million in fees for plaintiffs’ attorneys who obtained a $93 million settlement in a suit against CIGNA Corp. for securities fraud.

U.S. District Judge…

Measure Cages ‘Rat’ Web Site

A second federal court has taken steps to protect the identities of defendants who cooperate with authorities.

The Eastern District of Pennsylvania will no longer post sentencing and plea dockets…

Bad Call Raises Judge’s Ire

A federal judge has notified federal prosecutors about the conduct of three lawyers defending a mortgage company.

U.S. District Judge Harold Ackerman sent letters summarizing the facts to the

Ex-Mayor Indicted

The former mayor of Newark, N.J., has been indicted on charges he used city credit cards to pay for more than $58,000 in personal expenses and sold city land to…

Cockfighting Soon Illegal in 50 States

Cockfighting will soon be illegal in all 50 states. A bill banning the sport in Louisiana, the only state where it is currently legal, was signed yesterday by the state…

Animal Fight Promoters Challenge Law

Broadcasters of cockfights and dog fights are challenging a federal law that bars depictions of animal cruelty for commercial gain.

In a case pending before a federal appeals court in…

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,…

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