Pennsylvania

1326 ABA Journal Pennsylvania articles.

‘Landmark decision’ backs cheerleader kicked off squad for Snapchat F-word post
A federal appeals court has ruled that a Pennsylvania school district violated a high school cheerleader’s First Amendment rights when it kicked her off the squad for a Snapchat message.
Former BigLaw lawyer can start the process to return to practice after prison sentence, state supreme court says
Corrected: A former Fox Rothschild partner who was sentenced to federal prison for insider trading may start the reinstatement process to practice law again, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled earlier this week.
Lawyer disbarred for secretly referring his law firm’s clients to outside lawyers
A Pennsylvania lawyer has consented to disbarment after his conviction for defrauding his law firm out of $3.4 million by secretly referring its personal injury clients to outside lawyers for a cut of the fees generated.
The new world of litigating workplace disputes with social media

Social media has undoubtedly changed the way we communicate, receive news and stay connected in our personal lives. But social media is a headache, once we consider legal and compliance best practices when such interactions in the workplace go awry.

Afternoon Briefs: Judicial council halts statewide COVID-19 bail schedule; Amazon pauses police use of facial recognition tech

California ends statewide bail policy enacted to stop COVID-19 spread in jails

The California Judicial Council voted Wednesday to end a statewide emergency bail schedule enacted in early April in…

Former BigLaw paralegal claims she was fired for reporting comment about too-tight pants
A paralegal has filed a retaliation lawsuit against McGuireWoods that claims that she was fired for reporting an office administrator’s complaint about the pants that she was wearing.
Afternoon Briefs: Pryor Cashman associate gets bond; firm’s contact form crashes after pro bono offer

Judge OKs bond for 2 lawyers charged in Molotov cocktail attack

Two lawyers accused in a Molotov cocktail attack on an unoccupied New York police car can be released…

Afternoon Briefs: Man who recorded Arbery video faces charges; Flynn judge asked for response

Official explains charges against man who recorded Arbery video

The charges brought against the man who recorded the fatal shooting of black jogger Ahmaud Arbery represent a significant expansion…

SCOTUS refuses to block Pennsylvania order shutting down most businesses
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block enforcement of a Pennsylvania executive order that shuts down businesses if they are not “life-sustaining.”
Afternoon Briefs: Public defender group bypasses judge; top state court upholds COVID-19 business shutdown

Public defender group bypasses judge who rejected all release bids

The Defender Association of Philadelphia has withdrawn all its petitions for inmate release before Judge Anne Marie Coyle, after she…

Lawyer sues over social media posts claiming he made racist remarks in social distancing tiff
A Philadelphia lawyer has filed a defamation suit against a jogger and her cousin over their posts on social media about a confrontation over social distancing.
Cops charge people for coughing on grocery store shelves, police officers during pandemic
People accused of intentionally coughing on grocery store shelves and police officers are facing criminal charges, as is one man accused of licking grocery containers.
Lawyer who let judge use his beach house wins reinstatement
A Pennsylvania lawyer has won reinstatement to practice after his suspension for letting a Luzerne County judge use his beach house in exchange for the appointment of a favorable arbitrator.
Lawyer who gave up law practice 50 years ago has new legal career at 82
A lawyer who was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar after immigrating from India in 1970 found that few law firms were willing to hire an immigrant. He turned to social work instead and helped raise his family.
Jerry Sandusky prosecutor and ex-Penn State general counsel are disciplined for actions in the case
On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court suspended a prosecutor in the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse case and reprimanded the former general counsel of Pennsylvania State University, where Sandusky had worked as an assistant football coach.

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