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Pennsylvania

1440 ABA Journal Pennsylvania articles.

Ballard in CA, Competitor’s MP at Helm

Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll is opening an office in Los Angeles with the expectation that it will help the 500-lawyer Philadelphia-based law firm strengthen its flagship real estate and…

Hotel Pays $1.2 M for Toilet Injury

The Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a lawsuit by a woman injured when her hotel room toilet broke away from the…

Client Balks at Bare-Bones Bill

The school board for the Bethlehem, Pa., area wasn’t sure about paying a $60,670 charge by the board’s legal counsel until they actually saw the bill.

But they were even…

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…

Viewing Child Porn Violates Possession Law, Court Rules

A Pennsylvania appeals court has ruled in an en banc opinion that a defendant can be charged with possession of child pornography even though he did not download the images…

Citizen Complaint re Cozen O’Connor

Cozen O’Connor’s new president and chief executive officer has been in charge of the Philadelphia-based international insurance coverage powerhouse for less than a month.

But Thomas A. “Tad” Decker and…

New Charges Mulled in Old Shooting

Police officer Walter Barclay died this week, more than 40 years after he suffered a gunshot wound while trying to stop a beauty shop burglary. Now prosecutors are weighing whether…

Philly Firm Won’t Hike Associate Pay

One big Philadelphia law firm has decided to buck the trend by refusing to increase salaries for first-year associates.

Fox Rothschild will continue to pay new associates $125,000, the

Suit Targets Lawyer in Trust Dispute

An animal shelter has accused a Pittsburgh lawyer of improperly diverting money from a widow’s estate to three of his favored charities.

The no-kill Pittsburgh shelter, Animal Friends, claims Gregory…

Indicted Appeals Judge Suspended

A Pennsylvania appeals judge has been suspended as he fights charges of insurance fraud.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered the suspension of Judge Michael Joyce on Friday, the

Indicted Appeals Judge Seeks Re-Election

A Pennsylvania appellate judge is vowing to run in a November retention election despite federal charges that he filed fraudulent claims with two insurers following a 2001 car crash.

Judge…

Circuit City-Initiated Search OK’d

A Pennsylvania appeals court has upheld a police search for computer files of child pornography done after employees at a Circuit City store spotted suspicious downloads.

The defendant had no…

Party Almost Over for 2007 ‘Summers’

Question: When can a law student get paid for traveling to London? Answer: When he or she is working as a summer associate at Dechert.

The 1000-attorney firm took all…

$107 Million Award Overturned

Ernst & Young has dodged a $102.7 million bullet.

The appellate-level Pennsylvania Superior Court has overturned an award of that amount, imposed because of procedural legal gaffes by the accounting…

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…

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