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1445 ABA Journal Pennsylvania articles.

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…

Slowdown for Fast-Track Pa. Lawyer

Only a year ago, Michael A. Adler was on a seeming fast track to major career success.

For one thing, he had been named a “Lawyer on the Fast Track”…

80-Plus = Too Old to Raise Grandchild?

A Philadelphia couple, aged 85 and 89, have at least temporarily lost custody of their 5-year-old grandson, whom they had cared for since his birth, apparently because a family court…

Guard Changing at Cozen O’Connor

The guard is about to change Cozen O’Connor, a 546-lawyer Philadelphia-based law firm known as an international insurance coverage powerhouse.The two name partners, although they have signed employment contracts to…

Bribe Puts Would-Be Legal Eagle’s Fledgling Law Career at Risk

A New Jersey man’s fledgling law career is not off to a good start.

Eager to get into a well-regarded law school, Kevin B. Siangchin of North Plainfield tried to…

Suit Over Lawyers’ Conversation Dismissed

A Philadelphia judge has dismissed a defamation suit against Cozen O’Connor that was based on a phone conversation between lawyers.

The suit by an heir to a building fortune says…

Rival Outfoxed by PA DA’s Ballot Move

An incumbent Pennsylvania prosecutor who is professionally known by her maiden name, Fox, pulled a fast one on him at election time, contends her rival, whose middle name is also…

Court Finds Media Right to Juror Names

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that the media has a First Amendment right to juror names.

Writing yesterday (PDF) for a unanimous court, Chief Justice Ralph…

An Evolving Conflict

Intelligent-Design Proponents May Have Lost a Battle, but They’ll Continue the Fight

Learning The Business Basics

Pittsburgh Firm Teams With Wharton School to Boost Profile in World Market

A Little Off the Top

Diner Flips His Wig After Prankster Pulls the Rug Out From Over Him