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Pennsylvania Civil Practice, Fifth Edition, Integrates Most Relevant Up-To-Date Case Law
Posted on 11 Oct 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Pennsylvania Civil Practice, Fifth Edition, integrates the most relevant, reliable and up-to-date case law with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's latest Rules of Civil Procedure and practice, referencing Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes... Read More

ABA Provides Ethical Guidance on ESI; Pennsylvania, Florida Update Procedural Rules
Posted on 11 Sep 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

In case you were thinking of playing fast and loose with digital client information, new rules require you to think again. The American Bar Association (ABA) recently amended the Model Rules of Professional Conduct to guide lawyers on use of technology... Read More

Abbey Spanier LLP: Social Media Accounts Are Fair Game in Discovery
Posted on 18 Feb 2014 by Abbey Spanier

A recent Pennsylvania State Court order granting a defendant’s motion to compel the production of one of the plaintiff’s Facebook log-in credentials found that social media accounts– even if set to private –are fair game in discovery... Read More

Duane Morris: Pennsylvania Superior Court Holds Communications Between Attorneys, Experts Not Discoverable
Posted on 15 Dec 2011 by Duane Morris LLP

In a significant reversal of its prior opinion, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, sitting en banc , has ruled in Barrick v. Holy Spirit Hospital 1 that communications between an attorney and his or her expert witness are not discoverable under the Pennsylvania... Read More

Max Kennerly: New Pennsylvania Rules Of Civil Procedure Relating To Electronic Discovery Take Effect Aug. 1
Posted on 30 Jul 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Effective Aug. 1, 2012, the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure will include, for the first time, rules specifically relating to electronically stored information. The amendments differ from the corresponding Federal Rules, adopting a "proportionality"... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: Pennsylvania Adopts Limited Set Of E-Discovery Rules
Posted on 13 Aug 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Philip N. Yannella and Maura E. McKenna In a move likely to be greeted as much with criticism as relief, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently adopted a very limited set of amendments to the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure that are expressly... Read More

Pennsylvania Judge Provides Great Resource For Anyone Researching Social Media Discovery Issues
Posted on 23 Jul 2012 by Philip Miles

In Trail v. Lesko (opinion here) , Allegheny County Judge Wettick provided a great resource for anyone researching social media discovery issues. Judge Wettick authored a 20-page opinion, running through nine Pennsylvania state court decisions addressing... Read More

Max Kennerly On The New Pennsylvania Rules Of Civil Procedure Relating To Electronic Discovery
Posted on 30 Jul 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Effective Aug. 1, 2012, the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure will include, for the first time, rules specifically relating to electronically stored information. The amendments differ from the corresponding Federal Rules, adopting a "proportionality"... Read More

Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett Nominates Linda L. Kelly As Attorney General
Posted on 11 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Gov. Tom Corbett has nominated Linda L. Kelly to succeed him as Pennsylvania attorney general. Kelly has been a prosecutor for more than 30 years, serving as both an assistant district attorney in Allegheny County and most recently... Read More

Going to School . . . Divorce Style
Posted on 10 Sep 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently decided a case involving a very common issue arising in school districts across the country due to the splitting up of families: what are a district’s responsibilities with getting a student to school when... Read More

U.S. High Court Denies Review Of Last Pending Appeal Of Generic Label-Update Claim
Posted on 18 May 2015 by Tom Moylan

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on May 18 denied review in the last pending “failure-to-update-warnings” preemption appeal by generic drug manufacturers ( Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., et al. v. Paul E. Hassett... Read More

Bankruptcy Judge Again Denies Confirmation Of Pittsburgh Corning's Reorganization Plan
Posted on 20 Jun 2011 by Emerson Heffner

PITTSBURGH - (Mealey's) Changes that Pittsburgh Corning Corp. (PCC) made to its Chapter 11 plan of reorganization following denial of plan confirmation in 2006 have not made the plan confirmable, though the plan's problems can still be fixed,... Read More

Pennsylvania State Court Jury Awards $10 Million In 2nd Topamax Birth Defect Trial
Posted on 20 Nov 2013 by Tom Moylan

PHILADELPHIA — (Mealey’s) A Pennsylvania state court jury on Nov. 18 awarded more than $10 million to a family whose son was born with a cleft palate allegedly caused by his mother’s use of the antiepileptic drug Topamax during pregnancy... Read More

Judge Denies Preliminary Approval Of $760 Million NFL Concussion Settlement
Posted on 14 Jan 2014 by Christopher Bauer

PHILADELPHIA — (Mealey’s) The Pennsylvania federal judge overseeing the National Football League concussion injury multidistrict litigation issued an order Jan. 14 denying a motion seeking preliminary approval of a previously announced proposed... Read More