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Attorney James 'Jim' Strawn Joins Burleson LLP As Of Counsel
Posted on 10 Feb 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PITTSBURGH - Burleson LLP has announced that James "Jim" Strawn, who has more than three decades of experience as an oil and gas attorney, has joined the energy law firm's Pittsburgh location as of counsel. Although based in Pennsylvania... 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

Dad Of Gas-Soaked Stun Gun Victim Sues Pennsylvania Police
Posted on 18 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PITTSBURGH - (AP) The father of a Pennsylvania man who had soaked himself in gasoline during a domestic dispute is suing the Pennsylvania State Police because his son caught fire and died when a trooper used a stun gun to subdue him. Shawn Mohney's... Read More

Column: Greed Is Root Cause Of Super Bowl Seating Debacle
Posted on 11 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

(AP) Negotiations toward a new NFL labor contract resumed Wednesday in the nation's capital in what had to be a good sign for players fearful of losing their fat paychecks. There was no immediate word on how much progress was made in the second bargaining... Read More

Judge Guts Snow Death Lawsuit Against Pittsburgh
Posted on 8 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PITTSBURGH - (AP) A federal judge threw out major portions of a lawsuit filed by the family of a Pittsburgh man who died at home after waiting 30 hours for help despite 10 calls to 911 during a record-setting snowstorm. Three ambulances failed to reach... Read More

ACLU Sues Pittsburgh Police Over Post-G-20 Conduct
Posted on 21 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PITTSBURGH - (AP) City police wrongly arrested 25 people and used unnecessary force against some of them to "punish" them for participating in or being near an anti-police brutality protest after the Group of 20 summit ended in the city last... Read More

Contractor Wants Iraqi Law To Decide Pennsylvania Lawsuit
Posted on 7 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PITTSBURGH - (AP) Attorneys for Houston-based military contractor KBR Inc. have asked a federal judge in Pittsburgh to apply Iraqi law to a lawsuit filed by the mother of a Pittsburgh-area soldier who was electrocuted while showering at a U.S. military... Read More

Family Sues Over Pittsburgh Man’s Unheeded 911 Calls
Posted on 2 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PITTSBURGH - (AP) The children of a man who died after waiting 30 hours for help despite 10 calls to 911 during a record-setting February snowstorm are suing, saying his death happened because of a total breakdown of the emergency medical system. The... Read More

Pa. Mom: Schools Turned Blind Eye To Sex Abuse
Posted on 19 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PITTSBURGH - (AP) The mother of a teenager allegedly molested in school by her math teacher sued the school district, accusing it of turning a blind eye to the abuse and failing to train its staff in the wake of other sex-abuse cases. The woman filed... Read More