Pennsylvania

1221 ABA Journal articles on Pennsylvania.

Partner’s son admits embezzling $827K from law firm, says details are fuzzy because of drugs

The son of a partner in a Pittsburgh law firm pleaded guilty to bank fraud for embezzling $827,000 from the firm while serving as office manager.

Anthony Calaiaro, 34, pleaded…

Rulings make judges legislative targets; impeachment bid in Pennsylvania
Combative lawmakers in some states are trying to punish judges for their decisions. In Pennsylvania, the rebellion includes a call for impeachment.
Trump nominates 9 to federal court vacancies

Updated: Nine more nominees for federal judgeships were announced Tuesday by the White House.

The newest wave of nominees are:

• Mark Bennett, former attorney general of Hawaii, to…

Alito denies GOP request to stay Pennsylvania order in partisan gerrymandering case
Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. has denied a request by Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania to stay an order by the state's top court that requires the redrawing of a congressional district map in a partisan gerrymandering case.
Pennsylvania legislative leader defies court order to turn over map data in gerrymandering case

Pennsylvania Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati informed the Pennsylvania Supreme Court he won’t comply with a court order to provide voter records and mapmaking material in a partisan gerrymandering…

Pennsylvania’s top court tosses congressional map, finds state constitutional violation

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Monday that a congressional district map benefiting Republicans violates the state constitution, and it ordered state lawmakers to submit a new plan by Feb. 9.

Some states are welcoming back ex-offenders to work behind bars

In 2010, Cindy Stubbs was nearing the end of a 14-year sentence in a South Carolina prison, determined never to return. A mother of four, locked up on gun and…

Amish family ordered by state appellate court to use electric sewer pump

A split three-judge panel representing a Pennsylvania appellate court has ordered an Old Order Amish family, whose religious beliefs frown upon the use of electricity, to connect to a municipal…

Pittsburgh firms team up to offer AI contract review software to clients

Two Pittsburgh-based businesses—the law firm Horty, Springer, & Mattern and legal tech company LegalSifter—are teaming up to provide clients with new artificial intelligence contract review software.

“It’s the next logical…

Judge punishes lawyer for using hashtag #killinnazis, tosses $27.8M Xarelto verdict on other grounds
A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday overturned a $27.8 million verdict against the makers of the blood thinner Xarelto in a lawsuit by an Indiana woman who claimed the drug caused severe gastrointestinal bleeding.
Hazing death leads to fraternity’s 10-year ban from Pennsylvania

A Pennsylvania judge has banned the fraternity Pi Delta Psi from operating in the state after the hazing death of Chun Hsien Deng, a 2013 freshman pledge.

Prosecutors brought criminal…

3 days into new job, Philadelphia DA Krasner fires 31 staff members

New Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner fired 31 members of the office three days into the job.

The move makes “clear his intention to take the office in a different…

Programmer-turned-lawyer uses his computer skills to help disadvantaged clients

Philadelphia employment lawyer Michael Hollander is using skills from his past life as a computer programmer to help automate processes in his job helping disadvantaged clients for Community Legal Services.

Lawyer and the payday lender he advised are convicted

A corporate and banking lawyer has been convicted of racketeering conspiracy along with the payday lender he advised on how to avoid state caps on loan interest rates.

Federal jurors…

I Did It Norway: Some American prisons are singing a European tune

In August, when the solar eclipse passed over South Boise Women’s Correctional Center in Idaho, the officers held lunch early, handed out protective sunglasses, and invited the women outside to…

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