Business / Law


 Mumia Abu-Jamal is serving a life sentence for the 1981 shooting death of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner.

Suit claims ‘Silencing Act’ restricting speech of Pa. inmates is unconstitutional

The law allows prosecutors or crime victims to seek an injunction when an convict’s behavior may cause a state of “mental anguish.”

3 days ago


First transgender discrimination case to challenge ADA’s constitutionality

A transgender woman fired from her job, filed a discrimination suit making claims under both the ADA and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

2 days ago


 Kathryn L. Harrison

People on the Move: 1/27/2015

Promotions, hirings and awards in the Pittsburgh legal community

3 days ago


Business Workshop: New visa agreement improves travel between U.S. and China

Agreement extends validity of U.S. and Chinese non-immigrant, multiple-entry visas to 10 years for tourists and business travelers.

3 days ago


Elder Law: Intra-family loans can spell trouble for elderly, children alike

Transactions among family member done on nothing more than a handshake can have unintended consequences.

5 days ago


 A working adjustable crescent wrench built in a 3D printer from a computer drawing in the manufacturing lab at Butler Community College.

Len Boselovic’s Heard off the Street: 3-D printing advances open up frontier of legal fights

Technology that makes it easy to make something designed by someone else could lead to battles over intellectual property rights.

5 days ago


Drilling contamination case narrowed against Cabot in Susquehanna County

A federal judge curtailed claims in a suit over allegations oil and gas drilling led to the contamination in the township’s water supply.

1 week ago


New Pennsylvania Chief Justice Thomas Saylor seen as bringing leadership by consensus

The changing of the guard of state court chief justices marks a  shift in leadership styles.

1 week ago


Business Workshop: Premium reimbursements a bad choice for employers

The federal government has made it clear: Employers who offer to reimburse employees for the costs are going to face penalties and taxes.

1 week ago


Different themes for Pennsylvania’s three federal districts

There’s football in the Eastern District, civil rights in the Middle District and cybercrimes in the Western District.

2 weeks ago


 Hugh Caperton

Trial becomes latest chapter in feud between West Virginia coal executive and Massey Energy

In 17 years, Hugh Caperton’s case  has taken him to West Virginia’s Supreme Court as well as the U.S. and Virginia supreme courts.

2 weeks ago


 Ronald D. Castille

After 21 years on Pennsylvania Supreme Court bench, Ronald D. Castille retires

Ronald D. Castille said there were many challenges to deal with during his tenure as chief justice, most notably, scarce funding.

3 weeks ago


Business Workshop: Self-insurance for small businesses

For years, companies with more than 500 employees have been able to reduce their health insurance costs by turning to self-insured plans.

3 weeks ago


 Tricia S. Baldridge

People on the move: 1/6/2015

Tucker Arensberg, Rothman Gordon, Burns White and more

3 weeks ago



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