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Law school dean, common pleas court judge nominated to Pa. SC

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf this week announced his picks for two vacancies on the seven-member state Supreme Court.

Pa. appellate court affirms $1M jury verdict, cites inconsistencies in defense expert opinions

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - Following appeals from both parties, a panel of judges in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania has affirmed a jury's $1 million verdict for a former auto mechanic after detailing expert inconsistencies on behalf of Ford Motor Company.

Summary judgment reversed: '300 week' standard not applicable in asbestos cases

HARRISBURG Pa. (Legal Newsline) - A Pennsylvania appeals court has reversed a summary judgment order for an electricity company on the grounds that the Workers' Compensation Act's "300 week" requirement does not apply to mesothelioma cases.

Pa. SC to hear challenge over judges' retirement age next month

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case challenging the state's mandatory retirement age for judges.

Disciplinary panel: Pa. SC justice Melvin shouldn't be paid

Melvin HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - Pennsylvania's Court of Judicial Discipline ruled Thursday that suspended state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin should not be paid while awaiting trial for criminal charges.

Pa. starting new procedures for 'cy pres' funds

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) -- New rules announced May 11 by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania direct unclaimed money from class-action lawsuits be mandated to provide legal services for low-income Pennsylvanians.

Former Pa. Chief Justice negotiated raise with lawmakers, suit claims

Castille HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - Pennsylvania's former and current Supreme Court Chief Justices recently decided to fire back against a lawsuit alleging misconduct on the Court.