In a boxing match, at the end of each round the boxers return to their corners for one minute. In that time, their corner man, a trainer, goes over the past round and gives advice of what is wrong, h
In 2009, the American College of Trial Lawyers published a report by a task force on discovery. The overall conclusion was that discovery was destroying the civil judicial process: It costs too much,
The legal troubles faced by Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal took a big turn last month when reports surfaced that the university's board of trustees has agreed to pay $
Today's column is a summary of a program that I moderated at the 2013 Federal Bench Bar Conference on June 7 in Philadelphia. The participants were U.S. District Judge Mary McLaughlin of the Eastern
This is practical advice for the civil practitioner whose client organization becomes involved in a grand jury investigation or other official inquiry. This advice applies to an in-house general coun
The supervising judge of the grand jury investigating senior Penn State officials' response to reports of child sex abuse by Jerry Sandusky found his jurisdiction ended when the presentment was hande
This is a procedure that is slowly gaining acceptance in both state and federal courts, albeit with some significant opposition. Questions from jurors to witnesses during trial is promoted by some fe
Federal magistrate judges are playing a growing role in civil litigation in all three districts in Pennsylvania, as well as across the country. With consent of the parties, magistrate judges now cond
...E.K. Pratter and Peter Vaira of Vaira & Riley are set to address the Federal Courts Committee on "...
The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has amended its local Criminal Rule 32.7 to require mutual discovery of all material supplied to the probation officer by the prosecuto
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