- Represented a national media conglomerate and one of its regional newspapers in a libel action filed by a Pennsylvania businessman alleging $54 million in damages relating to Indian casinos in California.
- We have represented media clients across the nation in grievances under collective bargaining agreements, decertification petitions and National Labor Relations Board proceedings.
- Served as lead counsel for a consortium of media outlets, we obtained emergency review by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which issued an opinion requiring state-court pretrial criminal proceedings to be open to the media, expanding Pennsylvania law beyond federal constitutional requirements.
- Represented a major national magazine when a Pennsylvania physician filed a multimillion-dollar libel action in connection with an article about physicians with troubled pasts.
- Represented a national newspaper when a former prison counselor sued over a story about a major sports figure's alleged sexual relations with a fellow staff member.
- Represented a best-selling police author and his nationally renowned publishers in libel, copyright and civil rights claims filed by a former death-row inmate. The case reached the United States Supreme Court.
- Represented a television station when a police officer charged with civil rights violations sued for defamation after being mentioned in a newscast.
- We were lead counsel for a consortium of Pittsburgh media seeking to obtain the police videotape of the arrest and beating of a motorist. We secured the videotape over the objection of the District Attorney, enabling our client to "scoop" its competitors by broadcasting the videotape before they were able to obtain a copy.
- We recently represented a national news wire service in successfully seeking access to documents filed under seal in a high-profile asbestos-related bankruptcy case.
- Represented a national publisher when sued by a source in reporting a story about a nationally known sports broadcaster.
- We have represented a television station in connection with the repeated attempt by a District Attorney's office to obtain reporters' work product by police search warrant. After negotiation and threatened litigation, the prosecutors have discontinued the practice of using search warrants.
- Represented a national newspaper when a former police inspector sued over an article on the investigation of threats on the life of a United States Senator.
- Represented two television stations and a reporter in a lawsuit over a story about criminal proceedings in which a former county detective claimed that a news story wrongly stated he was undergoing a "psychiatric evaluation."
- Defended a national book publisher and author in an action brought by celebrity death-row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal who sought to enjoin publication of a book about his murder trial and appeals.
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