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David Senoff weighs in on judge's decision to keep "Kids-for-Cash" victims' records closed

Court records for juveniles who were sent to a detention centers in Luzerne County in the "kids for cash" scandal will stay closed, according to a federal judge. In 2009, the detention centers agreed to a protective order that limited the discovery documents that may be exposed. The records were expunged after two judges were sent to jail. The detention centers-Mid-Atlantic Youth Services, PA Child Care, and Western PA Child Care-asked the court to allow them to show the records that were sanctioned to the parties during an informal setting, rather than through the deposition process.

Official Mericle Settlement Release


Mericle Construction, Inc. and counsel representing juveniles and parents of juveniles who appeared before former Juvenile Court Judge Mark Ciavarella announced today that the plaintiffs have agreed to settle all claims against Mericle Construction and its president, Robert K. Mericle.

CBMC Announces Partial Settlement in Luzerne County Juvenile Court Case

Philadelphia, PA - Today the law firm of Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C. (CBMC) announced that a partial settlement has been reached in the Luzerne County juvenile detention civil case. Under the agreement, Mericle Construction and its president, Robert K. Mericle will pay $17.75 million into a settlement fund. "We could not be more pleased on behalf of these kids and their parents who have been waiting for this day for years," said William R. Caroselli. CBMC was the first firm to file a civil case in the matter and Caroselli led the effort along with co-counsels Mike Cefalo and James Albert. The settlement resolves all claims against Mericle Construction, Mr. Mericle and Luzerne County. The lawsuits will continue against, among others, the former judges, Robert Powell, and the private juvenile facilities. The settlement has been entered into with no admission of liability. To read the release issued jointly by all of the settlement participants, click here:

State Representative Kate Harper earns awards for environmental conservation and legal actions

State Representative Kate Harper was recently honored for her life's dedication to conservation and the law. Harper has been a long-time advocate for the preservation of open space and conservation of natural resources, both as a Republican representing the 61st District, and as a lawyer. This past summer, she was recognized for her work as a legislator by both the Pennsylvania Association for Conservation Districts and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.

If you're a Pennsylvanian, you should be insured

Pennsylvania healthcare advocates say there are two milestones this week in the long-running push for affordable healthcare and insurance. The state's low-cost insurance program, adultBasic, ended six months ago. At the Spectrum Health Services clinics in West and North Philly, lots of long-time patients are having more trouble paying their way. The Spectrum's chief medical officer said, "They've turned into uninsured patients and accessing all those resources we supply for uninsured patients. We have our case management staff work with people and complete patient assistance applications."

Bill Caroselli leads lawsuit against Corbett over adultBasic

Gov. Tom Corbett and other state officials have been named as defendants in a lawsuit for allowing the expiration of adultBasic, a former PA state health insurance program for the working poor. The suit was filed Monday in Commonwealth Court by three plaintiffs from southwestern PA, who are being represented by Caroselli, Beachler, & Coleman.

Attorney Bill Caroselli represents plaintiffs against Westmoreland Hospital and two of its former physicians

Westmoreland Hospital and two of its former cardiologists encouraged patients to consent to coronary stents that were unnecessary, according to a class-action suit filed Wednesday in Westmoreland County Common Pleas Court by Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman.

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