Monday, January 7, 2019

In the News:

New Member: Wolfgram Memorial Library, Widener University
Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries
January 3, 2019
The Wolfgram Memorial Library was recently accepted as the fortieth member of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL). This article quotes Deb Morley, director of the Wolfgram Memorial Library, and Jill Borin, university archivist.

Widener sues Chester over installation of 1,200 ‘illegal’ city parking meters
The Philadelphia Inquirer
January 4, 2019
Widener filed a lawsuit last Wednesday in Delaware County Court against the City of Chester’s new comprehensive parking plan that will install about 1,200 parking meters on campus. NBC10, CBS3 and CW Philly 57 also covered the story.

Christiana Care asks judge to toss out lawsuit claiming kickbacks
Delaware News Journal
January 4, 2019
Delaware Law’s Larry Hamermesh, emeritus professor of law, comments on the request to throw out a lawsuit by the former compliance chief of Christiana Care claiming that the health system funneled Medicaid payments to independent doctors in exchange for lucrative patient referrals.

A Grindr harassment suit could change the legal landscape for tech — and free speech
NBC News
January 5, 2019
Christopher Robinette, a law professor at Widener Commonwealth Law who specializes in products liability law, is quoted on a lawsuit filed against the dating app Grindr arguing that the tech company should face greater accountability for what happens on its platform, including harassment through fake profiles.

Chester County DA names former federal prosecutor to beef up pipeline probe
WHYY
January 5, 2019
Article quotes John Dernbach, a professor of environmental law at Widener Commonwealth Law, following an announcement from the Chester County’s District Attorney naming a former federal prosecutor with experience in environmental law to work on a criminal investigation into Sunoco’s controversial Mariner East 2 pipeline.

Athletic Updates:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus today:

  • Pre-semester Course/Government Contracting; 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; L205
  • VLA Meeting; 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Flex Room