Representation of plaintiffs and defendants in claims arising from state and federal constitutional rights.
Examples of our representation in this practice area include:
• The Firm represented two Internet service providers in litigation against the Commonwealth Attorney General and others involving the applicability of the federal Communications Decency Act and Electronic Communications Privacy Act as well as multiple constitutional claims—including freedom of speech, search and seizure, and commerce clause claims—arising from the Commonwealth’s seizure of certain Internet communications.
• We successfully defended a private development company and its officers and directors in a putative class action civil rights lawsuit brought by a locality alleging that the approval process for a major industrial development violated citizens’ constitutional rights.
• The Firm obtained the dismissal of multiple criminal charges against a state official on the basis that the criminal statutes at issue were constitutionally void for vagueness, and we successfully defended the ruling on appeal to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
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