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UPDATE: PA Justices To Consider No-Hire Agreements Between Businesses
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will now address the question, "Are contractual no-hire provisions which are part of a services contract between sophisticated business entities enforceable under the law of this Commonwealth?"
United States
7 Aug 2019
Pull Your Permits By March 31, 2019, Or Your Construction Contract May Need To Be Amended
After nearly a decade of only minor changes to the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code ("UCC"), the Department of Labor and Industry, by recommendation from the Uniform Construction Code Review and Advisory Council, acted in May, 2018 to approve significant changes to the UCC.
United States
18 Dec 2018
Trying A Pro Bono Case: Lessons Learned And Satisfaction Earned
Last year, I tried a prisoner civil rights case in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. After a three-day trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of my client and awarded him $30,000 in damages.
United States
5 Nov 2018
October 10 Is The Date: Be Prepared For Changes To Pa Contractor And Subcontractor Payment Act
The Pennsylvania General Assembly recently revised and Governor Tom Wolf signed into law important changes to the Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act (CASPA), //
United States
9 Oct 2018
All Companies Registered To Do Business In Pennsylvania Are Subject To The Courts' General Jurisdiction
In a decision not following developing nationwide rulings regarding the effect of registration to do business, the Pennsylvania Superior Court, in a unanimous decision, held that foreign companies...
United States
9 Jul 2018
Gordon Woodward Comments On Instructive Court Opinion Regarding Communication With In-House Counsel
In SodexoMAGIC, LLC v. Drexel University, Civil Action No. 16-5144 (ED Pa. 2018), Judge Baylson addressed the issue of attorney-client privilege ...
United States
23 Mar 2018
Dennis Suplee Authors The Lead Article For CPR's Alternatives: "The Ethics Of Brokering A Settlement With Fewer Than All The Defendants"
He regularly handles mediations and arbitrations and is on the AAA National Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators.
United States
20 Mar 2018
Jonathan Stern Publishes "The Oxford Comma: Use It Or Lose…"
Jonathan M. Stern authored the Writers' Corner column for the February 2018 issue of DRI's For the Defense, "The Oxford Comma: Use It or Lose…"
United States
28 Feb 2018
Proposed New Jersey Law Takes Aim At Mandatory Arbitration
Assembly Bill A-3064, which the New Jersey Assembly passed on October 20, 2016, will come up for consideration in the Senate this year.
United States
11 Jan 2017
Amendments To Philadelphia's Realty Transfer Tax Will Have A Significant Impact
Recent amendments to Philadelphia's realty transfer tax will likely change the way commercial real estate is bought and sold.
United States
28 Dec 2016
Seat Downgrade No Accident Under Montreal Convention
In David v. United Airlines, Inc., the plaintiff, an eighty-six-year-old man, brought claims of negligence and breach of contract against United Airlines...
United States
21 Jun 2016
Federal Court Dismisses All But Contract Claims Arising Out Of Alleged Bribery Scheme
In Ahmed v. Air France-KLM, et al., the plaintiffs were passengers on various KLM flights who asserted claims alleging that KLM employees in Nairobi, Kenya discriminated against them on the basis of their Somali ethnicity...
United States
21 Jun 2016
The CFPB Takes Aim At Arbitration Clauses In Contracts For Consumer Financial Products
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) last week issued two proposals aimed at weakening and discouraging arbitration clauses in contracts for consumer financial products.
United States
16 Oct 2015
Additional Insured Entitled To Coverage Even Where Direct Insured Not Named In Underlying Complaint
In Capital City Real Estate, LLC v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's London, the Fourth Circuit held that Capital City Real Estate, LLC (Capital City) was entitled to coverage as an additional insured...
United States
10 Jul 2015
Passengers Not Entitled To Recovery Under EU 261 In United States Courts
While passengers are not able to pursue pure EU 261 claims in the U.S., they still may succeed with state court breach of contract claims against carriers based on flight delays or cancellations...
United States
10 Jul 2015
Third Circuit Takes "Opportunity" To Warn Of Importance Of Following The Rules
In Lehman Bros. Holdings Inc. v. Gateway Funding Diversified Mortgage Servs. LP, the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued a warning about failures of parties and their counsel to follow the appellate rules.
United States
8 Jul 2015
Countdown To July 3 For San Francisco Retailers To Modify Flexible Scheduling Practices
We have written before of the growing movement to suppress the flexible scheduling practices commonly employed in the retail industry.
United States
16 Jun 2015
If I Were Paid To Walk In Your Shoes: Protecting A Company's Interests In Endorsement Deals While Still Looking Out For Player Well-Being
Chandler Parsons, a forward for the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, does not have to worry about buying basketball shoes.
United States
16 Apr 2015
Recent New York Decision Reaffirms Limits To Surety's Liability On A Delay Claim Made Under A Payment Bond
A recent decision by the Supreme Court, New York County, reaffirmed the law as it applies to important issues relating to a surety’s defenses to a claim for delay damages made under a payment bond.
United States
15 Jan 2015
Recent NJ Appellate Court Decision Indicative Of Continuing Uncertainty Regarding Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign Manufacturers Using U.S. Distributors
The past few years have seen the United States Supreme Court issue a number of important decisions on the subject of personal jurisdiction.
United States
20 Oct 2014
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