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Requiring Impropriety

/ 11.Apr, 2011

There has been a longstanding debate over an ambiguity in Pennsylvania’s Wrongful Use of Civil Proceedings Statute, 42 Pa.C.S.A. § 8351.  Section 8351 provides: (a)       A . . .

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It Does Not Pay to Disobey the Judge, But You May Have to

/ 07.Apr, 2011

The misconduct of plaintiffs’ counsel took center stage at a February 2010 jury trial in a wrongful death and survivorship action in the United States . . .

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Q: Is it a good idea to use client information to make yourself rich? A: No.

/ 07.Apr, 2011

Lawyers receive lots of information from their clients.  Some lawyers receive more valuable information in client communications than others.  A simple rule of malpractice avoidance is to . . .

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Are you savvy enough to avoid internet scams?

/ 31.Mar, 2011

Attorneys are generally a pretty savvy bunch, or at least we would like to think so.  However, there are increasing numbers of attorneys who are . . .

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Two way traffic ahead

/ 30.Mar, 2011

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently made the most significant ruling with respect to the attorney-client privilege in a number of years.  Strengthening the attorney-client privilege is . . .

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The age of innocence

/ 25.Mar, 2011

The New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, has added a new wrinkle to its evolving case law on the importance of innocence in a legal . . .

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FLSA Anti-Retaliation Provision Protects Verbal Complaints

/ 24.Mar, 2011

This term’s Supreme Court has dealt another wallop to employers, holding in Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp., — S.Ct. –, 2011 WL 977061 (decided . . .

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One to Watch

/ 23.Mar, 2011

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument on a case on appeal from the Third Circuit which will have a major impact on the rights . . .

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Don’t forget to file your post-trial motions!

/ 22.Mar, 2011

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has just quashed an appeal of an $18,489,221.60 (and counting) verdict entered against Safeway, Inc., as the successor of Genuardi’s Family Markets, . . .

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When is an Action Terminated for Purposes of the Dragonetti Act

/ 16.Mar, 2011

When is an Action Terminated For Purposes of the Dragonetti Act             For lawyers in Pennsylvania, the Dragonetti Act (the codification of the common law . . .

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