Douglas J. Smillie is a shareholder and Chair of the Firm’s Litigation Group. Mr. Smillie’s practice includes commercial litigation and trials, bankruptcy and creditors rights, shareholder disputes and business litigation, non-competition and trade secrets, media law, and employment litigation.
On September 25, 2018, the Pennsylvania Superior Court in Murray v. American LaFrance, — A.3d —, 2018 Pa. Super. 267 held that foreign corporations registered to conduct business in the state automatically consent to being sued in Pennsylvania’s courts. This decision, along with the Court’s decision in Webb-Benjamin, LLC v. International Rug Group, LLC, — […]
In an Opinion dated July 19, 2018, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals held that a transfer of property pursuant to a non-collusive sheriff’s sale is not a preferential transfer under Section 547 of the Bankruptcy Code. Under the Bankruptcy Code, certain transfers of property, or of a Debtor’s interest in property, can be avoided […]
The words of caution are well known, even if not always heeded: “if you post something to social media, it’s there for everyone to see”; “once it’s on the Internet, you lose all control and have no expectation of privacy”; or “anything shared electronically lives on forever.” Many cases, and even more personal embarrassment, have […]