Gretchen L. Petersen is an attorney in the Firm’s Litigation Group. Her practice focuses on civil litigation, including commercial litigation, real estate litigation, tax assessment and exemption appeals, landlord-tenant law, personal injury, bankruptcy and creditor’s rights and employment litigation. Ms. Petersen has been involved in multiple trials and arbitrations in a variety of counties in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In addition to her trial court experience, Ms. Petersen has been involved with several matters before the Pennsylvania Superior and Supreme Courts, along with the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division.
Federal courts have the inherent authority to sanction bad-faith conduct by ordering a litigant to pay the other side’s legal fees. The United States Supreme Court, however, recently reaffirmed a limitation of the courts’ inherent sanction powers to compensatory damages only, excluding any opportunity for punitive sanctions. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Haeger, et […]
Who is it? Which neighbor is “that neighbor” – the loud, unruly one who just seems to attract trouble? Unfortunately, too many neighborhoods have “that neighbor,” hosting late night parties, parking their cars or RVs wherever they please, blasting their television or music, or maybe just being ornery and difficult to get along with. Now, […]
The winter of 2013 to 2014 reared its ugly head with talk of snow, ice and, of course, the polar vortex. While most of us can say we emerged from winter relatively unscathed, I fear the same cannot be said for our roadways, now potholed and cracked through and through. The snow and ice have […]