Marie K. McConnell
Dec. 28, 2015

Nonprofit Hospital Loses Property Tax Exemption

The New Jersey Tax Court revoked Morristown Medical Center’s property tax exemption in June, triggering $2.5M-$3M in annual taxes going forward.

Jacob M. Sitman
Dec. 14, 2015

Companies That Use Staffing Agencies Must Be Careful to Avoid Joint Employer Liability

Companies that use temporary staffing agencies can and should take steps to mitigate the risk of joint employer liability.

Dec. 14, 2015

Can a Facebook “Like” be Considered Defamatory?

The concept of “liking” a web site or post is relatively new in terms of the law of defamation.

Dec. 7, 2015

Punitive Damages Upheld in Commercial Litigation Case

In Brand Marketing v. Intertek, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the federal court that oversees cases in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, faced a question of first impression under Pennsylvania law: whether punitive damages are recoverable in a negligent misrepresentation case.

Dec. 1, 2015

Bankruptcy Turf War Leads to Dismissal for Bad Faith

Involuntary bankruptcy is generally invoked against a failing business to ensure fairness and transparency, with the idea that a neutral trustee, or the Bankruptcy Code’s disclosure requirements, will result in fair and equal treatment of creditors.

Douglas J. Smillie
Aug. 19, 2015

Supreme Court Refuses to Allow Fees for Defending Fee Applications in Bankruptcy

Under the Bankruptcy Code, professionals such as attorneys and accountants who render services to the bankruptcy estate must seek court approval of their fees as a prerequisite to payment.

Kenneth Charette
Aug. 17, 2015

Recent Scams Reported by the Pennsylvania Department of State

The Pennsylvania Department of State has issued notices regarding two separate scams being circulated to Pennsylvania businesses. The most recent scam relates to post card solicitations being mailed from a phony company named the “Business Compliance Division.”

Steven T. Boell
Jun. 17, 2015

OIG Issues “Fraud Alert” Regarding Physician Compensation Arrangements

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently warned physicians and facilities against so-called “sham” medical directorships and other compensation issues.

Douglas J. Smillie
Jun. 12, 2015

Supreme Court Addresses Lien Stripping in Bankruptcy

The Supreme Court, in Bank of America, N.A. v. Caulkett, makes decision that Chapter 7 debtor cannot void second lien mortgage, even if underwater.

Timothy D. Charlesworth
Jun. 3, 2015

Regional Business Leaders: Stay Informed of International Trade Deals’ Status

Regardless of your company’s size, or whether you export or import any goods, we all know that shipments do not always arrive on time or in one piece. There are many things that can go wrong.