One of the biggest hassles in the course of commercial litigation is defending depositions of your key players.
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, […]
Smartphones with voice notes and video cameras – we all have them. Their omnipresence has created a reality in which everything we do and say has the chance of being recorded. But what are the legalities behind using them to record? For instance, is it legal to record a conversation with your boss – or could that be considered an illegal act, akin to wiretapping? A recent legal case allowed the courts to weigh in on this issue, and the implications for employees and employers could be huge.
It happens every day. You notice someone veering slightly in and out of their lane. You’re at a stoplight; the light turns green and they don’t move. When you get next to them, you’re almost sure what you’re going to see – they’re on their cell phone. I’ve seen it take all forms, too. Some […]
The concept of “liking” a web site or post is relatively new in terms of the law of defamation.
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.
The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued a warning about email scams related to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and its borrowers. Borrowers are reporting receiving emails from “sba-attorneys.com” that inform the recipient PPP funds were issued to them erroneously and action must be taken to avoid “potential criminal liability.” This email is […]
The economic situation in our country is changing dramatically, creating some turmoil, but also providing opportunities for innovation. One area of increasing importance to forward-looking businesses is alternative compensation models for employees. Generally speaking, employees in service businesses are compensated with a set salary, discretionary bonus and an annual 2-5% raise based on performance. Savvy […]
Challenges to the nonprofit status of hospitals and health systems are becoming increasingly common, with attacks coming from multiple fronts. Many nonprofit hospitals and health systems are facing litigation, the results of which could be very costly. FLB will be co-hosting a live webinar featuring Chair of our Corporate, Business & Banking Group, Marie K. […]