Jun. 13, 2016

Supreme Court: Fraud Means Fraud

People engaged in schemes falling within the historical purview of “actual fraud” will no longer find refuge in the bankruptcy courts.

Jun. 1, 2016

PA Supreme Court Permits Amendment and Relation Back to Allow Trustee to Pursue Claim

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently addressed key bankruptcy law questions regarding amendments and relation-back approach.

May. 12, 2016

Unreasonable Delay Results In Denial Of Bankruptcy Relief

The Bankruptcy Code provides numerous protections for debtors in order to facilitate the goal of enabling a fresh start. Section 305(b) of the Code even permits a case to be reopened for various reasons, including “to accord relief to the debtor.”

Apr. 21, 2016

Can They Really Depose My CEO?

One of the biggest hassles in the course of commercial litigation is defending depositions of your key players.

Apr. 19, 2016

Noisy Neighbor? The Law Knows No Duty

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, […]

Mar. 18, 2016

Use of Smartphone to Record Conversation Results in Criminal Charges

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.

Feb. 9, 2016

Driven to Distraction: The Hard Facts of Texting and Driving

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 […]

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.

May. 1, 2015

So Your Contractor Left You Stranded…

No matter what type of work you have done on your home, from decks to pools to new kitchen cabinets, you should be aware of your rights in the event of conflict with a contractor.