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July 9, 2013
Difference Between Post-Judgment, Post-Award Interest
By: Charles Forer

June 17, 2013
Can Failure to Make the Effective Argument Sooner State a Malpractice Claim?
By: Jeffrey Lewis

June 6, 2013
Human Resources Forum,

June 4, 2013
Depositions in Arbitration: The Pitfalls of Simplicity
By: Charles Forer

June 3, 2013
Debating the Value of a College Degree
By: Jeffrey Larroca

May 14, 2013
Can Judgment on Your Arbitration Award Be Entered In Court?
By: Charles Forer

May 2, 2013
Employers Beware: Health Care Reform Provisions and Penalties,

April 25, 2013
Human Resources Forum
By: Scott Blissman, Ryan Cassidy, Renee Myers, G. Edward Schweikert

April 1, 2013
OBAMACARE in 2014: Stay Tuned
By: Jeffrey Larroca

March 1, 2013
Gun Legislation Impacts Workplace Policies
By: Jeffrey Larroca

February 5, 2013
Health Care Reform: Cost & Benefit Considerations and Implications, Sandra Mihok

January 24, 2013
Making Them Pay For It- The Dashed Promise of Arbitration Fee-Shifting
By: Charles Forer

January 7, 2013
Arbitrator Unavailability During Arbitration
By: Charles Forer

December 21, 2012
An In-Depth Look at the Family and Medical Leave Act
By: Jeffrey Larroca

December 17, 2012
Litigation Privilege Does Not Bar Malpractice Claim
By: Jeffrey Lewis

December 3, 2012
Advice for a Happier New Year!
By: Jeffrey Larroca

November 20, 2012
Getting Away With Fraud During the Mediation Process
By: Charles Forer

November 19, 2012
Opinion Letter May Be Actionable Under RICO
By: Jeffrey Lewis

November 13, 2012
Don't Take a Chance in Delaware Chancery Court
By: Kevin Brady, Tara Lattomus, Francis Pileggi

October 15, 2012
Even When Not in Doubt, Always Disclose a Potential Claim
By: Jeffrey Lewis

September 17, 2012
Sandy Koufax, Mediation and Working With Experts
By: Charles Forer

September 17, 2012
Can Counsel be Liable for Malicious Prosecution for the Conduct of Associated Counsel Who is Primarily Responsible for the Conduct of a Case?
By: Jeffrey Lewis

August 20, 2012
Proving the 'Case Within a Case'
By: Jeffrey Lewis

July 17, 2012
Health Care Reform: What’s Next, Sandra Mihok, Paul Yenerall

June 21, 2012
Who Is Lilly Ledbetter and Why Does She Matter?
By: Jeffrey Larroca

June 18, 2012
Could Lawyers Face Claims for Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress?
By: Jeffrey Lewis

June 5, 2012
Pennsylvania 's Insurance Bad Faith Statute: What a Business Owner Should Know
By: John Williams

June 1, 2012
The Limits of Religious Accommodation
By: Jeffrey Larroca

May 22, 2012
Having Your Cake and Eating It, Too: Illusory Arbitration Agreements
By: Charles Forer

March 19, 2012
When Can You Seek to Vacate an Arbitration Award Tainted by Fraud?
By: Charles Forer

March 19, 2012
Avoiding Personal Liability on a Client's Contract
By: Jeffrey Lewis

March 15, 2012
Silence or No Silence in an Arbitration Award
By: Charles Forer

March 1, 2012
Facing Facebook in the Office
By: Jeffrey Larroca

January 31, 2012
When Can You Seek to Vacate an Arbitration Award?
By: Charles Forer

January 31, 2012
Attorneys' Fees Under the FLSA - Are the Courts Following the Law?
By: John Myers

January 24, 2012
2012 Professional Liability Update, Donald Brooks, Joshua Hill, Peter Hoffman, Joshua Kirsch

December 19, 2011
Automated Communication Between Lawyer and Client
By: Jeffrey Lewis

November 21, 2011
The Risks of Insisting on a 'Reasoned' Award in Arbitration
By: Charles Forer

November 14, 2011
Read the Policy Fine Print When There is a Potential Claim!
By: Jeffrey Lewis

October 17, 2011
Duty to Warn Clients to Protect Confidentiality of Electronic Communications with Counsel
By: Jeffrey Lewis

September 19, 2011
Must a Lawyer Try to Find Another Expert to Support a Client's Legal Position Where the Chosen Expert May Not Fully Do So?
By: Jeffrey Lewis

August 15, 2011
Can an Attorney be Liable for Harm Resulting from Misinformation Given to a Prospective Client?
By: Jeffrey Lewis

July 18, 2011
The Role of Pre-Hearing Security in Arbitration
By: Charles Forer

July 17, 2011
Can a Lawyer Speak Out Against the Project of a Former Client
By: Jeffrey Lewis

June 20, 2011
Legal FAQ: hotel data breaches
By: Sandy Garfinkel



June 13, 2011
When Does the Clock Begin Ticking on a Legal Malpractice Claim?
By: Jeffrey Lewis

May 18, 2011
The State of Alternative Energy in Pennsylvania
By: John Hanger

May 16, 2011
The Risk of Throwing in the Towel in Mediation
By: Charles Forer

May 16, 2011
Litigation Activity as Basis for Debt Practices Collection Claim
By: Jeffrey Lewis

May 12, 2011
Problems with an Ineffective Arbitrator
By: Charles Forer

April 18, 2011
E-Mail Purloined by Opposing Party
By: Jeffrey Lewis

March 21, 2011
Problems With Mediation, Counterclaims and Conditions Precedent
By: Charles Forer

March 21, 2011
Does Federal District Court Have Exclusive Jurisdiction Over Legal Malpractice Claims Involving Patents?
By: Jeffrey Lewis

February 18, 2011
New Judicial Guidance on the Nuts and Bolts of E-Discovery
By: Mark Willard

February 14, 2011
When an Expert Opinion is Required to Support a Certificate of Merit in a Professional Liability Action
By: Jeffrey Lewis

February 7, 2011
2011 Professional Liability Update, Donald Brooks, Joshua Hill, Peter Hoffman, Joshua Kirsch

February 1, 2011
Enforcement of the Carve-Out Guaranty,

February 1, 2011
Off-the-Clock Collective Actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act
By: John Myers

January 17, 2011
Can a Prospective Beneficiary Sue If the Intended Will Does Not Get Drafted or Executed in Time?
By: Jeffrey Lewis

January 7, 2011
Does Seeking Interim Relief Waive the Right to Arbitrate?
By: Charles Forer

December 20, 2010
Another Consideration of Rule 1925(b) and Waiver
By: Jeffrey Lewis

December 1, 2010
Be Careful What You Wish For--The Return of the CMBS Market,

November 15, 2010
When Arbitrators Are Appointed by Parties, Watch Out for Pitfalls
By: Charles Forer

November 15, 2010
Professional Judgment and Speculative Damages in Transactional Malpractice
By: Jeffrey Lewis

October 18, 2010
Is Notice of a Claim to a Former Partner Notice to the Former Firm?
By: Jeffrey Lewis

September 20, 2010
What Triggers the Appeal Period in Arbitration?
By: Charles Forer

September 20, 2010
No Malpractice Claim Unless the Actual Client Sustains Damages
By: Jeffrey Lewis

September 1, 2010
Some simple rules for investing in oil and gas private placements,

August 16, 2010
Advising a Client of the Potential for Deportation
By: Jeffrey Lewis

August 12, 2010
Pennsylvania Legal Primer: Spring 2010 Update, LaToya Bellamy, Timothy Berkebile, Elizabeth Brunins, Loudon Campbell, Daniel Clearfield, Richard Dandrea, Allison Feldstein, Timothy Hudak, Audrey Kwak, David Mayernik, Cornelius O'Brien, Deanne O'Dell, Christopher Opalinski, David Radack, Timothy Ryan, Matthew Whipple, Paul Yenerall

July 19, 2010
Depositions in Arbitration
By: Charles Forer

July 19, 2010
Bankruptcy Abuse and Lawyers
By: Jeffrey Lewis

June 21, 2010
Error of Law Defense Not Recognized Under Federal Fair Debt Collection Law
By: Jeffrey Lewis

May 17, 2010
3rd Circuit Has Clear Rule on Pre-Hearing Discovery in Arbitration
By: Charles Forer

May 17, 2010
Is a Certificate of Merit Required in a Professional Liability Action by a Non-Client Against a Lawyer? -- Revisited
By: Jeffrey Lewis

April 26, 2010
Product Liability Case Law Update 2010
By: Jodi Oley

April 19, 2010
The BAPCPA as it Impacts Consumer Bankruptcy Lawyers
By: Jeffrey Lewis

March 15, 2010
To Avoid Arbitrator Conflict of Interest Finding, Disclose All Relationships
By: Charles Forer

March 15, 2010
Are Confidential Communications from Attorney to Client Subject to Attorney-Client Privilege?
By: Jeffrey Lewis

February 15, 2010
Are Lawyer-Client Emails Sent on the Computer of Client's Employer Privileged?
By: Jeffrey Lewis

February 1, 2010
Recent Developments in Laws Prohibiting Driving while Using Electronic Communication Devices such as Texting or Talking on a Hand-Held Cellular Telephone
By: Frank Botta, William Pentecost

January 18, 2010
Malpractice Claim for Failure to Record a Right of First Refusal
By: Jeffrey Lewis

November 3, 2009
Not on Your Watch: Residents' Personal Information Protected by Massachusetts Data Privacy Regulations,

June 15, 2009
Documenting Your Client's Decision to go to Binding Arbitration
By: Charles Forer

September 10, 2008
Legal Experts Forecast Wave of Salmonella-Driven Suits vs. Restaurants,

September 9, 2008
The Produce Industry vs. the FDA and CDC: Whose Role is it Anyway?
By: John Hall

August 18, 2008
Pennsylvania's Insurance Bad Faith
By: John Williams

August 15, 2008
New IP Enforcement Legislation Gets Mixed Reviews From Practitioners,

July 24, 2008
A Primer on Proposed Tort Reform Legislation in Pennsylvania
By: John Williams

July 22, 2008
Business Insurance
By: John Williams

July 11, 2008
Tomatoes Raise New Worries of Health Risks From Produce,

April 19, 2006
Third-Party Claims Against Construction Professionals: Where We Were, Where We Are, Where Others Are, and What is Going On in the Wake of Bilt Rite Contractors, Inc. v. The Architectural Studio

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