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September 10, 2015
Pennsylvania Constitutional Issues and the Legislative Process
By: David Mayernik

June 5, 2015
The Data Breach Reality: Preparing for the Inevitable
By: Thomas Cassidy, Sandy Garfinkel, Robert Gastner

November 29, 2014
Data Breach Oversaturation - There's Danger in Complacency
By: Sandy Garfinkel

November 21, 2014
Hot Topics in False Claims Act Litigation
By: David Laigaie

November 17, 2014
Does a Lawyer Owe a Duty to Explain Unambiguous Language to a Sophisticated Client?
By: Jeffrey Lewis

November 5, 2014
Directors Given More Authority to Limit Multi-Forum Litigation
By: Francis Pileggi

November 3, 2014
Products Liability Practitioners Anxiously Await Tincher Ruling,

October 29, 2014
Eckert Seamans Eyes Passage of Bill Over Medical Marijuana Usage in Pa.

October 22, 2014
Protection for the Stable Owner when a Boarder has a Recurrent Riding Guest
By: Gabriella Daniel

October 20, 2014
Unenforceability of Unconscionable Engagement Letter
By: Jeffrey Lewis

October 14, 2014
Blocking the Use of Mediation Documents in Litigation
By: Charles Forer

October 13, 2014
Selling Your Horse on Trial? 5 Provisions for a Horse Sale & Trial Agreement
By: Gabriella Daniel

October 2, 2014
How to Successfully Negotiate a Healthcare Technology License Agreement
By: Donald Burnham

October 1, 2014
Limiting Evidence of Prior Bad Acts Under Rule 404(b)
By: David Laigaie

September 30, 2014
How You Could End Up Paying The Price of a Sub's Noncompliance with a PLA
By: Audrey Kwak

September 25, 2014
The Curious Cases of the Activist Judge vs. the Umpire,

September 22, 2014
The Rules of Professional Conduct as Public Policy
By: Jeffrey Lewis

September 12, 2014
Answering Your Questions On NJ's 'Ban-The-Box Law
By: Jill Cohen

August 22, 2014
Despite Amorphous, Somewhat Minimal Benefit, Delaware Chancery Court Awards Fees for Multiple Suits Over Many Years,

August 20, 2014
5 Steps to Build a Better Emergency Contact Sheet for Your Boarding Stable
By: Gabriella Daniel

August 19, 2014
Traceback Litigation: Epidemiological Point/Counter-Point,

August 18, 2014
A Client's Own Criminal Conduct Can Bar a Claim Against His or Her Lawyer
By: Jeffrey Lewis

August 15, 2014
New Jersey Automobile Industry Trends and Topics: New Regulations, Case Law and Recent Enforcement Activity That Can Impact Your Dealership,

August 12, 2014
Are Parties Entitled to Using Impartial Arbitrators?
By: Charles Forer

August 5, 2014
Legal Primer: 2014 Update,

August 4, 2014
Once Bitten, Twice Shy: Exploring Equine Liability Laws
By: Gabriella Daniel

July 23, 2014
Don't Believe the Hype: The Real Effect of Hobby Lobby on Employers & Employees
By: Renee Myers

July 22, 2014
Benefits of Going Green With Alternative Energy
By: Sarah Stoner

July 21, 2014
The Question of Privilege When Consulting the Law Firm's In-House Counsel
By: Jeffrey Lewis

July 16, 2014
Five Common Legal Mistakes To Avoid When Establishing, Operating Your Equine Business
By: Gabriella Daniel

July 7, 2014
How I Became an Expert in Equine Law,

July 3, 2014
Decision Allows Fee-Shifting Provisions in Bylaws, and a Win for Sotheby's, Loeb

June 26, 2014
5 Takeaways From NLRB v. Noel Canning
By: Jon Nadler

June 16, 2014
Foodborne Illness Litigation
By: Steven Kramer

June 13, 2014
Takeaways from Fed Circ. Opinions in Roche v. Apotex, Michael Fein

June 10, 2014
Disputing Whether the Parties Agreed to Arbitration
By: Charles Forer

June 9, 2014
Anatomy of a Hotel Breach
By: Sandy Garfinkel

June 1, 2014
Business Judgment Rule, Board's Ouster of CEO Affirmed,

May 21, 2014
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Limits Who May File a Mechanics' Lien
By: Scott Cessar

May 19, 2014
Judicial Error as Superseding Intervening Cause
By: Jeffrey Lewis

May 16, 2014
Human Resources Forum
By: Sandy Garfinkel, Sandra Mihok

May 15, 2014
What If the Owner of the Clippers Had Been a Professor?
By: Jeffrey Larroca

May 14, 2014
Customizing Arbitration
By: Cornelius O'Brien

May 12, 2014
How Implicit Bias Impacts Views on Minority Attorneys
By: Ellen Bailey

May 7, 2014
What Do You Want The Arbitration Award to Say?
By: Charles Forer

April 22, 2014
2014 Professional Liability Update
By: Ann Cairns, Shaune Ferrara

April 21, 2014
Attorney's Death Before Statute of Limitations Has Expired Does Not Necessarily Preclude Malpractice Claim
By: Jeffrey Lewis

April 15, 2014
Court Says Customs Erred by Reclassifying White Sauce Without Notice and Comment,

Reproduced with permission from International Trade Daily, 72 ITD-bul (April 15, 2014). Copyright 2014 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) <http://www.bna.com> 

April 12, 2014
Indemnification and Advancement for Officers and Directors

April 9, 2014
What's in a Term? The Definition and Mis-definition of ''Administering Medication''

April 8, 2014
Seeking Arbitrator Disqualification Before Arbitration Award
By: Charles Forer

March 19, 2014
False Claims Act Update,

March 17, 2014
Is a Provision in an Engagement Letter Providing for Arbitration of Malpractice Claims Enforceable?
By: Jeffrey Lewis

March 1, 2014
The Birth and Death of a Really Bad Footnote,

March 1, 2014
Employers Must Tread Lightly Around a Worker's State of Mind
By: Jeffrey Larroca

February 17, 2014
Suing a Client for Tortious Interference After Being Booted from a Law Partnership
By: Jeffrey Lewis

February 14, 2014
Beware: Selling Vehicles on Consignment Can Be Risky Business
By: Anthony Bush

February 11, 2014
Are Non-Appealability Clauses in Arbitration Effective?
By: Charles Forer

January 27, 2014
The Pitfalls of Arbitration Administrator Rules,

December 23, 2013
Insurance Carrier Suing Insurance Defense Counsel for Malpractice
By: Jeffrey Lewis

December 23, 2013
A New Model for the Model Rules?
By: Maxwell Stanfield
From the Winter 2014 issue of At Issue, a publication of the Allegheny County Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division.

December 12, 2013
3-D Printing - Contractual Issues
By: Michael Ecker

December 1, 2013
New Year's Advice for Employers
By: Jeffrey Larroca

November 25, 2013
Human Resources Forum,

November 18, 2013
Can a Legal Malpractice Claim be 'Spun' as Fraudulent Misrepresentation?
By: Jeffrey Lewis

November 12, 2013
At What Point Can You Seek to Disqualify an Arbitrator?,

November 1, 2013
Financial Security for Completion of Improvements in Development Projects

October 30, 2013
Rules of the Game: Tortious Interference With Contract
By: Kevin Allen

October 22, 2013
Misperception Hinders ADA Compliance in the Workplace,

October 21, 2013
Can the Bank be Liablie for a Loss of Trust Account Money Resulting from a Phishing Scam?
By: Jeffrey Lewis

September 19, 2013
Fair Use or Foul: Copyrights, Trademarks, Social Media & Universities
By: Richard Peirce

September 16, 2013
Is There a Malpractice Claim for Negligence That Causes the Government to Discover and Deport an Illegal Alien?
By: Jeffrey Lewis

September 11, 2013
What the High Court's Ruling on DOMA Does Not Say
By: Jeffrey Larroca

September 10, 2013
Does the Statute of Limitations Apply in Arbitration?,

September 6, 2013
Demand for claim waiver in exchange for final payment
By: Scott Cessar

August 30, 2013
Can Sanctions Be Applied For Bad Faith In Court-Ordered Mediation?,

August 19, 2013
Does an Unimpeached Guilty Plea in a Criminal Proceeding Bar Recovery in a Legal Malpractice Action?
By: Jeffrey Lewis

August 8, 2013
Can Sanctions Be Applied for Bad Faith in Court-Ordered Mediation?,

July 25, 2013
Getting Away With Fraud During the Mediation Process

July 9, 2013
Difference Between Post-Judgment, Post-Award Interest

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

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?,

April 25, 2013
Human Resources Forum
By: Scott Blissman, Renee Myers

April 15, 2013
BEWARE: Selling Vehicles "As Is" Can be Tricky Business
By: Anthony Bush

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,

January 7, 2013
Arbitrator Unavailability During Arbitration

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,

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: Tara Lattomus

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,

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

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,

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

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,

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

January 31, 2012
When Can You Seek to Vacate an Arbitration Award?,

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

January 24, 2012
2012 Professional Liability Update Donald Brooks

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,

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,

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,

May 16, 2011
The Risk of Throwing in the Towel in Mediation

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

May 12, 2011
Problems with an Ineffective Arbitrator,

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

March 21, 2011
Problems With Mediation, Counterclaims and Conditions Precedent,

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

February 1, 2011
Off-the-Clock Collective Actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act,

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?,

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

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

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, Elizabeth Brunins, Richard Dandrea, David Mayernik, Cornelius O'Brien, Deanne O'Dell, David Radack

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,

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,

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

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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