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Commercial and Civil Litigation

How to Spot Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse

Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are meant to be safe, comfortable places. Unfortunately, many individuals are in vulnerable situations in these facilities.  In some cases, when individuals are unable to speak up for themselves due to physical or mental impairment, or do not feel able to speak freely due to threat or coercion, they are more vulnerable and at risk of abuse or neglect.

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Default Judgments – Avoid Them at All Costs: Ten Bad Things That Could Happen to You

The first response to a lawsuit filed against you should be to retain an attorney.  It is not an option to ignore a lawsuit, and you have just twenty (20) days to respond.  It is folly to believe that another party has hired a lawyer to file a claim against you, paid the court costs, put it on the public record and directed the Sheriff to serve the suit on you, only to let it all go and, at that point, “work it out.”  At that moment, it is incredibly important that you act immediately to protect yourself and engage counsel.  The time of bluffing, or ‘working it out’ has passed, at least for the moment.

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Supreme Court Decision Impacts Ability to Remove Class Action Cases

On May 28, 2019, the United States Supreme Court issued an important decision affecting both class-action practice, and litigants’ ability to remove litigation to federal court.

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Untangling the Web: Dividing Co-Ownership of Property

Co-owned Real Estate. The co-ownership of real estate can arise in many different ways. Many times, it is with the best intentions that the parties decide to own…

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Commercial and Civil Litigation

Sharpening the Sword: Amendments to CASPA in 2018

Effective October 10, 2018, the Pennsylvania legislature amended The Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act (“CASPA”). CASPA creates standards for contractors, subcontractors…

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Verdict Upheld for Violation of Non-Solicitation Agreement

Recently the Pennsylvania Superior Court upheld a lower court opinion that found a Philadelphia corporation liable for tort claims and violations of non-solicitation agreements.

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