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Victims of Sexual Assault Fight Back with Lawsuits

Victims of Sexual Assault Fight Back with Lawsuits

February 23, 2018
Posted in General News

Civil actions brought by victims of sexual assault have recently been increasing at an exponential pace. Victims pursue claims against attackers as well as additional defendants known as “third parties.”  In fact, civil claims can even be brought against attackers regardless of whether there was a successful or unsuccessful criminal case – or even if […]

Top Five Reasons Why a Parent Should Have An Estate Plan

Top Five Reasons Why a Parent Should Have An Estate Plan

February 5, 2018

As a parent, you may often find yourself worrying about unexpected and unfortunate events.  You think about horrible questions like “What will happen to my children if I suddenly die?” Some of these worries include  how your children will be properly provided for or who will take care of your children if you suddenly become […]

Why Can’t We Tell The Jury How Much We Want For Our Injuries?

Why Can’t We Tell The Jury How Much We Want For Our Injuries?

January 30, 2018
Posted in Litigation

Often many clients will ask, when before a jury, “how much are you going to tell them to give me for my injuries?”  My answer is always the same – “the law does not allow us to tell the jury how much to give, they have to come up with that number by themselves.”  This […]

Recent Tax Law Changes Make Income Tax Planning More Important Than Ever

Recent Tax Law Changes Make Income Tax Planning More Important Than Ever

January 23, 2018

One universal and challenging objective in wealth preservation planning is reducing taxes.  Recent tax law changes have in many cases shifted the focus of such planning from estate and gift tax reduction to income tax reduction. As part of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, Congress amended the Federal tax law, effective January 1, […]

Having Surgery? Know Your Rights. It’s Your Doctor Who Must Obtain Informed Consent

Having Surgery? Know Your Rights. It’s Your Doctor Who Must Obtain Informed Consent

January 10, 2018
Posted in Litigation

Recently the Pennsylvania Supreme Court announced that a patient undergoing surgery must be counseled fully and directly by the surgeon performing the procedure. It is the duty of the surgeon to obtain informed consent. The doctrine of informed consent protects a patient’s autonomy and body in determining what medical treatment should be allowed.  It is […]

All Slips, Trips and Falls Are Not the Same

All Slips, Trips and Falls Are Not the Same

January 4, 2018
Posted in Litigation

A great number of cases are filed in courts on behalf of victims suffering major injuries due to slipping and tripping on hazards that otherwise could have been avoided. Many of these injuries occur in grocery stores where there is a lot of produce and food on display and ready to be grabbed and put […]

Update – Medical Malpractice – How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?

Update – Medical Malpractice – How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?

December 18, 2017
Posted in Litigation

Last year, our “Legal Spotlight” blog discussed the period of time in which you have to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.  As with many legal issues, the answer is constantly evolving.  Since that article was published,  the Supreme Court has decided to hear a case that yet again could impact the timeline a victim of malpractice […]

Sexual Harassment: It Could Happen To You

Sexual Harassment: It Could Happen To You

December 6, 2017
Posted in Employment Law

Unless you have been living in a cave for the past several months, you know that numerous careers and reputations have recently been shattered in the wake of sexual harassment claims. Harvey Weinstein, Charlie Rose, Matt Lauer, Louis C.K., Brett Ratner, Kevin Spacey and Bill O’Reilly are some of the high profile names on a […]

January 2, 2018 Deadline to Cure “Past” Missed Estate Tax Portability Elections

January 2, 2018 Deadline to Cure “Past” Missed Estate Tax Portability Elections

November 28, 2017

“In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except Death and Taxes” – Benjamin Franklin The modern Federal Estate Tax has been in existence since 1916 and is a source of much political debate.  Congress amended the tax law in 2013 to establish a permanent exemption for each person of $5 Million of […]

If a Provision of a Non-competition Agreement is Overbroad, There is a Risk That the Entire Agreement may be Thrown Out

If a Provision of a Non-competition Agreement is Overbroad, There is a Risk That the Entire Agreement may be Thrown Out

November 27, 2017
Posted in Litigation

In Pittsburgh Logistics Systems, Inc. v. Ceravolo, et al., the Superior Court of Pennsylvania considered whether the geographic scope of a non-competition agreement was overbroad and whether the excessiveness of that provision rendered the non-competition agreement void in its entirety. Employees of Pittsburgh Logistics worked within the trucking industry.  They were required to sign employment […]

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