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Middle District Holds That De Minimis Procedural Defect In Removal Does Not Require Remand

The United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania recently denied an insured’s motion to remand, holding that ...
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Eastern District Holds that Four Year Statute of Limitations Applies to Gallagher Claims

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently held that the four year statute of limitations ...
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Off the Rails: Preparing for and Handling Derailment Claims

Article by Nicole Bazzy, Esq. July 2019 marks the sixth anniversary of one of the largest train derailment disasters in ...
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O’Neil Explores ‘Conscious Uncoupling’ as a Trend in the US

Conscious uncoupling is not just for celebrities. Law firms are capitalizing on its current popularity, and recommending the process for ...
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U.S. Department of Labor Issues New Wage and Hour Opinion Letters Regarding FLSA Compliance

On July 1, 2019, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued three new opinion letters from the Department’s Wage ...
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Eastern District Grants Summary Judgment to Insurer on Coverage and Bad Faith Claims

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently granted an insurer’s motion for summary judgment as ...
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Superior Court Holds that Extrinsic Evidence Should Not Be Considered When Determining Duty to Defend

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently held that extrinsic evidence could not be used in determining whether an insurer had ...
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U.S. Supreme Court Holds Plaintiffs May Not Recover Punitive Damages In Maritime Unseaworthiness Cases

On June 24, 2019, the United States Supreme Court held that a plaintiff may not recover punitive damages on a ...
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Crisis Management: Is Your Organization Prepared to Execute a Rapid Response?

By Stuart T. O'Neal III, Esquire and Anne Schmidt Frankel, Esquire Allegations of sexual assault. Violence in the workplace. Claims ...
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Proposed Changes to Medical Malpractice Venue Rules Met with Opposition; Decision Delayed for Now

Article by Ashley Griffin The Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Act, otherwise known as the MCARE Act, 40 ...
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