Our Blog: Litigation

“I always feel like somebody’s watching me…” The Legalities of Smart Devices and Privacy

September 1, 2021
By Lynne Hewitt
Posted in E-Discovery Services, Litigation

By Lynne Hewitt and the eDiscovery Committee at SMGG:  Gretchen Moore, Lydia Gorba, and Maryann... Read more

Ephemeral Messaging Apps: Think Twice Before You Send that Snap!

August 26, 2021
By Lydia Gorba
Posted in E-Discovery Services, Litigation

By Lydia Gorba  and the eDiscovery Committee at SMGG:  Gretchen Moore, Lynne Hewitt, and Maryann... Read more

What is Immune? – Application of Work Product Doctrine to Independent Client Research

August 20, 2021
By Kathleen Mannard
Posted in Litigation

Independent client research – NOT completed at the direction of an attorney – is protected as work product in Pennsylvania federal courts so long as it was prepared in anticipation of litigation. Read more

An Emoji is Worth 1,000 Words

July 19, 2021
By Lynne Hewitt
Posted in E-Discovery Services

By Lynne Hewitt and the eDiscovery Committee at SMGG:  Gretchen Moore, Read more

Practicing Careful Time Keeping: Recovery of Attorneys’ Fees Under the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (UTPCPL)

June 8, 2021
By Kathleen Mannard
Posted in Litigation

If an attorney works on a plaintiff’s claim raised under the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (UTPCPL), they must be careful with their time keeping of billable hours if they want to recover... Read more

UPDATE: Supreme Court to Hear Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L. First Amendment Speech Protection Case

May 10, 2021
By Adam Tragone
Posted in First Amendment Matters, Litigation

The Supreme Court of the United States will hear argument in Mahanoy Area School... Read more

Thinking about including a no-poach clause in your contract? Think again.

May 7, 2021

At the end of April, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided whether no-hire, or “no-poach,” provisions that are ancillary to a services contract between business entities are enforceable under the laws of this... Read more

Strict Liability in Pennsylvania’s Consumer Fraud Law: It’s Not About a State of Mind.

May 6, 2021
By Lydia Gorba
Posted in Business Services, Litigation

In 1999, Gary and Mary Gregg enlisted the services of Robert A. Kovalchik, a financial advisor and insurance salesperson for Ameriprise Financial, Inc. As a result of misrepresentations made by Mr. Kovalchik, the... Read more

Potato, Potahto… Email, Slack

May 5, 2021

By Gretchen E. Moore and the eDiscovery Committee at SMGG:   Read more

The Perils of Self-Collection of Electronically Stored Information

April 28, 2021

By Gretchen E. Moore and the eDiscovery Committee at SMGG:  Read more