Our Blog: Litigation

Preserving ESI in 2016 and Beyond: FRCP 37(e)

June 14, 2016

The December 1, 2015 Federal Rules of Civil Procedure amendments made sweeping changes to Rule 37(e) regarding preservation of electronically stored information (ESI). Rule 37(e) has substantial business implications and more clearly defines the... Read more

The “New” Proportionality Rule: FRCP 26(b)(1)

June 3, 2016

On December 1, 2015, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were amended, affecting numerous aspects of civil litigation, particularly in the area of electronic discovery. As it relates to discovery and electronic discovery, the “new” rules of... Read more

The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 Creates New Tools to Protect Trade Secrets

June 3, 2016

On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (the “DTSA”) into law. This law creates a new procedure that private citizens can use to protect their intellectual property rights. In exceptional circumstances, the... Read more

Clearing the Smoke – What Employers Need to Know about Pennsylvania’s New Medical Marijuana Act

May 10, 2016

Background on the Act On April 17, 2016, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 3, known as the Medical Marijuana Act, into law making Pennsylvania the 24th state to legalize the medical use of... Read more

Landlord Liability for Tenant’s Dog

February 3, 2016

In a  negligence action arising from the conduct of animals, generally the owner of the animal is the person who bears responsibility for injuries to others caused by his or her pet.   McCloud v. McLaughlin, 837 A.2d 541, 544 (Pa. Super.... Read more

Pennsylvania Attorney General Files Civil Suit Against Chesapeake Alleging Violation Of The Unfair Trade Practices Act

December 14, 2015

On December 9, 2015, the Pennsylvania Attorney General's ("AG") office filed a civil complaint against Chesapeake Energy Corp., Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC, Chesapeake Operating, Inc., Chesapeake Energy Marketing, Inc., and Williams Partners, LP. The... Read more