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|Delaware Adopts the 2010 Article 9 Amendments|
Patrick M. Horan; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
June 17, 2013, previously published on June 2013Requirements for financing statements to be filed in Delaware will change on July 1, 2013 with the adoption of the 2010 Amendments to Article 9 of the UCC.
|New Developments in the Presumption of Prudence Under ERISA: A Dramatic Increase in Liability Exposure Hangs on the Difference Between "Shall" and "May"|
Stephen A. Fogdall; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
June 17, 2013, previously published on June 2013Recent decisions out of the Second and Ninth Circuits have increased the liability exposure of plan fiduciaries under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) where the retirement plan gives employees an option to invest in the employer’s stock. If the plan permits, but does not...
|Federal Court Dismisses Class Action Complaint Based on Pre-Complaint Offer of Settlement|
John K. Gisleson, Monica C. Platt; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
June 6, 2013, previously published on June 2013In Datascope Analytics, LLC v. Comcast Cable Communications, Inc., No. 13-608, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 70215 (E.D. Pa. May 17, 2013), the District Court dismissed a proposed class action at the inception of the lawsuit because defendant Comcast Cable Communications, Inc. mooted the case by offering...
|In the Crosshairs: District Courts Utilize Gunn to Dismiss Patent-Related Legal Malpractice Claims for Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction|
Stephen J. Shapiro; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
June 5, 2013, previously published on May 2013In an opinion and order dated May 7, 2013, the Honorable Mitchell S. Goldberg of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction a legal malpractice action alleging that a law firm and one of its lawyers (the “Law Firm”)...
|Ninth Circuit Overrules Longstanding (But Questionable) Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Precedent to Allow Bankruptcy Court to Re-Characterize Debt as Equity|
Kevin W. Coleman, Valerie Bantner Peo; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
May 20, 2013, previously published on May 2013Bankruptcy trustees and lenders to a potentially insolvent debtor — particularly any lender who has or intends to acquire an equity stake in the borrower — should take note of a recent decision by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
|NYC Council Overwhelmingly Passes Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Law|
Scott J. Wenner; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
May 20, 2013, previously published on May 2013Led by Mayoral candidate and Council Speaker Christine Quinn, the New York City Council has enacted the Earned Sick Time Act — a new law that mandates all employers of 15 or more employees in New York City to provide paid sick leave to workers. This paid leave requirement will phase in...
|Attorneys' Fees Provisions: Not a Blank Check to Overreach|
Anne E. Kane; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
May 18, 2013, previously published on May 2013In the American legal system, attorneys’ fees and costs are not recoverable as damages unless expressly authorized by statute. Legal fees are simply a cost of doing business unless the parties to a contract agree otherwise.
|Data Breach — Your Organization Needs a Plan|
Nicole Reimann; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
May 16, 2013, previously published on May 2013The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse’s Chronology of Data Breaches lists 3,671 incidents affecting 607,295,463 records since 2005, including these three:
|Recent Pennsylvania Superior Court Decision Highlights Importance of Objections to Preserving Issues for Appellate Review|
Arleigh P. Helfer; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
May 10, 2013, previously published on May 2013The Superior Court recently held that an attorney’s failure to make timely or effective objections to the composition of a jury prevented a trial court from vacating a judgment and granting a mistrial. The Superior Court’s April 16, 2013 decision in Webber v. Ford Motor Co. is not...
|Regulatory Focus on Colleges and Universities Is Increasing|
Marla K. Conley; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
May 10, 2013, previously published on May 2013In the last two weeks, both the IRS and Congressional officials announced major milestones in the increasing regulatory focus on colleges and universities.