Document(s) published by this organization: 25
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|Pennsylvania Bureau Changes Due Dates for Renewing Charitable Solicitation Registrations|
Marla K. Conley, Noel Andrew Fleming; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
February 6, 2015, previously published on November 2014On October 14, 2014, Governor Corbett signed H.B. No. 359 into law, changing the due dates for certain fundraising registrations required under Pennsylvania law. These changes take effect 60 days after the signing.
|Assumption of Risk on the Field of Play - A 2014 New York Roundup|
Matthew J. Kelly; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
February 6, 2015, previously published on October 2014Assumption of Risk is a simple doctrine. If you head down the ski slope, you assume the risk that you will wipe out - or that another skier will lose control and smack into you. If you play baseball, you assume the risk that you will get hit by a pitch or skin your knee sliding into second.
|Recent NJ Appellate Court Decision Indicative of Continuing Uncertainty Regarding Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign Manufacturers Using U.S. Distributors|
Barry S. Alexander, Lee C. Schmeer; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
February 6, 2015, previously published on October 2014The past few years have seen the United States Supreme Court issue a number of important decisions on the subject of personal jurisdiction. For example, the Court’s decisions in Daimler AG v. Bauman, 134 S. Ct. 746 (2014) and Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations, S.A. v. Brown, 131 S. Ct. 2846...
|The "Separate Entity Rule" Remains Alive and Well in New York State|
Kenneth R. Puhala; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
February 6, 2015, previously published on October 2014On October 23, 2014, in Motorola Credit Corp. v. Standard Chartered Bank, No. 162, 2014 N.Y. LEXIS 2946 (2014), the New York State Court of Appeals, New York’s highest court, answered in the affirmative the following question certified to the court by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second...
|New Amendments to Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 6: Appeal in a Bankruptcy|
Shannon L.C. Ammon; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
January 12, 2015, previously published on December 2014On December 1, 2014, amendments to various federal rules of practice and procedure took effect. The only amendment to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure made three substantive changes to Rule 6, which deals with bankruptcy appeals: amending Rule 6(b)(2)(A)(ii) to remove any ambiguity...
|The New Product Liability Paradigm in Pennsylvania|
Keith E. Whitson; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
January 12, 2015, previously published on November 2014The Pennsylvania Supreme Court this past week dramatically altered the landscape of product liability litigation in Pennsylvania. In Tincher v. Omega Flex, Inc., No. 17 MAP 2013 (Pa. November 19, 2014), the Court overruled long-standing precedent that stringently segregated negligence concepts from...
|NTSB Overturns Administrative Law Judge Decision and Holds That Federal Aviation Regulation 91.13 (Careless or Reckless Operation) Applies to Unmanned Aircraft Systems|
Barry S. Alexander; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
January 12, 2015, previously published on December 2014The Federal Aviation Association (FAA) is feverishly working on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) governing commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), which it intends to have ready by the end of 2014. Details about the NPRM have begun to spread, including the FAA’s apparent...
|Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Reaffirms the Broad Scope of the Commonwealth Court’s Declaratory Judgment Jurisdiction in Challenges to Agency Interpretations of Statutes|
Bruce P. Merenstein; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
September 5, 2014, previously published on August 2014Many Pennsylvania lawyers only encounter the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania in its appellate guise, but the court enjoys an unusual hybrid nature, having both appellate and original jurisdiction. The court’s original jurisdiction encompasses cases in which the state government is a party,...
|Third Circuit Holds That a Court, Not an Arbitrator, Must Decide Whether an Arbitration Agreement Authorizes Class-wide Arbitration|
Christian D. Sheehan; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
August 8, 2014, previously published on August 2014Who decides whether an arbitration agreement allows for class-wide arbitration — a court or an arbitrator? In the wake of mixed signals from the U.S. Supreme Court, lower courts have been reluctant to answer this question. However, on July 30, 2014, in Opalinski v. Robert Half International,...
|Upcoming Supreme Court Case Highlights Appealability Pitfalls When Cases Are Consolidated|
Christopher A. Reese; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
August 4, 2014, previously published on July 2014Consolidation of cases in federal courts can take many forms. Sometimes cases are consolidated for all purposes. Sometimes, they are consolidated only for limited purposes of discovery or pretrial proceedings. A case in which the United States Supreme Court recently granted certiorari raises the...