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|Flying Fenway Bat Calls New Attention to the Baseball Rule|
Matthew J. Kelly, Sekou Lewis; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
June 24, 2015, previously published on June 2015A tragic accident often leads to calls for reexamination of a long-accepted part of culture. This past week, after a broken bat at Fenway Park seriously injured a fan, commentators are calling for a re-examination of the baseball rule: stadium owners and operators have only a limited duty to fans...
|Are Federal Appellate Courts Growing Impatient with Procedural Errors? — Risks for Clients and Their Counsel|
Bruce P. Merenstein, Carl A. Solano; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
June 2, 2015, previously published on May 2015On May 7, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed a district court’s grant of partial summary judgment in a dispute about an indemnification agreement. That decision, Lehman Bros. Holdings, Inc. v. Gateway Funding Diversified Mortg. Servs., L.P., 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS...
|Title IX Coordinators: Review of New Guidance from the Department of Education|
Rebecca Lacher, Pedro A. Ramos; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
May 14, 2015, previously published on April 2015On April 24, 2015, the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) published a new Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) and a letter directly to Title IX Coordinators, as well as a new 25-page Title IX Resource Guide. These reflect OCR’s focus on ensuring that Title IX Coordinators have the...
|Philadelphia's Nonprofit Recertification Requirement Abolished|
Noel Andrew Fleming, Molly Sharbaugh Unterseher; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
April 29, 2015, previously published on April 2015On April 7, 2015, Mayor Michael Nutter signed Bill No. 150144 into law, thereby repealing a 2013 Ordinance that had required Philadelphia’s nonprofit property owners to annually recertify that their properties continued to qualify for real estate tax exemption. As the Schnader Nonprofit Group...
|If I Were Paid to Walk in Your Shoes: Protecting a Company's Interests in Endorsement Deals While Still Looking Out for Player Well-Being|
Sekou Lewis, Benjamin D. Wanger; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
April 28, 2015, previously published on April 2015Chandler Parsons, a forward for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, does not have to worry about buying basketball shoes. Rather, Parsons, like other NBA players, gets paid to wear certain brand name shoes. In February 2014, Chinese shoe company Anta announced that it had entered into a five-year...
|Third Circuit Weighs in on Application of Daubert at Class Certification Stage|
Ira Neil Richards, Keith E. Whitson; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
April 28, 2015, previously published on April 2015Since the Supreme Court’s decision in Comcast v. Behrend, 113 S. Ct. 1426 (2013) courts evaluating expert testimony at the class certification stage may not simply accept that testimony at face value. The Supreme Court did not, however, articulate what standard should be applied in evaluating...
|Reprieve Granted to Philadelphia Tax-Exempt Property Owners|
Noel Andrew Fleming, Joyce C. Sun; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
April 21, 2015, previously published on March 2015In response to an overwhelming outcry from the Philadelphia nonprofit community, the Philadelphia Office of Property Assessment (OPA) has extended to June 1, 2015 the filing deadline for nonprofits to certify that they continue to qualify for real estate tax exemption for properties they own in...
|Recent Superior Court Decision Underscores Difficulty and Need for Caution When Determining Appealability of Orphans' Court Orders|
Roberta A. Barsotti, Carl A. Solano; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
April 21, 2015, previously published on March 2015For several years, Pennsylvania judges, lawyers, and (even) rulemakers have struggled to define when an order entered in an Orphans’ Court proceeding is immediately appealable. The issue, of course, is critical, because failure to take a timely appeal from such an order may forfeit all...
|Gingko, Roses, or Just Filler? The New York Attorney General's Attack on Supplements|
Matthew J. Kelly, Matthew S. Tamasco, Saul Wilensky; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
April 21, 2015, previously published on February 2015We all know that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. But what if the roses you give to your sweetheart are actually painted daisies or thorns without flowers? Or worse, if they do not contain flowers at all but instead are made from lychee berries that most certainly would not smell...
|Potential Tax Changes Ahead for Pennsylvania Nonprofits|
H. Lee Schwartzberg; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
April 20, 2015, previously published on January 2015Pennsylvania charities that rely on exemptions from real property tax and sales and use tax may have good reason to be concerned. A recently released special report prepared by the Pennsylvania Auditor General quantifying potential tax revenues from currently exempt properties underscores the...