Author Archives: Matthew Weisberg

About Matthew Weisberg

Matthew B. Weisberg, Esquire, Managing Partner of Prochniak Weisberg, P.C. (www.ppwlaw.com), focuses his practice almost exclusively on the representation of consumers who are victims of mortgage, real estate and auto purchase/financing fraud, as well as in foreclosure/debt collection defense and civil rights representation (employment discrimination and excessive police force). Five years ago having “switched sides,” Mr. Weisberg formerly represented exclusively commercial and residential lenders in the prosecution of mortgage foreclosure and distressed debt collection litigation, lender liability and real estate speculator defense, and tort defense for financial injury defendants. Matthew welcomes all attorney inquiries and especially referrals: 610-690-0801 & mweisberg@ppwlaw.com.

Attorneys Can still be Sued After Settlement is reached with a Third-Party

            Gorjuice Wrap, Inc. v. Okin, Hollander & De Luca, LLP, N.J. Super. A.D., (2011) is leg al malpractice claim that challenges the Puder Doctrine.  The Puder doctrine prevents a plaintiff from suing past council for damages because the plaintiff … Continue reading

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Not All Actions Against Attorneys require a Certificate of Merit

              Sabella v. Estate of Milides, 992 A.2d 180 is a case about an attorney’s misconduct, in which the trial court denied Appellant’s motion to strike the judgment of non pros.  A judgment of non pros enters judgment in … Continue reading

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Have a Well-pleaded Complaint

In Pashak v. Barish, the husbad of the appellant, William Pashak, agreed to settle a negligence case for $100,000 in accordance with advice from his attorney, Marvin Barish, Esq. 450 a2d 67 (1982). The settlement stemmed from an employment action where Mr. … Continue reading

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Known Disabilities Must Be Accommodated

Canteen Corp. v. Pennsylvania, 814 A.2d 805, (Pa. Commonwealth) is an employment discrimination suit. Here, the employer violated the Human Relations Act because the employer failed to accommodate an employee’s disability. The Defendant appealed the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission’s decision; … Continue reading

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Tax Bureau’s Job to make a reasonable effort to identify owners

In Husak v. Fayette County Tax Claim Bureau, 61 A.3d 302 (Pa Commw.) the trial court was correct in setting aside the tax sale. In this case, the Plaintiffs’ property was foreclosed in February 2006; Fannie Mae purchased the property … Continue reading

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Products Liability in New Jersey

Knoster v. Ford Motor Company 2006 WL 2561234 (C.A.3 (N.J.)) is case where the Plaintiff filed claims under both the New Jersey Product Liability Act (“PLA”) and the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act. Specifically under the PLA, the plaintiff filed … Continue reading

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Title VII Extends to Third-Parties

In Thompson v. North American Stainless, the Court held that third-party retaliation claims are permitted under Title VII of the Civil Rights act. In this action, Thompson’s fiancé filed a sex discrimination charge against North American Stainless (NAS). After Thompson’s … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Plead For

In MARX v. GENERAL REVENUE CORP., 668 F. 3d 1174 (2013), the United States Supreme Court affirmed a decision that was upheld by the Tenth Circuit. The District Court had ordered the losing plaintiff, Marx (who had defaulted on her … Continue reading

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Does Retirement really mean Discrimination?

            Bucholz v. Victor Printing, Inc., 2012 WL 2522969 (D. N.J. 2012) is a case which analyzes the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”). Specifically, Bucholz, the Plaintiff accused his former employer of discrimination on the … Continue reading

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An off-color comment does not in itself create a lawsuit.

Del Tinto v. Club Com, LLC et al., 2012 WL 5615257, (W.D.Pa. Nov. 15 2012) is an employment discrimination case. The case examines what is required for a plaintiff to meet the “regarded-as” prong of disability as well as what … Continue reading

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