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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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I Tip My Hat to the New Constitution.

Giannini v. Rosenberg, No. 11-3542 (June 8, 2012 D.N.J.) is a case which examines the process of bringing a malpractice suit while an ethics charge is still pending. This case is being presented to show the various levels of complaints … Continue reading

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Starting off on the Right Foot.

Burns v. Drier, No. 2009-3763, 2010 WL 3398757, June 11, 2010 (Pa. Comm. Pl. Ct. 2012) is a case which shows how important it is to properly draft a complaint. Prior to instituting any lawsuit, the Plaintiff must draft a … Continue reading

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Cause and Effect

Uberoi v. Stark & Stark (S & S) is not groundbreaking for the law it presents, but rather for the idea it reinforces in New Jersey legal malpractice claims. Often times, clients may believe they have suffered as a result … Continue reading

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When Legal Malpractice is not Available…

Sabella v. Estate of Milides provides a very key point for those interested in legal malpractice claims. Mainly, if one feels they have been wronged by opposing counsel, they need not worry about the lack of an attorney-client relationship, and … Continue reading

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Referrals: Not Illegal To Try

In Bourke v. Kararas, a client brought actions alleging negligence, vicarious liability, and breach of contract against a bar association’s lawyer referral service for referring her to an attorney who committed malpractice by failing to file her suit within the … Continue reading

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