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Speakers

Michael E. Peters of Eastburn and Gray is set to deliver remarks to the Pennsylvania State Tax Collectors’ Association’s annual conference on Friday in York.

Peters’ remarks will address current issues facing tax collectors throughout the state, and provide an update on pending tax collector lawsuits.

Peters serves as general counsel to the PSTCA and often advises the association’s members on matters relating to real estate tax collection.

He also represents municipalities in Bucks and Montgomery counties, as well as private commercial and residential clients before zoning hearing boards and municipal governing bodies in land development and zoning matters.

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The Chartwell Law Offices attorney John M. Wutz presented at the National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association’s (NRRDA) Lighthouse Discovery Seminar in Columbus, Ohio. Wutz spoke as a panelist for the breakout session, “Retail Safety Experts Who Slip and Fail,” which focused on “best practices” for how to deal with and combat retail safety experts hired by plaintiffs’ attorneys.

The discussion looked at recent case rulings, and reviewed deposition and other discovery strategies to build a case for a successful Daubert motion.

Wutz frequently represents large national self-insured companies, domestic insurers and the Lloyd’s of London leading and following markets in the defense of premises liability, insurance fraud, wrongful arrest, automobile, products liability and general liability claims.

He is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.

Honored

Thomas J. Duffy is the recipient of the 2018 Justice Michael A. Musmanno Award. Duffy is scheduled to receive the award at a dinner Oct. 24 at The Bellevue Hotel in Center City Philadelphia.

The award is presented annually to an outstanding individual who represents the spirit and ideals of the late Justice Musmanno.

Duffy founded Duffy + Partners over 30 years ago with a focus on helping ­individuals and families who are the victims of devastating injuries.

He has successfully tried many motor vehicle accidents, construction ­accidents, products liability, medical malpractice, birth injury, spinal cord injury, and other catastrophic personal injury matters.

Duffy dedicates thousands of hours to charitable causes, including Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, where he is a member of the board of trustees.

He also established the “Duffy Fellowship,” which provides funds to underwrite a staff attorney at several legal service organizations in Philadelphia.

Reservations for the dinner can be made at www.PhilaTLA.org or by calling 215-732-2256.

Announcements

The Delaware Business Court Insider is seeking contributors to provide analysis and insight into recent Delaware Court of Chancery decisions, as well as litigation and issues currently of interest to the business law community.

Potential topics that would be appropriate include, but are not limited to, arbitration, books-and-records requests, breach of contract lawsuits, controlling stockholder litigation, derivative claims, discovery disputes in commercial litigation, corporate dissolution, breach of fiduciary duty lawsuits, intellectual property litigation, jurisdictional battles in corporate litigation, merger and acquisition lawsuits, special committee decisions, corporate governance, limited liability company litigation and limited partnership agreement litigation.

Examples of articles written for DBCI are available online at www.delbizcourt.com. For more information, contact Kristie Rearick at krearick@alm.com.

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The Legal and Pennsylvania Law Weekly are looking for verdicts and settlements to report. If you’re a plaintiffs or defense attorney who has obtained a verdict or settlement in Pennsylvania county or federal court recently, email Zack Needles at zneedles@alm.com.