• National Law Journal

    Is Opioid Litigation the New Tobacco? Not Quite, Even if There's a Family Resemblance

    October 30, 2017

    Lawyers filing dozens of lawsuits over the opioid crisis have taken a page out of the Big Tobacco playbook—but not the whole book.

  • The Legal Intelligencer

    Case Puts Spotlight on Social Media and Attorney Conduct

    September 07, 2017

    A day doesn't seem to go by without another report of a lawyer whose conduct on social media has resulted in either sanctions or disciplinary proceedings. Whether it is advising a client to delete content on Facebook, or responding to a negative Yelp review by revealing confidential information, or having a staff member "friend" someone without disclosing their relationship, lawyers continue to get themselves into trouble. And no matter how many times lawyers such as I who write, lecture and warn other lawyers to be careful about their use of social media, they still ignore the advice and end up in hot water.

  • National Law Journal

    Workplace Marijuana Rules Confronted in Discrimination Cases

    July 26, 2017

    Marijuana use in the workplace has become increasingly hazy as more states legalize the drug and employers grapple with how to adjust their policies to the complex jumble of new laws and court decisions.

  • Legal Technology News

    Ashley Madison Class Accord Question: What If Claimants Don't Want to Be Found?

    July 21, 2017

    Many users gave fake email or street addresses when setting up accounts and might not want notices of the deal sent to their businesses or home addresses.

  • The Legal Intelligencer

    Electronic Service of Process: Are You Ready for It?

    June 15, 2017

    The legal profession is not known for being ahead of the curve when it comes to utilizing new technology. In fact, the profession is more known to gravitate toward tradition over innovation. However, sometimes new technological/cultural norms force themselves upon the profession, and the courts are forced to deal with the issues. One of the issues courts are facing more and more is the issue of service of process via email or social media.

  • National Law Journal

    Rookie Judges Start to Wrangle MDL Dockets

    April 20, 2017

    The panel that assigns sprawling litigation to individual judges to manage is looking beyond repeat players and bringing more women and minority judges into the mix.

  • The Legal Intelligencer

    Civil RICO Case Against Carpenters Union Gets Green Light

    March 07, 2017

    A federal judge in Pennsylvania has refused to toss out a civil racketeering suit in which members of a carpenters union are accused of committing multiple violent and intimidating acts

  • The Legal Intelligencer

    The Flood of Class Actions Under NJ's TCCWNA

    January 31, 2017

    Enacted over three decades ago, New Jersey's Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act, N.J.S.A. 56:12-14 to -18 (TCCWNA), sat largely unnoticed by the plaintiffs bar until recentl

  • Pa

    NFL Settlement, Facebook Evidence and Masha's Law Top Year's Third Circuit Decisions

    December 27, 2016

    With the U.S. Supreme Court taking a pass on a challenge to the $1 billion National Football League concussion settlement, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit's ruling upholdi

  • Pa

    Conclusions, Rights Issues, Mark Pa. Federal Courts' 2016

    December 21, 2016

    Pennsylvania federal courts consistently handle a myriad cases and 2016 was a year in which some of the most significant ones, some with lasting national impact, were decided in the state

  • The Legal Intelligencer

    Mother Sues Central Pa. Prison Over Daughter's Detox Death

    July 11, 2016

    Claiming her daughter died because prison staff ignored her fatal heroin withdrawal symptoms, a mother has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Lebanon County Correctional Facil