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Agreement Conveying Nominal Ownership Share in a Sailboat is Maritime When the Principal Objective of the Agreement was to Convey Exclusive Use of the Sailboat

March 3, 2017

By Robert E. O'Connor

In Federal Insurance Company v Speedboat Racing Ltd, Senior District Judge Haight considered liability for damages to a sailboat which…

Employer’s Request to Shift Liability for Permanent Disability to Longshore Special Fund is Denied

March 3, 2017

By Robert E. O'Connor

In Cianbro Corp. v. Dir., Office of Workers’ Comp. Programs, Respondent, an employee who suffered permanent lung impairment during his…

Maritime Lien is Transferred from Vessel on Issuance of Letter of Undertaking

March 3, 2017

By Melanie Leney

In Norwegian Hull Club v. M/V HOS Beaufort, the U.S. District Court in New Orleans considered competing arguments over security…

A collision between excess, marine, and land-based property insurance policies and a dry dock

March 2, 2017

By Timothy Semonoro

In Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co. v. Great American Ins. Co.,the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit considered…


Bylined Articles

The Delaware Supreme Court Confirms That New Castle County’s Unified Development Code Is Constitutional

March 24, 2017

American Bar Association
By Sidney Libesman, Lisa Zwally Brown, William Burton

Facts and Procedural History On December 7, 2016, the Delaware Supreme Court sitting en banc heard oral argument in Golf…

Post-Spokeo, Not All Statutory Violations Are Created Equal

February 10, 2017

By John G. Papianou

When the U.S. Supreme Court decided Spokeo Inc. v. Robins, 136 S. Ct. 1540 (2016), a little over a year…

The Saga of the Athos I Litigation Continues: Recent Decision on Safe Berth Warranty and Wharfinger’s Negligence

January 30, 2017

Eugene J. O'Connor
By The Charterers P&I Club Newsletter

In a meticulous 174-page Opinion handed down on July 25, 2016, following an 8-week trial held in the spring of…

The U.S. House just passed a bill that will make startup demo days more accessible

January 13, 2017 Philly
By Ernie Holtzheimer

On Tuesday, January 10, the U.S. House of Representatives once again passed a bill designed to make it easier for…

In the News

What Do Pa. Lawyers Get in Trouble for the Most?

April 25, 2017

The Legal Intelligencer
By P.J. D'Annunzio

Over the past decade, lawyers in Pennsylvania have gotten into trouble with the state’s disciplinary board for offenses spanning from ripping off clients and…

NYC Homeowners Rent Properties For Profit

April 24, 2017

CBS 2 News
By Kristine Johnson

Phyllis H. Weisberg, managing partner of Montgomery McCracken’s New York office, was featured on CBS 2 News on April 21,…

Avis Chase Cottages Will Once Again Host Summer Visitors

April 5, 2017

The Cape Cod Chronicle
By Tim Wood

CHATHAM – The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has cleared the way for a Philadelphia nonprofit organization to once again offer…

Lawyer Wins Skirmish in War Over Pinterest Concept

April 4, 2017

New York Law Journal
By Andrew Denney

A lawyer who claims the concept for the popular web application Pinterest was stolen from him has won a preliminary…

Press Releases

Montgomery McCracken Obtains Summary Judgment in “Side Show” Case Connected to Pinterest Misappropriation Litigation (Schroeder v. Cohen, S.D.N.Y., Case No. 15-cv-6881-RJS)

April 3, 2017

Montgomery McCracken partners Sidney S. Liebesman, David Dormont, and Charles Palella successfully defended Theodore F. Schroeder in a dispute separately…

Montgomery McCracken Adds Four Attorneys and One Law Clerk to New York Real Estate Team

March 27, 2017

Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce the addition of four attorneys and one law clerk from the New York-based firm…

Richard M. Simins Rejoins Montgomery McCracken

March 3, 2017

Firm adds partner and associate to its Litigation Department PHILADELPHIA – Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce the additions of…

Montgomery McCracken Partner Joel B. Rosen Appointed to New Jersey Supreme Court and Federal Court Committee Positions

February 27, 2017

Cherry Hill, N.J. – Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce partner Joel B. Rosen was recently designated as Vice-Chair of…