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U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Fair Use Defense Under Copyright Law as Tech Innovators Win Significant Victory in Google v. Oracle

April 12, 2021

On April 5, 2021, the United States Supreme Court held that tech giant Google, which used code from the Oracle-owned…

Philadelphia Requires Paid COVID-19 Sick Leave for Related Reasons

April 7, 2021

Effective March 29, 2021, Philadelphia amended and expanded the Public Health Emergency Leave (“PHEL”) requirements to provide up to 80…

Online Speakers – Where Can You Be Sued?

April 5, 2021

If you use any social network, your posts can go everywhere. But does that mean you can be sued anywhere?…

Senator Sanders Introduces “99.5% Act” Which Would Increase Estate Taxes and Overhaul Estate Planning

March 26, 2021

Senator Bernie Sanders has introduced in the Senate what he calls the “99.5% Act” (the “Act”). For individuals dying and…


Ahead of the Class

March 15, 2021

Bylined Articles

CFPB Adopts Strict Liability Standard for Debt Collectors Who Sue or Threaten Suit Over Time-Barred Debt

April 30, 2021

The Temple 10-Q
By Rachel L. Goodman, David Dormont, and Edward L. Schnitzer

On January 19, 2021, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published its final debt collection rules in the Federal Register,…

Legal Brief: Peeping Tom Reveals Privacy Vulnerabilities

April 9, 2021

Security Business Magazine

Technician’s crimes should prompt alarm company owners to reassess customer privacy. Back in Oct. 2018, I wrote about a young…

Dismissal of Chapter 11 Case Calls Into Question Bankruptcy Protections for Cannabis Companies

March 24, 2021

The Temple 10-Q
By Rachel L. Goodman, Georgette Castner, and Edward L. Schnitzer

Despite a company’s claim that it deals only in legal hemp products, in January, a federal court denied the company’s…

Legal Brief: OSHA Issues COVID-19 Recommendations

March 15, 2021

Security Business Magazine

Government provides valuable guidance for employers on mitigating and preventing the spread of the virus in the workplace. We have…

In the News

Montgomery McCracken Starts Firmwide Digital Crisis Group

April 6, 2021

By James Boyle

Growing requests for legal advice from clients experiencing an online or social media emergency led Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP to…

How Montgomery McCracken Popped Pa. Liquor Control Fight

April 2, 2021

Law360 Pulse
By James Boyle

A plain reading of a Pennsylvania statute and a little common sense helped four attorneys from Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads…

Pa. Supreme Court upholds ruling that the PLCB illegally restricted wine shipping

March 26, 2021

The Philadelphia Inquirer
By Harold Brubaker

Pa. Supreme Court agrees that PLCB did ‘self-govern’ wine distribution to retailers and restaurants. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Thursday…

High Court Allows for Direct Delivery of Specialty Wines to Pennsylvania Consumers

March 26, 2021

The Legal Intelligencer
By Max Mitchell

The high court on Thursday issued a one-sentence order affirming a ruling from Commonwealth Court Judge P. Kevin Brobson, who…

Press Releases

Montgomery McCracken Adds Partner Keir Bradford-Grey

May 9, 2021

Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce that Keir Bradford-Grey joined the firm in its Philadelphia office on May 3, 2021….

Edward L. Schnitzer Named a 2020 American Bankruptcy Institute Committee Member of the Year

April 27, 2021

Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce that Edward L. Schnitzer has been named a “2020 Committee Member of the Year”…

Montgomery McCracken Launches Digital Crisis Management Practice Group

April 5, 2021

Montgomery McCracken announced today the launch of its Digital Crisis Management Practice Group, an innovative practice providing crisis management counsel…

Montgomery McCracken Wins Major Victory at Pennsylvania Supreme Court for Wine & Liquor Dealers and Restaurateurs

March 26, 2021

Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce the successful representation of its clients in an action in mandamus against the Pennsylvania…