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Rebutting the Presumption of Insolvency During a Pandemic

November 2, 2020

American Bankruptcy Institute

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause harsh economic conditions throughout the U.S., many companies face the difficult prospect of…

Financial Responsibility: What About Taxes? 2 Tax Issues to Focus on During the Pandemic

October 22, 2020

Modern Contractor Solutions

PAYROLL TAXES HOLIDAY Contractors—like all employers—are responsible for withholding federal and—where applicable—state and local income taxes from employees’ paychecks, as…

US Courts Divided About Obligation to Provide Foreign Arbitrations with the Benefit of US Discovery Instruments. Will London Find the American Cupboard Bare?

October 12, 2020

International Maritime Law Seminar

28 USC §1782 is a US statute that allows foreign parties to a totally foreign court proceeding to access U.S….

US Legal Landscape Still Feeling Effects of OW Bunker Bankruptcy

September 28, 2020

Ship & Bunker

While the introduction of the IMO 2020 rule, collapsing oil prices, and the impact of measures taken to address the…

I’m a lawyer investigating Philly police’s response to protests — and I need your help | Opinion

September 10, 2020

The Philadelphia Inquirer

On May 28, 2020, America watched George Floyd take his last breath on the streets of Minneapolis under the knee…

The Hypothetical Hits of Mediation

September 8, 2020

American Bankruptcy Institute

This article provides four hypotheticals, with responses that were obtained from a panel of distinguished and experienced mediators. They will…

Virus Relief Bill Could Harm Lending, Collections Landscape

September 8, 2020

Law360

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the U.S., Congress may potentially alter the legal landscape for creditors and debtors….

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Issues Ruling in Favor of Medical Marijuana Use and Legitimacy

July 31, 2020

Cannabis Law Journal

Last month, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court took a significant step toward ensuring that Pennsylvania protects medical marijuana patients from unjust…

Amid the Pandemic: Construction Sites Moving Forward during the Pandemic

July 30, 2020

Modern Contractor Solutions

CONTRACTOR RESPONSIBILITIES Here, the focus will be on contractor responsibilities for operations and worksite safety relating to COVID-19 and the…

Del. Jarden Ruling Shows Appraisal Precedent Is Not Inflexible

July 28, 2020

Law360

On July 9, the Delaware Supreme Court issued a noteworthy opinion in Fir Tree Value Master Fund LP v. Jarden Corp.,…

What’s Happening in FCRA Class Actions

June 30, 2020

PBSA Journal

Originally prepared for and published by PBSA in the May-June 2020 edition of the Journal. Read the full issue here:  https://thepbsa.org/resources/publications/ …

Remembering Ax Handle Saturday

June 25, 2020

The Philadelphia Citizen

I’m white. I’m over 70. I grew up and lived in Jacksonville, Florida, until I left for college in the…

Responder Immunity: Protecting the Salvor in “Bet the Company” Responses

June 24, 2020

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

The specter of liability beyond the limits of applicable insurance for the salvor’s liability to both its contractual partner and…

Pa. Insureds’ Path To Pandemic Biz Interruption Coverage

May 19, 2020

Law360

In the wake of government edicts and orders around the world, including Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s March 19 executive order…

Suicide: Risk Assessment and Ethical Considerations for Pennsylvania Attorneys

April 28, 2020

The Pennsylvania Lawyer

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. While we have chosen the law as…

Ethics is Easier When You’re Older

April 24, 2020

The Philadelphia Lawyer

The Preamble to Pennsylvania’s Rules of Professional Conduct says this about ethical behavior and a certain conflict of interest: [9]…Virtually…

Dismantlecon: BIMCO’s Form Offshore Decommissioning Contract

April 13, 2020

Soundings - American Salvage Association

In September 2019, BIMCO, venturing for the first time into waters offshore, released its DISMANTLECON form master services agreement for…

Applying for the Paycheck Protection Program? Here’s what small businesses need to know

April 3, 2020

Technical.ly Philly

Who is eligible? What are the terms? What can it be used for? Will any portion of the loan be…

Pa. Court’s Ruling On Uber Terms Clashes With Case Law

January 30, 2020

Law360

If your company uses an online agreement and sells to Philadelphia residents, you will want to know about a Jan….

Drone Usage Beneficial on Projects – But They’re Not Toys

January 15, 2020

Modern Contractor Solutions Magazine

Drones are used more and more in construction projects—whether for inspections, surveys, designs, monitoring, progress reports, site management and safety,…