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

April 30, 2021

The Temple 10-Q

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

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…

Legal Brief: Vaccination Implications

February 12, 2021

Security Business Magazine

Legal considerations facing security integrators range from customers denying access to facilities to employee exceptions. COVID-19 continues to bring terrible…

Marketing Considerations for CBD Companies in 2021

December 28, 2020

Bloomberg Law

The FDA is expected to issue formal regulations in 2021 to further define the parameters for selling CBD products. But…

TikTok Rulings May Clarify Scope Of Economic Powers Law

December 7, 2020

Law360

The fight between the Trump administration and popular video-sharing social network TikTok continues on multiple fronts. TikTok and some of its…

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…