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Love in the time of open enrollment: Should you marry for health insurance?

November 22, 2017

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Montgomery McCracken attorney Mara I. Smith discusses what couples should consider before choosing their health insurance plans. […] With the Dec….

Rauenhorst, Ferguson, and Assignment of Income to Charity

November 6, 2017

Tax Notes

I. Introduction Under the venerable doctrine of Lucas v. Earl, a taxpayer who completes a gift of appreciated property after…

Spotlight on Diversity, Advisory Role of General Counsel

November 3, 2017

Philadelphia Bar Reporter

Though the topic is often discussed, diversity in the legal profession remains a challenge. The Business Law Section’s Corporate In-House…

When Your Condo Starts Turning Into a Hotel… Raise Your Entry Standards

November 2, 2017

Habitat Magazine

Many of our condo board clients have concerns about who is living in the building on any given day. It’s…

When You Need Building-Wide Support…Pieces of Paper Can Trump Warm Bodies

November 1, 2017

Habitat Magazine

Every owner of a cooperative apartment signs a proprietary lease when he or she buys shares. It establishes rights and…

The End May Be Nigh For FACTA Claims

October 11, 2017


Until last month, the Eleventh Circuit appeared to be the last place for class action plaintiffs to pursue run-of-the-mill statutory…

Second Impact Syndrome: Diagnosis versus Myth

September 13, 2017

Concussion Litigation Reporter

On November 5, 2005, La Salle University’s Preston Plevretes took a massive blow to the head during a college football…

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Restricts Sale of Parklands

July 26, 2017

Montgomery McCracken

This article was authored by Brandon Matsnev, a summer associate with Montgomery McCracken. Last month, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania decided…

Why Exxon’s $20 million Clean Air Act penalty assessment loss is really a victory

July 17, 2017

Westlaw Journal Environmental

ExxonMobil Corp. was hit with the largest civil penalty assessment ever seen in a Clean Air Act citizen suit when…

What to make of the SEC’s rule change on confidential IPOs

July 11, 2017 Philly

Effective yesterday, July 10, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission expanded its confidential initial public offering filing option to…

Advancing Your Career with Grit, a Growth Mindset and Relationships

June 12, 2017

The Legal Intelligencer

It is no secret that success in the legal profession, at a minimum, requires ­professional excellence, dedication and hard work….

Juries Must Know About Products’ Standards Compliance

May 31, 2017


In Tincher v. Omega Flex Inc., 104 A.3d 328 (Pa. 2014), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court reversed course by overruling its…

Could the proposed Pa. tech tax threaten Philly’s status as a ‘lean startup’s paradise’?

May 18, 2017

If you are running a tech company in Philadelphia and happen to be thinking about taxes, you may want to…

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

March 24, 2017

American Bar Association

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

Legal Aspects of Concussion: The Ever-Evolving Standard of Care

March 13, 2017

National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Inc., Journal of Athletic Training

Today, when an athlete is catastrophically injured while playing a sport, litigation often follows. The likelihood of litigation is even…

Post-Spokeo, Not All Statutory Violations Are Created Equal

February 10, 2017


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

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

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

What Bai Brands’ $1.7 billion exit could mean for Philly startups

December 28, 2016 Philly

Bai means “pure” in Mandarin Chinese but it may begin to mean something else for startups in the Philadelphia area,…

A Disparaging Trademark

December 20, 2016

IP Litigator

Montgomery McCracken associate James L. Gannon, II authored the article, “A Disparaging Trademark?” The article on Asian-American rock band The Slants…