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Recent Articles & Speeches
May 14, 2013
Can Judgment on Your Arbitration Award Be Entered In Court?
By: Charles Forer
May 2, 2013
Employers Beware: Health Care Reform Provisions and Penalties
By: Elizabeth Goldberg
April 25, 2013
Human Resources Forum
By: G. Edward Schweikert, Renee Myers, Scott Blissman, Ryan Cassidy
April 15, 2013
Does Counsel's Assurance Toll the Statute of Limitations
By: Jeffrey Lewis
March 19, 2013
Health Care Reform: Recent Developments & Guidance
By: Sandra Mihok
Construction Law Report - Spring 2013
In this issue: The demand for a claim waiver in exchange for final payment; Florida court finds that termination for convenience clause allows general contractor to continue shopping subcontract after signing it; The Pennsylvania procurement code and sovereign immunity: Is there any way to challenge a cancellation of a request for proposal?; Don't let the time slip away: The statute of limitations and indemnity claims; Negotiating change orders on federal contracts: consultant and legal fees may be recoverable contract administration costs; Owners and contractors take blind risks by taking "No Damage for Delay" clauses for granted; Construction Law Group News.
Legal Update - Spring 2013
In this issue: Are Demand Response programs a good fit for your business?; Insurance counsel and the attorney-client privilege - Who is the client?; Evaluating insurance options: traditional vs. alternatives; Are they or aren't they? Noel Canning and the status of the NLRB; Generic top level domains and rights protection mechanisms; Top 5 Corporate and Commercial Decisions from Delaware in 2012, and Proposed Corporate Statute Amendments for 2013; Firm News.
Construction Law Report - Fall 2012
In this issue: Lawsuits arising from claim letters to the surety--A heavy burden to meet; Small Business advisory: Beware of inadvertent "affiliation"; A primer on statutes of limitations, statutes of repose and limitations of actions; Unlimited liability? The recoverability of liquidated damages in the context of contract abandonment; Private sector construction contract regulation: The state creeps in; In re: Rust of Kentucky, Inc.: Bankruptcy court offers relief to a subcontractor victimized by differing site conditions; Controlling electronic discovery costs: cutting "big data" down to size; Court clarifies law regarding post-bid substitution of subcontractors; PCBs are still considered a hazardous material; The Pennsylvania Superior Court rules on lien priority under the Mechanic's Lien Law; Construction Law Group News.
Legal Update - Fall 2012
In this issue: Forum selection challenged by recent litigation and Department of Labor efforts; Sponsoring employees for immigrant visas: A crucial tool for retaining talented foreign national employees; Renewable energy - How to survive the storm clouds?; Major developments in the oil and gas law with court decision regarding Act 13 of 2012; Beyond I Do: The Defense of Marriage Act, same-sex marriage and employee benefits; Functionality as a bar to registration - Recent cases before the United States Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; Significant changes in E visa processing in Mexico; Firm News.
Construction Law Report - Spring 2012
In this issue: Waiving claims, one payment application at a time; Notice requirements for construction claims-How to avoid sleepless nights; That's a pretty big matzo ball hangin' out there-Third Circuit issues pay-if-paid decision that is highly favorable to general contractors, but is there hope for subcontractors in a footnote?; Originality is key in copyright infringement; Owners' claims for subs' defective work-Handling statue of limitations issues; Third Circuit upholds Pennsylvania state law requiring American-made steel in public works projects; Q&A with David McGlone; Construction Law Group News
Legal Update - Spring 2012
In this issue: Five things that happened in 2011 every employer should know about (and some quick suggestions for your 2012 "to do" list); Green eggs, electricity & more!; When litigation is over, think about the taxable costs of e-discovery and you may "find the pope in the pizza"; Equity incentives for employees of limited liability companies; IRS proposal considers the meaning of "governmental plan"; Firm News.
Legal Update - Summer 2011
In this issue: New requirements for pension plans; The Protect IP Act: Senate looks to crack down on online piracy websites; Firm News; Fiduciary considerations for plans when selecting recordkeepers; Professional Recognition
Construction Law Report - Spring 2011
In this issue: The Todd Construction Trilogy: A potential remedy for contractors on federal projects receiving unfair performance evaluations; The use of pre-project agreements: "The ties that bind" or perhaps do not; Sales tax savings upon registering motor vehicles in PA; PA Supreme Court rejects township's attempt to exceed requirements of the Uniform Construction Code; New requirements for pension plans; The Surety's right to use the defaulted contractor to complete the work under the AIA-A312 Performance Bond; "The Government made me do it": Government contractor immunity and limiting third-party liability for work on government projects; PA Supreme Court upholds use of project labor agreement; Administrative changes to litigating construction disputes in Allegheny County, PA; ADA 2010 standards for accessible design provide short window of flexibility; PA Superior Cout does not expand duties of air testing firms; Construction Law Group News
Legal Update - Winter 2011
In this issue: Family responsibility (caregiver) discrimination: A new twist on old law; Combating material price volatility; Firm News.
Construction Law Report - Fall 2010
In this issue: Read before you sign: preventing the inadvertent waiver of claims; Payment Bond pitfalls; The life of a Performance Bond - perhaps longer than you think; Advice for federal construction projects: Take the time to provide notice of differing site conditions; Bid shopping: The push-back against the traditional rule; Massachusetts enacts Prompt Payment Act governing private construction contracts; The tension between the venue selection provisions of state Prompt Payment Acts and the Federal Arbitration Act; Independent contractor/worker misclassification for the construction industry; But the rules remain the same in many states; Turning square corners in government contracting; Construction Practice Group News.
Construction Law Report - Spring 2010
In this issue: Termination for convenience clauses: An inconvenient truth; In re Electric Machinery Enterprises, Inc.: Be sure that all of your project contracts are speaking the same language; Ambiguities in federal construction contract documents: What would a reasonable contractor do?; Financially troubled projects: Perspectives for the contractor; Impending crackdown on misclassified independent contractors; Prime contractor responsibilities for payroll reporting requirements of its subcontractors under the Davis-Bacon Act; Is there insurance coverage for claims arising out of your subcontractor’s “faulty”work?;