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stanleycheiken

Disciplinary Actions

Licensed professionals, like everyone else, sometimes make mistakes. When they do, from time to time, those mistakes lead to administrative disciplinary actions in which the professional is subject to license revocation, suspension, reprimand, or other types of...

Djokovic Fiasco

I am a huge tennis fan. I am also a huge law fan. This week I spent a lot of time following the legal goings on in Australian regarding Novak Djokovic. The final decision won't be rendered until later today, at the earliest. I am not predicting a result and I have no...

Relevance

At trial, relevant evidence is admissible and irrelevant evidence is not. Something is relevant if it is tends to make a fact at issue in the trial more or less likely. This is not complicated. Information that would be useful in deciding the truth of the facts in...

New Year’s Resolutions

2022 will mark my 31st year as an attorney, and my 22nd year practicing solo. As I continue to grow as a person and a practitioner, it’s a good idea to take stock of where I’ve come from, where I am now, and where I’d like to go. To that end, here are my 2022 New...

Merry Christmas

Wishing my clients, colleagues, and everyone else that makes my law practice possible, a very Merry Christmas. It is important to give back to the community. One of the ways that I try to do that is in counseling people about how to get help for their legal problems....

Deep Pockets

Evaluating whether to bring a business litigation claim necessarily entails considering whether a potential defendant will be able to pay the eventual judgment obtained, or pay a fair settlement of the claim. Not every potential defendant has deep pockets. There can...

Business Torts

Business torts are the legal causes of action that are commonly used by litigators to assert claims arising from business disputes. A tort is a civil wrong. Tort claims are distinguished from breach of contract claims. There are numerous potential advantages to...

Hearsay

Most of my clients know that hearsay is inadmissible at trial. They also know that hearsay is a statement made by a third party. Well actually, sometimes hearsay is admissible, and sometimes what we think is hearsay, actually is not hearsay. So what is hearsay?...

Thanksgiving Thought

This Thanksgiving, as usual, I am thankful to have terrific clients. That’s obvious. But upon deeper reflection, I am also thankful for a group that may surprise you. I am thankful for opposing counsel. You don’t get to choose your family. . . and the same is true of...

Appellate Advocacy

This week I had an appellate argument in the Pennsylvania Superior Court. It was only the Court’s second day of live arguments in Philadelphia since the pandemic began. The three judge panel was visibly happy to hear the arguments live after 18 months on Zoom. The...