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I Won My Case . . . Now What Do I Win?

Getting a verdict in your favor in a business litigation case does not necessarily mean that you are the winner. An objective view of who won and who lost requires an analysis of the final award. A plaintiff’s verdict is a Pyrrhic victory if it is not accompanied by a...

Fee Agreements

When hiring an attorney for a business litigation matter, clients should realize that there are a variety of ways to approach fees. Just about every attorney will have an hourly rate and will generally be satisfied with undertaking a case for an agreement to pay that...

Insuring Business Litigation Risks

When a new client contacts me to let me know it has been served with a business or employment litigation lawsuit, one of the first questions I ask is, “Do you have insurance?” Invariably, the answer I get is, “Is there insurance for this kind of case? In a word — Yes....

Whistleblower Retaliation Cases

In recent years, there has been substantial national attention focused upon whistleblower retaliation cases. But what is whistleblower retaliation and to whom does it apply? Whistleblower retaliation generally describes a legal claim based upon the termination or...

Severance Agreements

Under Pennsylvania law, most employees are considered to be employed at will. This means that the employee can be terminated for any reason -- or for no reason at all. And there is no law requiring the employer to pay severance to a terminated employee. Nevertheless,...

What is Minority Shareholder Oppression

In Pennsylvania, there are thousands of small businesses that are organized as corporations and owned by a small group of shareholders. They are referred to as closely held corporations. The person or persons who own 51% or more of the shares of the corporation will...

Fraud Claims in Business Litigation

Business disputes come in many shapes and sizes. When filing a lawsuit, of course, attorneys will attempt to cast the facts in the light most favorable to their clients. Likewise, they will select the legal theories that best correspond to the underlying factual...

Where Do I File?

in the majority of business litigation matters, the plaintiff has the option of choosing among various venues in which to file the case. It is possible that the case could be brought in either a state or a federal court, or in a court located in one of several states,...

Mediating Business Disputes

Most business litigation matters will never make it to trial. That is a statistical fact. The vast majority of civil cases will either be settled or dismissed before a trial occurs. Indeed, if every case that were filed had to be tried, the courts would grind to a...