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Thanksgiving Message

On this most unusual of Thanksgiving seasons, I want to take a moment to reflect upon the things I am thankful for this year. I am thankful that my family, friends, clients and colleagues have remained healthy, and I am hopeful that they will continue to be healthy. I...

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,...