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Comparison of the discovery process in civil litigation in the U.S. and Germany – an introduction

Comparison of the discovery process in civil litigation in the U.S. and Germany – an introduction

In light of the growth of border-crossing commerce and rapid development of international business relations, international law is becoming a more and more important part of the structure of our growing global society.  This article focuses on the law of civil procedure in different jurisdictions, with specific focus on the ... Read More »

Subcontractor permitted to pursue action for negligent misrepresentation against architect-engineer

Subcontractor permitted to pursue action for negligent misrepresentation against architect-engineer

Clarifying Pennsylvania law on negligent misrepresentation claims against design professionals, the Superior Court reversed and remanded a grant of judgment on the pleadings in favor of an architect-engineer entered by the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. In Gongloff Contracting, L.L.C. v. L. Robert Kimball & Assoc., No. 785 WDA ... Read More »

Does a Person with a Medical Condition Affecting His Mind Have the Mental Capacity to Make a Will?

Does a Person with a Medical Condition Affecting His Mind Have the Mental Capacity to Make a Will?

One of the grounds for challenging the validity of a Will is that the person who made the Will did not have the mental capacity to understand his actions. With an aging population and higher rates of medical conditions, such as Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, which may affect a person’s ... Read More »

Don’t muck up your case by failing to gather and present the right evidence

Don’t muck up your case by failing to gather and present the right evidence

On May 22, 2015, a Florida appellate court issued an opinion, which highlights the importance of gathering and presenting sufficient evidence to support claims, especially when bringing a claim for misrepresentation concerning a seller’s failure to disclose hidden defects in the sale of development property. Eiman v. Sullivan, 2015 WL ... Read More »

Recent developments in nlrb decisions regarding employee handbook rules: 7 things private sector employers need to know now

Recent developments in nlrb decisions regarding employee handbook rules: 7 things private sector employers need to know now

My company doesn’t have a union so the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and the decisions of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) don’t apply to me… right? Wrong. In the Spring 2015 issue of BGD Magazine, firm attorneys William J. Kishman and Aleksandr “Sasha” Litvinov discussed what several recent ... Read More »

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