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Jan 19, 2017

Data Breach Negligence Claims and Your Duties

On January 12, 2017, the Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the decision reached in Dittman v. Univ. of Pitts. Med. Ctr. by Judge Wettick of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County.  By finding that negligence claims alleging failure to provide reasonable data security for personal health and other information are not actionable, the Superior Court’s affirmation represents a significant step in the development of security and privacy laws. » Read More

Jan 22, 2015

Pennsylvania Products Liability Law – The New Wild, Wild West

On November 19, 2014, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision in the area of products liability in the case of Tincher v. Omega Flex. The Court’s opinion was so far reaching that both plaintiffs’ attorneys and defense counsel are calling it a victory for their side of the products liability bar. » Read More

Mar 14, 2013

E-Discovery Expertise: An Essential Skill for Litigators

As companies are generating more and more documents electronically, some going completely electronic for the future and transferring old paper documents to an electronic format, e-discovery is taking priority in litigation, and it will continue to do so. Please click here to read an article I authored for The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, where I discuss the importance of e-discovery, retention policies, and how it is changing litigation. » Read More

Feb 08, 2011

Be Careful What You Tweet

One day, people will look at you quizzically when you reference Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.  Much like eight-tracks, VHS tapes, and Vanilla Ice, these social and technological advances (the use of “advances” is arguable in the case with Mr. Ice) will one day be surpassed by new and improved methods of communication.  » Read More

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