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Industry News July 7, 2017

Case Bulletin – US Supreme Court Issues Ruling on Jurisdictional Limits

On June 19, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court restricted the jurisdictional reach of state long-arm statutes when it struck down a decision by the California Supreme Court allowing out-of-state residents to join a class action lawsuit against Bristol-Meyer Squib filed in California.  Previously, the California high court ruled in favor of permitting approximately 600 non-Californians […]

Industry News July 1, 2016

Case Bulletin – United States Supreme Court Holds that Warrantless Blood Draws Upon DUI Arrests are Unconstitutional

On June 23, 2016, the United States Supreme Court issued a 7-1 decision in the matter of Birchfield v. North Dakota, 579 U.S. ____ (2016), wherein the Court considered three separate challenges to “implied consent” laws, which require suspected DUI drivers to undergo a breath or blood test, without a warrant, or face prosecution for […]

Industry News June 9, 2016

Case Bulletin – Ohio Appellate Court Reverses Trial Court’s Ruling As To Experts’ Testimony Regarding Asbestos Exposure

On May 5, 2016, the Court of Appeals of Ohio for the Eighth Appellate District, County of Cuyahoga, in Barbara Watkins, Individually and as Executor of the Estate of Glenn F. Watkins, deceased v. Affinia Group, et al., __ N.E. 3d __, 2016 WL 2587123 (Ohio. Ct. App. May 5, 2016) reversed the decision of […]

Industry News June 14, 2015

Case Bulletin – US Supreme Court Rules That Employer’s Knowledge of Religious Practice Is Not Required For Violation of Title VII

In Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. (June 1, 2015), the Supreme Court held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits an employer from making an employment decision based on an applicant’s religious practice, whether the employer has actual knowledge of the religious practice or not. Samantha […]

Industry News January 2, 2015

Slow on the ‘Quick Take’: Eminent Domain Powers Under Pennsylvania’s Business Corporation Law

Oil and gas companies may be tapping into stores of natural gas in Pennsylvania, but they face difficulties realizing profits due to the challenges in transporting the shale gas to refineries for consumer use. Pipeline capacity constraints have become a cause for regional disparity of prices of natural gas around the country as production outpaces […]