There’s a sex harassment case playing out in federal court in New York – Marchuk v. Faruqi & Faruqi LLP - that’s been getting a lot of attention. The allegations involve a law firm partner forcing himself on an associate after a holiday party.
On Friday, the Superior Court issued a decision that should serve both as a cautionary tale to attorneys as well as and a reminder that foreign corporations must register to do business in Pennsylvania to bring an action in its courts. See Drake Manufacturing Company, Inc. v. Polyflow, Inc., No. 959 WDA 2014 (Pa. Super. Ct., Jan. 23, 2015).
A panel decision of the Pennsylvania Superior Court on December 23, 2014 informs us that despite recent decisions refusing statute of limitation defenses in actions to enforce property settlement agreements, the defense still lives. It comes down to the nature of the obligation for which enforcement is sought.
Justin Goodman, PETA’s director of laboratory investigations as David Grimm recently described in the article titled “The Insurgent” published in Science, Vol. 347, Issue 6220, January 23, 2015 “attempt[s] to show researchers that animal experimentation is flawed, cruel, and just plain worthless.”
H-1B cap season is upon us, but will the H-1B cap be increased? You may have heard of the “I-Squared Act of 2015” (aka the “Immigration Innovation Act of 2015” or S. 153), introduced in the Senate in mid-January.
Once a tenant files for bankruptcy, it has three options regarding the lease: it can assume the lease and continue performing all obligations, or assume and assign the lease to a third party, or reject the lease and surrender the premises and terminate performance.
In ruling on a very unfortunate situation (more on that below), Judge Shannon issued an opinion on July 24, 2014 in the Aro bankruptcy, holding that a state court decision concerning the validity of a lien cannot be challenged in Bankruptcy Court.
Last week, the Pennsylvania Superior Court issued an interesting decision involving the enforceability of an unsigned agreement to arbitrate.
A lot has been written about the escalating price of non-pasteurized shell eggs sold in California. See, for example, “Shortage of Legally Compliant Shell Eggs Sends Prices Soaring in California.”
For years, the rules surrounding employment arbitration agreements in California have been in a state of flux.