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U.S. Supreme Court Issues Unanimous Opinion On Special Education Legal Standard

On March 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District regarding the appropriate level of educational benefit that school...

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Homeowners Policies Do Not Cover Floods

Our team was recently getting ready for trial.  Part of the process included preparing "points for charge"  -- these are concise statements of the law the parties propose for the Judge to read to...

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March Doesn’t Have to Be All About Madness!

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Pennsylvania Court Takes Measure of Depreciation in Homeowners’ Claims

Depreciation remains legal in the Keystone State (as it should be).  A recent opinion from our Superior Court – Pennsylvania’s intermediate appellate court – reinforced this simple topic, but...

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NON-PROFIT STATUS ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH FOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION

Is a non-profit trust company automatically entitled to a property tax exemption when...

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Supreme Court to Hear Transgender School Bathroom Rights Case in March

The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear arguments in a major dispute on transgender rights on March 28, 2017. Gloucester County School Board v....

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In Family Law, the More Things Change The More They Stay The Same

In 2015, the United States Supreme Court held, in Obergefell v. Hodges, that the right to marry is a fundamental constitutional right, which may not be withheld from same sex couples and...

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Update: Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District (United States Supreme Court case)

The United States Supreme Court held oral argument on this important special education case on January 11, 2017. The case involves a child, Drew, who has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder...

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Arbitration Is Not Always Mandatory

Boilerplate arbitration provisions do not always bind litigants to private arbitration.  Our firm is currently disputing a big-box home...

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Are Coverage Opinions Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?

We’ve recently read some commentators and bloggers stating that coverage opinions are not protected by the attorney-client privilege.  Here are...

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