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Can you receive a term of life imprisonment for forcing someone to accompany you to a different room in their own house?

  • Duane Morris LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 14 2015

18 U.S.C. 2113 (e) has a long and venerable history, even by the storied standards of the federal Criminal Code. It was originally enacted in 1934 in

It’s 2015: the future is here for legal tech

  • Duane Morris LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 6 2015

It may be hard to believe, but we already have closed the books on 2014, and we now have started making our legal way into 2015. The year 2015 at

Advice on medical marijuana for lawyers in Pennsylvania

  • Duane Morris LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • December 10 2014

The Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. Section 811 et. Seq. (CSA), enacted in 1970, provides that marijuana is a "Schedule I" drug because, in the

California Court of Appeal issues ruling regarding attorney fee awards

  • Duane Morris LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 19 2014

A California Court of Appeal has affirmed the concept that a successful defendant who is entitled to an attorney fee award can seek an award which is

Real men support women who lean in

  • Duane Morris LLP
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  • United Kingdom, USA
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  • June 10 2014

I have had people ask me: why is working to eliminate gender bias such a passion for you as a man? My response: how could it not be? On a personal

Useful advice from PDLG to summer associates everywhere

  • Duane Morris LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 9 2014

Every spring, the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group (PDLG) hosts a daylong "pre-work" seminar for its Summer 1L Program participants-law students who

Prevailing party can recover legal fees for in-house lawyer

  • Duane Morris LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 16 2014

The "American Rule" is that parties pay their own legal fees for a dispute. Fees can be shifted by contract or by statute, but fee-shifting remains

How to appeal a sanctions order

  • Duane Morris LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 28 2014

Can a lawyer obtain appellate review of a sanctions order by piggy-backing on her client's notice of appeal? The Court of Appeals for the First

A new paradigm for challenges for cause in Pennsylvania

  • Duane Morris LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 27 2014

On March 12, 2014, the Pennsylvania Superior Court, sitting en banc, found the participation of three jurors in a medical malpractice death case was

U.S. Supreme Court restricts challenges to pretrial seizure of defense funds

  • Duane Morris LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 28 2014

The Supreme Court left intact a defendant's right to challenge whether seized funds are traceable to alleged misconduct. The U.S. Supreme Court