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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
  • USA
  • 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 It was originally enacted in 1934 in


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


Prevailing party can recover legal fees for in-house lawyer
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • 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


New Jersey Superior Court rules that same-sex marriages must be allowed
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • October 7 2013

In a landmark decision entered on September 27, 2013, Mercer County Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson ordered the State of New Jersey to allow


Prosecutors seeking ineffectiveness waivers face ethical risks
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • August 5 2013

Criminal defense attorneys have noted an increasing effort by prosecutors to have criminal defendants waive ineffectiveness claims when negotiating


Federal court defines "spouse" in same-sex marriage for employee benefits purposes
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • August 2 2013

The District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania just handed down one of the first of what will be many decisions reflecting the impact of


New York Court of Appeals holds that multiple incidents of sexual abuse constitute multiple occurrences
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2013

In Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn v. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa., 2013 NY Slip Op 03264 (May 7, 2013), the New York