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Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 28 Apr 2022

SCOTUS Cert Recap: DNA Testing and Personal Jurisdiction

On April 25, the U.S. Supreme Court added two more cases to its docket for next term. The first addresses whether states may require corporations to…
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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | USA | 27 Apr 2022

Will Litigation in U.S. Courts Be the Price of Doing Business in the United States?

Imagine a corporation registers to do business in a U.S. state. It is not incorporated there. Its headquarters isn’t there. It has perhaps only…
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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | USA | 25 Apr 2022

United States Supreme Court to Weigh in on Consent-by-Registration Theory of Personal Jurisdiction

On April 25, 2022, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear the Plaintiff’s appeal in Mallory v. Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 266 A.3d 542…
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Dickie McCamey & Chilcote PC | USA | 25 Jan 2022

Recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court Holding Allows Judges to Award Attorney’s Fees on Reasonably Contested Workers’ Compensation Claims

For decades, Section 440 of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act precluded Claimant’s recovery of legal fees in situations where an employer…
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Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP | USA | 6 Jan 2022

No loss: Stricken by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the NOL deduction nevertheless is allowed

In General Motors Corporation v. Commonwealth, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that the state's prior flat $2 million cap on a corporate…
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Duane Morris LLP | USA | 23 Dec 2021

Registering to Do Business in Pennsylvania Does Not Confer General Jurisdiction Over Foreign Corporations

On December 22, 2021, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania handed down a landmark ruling on personal jurisdiction in Mallory v. Norfolk Southern Railway…
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Duane Morris LLP | USA | 30 Aug 2021

Pa. Supreme Court to Reconsider Validity of Legal Malpractice Claims Based on Settlement Advice

In 1991, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court created a bright-line rule barring certain types of legal malpractice claims. Specifically, if a client…
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K&L Gates LLP | USA | 28 Jul 2021

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Confirms Limits of Discovery Rule—For Now

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has confirmed that the “discovery rule” is only a narrow exception to the statute of limitations, but the court has…
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Thompson Hine LLP | USA | 3 May 2021

No-Poach Provision Found Unenforceable by Pennsylvania Supreme Court

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently barred enforcement of a no-hire provision ancillary to a services contract between freight broker Pittsburgh…
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Ansa Assuncao LLP | USA | 12 Feb 2021

Flipping Doctrine on Its Side: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Considers Case That Would Authorize “Horizontal” or “Single Enterprise” Veil Piercing for the First Time

Pennsylvania courts allow plaintiffs to Pierce the corporate veil to rope into liability a dominant shareholder or the owner of a business that has…
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