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Your Band is Your Business

Often overlooked with the emerging entrepreneurial spirit amongst musicians, are the mundane (but necessary) legal matters associated with managing their own career. Remember, your band is your business. Treating it like your…more

| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Business Organizations, Civil...

Real Estate Sellers: Keep Those Skeletons in Your Closet!

Recently, the Pennsylvania Superior Court held that sellers of residential real estate are under no duty, pursuant to the Real Estate Seller Disclosure Law, 68 Pa.C.S. §7101 et seq. (“RSDL”), to disclose prior to a sale that a…more

| Business Torts, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer...

Former ESPN Zone Employees May Seek Payment of Back Pay as a Result of...

The Disney Company violated the WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) Act when closing the ESPN Zone restaurant and amusement facility in Baltimore by failing to provide terminated workers with full wages and…more

| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Labor &...

President Signs H.R. 4367 Eliminating the Requirement of Exterior Fee...

On December 20, 2012, President Obama signed H.R. Bill 4367, which became effective upon his signing of the bill, and which eliminates the mandatory requirement that signage be placed on the exterior of Automated Teller Machines…more

| Business Organizations, Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Consumer...

Patent Reform Law Contains Key Provision Which Benefits Banking Community

The major provision of the Act that has significant impact for financial institutions is Section 18, which creates a post-grant review procedure within the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) for certain business…more

| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Business Organizations, Commercial Law &...

Unilateral Arbitration Provisions in Consumer Mortgage Loans Upheld

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, in Salley v. Option One Mortgage Corp., recently upheld a mortgage company’s right to enforce a “one-sided” arbitration provision in a loan agreement with a consumer. The agreement in question…more

| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Business Organizations, Commercial...

Real Estate Purchase Agreements: Not Exactly Ten Pages of Legal Mumbo-Jumbo

In considering a purchase or sale of real estate, whether represented by a real estate professional or braving the process on your own, one of the most important first steps in the process is drafting and signing the Agreement…more

| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection,...

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