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Disclosing a Murder Under PA Disclosure Law Not Required Says the PA Supreme Court

by Barley Snyder on

In the last couple editions of our Real Estate Law Update (March 2013 and June 2012), we had been reporting on the case of Milliken v. Jacono, which contemplated whether a murder/suicide at a home was a “material defect”...more

Does Pennsylvania Permit Manufacturing Defect Claims Involving Medical Devices?

by Wilson Elser on

I am writing to report about a recent dismissal of a manufacturing defect claim made against a medical device manufacturer in the USDC for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. This decision is favorable to our clients that...more

Milliken v. Jacono: Home Seller not Required to Disclose Murder/Suicide

In a unanimous decision handed down July 21, 2014, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that psychological stigma is not a material defect of real estate which sellers must disclose to buyers. The Court held that the...more

New Jersey District Court Cleans Up Complaint in Washing Machine Class Action Litigation

by Cozen O'Connor on

Washing machine class actions have been so active recently that some firms may be scrambling to form their own appliance-law practice groups. And who knows? That might not be a bad idea. Some of our greatest legal minds,...more

There’s More Than One Way to Skin a Cat When it Comes to Actual Damages Under SB 800

In 2002, the California State Legislature enacted S.B. 800 also known as the “Right to Repair Act” (Civil Code sections 895 et seq.). SB 800, which applies to newly constructed single-family residences sold after...more

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo: Eminent Domain Needs More Than a Magic Wand to Overcome Title Defects

by K&L Gates LLP on

Oh, if it only were that easy. A city seizes “underwater” residential mortgage loans through eminent domain, waves its magic wand, says Abracadabra or Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo, and then the mortgage lien of the prior loan holder...more

Dodging Deal Killers -- Anticipating and Solving Problems Related to Properties Being Sold or Purchased

by Lane Powell PC on

In This Presentation: Contamination; Environmental Issues; Defective or Incomplete Land Use Approval; “As Is,” “Your Problem Not Mine” Seller; Encroachment; URM or Otherwise Seismically Challenged Property; Use,...more

Product Liability Annual Review -- 2012

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In This Issue: Letter from Chair; Key Practice Highlights; Aviation; Consumer Products and Toxic Torts; Pharmaceutical Products and Medical Devices; Awards + Rankings; Publications; Key Contacts. Excerpt from...more

Guardian Elder Care at Brockway LLC v. WRC Highland View Healthcare: Absent Express Provision to the Contrary, a Buyer's Due...

by Saul Ewing LLP on

On May 1, 2012, in a case argued by Saul Ewing attorney John F. Stoviak (with assistance from Braden A. Borger on the Brief), the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas (Jefferson County) held that reliance is not an essential...more

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