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
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
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
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
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
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.
A San Diego court recently awarded $7.5 million in punitive damages to a woman who suffered frostbite to her knee from use of a cold-therapy medical device. The lawsuit was based on product defects associated with the medical...more
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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