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Is The Decision To Divorce Genetic?

Virginia Commonwealth University recently announced the results of a new study examining the battle of nature v. nurture in divorce.  According to the new study, “’Genetics, the Rearing Environment, and the Intergenerational Transmission of Divorce: A Swedish National Adoption Study,’ which . . . analyzed Swedish population registries...

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Michael Fitzpatrick Presents at Bucks County Bar Association Pro Bono committee CLE

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP’s Michael G. Fitzpatrick, Partner in the Philadelphia and Bucks County offices, served as a presenter at the Bucks County Bar Association Pro Bono committee CLE. Fitzpatrick spoke on "Immigration Basics in the Current Administration." Prior to joining Obermayer, Fitzpatrick was a four term member of the...

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Pennsylvania Legislature Exploring Court-Ordered Outpatient Treatment

The Pennsylvania legislature is currently considering legislation that would amend the Pennsylvania Mental Health Procedures Act (the “Act”) to provide for court-ordered outpatient treatment for those suffering from mental illness or other impairment covered by the Act. The legislation, known as House Bill 1233: A Better Standard for Outpat...

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Failure to Disclose and Constructive Trust in Divorce

For many family law practitioners, 23 Pa.C.S. Section 3505(d) is a safety blanket protecting their clients in situations where a party fails to disclose information regarding an asset or assets with a fair market value of $1,000.00 or more which results in that asset or assets being omitted from the final distribution of property in a divorce matte...

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Striking the Right Balance With Your Newfound Authority

As a grade "K-JD," or someone who completed all schooling, from ­finger painting to issue-spotting, with no gaps in between, graduating law school and entering the "real world" required many adjustments. During my post-law school clerkship, it took several months to become acclimated to working a standard business day, every day. After all, higher...

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What #metoo Means for Employers: Workplace Harassment in the Age of Awareness

This past Sunday, actress Alyssa Milano posted the following message on Twitter: Me too. Suggested by a friend: “If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote ‘Me too.’ As a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.” Since Ms. Milano’s original tweet, the hashtag #metoo has been tr...

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Corporate Actors Held Individually Accountable in Recent False Claims Act Settlement

The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has sent a clear message that individuals cannot hide behind the corporate shield in its recent settlement with Med-Fast Pharmacy, Inc. and the charges brought against its associated individuals and entities (“Med-Fast”). Under the agreement, which includes a $2.66 million payout by Med-Fast, the DOJ drop...

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Marital Property Versus Non-Marital Property

Absent a prenuptial agreement, the definition of marital property is an item acquired by either spouse during the course of the marriage. Therefore, any property that was purchased and/or owned by a spouse prior to the parties’ date of marriage would constitute pre-marital property and any property that was purchased after the parties’ da...

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SECOND SATURDAY: Divorce Workshop - October 14, 2017

Obermayer's Family Law Group attorneys Shari Veisblatt and Amy Rokuson will be speaking at the Second Saturday Workshop on October 14, 2017.  

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Feats of Strength: EEOC sues CSX for Employee Strength Tests as Gender Discrimination Under Title VII

The EEOC recently filed suit against CSX Transportation, Inc. (“CSX”) in Federal Court in West Virginia, on behalf of a nationwide class of female employees.[1]  In the suit, the EEOC alleges that CSX’s policy of requiring employees and job applicants to pass certain physical strength tests in order to be eligible for certain positions...

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