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Jury Okays Firing Transgender Employee for Negative Glassdoor Review

  On October 29, 2018, a San Francisco federal jury unanimously found that a Silicon Valley tech company did not commit unlawful retaliation by firing a transgender employee who accused the company of discrimination in a two-star Glassdoor review. Adrian Scott Duane, a transgender man, alleged on the job review website that IXL Learning, I...

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Protection from Abuse Orders in Delaware

During October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, recent posts on Family Matters have explored aspects protection from abuse orders in Pennsylvania.  Like Pennsylvania, Delaware can issue civil protection from abuse orders (“PFA”). For those unfamiliar with the process in Delaware, a PFA is a civil order issued by the Family Co...

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Obermayer Partner Michael Bertin's "'Wiseman' Analysis in Shared Custody Determinations No Longer Applicable" Published in The Legal Intelligencer

Obermayer Partner Michael E. Bertin was published in The Legal Intelligencer with his article titled "'Wiseman' Analysis in Shared Custody Determinations No Longer Applicable." The article highlights the four factors trial courts are to consider before awarding shared custody.  Click here to see the article.

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Obermayer's Andrew Horowitz Receives Outstanding Associate Member of the Year Award from Pennsylvania Moving and Storage Associates, Inc.

Andrew Horowitz was recently awarded the Outstanding Member of the Year Award from Pennsylvania Moving and Storage Associates, Inc. (PMSA) at their annual conference. He is pictured here receiving the award from the President of PMSA, Jack McGrath. PMSA is the trade association for the household goods moving and storage association in PA. ...

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Obermayer Vice Chair David Nasatir Provides Legal Services for Upcoming Autism Documentary

David A. Nasatir, Partner and Vice Chair of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP, recently provided reduced-cost legal assistance to Different Duck Films in support of their upcoming documentary regarding autism. Nasatir helped this noteworthy project by negotiating with the investor’s sponsors to finalize terms and drafting the investment ...

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Financial Implications of Winning the Lottery

  On Tuesday, a lucky South Carolinian bought the winning ticket for the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot. The winner might be dreaming about a private island and mega-yacht to rival Richard Branson’s, but they must also make some big financial decisions and understand certain tax implications of the win. Let’s look at what happens after a ...

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Judge with Disabled Child Recuses Self from Disability Discrimination Suit

Despite the sensitive nature of employment-related claims like discrimination and retaliation and harassment and hostile work environment, it is rare for judges to admit to personal biases that could influence their decision-making. But a federal district court judge has recently just done exactly that.  On August 30, 2018, the Hon. Lewis T. Ba...

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Domestic Violence Awareness and Understanding Protection from Abuse

  October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Domestic violence can affect anybody.  It knows no race, gender, sexual orientation, or socio-economic class.  It is starting to finally be recognized as a public problem instead of private one. Two years ago the Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commission issued a report on a Staff Study...

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Obermayer’s Hercules Grigos Quoted in Plan Philly Article

Obermayer partner Hercules W. Grigos was recently quoted in a Plan Philly article regarding the Kensington neighborhood’s rapid real estate growth after it’s scrapyard fire only three months ago. Grigos is the zoning attorney for the developer Somerset LLC, who recently won a variance that will allow them to develop 153 housing units in the are...

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'Wiseman' Analysis in Shared Custody Determinations No Longer Applicable

The seminal cases regarding the awarding of shared custody are the cases of In re Wesley JK, 445 A.2d 1243 (Pa. Super. 1982) and Wiseman v. Wall, 718 A.2d 844 (Pa. Super. 1998). Under these cases, trial courts are to consider four factors when awarding shared custody. Often referred to as the In re Wesley factors or Wisemanfactors, trial cour...

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