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Piecing It All Together: The Amendment to the Federal Trademark Counterfeiting Act Prevents Circumvention through Component Parts

 

 

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Significant Changes in Pennsylvania's Mechanic's Lien Law

Significant changes in Pennsylvania's Mechanic's Lien Law will become effective on January 1, 2007.  Paul N. Allen has prepared an outline summarizing the most significant changes from a property owner's perspective. Click on the title below to read this important information. Click here to read.  Significant Changes in Pennsylvania'...

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Superior Court Says No to Netherlands Child Relocation Request

The recent Pennsylvania Superior Court case of Fuehrer v. Fuehrer reminds the family law practitioner of the importance of an expert and a custody evaluation/assessment in relocation cases. In this case, the Superior Court vacated the trial court’s order granting mother’s petition to relocate from Westmoreland County, Pa., to the Nether...

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Terminate: A Disabled Employee Under the "Direct Threat" Exception to the ADA

This article by Michael Pepperman and Thomas Hearn was published in the May/June 2006 issue of the Mid-Atlantic Builder. To read the article click on the title below. TERMINATE - A Disabled Employee under the "Direct Threat" Exception to the ADA  

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Best Interest of Child Paramount in Denial Of Relocation Petition

The recent Pennsylvania Superior Court case of Speck v. Spadafore reiterates that in a child-custody relocation case the best interest of the child is paramount. The Superior Court vacated the trial court's order granting the mother's petition to relocate from York County, near Harrisburg, to Butler County, near Pittsburgh. In Speck, the parties, C...

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Avoiding ADA Lawsuits And Keeping Workers Safe

This article by Michael Pepperman and Thomas Hearn was published in the April 2006 issue of the Construction Executive. To read the article click on the title below. Avoiding ADA Lawsuits And Keeping Workers Safe   The information contained in this publication should not be construed as legal advice, is not a substitute for legal ...

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Nonbiological Grandparents Granted Standing in Child Custody Case

The recent and important Pennsylvania Supreme Court case of Peters v. Costello has already sparked debates among Pennsylvania family law practitioners. The Peters case is the first of its kind. In the case, the Supreme Court held that nonbiological grandparents who stand in loco parentis to one of the parents of the child with respect to whom they ...

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Finding the Fit - The Controversy Over Custody Evaluations in Child Custody Cases

A hot topic that has often been debated among family law practitioners is the "custody evaluation." The never-ending question of whether a mental health evaluation is appropriate in a child custody case is a popular subject not only among family law practitioners but also among psychologists. It is also an interesting topic for the non-family ...

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Presumption in Favor of Biological Parent In Same-Sex Custody Dispute

The recent case of Jones v. Jones may create the possibility of unrest in same-sex couples planning to have children. In the case, the Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the Bucks County trial court's award of primary physical custody of 8-year-old twin boys to the petitioner, Patricia Jones, the nonbiological parent and former same-sex partner o...

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Disclosure Provision Has Pivotal Part in Validating Marital Agreement

The Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the Bucks County trial court's upholding of a marital settlement agreement that failed to delineate the value of a business owned by husband but did recite that disclosure of its value had been made. Sandra J. Paroly and Ted W. Paroly were married April 4, 1981, and separated Jan. 4, 1999. On Feb. 23, 2001,...

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