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Forced Sex During Marriage Warrants PFA Order, Court Rules

In Pennsylvania, the Protection From Abuse Act exists to prevent and protect  individuals from abuse. The Protection From Abuse Act is commonly referred to as  the PFA Act. Orders obtained under the PFA Act are regularly referred to as PFAs  and/or PFA orders. "Abuse" is defined, in part, under the PFA Act as follows: "The occurrenc...

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Requesting a Doctor’s Note for Each Intermittent FMLA Absence?

Tiffani McDonough's blog post was republished by The Society for Human Resource Management. Click here to read the full article.

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Client-Related Skills for Young Attorneys to Master

As a young attorney, you've probably received advice to develop your legal  skills, establish a reputation for professionalism and submit quality written  work product. These are the building blocks of any successful law practice.  However, in private practice, you ideally want to generate demand for your  services with existing...

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Tips for Finding a Niche and Making a Name in Your Firm

Every young associate is eager to hit the ground running and become a  valuable contributor to his or her firm. Attorneys in the early stages of their  careers hope to be included in new cases, projects or meetings with prospective  clients. Excitement about being involved in client meetings, negotiations and  strategy sessions ...

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Monthly Disability Payments Not Considered Marital Property

In 2011, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided the case of Focht v.  Focht, 32 A.3d 668 (Pa. 2011), which resolved prior conflicting case law on  the issue of whether an award or settlement proceeds from a personal injury  claim, lottery winnings, or workers' compensation that arose during marriage but  received after separatio...

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Doctrine of Paternity by Estoppel and Child Custody

The doctrine of paternity by estoppel is most often applied in child support cases to either preclude a man who has held the child out as his own from avoiding support of the child after his relationship with the child's mother has ended or to preclude a mother "who held one man out as her child's father from seeking support from another man" at a ...

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Hercules Grigos quoted on Philly.com on zoning approval of development at Callowhill Street and Columbus Boulevard

Hercules Grigos was quoted on Philly.com in, "1,350 rental apartments, two gyms approved for Philly waterfront," on the plan to build a four-tower, residential mixed-use development at Callowhill Street and Columbus Boulevard, which won Planning Commission approval Tuesday. Click here to read more.

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Investigating Employee Complaints of Workplace Bullying

Workplace bullying is once again receiving significant media attention after a Miami Dolphins offensive lineman, Jonathan Martin, lodged allegations of bullying and harassment by fellow lineman Richie Incognito and other unnamed teammates. While the National Football League investigates Martin’s claims, the Dolphins have suspended Incognito p...

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David L. Ladov and Robert I Whitelaw interviewed by Divorce Magazine

David L. Ladov and Robert I Whitelaw were interviewed by Divorce Magazine as a part of their teleseminar program. Click here to listen to the teleseminar.

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Implementing the Interactive Process under the ADA

The duty to provide a reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability is considered one of the most important statutory requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Under the ADA, an employer with 15 or more employees is required to provide a covered job applicant or employee with a reasonable accommodation, unless doing so would pose an undue hardship (i.e., significant difficulty or expense) or direct threat.

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