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Hercules Grigos quoted on Philly.com on townhome development proposed at Columbus and Catherine Streets

Hercules Grigos was quoted on Philly.com in, "Architect plans 75 townhouses for Philly's Queen Village," on a 75-unit townhome development his client is proposing for the location.

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Highlighting the Revisions to the Child Custody Rules

In January 2011, the new custody act became effective and changed the landscape of child custody in Pennsylvania. However, the Rules of Civil Procedure pertaining to child custody tracked the custody statutes previously in effect and created inconsistency. The much anticipated revised custody rules were promulgated and became effective September 3....

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Patent Portfolios After Myriad, How to Fit in Those New Genes?

Joseph Aceto authored the article, "Patent Portfolios After Myriad, How to Fit in Those New Genes?" in the ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters publication, which explores the recent US Supreme Court decision in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. and its clarification of what is considered patentable subject matter. Patent...

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Child Relocation Decisions to Be Explained Near Time of Ruling

The evolution of the courts’ application of the new child custody statute continues at a consistent pace. A recurring issue that has been addressed by the Pennsylvania Superior Court pertains to the requirement of the trial court to provide the reasons for its decisions in custody cases on the record in open court or in a written opinion or o...

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Walter Cohen featured on PennLive

Walter Cohen is featured on Penn Live where he offers analysis on the preliminary hearings for former Penn State President Graham Spanier, former Athletic Director Tim Curley and former senior vice president for finance and business Gary Schultz, in the Dauphin County Courthouse. The three are accused of charges related to the Jerry Sandusky child ...

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Walter Cohen featured on CBS21

Walter Cohen is featured on CBS21 "Face the State" where he offers analysis on the preliminary hearings for former Penn State President Graham Spanier, former Athletic Director Tim Curley and former senior vice president for finance and business Gary Schultz, in the Dauphin County Courthouse. The three are accused of charges related to the Jer...

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Structuring Unpaid Internships to Avoid FLSA Violations

Recent court decisions may curtail the use of unpaid internships at for-profit businesses, as companies now face substantial liability for improperly classifying interns under the "trainee exception" of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Traditionally, unpaid internships have proven to be a crucial resource for inexperienced students and recent g...

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Gifts May Warrant Deviation in Child Support Calculation

In Pennsylvania, child support is based on an income-driven system. To calculate child support, both parties' net incomes are obtained and then applied to a guideline. Pursuant to 23 Pa. C.S. §4302, for purposes of child support, "income" includes compensation for services, including, but not limited to, wages, salaries, bonuses, fees, compens...

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EEOC Issues Guidance on Disabilities Affecting Millions

In the United States, an estimated 34 million people have been diagnosed with cancer, epilepsy or diabetes, and more than 2 million have an intellectual disability. Unsurprisingly, most employers receive accommodation requests related to these medical conditions. On May 15, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released guidance in the form ...

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WHAT STATE LAW APPLIES TO A RESTRICTIVE COVENANT?

By Anastasius Efstratiades - Co-Chair, Business & Finance Department, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP Restrictive covenants in employment or other settings must be reviewed with the particular law of the State that governs the agreement in mind.  A restrictive covenant can be any covenant imposing restrictions on one of the par...

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