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Category: Appellate

Schnader Lawyers Named to PA Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

On May 9, 2019 by Schnader in Appellate

26 Schnader attorneys from our Philadelphia and Pittsburgh offices were selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. Selection for this honor is determined through polling and research, which identifies those lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys named to […]

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Pro Bono Victory Protects Attorney-Client Communications for Incarcerated Individuals in PA

On October 30, 2018 by Schnader in Alternative Dispute Resolution

UPDATE: March 25, 2019. A draft settlement in this matter has now been finalized, a month after suspending the trial in federal court following the first day of testimony by witnesses for the plaintiffs. The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) has agreed to stop all photocopying of legal mail as […]

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All companies registered to do business in Pennsylvania are subject to the courts’ general jurisdiction

On July 2, 2018 by Schnader in Appellate

In a decision not following developing nationwide rulings regarding the effect of registration to do business, the Pennsylvania Superior Court, in a unanimous decision, held that foreign companies that register to do business in Pennsylvania have “consented” to general personal jurisdiction in the Commonwealth. The Court in Webb-Benjamin, LLC v. International Rug Group, […]

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Requiring Public Employees to Pay Union Agency Fees Found Unconstitutional – Potentially Striking A Major Blow To Union Purses And Influence

On June 28, 2018 by Schnader in Appellate

By Rachel A.H. Horton and Michael J. Wietrzychowski In a widely-anticipated decision, the United States Supreme Court in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31, narrowly held that the First Amendment of the United States Constitution prohibits public sector unions from charging public employees an agency fee where an […]

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