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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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Third Circuit and Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Issue Important Appellate Jurisdiction Decisions With Lessons for Trial and Appellate Lawyers

On June 6, 2018 by Schnader in Appellate

Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued decisions addressing seemingly esoteric matters of appellate procedure. Yet trial and appellate practitioners within the Third Circuit and Pennsylvania should take careful note of the courts’ rulings.  First, on May 31, […]

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Supreme Court Holds That Consolidated Cases Retain Their Independence for Purposes of Appeal

On March 27, 2018 by Schnader in Appellate

The Supreme Court has reversed a Third Circuit decision and held that individual federal cases consolidated for trial or other purposes retain their independent character for purposes of appealing a final judgment. As a result, when a final judgment is entered in one of the consolidated cases, an appeal can […]

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What Pennsylvania Creditors Need to Know About the New Uniform Voidable Transactions Act

On February 22, 2018 by Schnader in Appellate

On February 20, 2018, the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act (“PUVTA”) becomes the law in Pennsylvania. The new statute applies to transfers and obligations incurred after that date. The PUVTA renames and changes the 1993 Pennsylvania Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act to create a more creditor-friendly law that should facilitate the recovery […]

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