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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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Garza v. Citigroup – The Third Circuit Clarifies When a Defendant May Be Awarded Attorneys’ Fees as Costs Under Rule 41(D)

On February 7, 2018 by Schnader in Appellate

Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(d) authorizes a district court to award a defendant “costs” where a plaintiff who “previously dismissed an action in any court [subsequently] files an action based on or including the same claim against the same defendant.” On February 2, 2018, the Third Circuit held as […]

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Paul Titus Receives Drum Major for Justice Award from Allegheny County Bar Association

On January 24, 2018 by Schnader in Alternative Dispute Resolution

UPDATE: Read “HSBD honors Paul Titus with Drum Major for Justice Award” in the ACBA Lawyers Journal. Schnader is proud that Paul H. Titus received the “Drum Major for Justice Award” on Monday, January 15 at the 19th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast and Program, held […]

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