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Category: Product Liability

Immunity, Preemption of State Laws, and the Exercise of Federal Power in National Emergencies

On April 29, 2020 by Schnader in Litigation

Carl J. Schaerf and David Robert Struwe published a client alert, “Immunity, Preemption of State Laws, and the Exercise of Federal Power in National Emergencies.” As the country begins to strategize on how to safely reopen the economy, debate is beginning to stir as to whether the government should provide […]

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Schnader Wins Unanimous Jury Verdict for Defense in Trial Arising from a Mechanic’s Fall from an Airport Modular Refueling Truck

On August 15, 2019 by Schnader in Aviation

In July 2019, Denny Shupe and Lee Schmeer achieved a unanimous jury verdict for the defense after seven days of trial in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. The case arose from an accident at Philadelphia International Airport when a ground support equipment mechanic, who was performing maintenance on an […]

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CA Supreme Court: Interest rates on consumer loans in excess of $2,500 can be challenged as unconscionable under California law

On August 17, 2018 by Schnader in Finance

By Vikram Subramanian In De La Torre et al. v. Cashcall, Inc. the California Supreme Court recently held that, although California’s Financial Code only imposes interest rate caps on consumer loans for less than $2,500, consumers who borrow more than $2,500 still may challenge as unconscionable the interest rate on those loans.     The […]

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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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