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Category: Product Liability

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 Litigation

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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Carl Schaerf and Tracy Weinstein Publish “New Strategies for Winning Dismissal of a Failure to Warn Claim”

On May 7, 2018 by Schnader in Antitrust

A recent decision granting summary judgment for the defendant presents a compelling model for successfully defeating a failure to warn claim. Wu Jiang v. Ridge Tool Company, et. al, decided by the Honorable Rosalynn R. Mauskopf of the Eastern District of New York on March 27, 2018, is significant because it […]

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Jonathan Skowron and Stephanie Short Featured in Article in Lawyers Journal about CLE Program

On April 20, 2018 by Schnader in Aviation

Jonathan B. Skowron  and Stephanie A. Short are featured in an article in The Lawyers Journal of the Allegheny County Bar Association, discussing issues related to an ACBA CLE program, “Practicing Green – So You Want a Paperless Office? Ethical Considerations and Practical Tips.” Skowron and Short will speak at the CLE […]

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