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Cozen O’Connor Strikes Major Victory in PA Supreme Court

Cozen O’Connor has prevailed in a major victory in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, after hearing arguments from Stephen Cozen, ruled that the legal expenses racked up in fighting a mayoral ballot challenge were not incurred to influence the outcome of an election and could be forgiven. Cozen O’Connor has been fighting for seven years to forgive the full amount owed by U.S. Representative Bob Brady’s campaign committee. MORE

Senate Confirms Gerald J. Pappert for Federal Bench

Gerald J. Pappert, a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department, has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate for the a position on the federal bench. Jerry, a former Pennsylvania attorney general, will sit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. MORE

2014 Year-End Tax Update

An informative and humorous look back at 2014 Tax matters, including the IRS's 2015 inflation adjustments, employment tax matters, accounting matters and court decisions. MORE

ABC's of EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

In this program, James Kennedy and Christopher Preate of Cozen O'Connor, Miyun Cho Fellerhoff of Ziegler, and Stephen Forster of CanAm Enterprises will review the basics of the EB-5 immigrant investor program, discuss the legal and business implications of including this type of capital as part of your real estate development projects, describe the necessary due diligence and answer any questions you may have.MORE

Heller Unanimously Re-Elected CEO of Cozen O’Connor

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Michael J. Heller has been unanimously re-elected to a second, three-year term as president and chief executive officer of the firm. MORE

Multi-Jurisdiction Litigation: Developing Effective Trial Strategies

Jason Bonk, Michael B. de Leeuw and John Sullivan, members of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation Department, will provide both general and specific best practices for handling issues related to consolidation, coordination, fact and expert discovery and other issues that must be addressed as part of MDL proceedings.MORE

From Our Blogs

Crime-Fraud Exception to Attorney-Client Privilege – Facebook’s Lawsuit

12/18/2014 8:21:06 PM +00:00

Hayes Hunt and Michael Zabel The crime-fraud exception to attorney-client privilege: As an attorney, you may not anticipate it applying to your emails, your letters or your advice to your client. But even if you never see it coming, your...
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Cuba Revisited

12/18/2014 4:40:39 PM +00:00

On December 17 President Obama announced a plan to normalize relations with Cuba and open a US Embassy in Havana.  The President also asked Congress to reconsider the trade embargo with Cuba which has been in place since 1962.  Lifting the 50-year...
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CMS Releases Final Rule That Increases Difficulty of Medicare Enrollment

12/16/2014 3:36:01 PM +00:00

In early December, CMS released a final rule that implements certain provider (i.e., Hospitals, SNFs, physicians, etc.) and supplier (i.e., DME companies, etc.) enrollment requirements  (“Rule”). The goal of CMS’ implementation of the Rule is...
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Department of Labor Targeting Oil and Gas Contractors

12/15/2014 10:56:13 PM +00:00

On December 9, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that it had achieved $4.5 million dollars in settlements from private employers as a result of a two year investigation into contractors working in the Marcellus Shale region of...
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OIG Releases Proposed Gainsharing Regulation

12/15/2014 8:19:25 PM +00:00

In early October, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a proposed rule that included, among other provisions, a proposed gainsharing regulation (“Proposed Rule”), and a specific...
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With a New Year Rolls in a New OIG Work Plan

12/12/2014 7:53:25 PM +00:00

Recently, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2015 (“Work Plan”).  The OIG protects the integrity of HHS programs by identifying fraud and abuse and by...
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Colorado Homeowners Protection Act Overrides Subrogation Waiver

12/11/2014 10:59:31 PM +00:00

The Denver office of Cozen O’Connor recently arbitrated a construction defect caused subrogation loss which occurred during a remodel of a high end vacation residence where the insured and the general contractor had entered into an AIA form...
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The Secularization of the Holidays

12/11/2014 6:45:44 PM +00:00

Employers are under increased pressure to secularize religious holidays like Christmas.  No one wants to be the Grinch, but at the same time, many companies are concerned that they will being perceived as favoring Christian holidays over Muslim or...
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Gross Negligence in Oil Well Drilling: Alberta Queen’s Bench Clarifies the Standard Required of Oil & Gas Drilling Operators

12/8/2014 10:24:30 PM +00:00

 The author of the following blog post, Robert Sottile, is an Articling Student with Cozen O’Connor. The recent decision of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench in Bernum Petroleum Ltd v Birch Lake Energy Inc (Bernum)[1], outlines th...
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OIG’s New Work Plan Focuses on the Security of Health Information

12/4/2014 1:34:05 PM +00:00

On October 31, 2014, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released its Work Plan for fiscal year (FY) 2015.  The Work Plan summarizes “new and ongoing reviews of activities that OIG plans to...
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