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Qualcomm wins reversal of antitrust verdict in long-running battle with the FTC

August 11, 2020

News - Antitrust, Commercial Litigation

David Reichenberg was quoted in The News & Observer and The San Francisco Chronicle discussing Qualcomm winning its appeal to overturn last year's antitrust verdict in a case brought by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.


Jennifer Brandt was Featured on Court TV

August 11, 2020

News - Family Law

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, was a guest on Court TV discussing updates in the George Floyd and Amber Guyger cases.


Automatic Carryforward of Prior Residential Appeals Is Not Evidence of Uniform Assessments in Pennsylvania

August 11, 2020

Publication - Tax

Joseph Bright and Bob Careless co-authored an article, published by Bloomberg Tax, analyzing a recent decision by the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania that is favorable to commercial taxpayers facing selective reverse assessment appeals. Bright and Careless note that decision in the case, Colonial School District v. Metroplex West Associates, L.P., undercuts a common argument by localities in relying on the automatic carryforward of residential appeals when defending against claims of uniformity clause violations.


Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies Expands its Pennsylvania Footprint, Hiring Lobbyist Kevin Kerr to Launch the Firm’s Western Pennsylvania Government Affairs Practice [Alert]

August 10, 2020

Press Release - Government Relations - Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies

Kerr, who brings strong bipartisan ties within Pittsburgh’s city government and throughout Western Pennsylvania, will also play a key role in assisting the group’s growing government relations practices in Harrisburg and Philadelphia.


A Long, Broken Arm Internet Defamation & Personal Jurisdiction

August 07, 2020

Publication - Commercial Litigation

Michael de Leeuw and Tamar Wise contributed an article to the ACC New York City Chapter newsletter discussing issues associated with personal jurisdiction and the Internet.


Lawyer Sues Penn. Ethics Authorities Over Anti-Bias Rule (1)

August 07, 2020

News - Legal Profession Services

Tom Wilkinson was quoted in a Bloomberg Law article which discusses how a Pennsylvania lawyer is suing state disciplinary authorities, saying an anti-bias ethics rule scheduled to go into effect in December violates his free speech rights.


Mobile Home Parks, Rental Property and COVID-19 Government Orders

August 06, 2020

Publication - Commercial Litigation, Manufactured Housing

Thomas Casparian provided an update for the Manufactured Housing Educational Trust —Mobile Home E-Series, to answer some questions MHET has posed that are plaguing community management, and help explain the web of emergency rules and restrictions.


Employer Back to School Guide

August 06, 2020

Publication - Coronavirus Task Force, Labor & Employment

David Barron, David Hackett, Nandini Sane, and Bethany Vasquez designed an FAQ to address concerns that employers have regarding COVID-19 and the Fall semester.


New York Federal Judge Strikes Down Portions of Dept. of Labor’s Emergency Paid Leave Rules [Alert]

August 05, 2020

Publication - Coronavirus Task Force, Labor & Employment

David Barron discusses the Southern District of New York's decision on August 3, 2020, finding that four portions of the DOL's final rule exceeded the DOL’s authority and should be set aside as invalid.


Proposed Regulations Provide Guidance for the Carried Interest Rules — Six Important Takeaways [Alert]

August 05, 2020

Publication - Tax

Tom Gallagher discusses the IRS's Proposed Rulemaking setting forth guidance for the carried interest rules under Code Sec. 1061 that were enacted as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.


Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Pennsylvania Litigator Rick Holzworth to its National Private Client Services Team

August 05, 2020

Press Release - Private Client Services, Trusts & Estates Litigation

Cozen O’Connor welcomed Pennsylvania trial attorney Rick Holzworth — a seasoned litigator who handles complex, high-value lawsuits on behalf of estate and trust administrators, individual beneficiaries, and corporate fiduciaries — to its Private Client Services practice. Holzworth, who joins the firm as a member, will reside in Cozen O’Connor’s Philadelphia office.


Seller's Privilege Claims Remain With Seller Unless Buyer Contracts for Waiver or Waiver Right

August 05, 2020

Publication - Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring, Commercial Litigation

Barry Klayman and Mark Felger, writing in the Delaware Business Court Insider, discuss a recent decision by the Delaware Court of Chancery holding that, unlike the rule in merger cases, the privilege for communications regarding an asset purchase agreement and associated negotiations does not pass to the purchaser by default operation of law, but remains with the seller unless the buyer contracts for something different.


LGBTQIA-Diversity in the Workplace in a Post-'Bostock' World [The Legal Intelligencer]

August 04, 2020

Publication

Trevor Cloak wrote an article on discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender alone being unlawful.


Eleventh Circuit Explains How Protected Activity Loses Its Protected Status in Gogel v. Kia Motors [Alert]

August 04, 2020

Publication - Labor & Employment

Arielle Eisenberg discussed the Eleventh Circuit's decision in Gogel v. Kia Motors.


The DAS Networks Fault Line: A Coming Earthquake in Pennsylvania Administrative Law? [Alert]

August 04, 2020

Publication - Utility & Energy

Jonathan P. Nase discusses the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision in Crown Castle NG East LLC and Pennsylvania-CLE LLC v. Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.


Cannabis Industry Awaits U.S. House Vote on the MORE Act

August 03, 2020

News - Government Relations - Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies - Cannabis

Patrick Martin was quoted in Cannabis Dispensary Magazine discussing Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act that would federally decriminalize cannabis by removing it from the Controlled Substances Act, and cannabis industry stakeholders are taking notice.


Submarine Power Transmission Cables Subject to OPA [Alert]

August 03, 2020

Publication - Maritime Litigation, Transportation & Trade

Geoff Ferrer and Anne Mickey discuss the Second Circuit's decision in Power Authority of the State of New York v. M/V ELLEN S. BOUCHARD, and the BARGE B No. 280, their engines, apparel, tackle, boats, appurtenances, etc., in rem, Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., Motor Tug Ellen S. Bouchard, Inc., No. 280 Corp.


ESG Disclosures: What Is the Current State of Play? [The Legal Intelligencer]

August 03, 2020

Publication - Corporate, Corporate Governance & Securities

Kathy Jaffari and Lindsey Stillwell co-authored an article on companies that are taking various approaches to disclosing the environmental, social, and governance criteria that investors are increasingly using as a metric to evaluate investment opportunities.


Leveraging GIS-Based Technology for Adjacent Construction Claims

August 03, 2020

Publication - Commercial Litigation

Simeon Brier and Matthew Criscuolo contributed an article to the ABA discussing how adjacent construction claims are teeming with complex, data-driven issues where technology can provide tools to aid in the investigation, management and resolution of such claims.


Making Sense of "Made in the USA"

July 30, 2020

Publication - Product Regulatory & Compliance - Retail

Richard Fama and Brenden Coller contributed an article to Retail Leader discussing what “Made in the USA” really means and if the definition of that phrase will change given the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) recent announcement of a proposed rule governing “Made in the USA” claims.

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