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30 (b)(6) Corporate Designee Depositions – What You Need to Know

By Hayes Hunt and Joshua Ruby In a world where the overwhelming majority of cases never make it to trial, depositions take on outsized importance. They will almost certainly be the only in-person testimony either party has the opportunity to

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ABA Blawg 100 – From the Sidebar

Please consider nominating From the Sidebar for the ABA Blawg 100. In years past, we have been awarded the ABA Blawg 100 and ask that you help us continue our tradition.   We really appreciate all your support and interest in our legal

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Psychology In the Courtroom – Is Social Science “Common Sense” or a Tool to Correct Juror Misconceptions?

By Thomas G. Wilkinson and Thomas M. O’Rourke The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently issued two decisions regarding the use of social science experts in criminal cases.  As noted by University of Pittsburgh law professor David Harris, however, the opinions appear

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Posted in Prosecution & Defense

Criminal Conduct & Sports: Luis Suarez – World Class Biter

By Hayes Hunt and Calli Varner Yesterday, Uruguay striker Luis Suarez bit Italian defender, Giorgio Chiellini’s shoulder like a piece of pizza. Uruguay advanced to the knock-out round of the World Cup and Italy was eliminated. Suarez also took a

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Judge the Fighting Judge – How Would You Rule?

By Hayes Hunt and Thomas O’Rourke On June 2, 2014, a fight broke out in the hallway of a Brevard Country, Florida courtroom.  The fight was between an assistant public defender and the presiding Judge, Retired Army Reserve Colonel, John

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Prohibiting Discovery of Attorney-Expert Communications

By Jeffrey M. Monhait Are communications between attorneys and their retained experts discoverable?  For now, the answer appears to be no, as a divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently affirmed a Superior Court decision “creat[ing] a bright-line rule denying discovery of

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Attorney-Client Privilege & Corporate Dissolution

By Hayes Hunt and Arthur Fritzinger Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Senior Judge R. Stanton Wettick Jr.’s recent ruling in Red Vision Systems v. National Real Estate Information Services, No. 14-0411 (Comm. Pls. Feb. 26, 2014), that the attorney-client

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Prosecuting a ”Faceless” Corporation – Indictment of a Company

By Hayes Hunt and Thomas O’Rourke On Sept. 9, 2010, a pipeline running through a residential neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif., ruptured, permitting natural gas to escape into the air. The gas ultimately ignited, resulting in an explosion and a

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Consumers & Binding Arbitration – Company Websites & Social Media

By Hayes Hunt & Jeffrey Monhait Can a company require that you give up your right to sue the company if you download a coupon from the company’s website?  What if you “like” one of the company’s products on Facebook? 

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Maintaining Privilege With Consultants – Practical Guide

By Hayes Hunt and Arthur Fritzinger Previously, we talked about the legal standards applied to claims of attorney-client privilege between a company’s general counsel and outside consultants. Now, let’s talk about practical tips for maintaining that privilege. We explained the

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Hayes Hunt concentrates his practice in the representation of individuals, corporations and executives in a wide variety of federal and state criminal law and regulatory enforcement matters as well as complex civil litigation. Hayes is a partner in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department as well as its Criminal Defense and Governmental Investigations Group.
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