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Privacy Breaches and Your Business

by Calli Padilla and Jason Bonk There is no more important time than now—perhaps even yesterday—to understand the critical importance of implementing, enforcing and training on policies reflecting best practices to protect companies against the all too real threat of

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Posted in Civil Procedure, Corporate Compliance, Criminal Law, Discovery, Ethics & Professional Conduct, Evidence, Litigation, Litigation Practice, Privacy, Prosecution & Defense, Social Media & Law, The Client, The Practice of Law

Ticket to Sue – Pennsylvania’s Registration Requirement for Foreign Business Entities

By:  Thomas G. Wilkinson, Jr. and Thomas M. O’Rourke Consider the following scenario: You represent a foreign corporation in a breach of contract action in Pennsylvania state court.  Your client is seeking substantial damages for unpaid widgets that it shipped

Posted in Civil Procedure, Corporate Compliance, Evidence, Litigation, Litigation Practice, Prosecution & Defense, The Bench, The Client, The Practice of Law, Uncategorized

How to Protect Corporate Attorney-Client Privilege – Defense Fails in Sex Discrimination Case

By Thomas G. Wilkinson, Jr. and Alexa L. Sebia Last month, a Pennsylvania federal judge rejected a company’s claim to attorney-client privilege as an obstacle to pursuit of a sex discrimination suit brought by a lawyer and former employee.[1]  The court

Posted in Corporate Compliance, Ethics & Professional Conduct, Evidence, Litigation, Litigation Practice, Privilege, Prosecution & Defense, The Bench, The Client, The Practice of Law, Trial

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

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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Posted in Civil Procedure, Corporate Compliance, Criminal Law, Discovery, Ethics & Professional Conduct, Evidence, Litigation, Litigation Practice, Privilege, Prosecution & Defense, Social Media & Law, The Bench, The Client, The Practice of Law, Uncategorized

If You Uncover Potential Juror Bias, Do You Tell The Court? Yes

By Hayes Hunt, Thomas G. Wilkinson  & Thomas M. O’Rourke On the eve of a criminal trial, you decide to Google the names of a few prospective jurors.   One appears to have been suspended from the practice of law due to

Posted in Criminal Law, Discovery, Ethics & Professional Conduct, Evidence, Jury, Litigation, Litigation Practice, Prosecution & Defense, Social Media & Law, The Bench, The Client, The Practice of Law, Trial

Text Messages as Trial Evidence – Authentication

By Hayes Hunt and Michael Zabel Next week, oral argument will be heard in Commonwealth v. Koch, a case in which the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is confronted with a question that is increasingly important: When to admit a text message

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Posted in Evidence

New Year – New Rules of Evidence: Plain Language in the Law

By Hayes Hunt and Brian Kint New “restyled” Federal Rules of Evidence went into effect on December 1, 2011.  These rules were designed to be easier to read and understand while remaining substantively unchanged.  This update reflects the growing “plain language”

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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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