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The Cuban Casualties Escaping Obama’s Notice

By Hayes Hunt and Tom Leonard Milagros Maria Del Pino Suarez has a request for President Obama: While you’re in Cuba, please ask Raul Castro where her father, Rafael Del Pino-who was hanged in a regime prison in 1977 for

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

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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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

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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Judges as Board Members: New Pa. Code of Judicial Conduct

By Hayes Hunt and Joshua Ruby The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently adopted a new Code of Judicial Conduct. Effective July 1, 2014, new rules will apply to the extrajudicial activities for Pennsylvania judges. Businesses and nonprofits need to accommodate these

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Legislating Transparency & The Supreme Court’s Reluctance to Televise Oral Arguments

by Hayes Hunt and Brian Kint Last week, the Supreme Court heard nearly six hours of oral argument from some of the brightest legal minds in the world in deciding the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act a/k/a Obamacare. 

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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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