United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals Sets 5:00 p.m. Electronic Filing Deadline
Breach of Personal Information Notification (BPIN) Act Amendment Affects Local Municipalities
Breach of Personal Information Notification (BPIN) Act Amendment
DTSALaw® in the 3rd Circuit: Oakwood and Mallet Cases Shape Trade Secret Law
Does My Dispute Have to be Decided in Private Arbitration?
Two New Judges Join the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Defending Against ADA Website Compliance Letters
Congress Passes The Protecting American Intellectual Property Act of 2022 - Biden Signs Into Law
Four New Judges Join the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania High Court to Consider Whether Wrongful Death Emotional Distress Damages May Be Included Under Bodily Injury Coverage For Liability Insurance Policies
Pennsylvania Superior Court reaffirms invalidation of regular-use exclusion to preclude UIM coverage
Third Circuit: Pennsylvania auto insurers need not obtain new UIM election forms when a new vehicle is added to an existing policy
Surety Cannot be Liable for Bad Faith Under PA Law
Pennsylvania High Court to Consider Whether Regular Use Exclusion Violates Statute
“Using” Competitor’s Trademarks in Paid Search Engine Ads is Not Infringement if Consumers are Unlikely to be Misled or Confused
The New West Virginia Intermediate Court of Appeals Nears Hearing Its First Cases
Houston Harbaugh Secures Win for Insurer on Prior Related Acts Clause
Depp v. Heard: Litigation Strategy
What Corporations Need to Know: CFIUS Review is Needed Before Initiating Intellectual Property Transactions With Foreign Companies
CFAA Update: The Supreme Court Provides Guidance In Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) Cases
3rd Circuit Update: Contractual Possession Unnecessary for PUTSA Claim
Could the Organizing Business be Liable For “Overserving” at a Company Event Under Pennsylvania’s Dram Shop Law?
Understanding the Right to Know Law and Why Certain Documents May be Protected
Forthcoming Pennsylvania Supreme Court Decision Could Vastly Increase the Scope of the “Piercing the Corporate Veil” Doctrine
Benefits of an FLP (Family Limited Partnership)
Avoiding Conflicts of Interest In The Legal Profession
Step Aside Subcontractors, Open-ended Mortgages Take Priority
Pa. Supreme Court Gives Employers An Important Warning And Reminder About Non-Compete Agreements
What Do I Do With All That "Stuff" My Tenant Left Behind?
Know the ‘American Rule’
Design Professionals and the Economic-Loss Doctrine: The State of the Law in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia
Corporate Records Requirements Scam Targeting Pennsylvania Businesses
When it Comes to Collections, Construction Professionals Have Some Options Other Industries Do Not
The Future Is Here: The Internet Of Things And The Law
Non-Compete Agreements Require Consideration
Bankruptcy Preference Claims: Three Words You Don’t Want to Hear
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Broadens the Scope of the “Piercing the Corporate Veil” Doctrine
Does Your Business Contract With the Federal Government? Here’s What You Need to Know About New COVID Vaccine Rules
No-Hire Provision Unenforceable in Pittsburgh Logistics Systems, Inc. v. Beemac Trucking LLC
Cybersecurity and Data Breach Response: IR Time and Method is Critical
COVERING CORONA: A Quartet Of Cases Foreshadows A New Trend In COVID-19 Business Interruption Coverage Litigation
How Law Firms Ensure Client Data Is Secure
Remote court hearings: the new normal for Pennsylvania?
Pennsylvania Excludes PPP Loan Forgiveness From Personal Income Tax
Covid-19 and Insurance Premiums: Who is really saving due to a decrease in travel?
COVID-19 And Cruise Lines - Lawsuits For Negligent Exposures To COVID-19
COVID-19 Crackdown And Compromise: The Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Takes Legal Action To Enforce Coronavirus / COVID-19 Green Phase Restrictions But Matter Ends In Settlement After Court Argument
OSHA & COVID-19: Does An Employee’s Positive Test For COVID-19 Trigger OSHA’s Illness Reporting Requirement?
Federal Multidistrict Litigation Petition Filed In Connection With Coronavirus-Related Business Interruption Coverage Claims
Employer Awareness of Implicit Gender Bias in the Workplace
Tincher Opinion Has Residual Effects on Pennsylvania Products Liability Law in the recent Urbieta Case.
Pennsylvania Products Liability Law: Amazon May be Liable for Defective “Marketplace” Items in Oberdorf Case
Hemp and Hemp Derived-CBD Trademarks will now be accepted by USPTO
Superior Court Further Extends Reach of Negligent Misrepresentation Claims in Pennsylvania
Is Evidence of a Plaintiff’s Contributory Negligence Admissible in a Strict Product Liability Action? PA Federal Court Allows It, But only for Limited Purposes
Contractor Overhead and Profit May be Included in “Actual Cash Value” in Homeowner’s Policies
In the Wake of Tincher, Can a Strict Product Liability Defendant Rely on Compliance Standards?
Pennsylvania Superior Court Decision Highlights Importance of Rebuttal Evidence on Causation in Defending a Strict-Liability, Failure-to-Warn Claim
PA Superior Court Rejects “Heeding Presumption” In Strict-Liability, Failure-To-Warn Action
A Quick Look into the Statutory Employer Defense
Commonwealth Court Holds Delay Damages Available in Government Projects Despite “No Damages for Delay” Clause
Superior Court Reaffirms Oral Change Orders Are Effective Despite Contractual Provisions Requiring Written Approval
Superior Court Holds Expert not Necessary to Establish Defect in Breach of Equipment Warranty Matter
The State of Products Liability in Pennsylvania – Part Two
Supreme Court Grants Appeal in Another Mechanic’s Lien Case
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Clarifies Considerations for Venue Transfer
Pennsylvania Superior Court finds that Oral Contract Supports Claim under Contractor Subcontractor Payment Act and that “curbs” Constitute “structures” and “improvements to Real Property”
U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Pennsylvania Allows Class Action Securities Fraud Suit to Proceed against Pharmaceutical Manufacturer
Jury Waiver Provision in Franchise Development Agreement Deemed Unenforceable against Non-Signatory Corporate Entities
Environmental Liability of Parent Corporations
Pennsylvania Superior Court Holds Claims for Injuries Sustained by Closely-Held Corporation are Derivative in Nature
Pennsylvania Superior Court Applies Six-Year Statute of Limitations to Debtor’s Damages Claims under U.C.C. Article 9
District Court Holds that Compulsory Counterclaim is Subject to Forum Selection Provision in Stock Purchase Agreement
Pennsylvania Supreme Court to Finally Tackle Restatement Second vs. Restatement Third Issue
Supreme Court Bars Time-Bar Appeals In PTAB Cases
Safe Harbor Provision of Procurement Code May Not Protect Surety, Depending on Bond Language
En Banc Superior Court Holds Excavator’s Mechanics’ Lien Claim Valid Despite Structure Never Being Erected
Creditor’s Failure to Allege Condition Precedent in Complaint in Confession of Judgment Cannot Be Cured through Amendment, Says PA Superior Court
Text Messages Found Sufficient to Evidence Construction Contract
3 Ways Law Firms Can Enhance Their Data Protection
Mechanic’s Lien Attaches to Property despite Defendant’s Contention that No Prior Consent Obtained from Landlord for Improvements, as required by Section 1303(d) of Mechanic’s Lien Law.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court to Review Ability of Subsequent Buyers to Claim Breach of Implied Warranty Against Construction Contractor
When Does an Agreement to Repurchase Construction Material Equal a Contract for Services?
Pennsylvania Supreme Court to Tackle Issue of Whether Mechanics’ Lien Law Should be Liberally Construed
The litigation attorneys at Houston Harbaugh, P.C., are accomplished business trial lawyers, providing comprehensive support in litigation across a broad spectrum of matters throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and other jurisdictions upon a special admission basis. Our clients are regional and national small, medium and large companies and individuals who seek well planned and aggressive, but cost effective litigation. We counsel, we budget, we have a deep bench, we act quickly when needed and we have experienced trial lawyers who know the courts and bench. We serve regularly as local counsel for some of the largest law firms in the country when they have matters in this region.
Henry M. Sneath - Practice Chair
Co-Chair of Houston Harbaugh’s Litigation Practice, and Chair of its Intellectual Property Practice, Henry Sneath is a trial attorney, mediator, arbitrator and Federal Court Approved Mediation Neutral and Special Master with extensive federal and state court trial experience in cases involving commercial disputes, breach of contract litigation, intellectual property matters, patent, trademark and copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, DTSA claims, cyber security and data breach prevention, mitigation and litigation, probate trusts and estates litigation, construction claims, eminent domain, professional negligence lawsuits, pharmaceutical, products liability and catastrophic injury litigation, insurance coverage, and insurance bad faith claims.
Samuel H. Simon - Practice Chair
As co-chair of Houston Harbaugh’s Litigation Group, Sam focuses his practice on commercial/business litigation. Sam regularly represents clients in the construction, manufacturing, oil and gas, and wholesale/retail/ distribution industries, as well as individuals in matters such as:
- Construction litigation
- Environmental litigation
- Breach of contract disputes
- Oil and gas litigation
- Restrictive covenants (non-compete agreements)
- Civil rights
- Collections/creditors’ rights
- Lease disputes