Do you maintain a security system? Do you have CCTV on premises? More and more businesses are installing surveillance systems. But how often do business owners think about the process for preserving footage?
We were all so excited to visit the newly renovated Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.
The NJ minimum wage law was recently signed, with the first increase for most businesses being July 1, 2019, at $10.00 per hour.
Removal of a case to Federal Court is a tool of which every civil defense attorney is keenly aware. There are many defensive advantages to litigating in Federal Court, including more favorable jury pools, knowledgeable and conscientious judges more likely to consider meritorious motion practice, and the infamous “rocket dockets,” whereby the parties are pressed to pursue active discovery rather than engage in wasteful delay tactics. While the foregoing characteristics are not always true across the board, defendants generally want their cases heard in Federal Court, while plaintiffs do all they can to avoid removal and litigate in State Court.
Chad Jackson, a partner at Morgan & Akins, recently filed and successfully argued a Rule 12.02(6) Motion to Dismiss a cause of action for negligence where Plaintiff sought “in excess of $1,500,000 plus punitive damages” against Morgan & Akins’ client. As shown by this result, early motion practice, when applicable, can be an effective tool for bringing claims to a conclusion prior to expensive written discovery and depositions.
Senior Attorney Anne Marie du Toit prevails, following oral arguments, in a high value premises liability case for a regional retailer.
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Day, the Philadelphia office of Morgan & Akins volunteered to paint the computer lab at the Francisville Playground. Even some of the “junior members” of our firm got involved. It was a great day of service and giving back to the community!
By Chad Jackson
While most people were on break for the holidays, the Sixth Circuit United States Court of Appeals (Sixth Circuit) released a decision that is interesting in both substance and application.