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Court Says Seller Has No Duty to Disclose Murder-Suicide

Gina Passarella | July 23, 2014

The occurrence of a murder-suicide in a home does not create a material defect that must legally be disclosed to a potential buyer, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case of first impression.

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  • Deep Pockets Gone With Joint and Several Liability Repeal

    By Max Mitchell

    Attorney John W. Zotter of Zimmer Kunz in Pittsburgh represented two trucking companies that were involved in separate multivehicle accidents in the summer of 2011.

  • Ex-Solicitor Must Repay Arbitrator Fee to County

    By Max Mitchell

    Money a county paid its solicitor for acting as interest arbitrator in a labor dispute will have to be repaid to the county, despite a resolution the county adopted agreeing to pay the attorney for the work, the Commonwealth Court has ruled.

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  • Nine Ways to Focus on Client Retention

    By Gina F. Rubel

    As a legal marketer, I am constantly reading articles for lawyers about business development. Common titles are "Biz Dev for Lawyers," "How to Be a Law Firm Rainmaker," "How to Bring Business to Your Law Firm," "Using Social Media to Grow Your Book of Business," and so on. While everyone is pushing the acquisition of new business, how about focusing on the low-hanging fruit–the clients who already trust you with their business.

  • RICO Suit Stemming From 'Kids-for-Cash' Scandal Filed

    By Gina Passarella

    The co-owner of two juvenile detention facilities at the heart of the "kids-for-cash" judicial corruption scandal in Luzerne County has sued the other co-owner, that person's former law firm and several others in a RICO action alleging he has suffered millions in damages because of the defendants' alleged wrongdoing.

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Veta Richardson, president and CEO of the Association of Corporate Counsel, addresses The Legal Intelligencer's Women in the Profession luncheon. In this video, Richardson discusses the growth of women corporate counsel, and the progress that still needs to be made.
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