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Yesterday, the Superior Court issued its decision in Commonwealth v. Ford, 196 ED 2016, in relation to whether natural corrosion (i.e. rust) over a firearm serial number constitutes a violation of Pennsylvania’s Uniform Firearms Act for purposes of possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number. Section 6110.
Sciatica, also known as lumbar radiculopathy, is defined as pain, tingling, or numbness radiating down your legs from your lower back that is caused by irritation of certain spinal nerves. Because the sciatic nerve, which is located in the back of each leg, is injured or irritated in these cases, the condition is called sciatica.
An expert witness may play a vital role in a driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) case. You and your defense attorney are working to mitigate the severe potential damage of charges ag ...
November 16 is National Fast Food Day. This is a day where fast food lovers across the country celebrate by going through a fast food drive-thru or dining at a fast food restaurant. If you’re planning to go to a drive-thru in honor of this holiday, you should follow the drive-thru safety tips below in order to ensure your safety and the safety of others.
Common methods of cigarette tax evasion include: Sale of unstamped cigarettes or untaxed tobacco products. Intentionally importing or smuggling tobacco products from outside the state without payment of the appropriate state and local taxes. Sale of cigarettes with counterfeit or missing tax stamps.
As part of its commitment to supporting employers in their efforts to create healthy, thriving workplaces, Kent Employment Law introduced its Employer Forum series, an in-house resource for forward-thinking business owners and HR professionals. Offered in both Vancouver and Kelowna, these breakfast events are an opportunity for employers to learn from the experts and connect wi ...
Previously, on Patent Venue: May 22, 2017: The Supreme Court issues its opinion in TC Heartland, returning to the rule of law that a corporate defendant can only be sued for patent infringement either in its state of residence or a judicial district in which alleged acts of infringement have occurred and the business has a “regular and established place of business.
Companies who have faced class action lawsuits, even (and maybe especially) frivolous ones, won’t soon forget the experience. Just getting a case dismissed, or fending off class certification in the first place, can be extraordinarily costly and stressful. The amounts at stake are often huge–with potential downsides of “per violation” penalties in the four or five figures; cos ...
On September, 27, 2017, partners Martin Eisenstein and Matthew Schaefer co–led a webinar for Strafford Publications on “Factor Presence Nexus for State and Local Taxes: Meeting the Challenges of Developing State Standards.” The webinar provided corporate tax advisers with guidance on attempts by many states to enforce so–called “factor presence nexus” on nonresident corporate ...
On October 3, 2017, Managing Partner Martin Eisenstein participated as a presenter in a Strafford Publishing webinar on “Sampling and Audit Management.” He discussed best practices in managing sales and use tax audits, and gave examples of typical problems taxpay ...
A previously-little known loophole in the patent system, which permits Native American tribes to assert sovereign immunity as defense in inter partes review (IPR) is getting a great deal of attention these days, following an unpopular deal by Allergan to shelter its patents with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe.
On October 24, 2017, Crutchfield Corporation filed suit in the Circuit Court for Albemarle County, Virginia, against officials in the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, challenging the validity of Massachusetts’ new “economic nexus” regulation. Crutchfield, represented by George Isaacson, Martin Eisenstein, and Matthew Schaefer, asserts that the new rule violates the Commerc ...
On October 26, 2017, the U.S. Golf Manufacturers Council (USGMC) filed an amicus curiae brief in the Supreme Court in support of the respondents in Oil States Energy Services v. Greene’s Energy Group, arguing that the inter partes review proceedings through which the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office cancels invalid patents plays a vital and successful role in ensuring patent quality.
Brann & Isaacson congratulates its Super Lawyers honorees for 2017: George S. Isaacson—Tax and Business Litigation Martin I. Eisenstein —Tax, Business Litigation, and Business/Corporate Martha E. Greene—Estate Planning & Probate, Nonprofit Organizations, and Estate & Trust Litigation Peter J. Brann— Business Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation Stacy O.