Mar 10, 2021

Pennsylvania Clarifies Unconscionable Arbitration Agreement

By Denis Dice, Joel M. Wertman, Allison J. Beatty, Douglas G. Fogle

In a recent decision from the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, the intermediate appellate court provided additional guidance in regards to whether an arbitration agreement may be considered unconscionable and therefore unenforceable. In Lomax v Care One, LLC et. al. No. 344 WDA 2020 (March 5, 2021), Plaintiff filed a wrongful death and survival action against […] More

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas Resumes Civil Jury Trials
Mar 8, 2021

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas Resumes Civil Jury Trials

By Douglas G. Fogle

On March 17, 2020, the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas suspended all civil jury trials for the health and safety of the judges, staff, counsel, litigants, and the public.  Almost a full year later, on March 2, 2021, the Court published a fourteen (14) page protocol (the “Protocol”) for the conduct of jury trials […] More

GPB Capital Holdings, LLC Update:  The SEC and Several State Regulators File Regulatory, Civil and Criminal Actions  Against GPB Capital Holdings and Various of its Principals and Related Entities
Feb 4, 2021

GPB Capital Holdings, LLC Update: The SEC and Several State Regulators File Regulatory, Civil and Criminal Actions Against GPB Capital Holdings and Various of its Principals and Related Entities

The Securities and Exchange Commission, regulators from seven (7) states and the United States Attorneys’ Office for the Eastern District of New York today simultaneously filed regulatory, civil and criminal actions against GPB Capital Holdings, LLC (“GPB”), two related entities, Ascendant Capital, LLC (“Ascendant Capital”) and Ascendant Alternative Strategies, LLC (“AAS”) and various principals associated […] More

Jan 29, 2021

Summary Judgment Granted Prior to Depositions in Queens County Construction Case

New York partner Ken McLellan and associate Gina Kim, won a motion for summary judgment on behalf of our client, a construction contractor, prior to depositions being held in a multi-party action involving a trip-and-fall accident.  By extricating our client from the action early-on in the litigation, we were able to save our client and […] More

Jan 27, 2021

WSS Texas Office Participates in First Live post-COVID FINRA Final Hearing

On January 26-27, 2021, WSS’ Texas Office participated in the first live FINRA Hearing conducted in the post-COVID era held in Houston, Texas.  In a unique “test case,” the Panelists and attorneys, with FINRA’s blessing, agreed to attend the final hearing in person, while giving the parties and witnesses the option of appearing in the […] More

Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP Promotes New Partner
Jan 14, 2021

Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP Promotes New Partner

Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of Allison J. Beatty to partner. Allison J. Beatty is resident in the firm’s Philadelphia office, where she handles cases throughout Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey.  Allison focuses her practice on employment and professional liability defense and has extensive experience handling securities litigation and […] More

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