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U.S. Supreme Court Says Yes to Immediate Takings Claim

In a big change affecting property owners, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that people whose land is taken for public use without payment may, as soon as the property is taken, file federal lawsuits for constitutional violations of property rights. The high court revisited the question of whether property owners have standing to bring…

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Workers Can Sue Employer for Failing to Protect Personal Data

In a ruling that should make employers everywhere sit up and take notice, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently decided that workers could bring a negligence claim (in other words, a lawsuit alleging that they were hurt by their employer’s unreasonable carelessness) against their employer over a data breach that compromised their personal information. The case…

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Sandy Robertson Obtains a Summary Judgment Ruling in Client’s Favor

Sandy Robertson recently obtained a summary judgment ruling in their client’s favor where their client unknowingly purchased real property at a sheriff’s sale that never should have been executed upon and sold. After being embroiled in litigation for over a year, the court not only found in the client’s favor, but also awarded the client $33,838.57…