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Russell among Savoy Magazine’s 2018 Most Influential Black Lawyers

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Angela Russell (Partner-Baltimore) has been named by Savoy Magazine as one of 2018’s Most Influential Black Lawyers. The list comprises the “best of the best” of Black lawyers who are partners with leading national law firms and corporate and general counsel from Fortune 1000 corporations.

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Wilkinson among Top 50 Women Lawyers, 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Kathleen Wilkinson (Partner-Philadelphia) was named among the women lawyers who ranked in the Top 50 of the 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in Pennsylvania via a patented multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research and peer evaluation.

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Case Studies

$1 Million Punitive Damages Award in New Jersey Asbestos Case

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In a recent asbestos case before New Jersey’s Superior Court in Middlesex County, the court levied a $1 million punitive damages award against a manufacturer of products for residential and commercial boiler applications. . Punitive damages are designed to punish a wrongdoer for particularly egregious conduct and to deter that party from future misconduct.

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Claims against Accounting Firms Dismissed in Chinese Reverse Merger-related Case

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The decision in this case, one of the first addressing auditor scienter in the Chinese reverse merger context, will provide important precedent in future cases.

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