Blog

Assignment of Claims and… Broken Toes?

People often ask:  “What kind of law do you practice?” When I say, “breach of contract litigation,” the response is often a deflated, “Ohhhh,” followed by:  “Anything else?  Like injury law, or civil rights?” In reality, contract law incorporates virtually every other area of law, because nearly every right can be waived…

read more

Contracts Limiting Ability to Sue

If you intend to bring a claim for negligence or bodily injury, or pretty much anything, there may be a contract you had signed previously, which creates a defense to your claims, whether you realize it or not. Any time you plan on suing someone or some entity (a company,…

read more

Contract Law and Interplay with Free Speech and Employment Law

A Professor Fired Over Hitler Parody Meme Can Proceed With Breach of Contract Suit An interesting article appeared in the Legal Intelligencer.  There, it was reported that a former professor fired (following his online parody video showing faculty as Nazis) may go forward with a breach of contract claim against the…

read more

Lectures About Contract Law

Our firm provides itself on giving back to the community and helping educate the next generation of lawyers. Mr. Elliott serves as a guest lecturer at Duquesne University School of Law.  As a proud alumni of Duquesnse — which also gives back to the community — Mr. Elliott is happy…

read more

Home Improvement Contracts

Changes to the Law    Our Pittsburgh lawyers handle commercial and residential construction law disputes.  This article focuses on the changes to the law governing home improvement contracts.   Welcome! Effective July 1, 2009, the Home Improvement and Consumer Protection Act, HICPA, made major changes to the relationship between home owners…

read more