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22Oct 2020

In conjunction with the 2020 USLAW Network Worldwide Virtual Retreat, Sweeney & Sheehan Partner Michael Kunsch gave a Civil Litigation Home Field Advantage presentation, “Strictly Unreasonable: Post-Tincher Product Liability in Pennsylvania.”  The presentation is available by clicking on the title in the program via the following link: USLAW Home Field Advantage: Civil Litigation

22Oct 2020

In conjunction with the 2020 USLAW Network Worldwide Virtual Retreat, Sweeney & Sheehan Partner Robyn McGrath gave a Labor & Employment Home Field Advantage presentation, “Keys to the Keystone State: Complying with Federal, State and Local Wage and Hour Laws in Pennsylvania.”  The presentation is available by clicking on the title in the program via the following link: USLAW Home Field Advantage: Labor & Employment

11Jun 2020

Sweeney & Sheehan Partner Michael Kunsch, with Tamara Goorevitz of Franklin & Prokopik, P.C.  and Jill Leibold, Ph.D. of Litigation Insights, presented a Webinar on defending liability claims related to COVID-19 exposure. The presentation covered many topics, including an overview of current litigation, potential theories of liability and defense strategies, expert issues, and juror perspectives and attitudes. The Webinar is available through USLAW at the following link: https://web.uslaw.org/news/covid-king-investigating-and-defending-the-liability-mayhem-and-madness-part-2/

03Jun 2020

Sweeney & Sheehan Partner Robyn Farrell McGrath recently presented on Alternative Dispute Resolution to the Temple University Beasley School of Law LLM in Beijing, China Program. Ms. McGrath lectured to a group of Chinese judges, law professors, and lawyers regarding arbitration and mediation practices in the American system. She also discussed the effects of the COVID-19 quarantine on the practice of law and, in particular, on conducting mediations and arbitrations virtually.

16Apr 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and governmental restrictions requiring closure of its physical office locations in Philadelphia, PA and Westmont, NJ, Sweeney & Sheehan implemented its business continuation plan and instituted a remote working policy to ensure the safety and well-being of our employees, colleagues and clients. Sweeney & Sheehan’s strategic planning efforts included significant capital investments in technology to permit continued and uninterrupted service to our clients.

Sweeney & Sheehan remains fully operational and continues to serve the needs of its clients. Our attorneys and staff have computers and secure access to our files and can be reached via telephone and e-mail. Until restrictions to our physical offices are permitted, Sweeney & Sheehan requests that all external communications be sent electronically to ensure that they are received and responded to promptly and efficiently.

The Sweeney & Sheehan management committee is continuously monitoring information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic provided by the CDC, the Federal government, and the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Philadelphia Departments of Health, and will provide updates about the status of its operations.

06Mar 2020

Sweeney & Sheehan is pleased to announce the election of Denise Montgomery to firm partnership. Denise focuses her practice in the area of construction defect, representing prime contractors and sub-contractors in complex construction defect claims throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She also has extensive expertise in the areas of employment law, professional liability, and general liability.

26Oct 2019

Sweeney & Sheehan partners Robyn Farrell McGrath and J. Michael Kunsch presented at the 2019 USLAW Retail and Hospitality Law Exchange. Mr. McGrath presented on Fair Workweek legislation being enacted across the country. Her presentation, entitled “Big Brother as Referee: Don’t Strike Out with Fair Pay,” discussed the trend in major cities including Philadelphia, New York, Chicago and San Francisco, to enact scheduling and minimum pay statutes impacting the retail, fast food and hospitality industries. Mr. Kunsch participated on a panel discussion about combatting national discovery requests and their effect on defense costs and resolution of claims in the retail and hospitality industry.

26Oct 2019

Sweeney & Sheehan partner Robyn Farrell McGrath won a Rule 12 dismissal of a civil rights case in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. In dismissing the claims brought by the Estates of two minors who were killed in an arson fire against a youth services organization of which the children’s family was a client, the Court found that the Estates had failed to state a claim for violation of the rights to procedural and substantive due process.