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Other Notable Achievements

December 10, 2018

Defense Digest, Vol. 24, No. 4, December 2018


John Hare (Philadelphia, PA) was selected a "Best of the Bar" honoree by the Philadelphia Business Journal in the category of Business Litigation for his appellate work. The award recognizes attorneys in the region who have distinguished themselves in their areas of practice over the last 18 months. The nominations were evaluated based upon significant and recent achievements, including the legal significance, the size of the results and the business impact of the work.


Speaking Engagements

Victoria Scanlon (Scranton, PA) co-presented a seminar at the American Society for Health Care Risk Management 2018 annual conference held in Nashville. ​The topic was Advanced Practice Clinicians in Health Care: What Your Facility Needs to Know.

Christopher Block (Roseland, NJ) recently presented Defending Real Estate Agents, Title Agents and Home Inspectors at the Professional Liability Defense Federation annual conference in New Orleans. ​The Professional Liability Defense Federation™ is a not-for-profit organization designed to bring together attorneys, claims professionals and risk management specialists to share expertise and information helpful to the successful defense of professional liability claims.

Harold Moroknek (Westchester, NY) was a guest speaker at the 2018 Bus Industry Safety Council. ​He spoke in Baltimore, Maryland to an audience of nationally recognized carriers on the topic Liability Concerns From Security Incidents.



Teresa Ficken Sachs (Philadelphia, PA), Co-Chair of the firm’s Appellate Advocacy & Post-Trial Practice Group, presented her first oral argument before the Supreme Court of the United States on October 3, 2018, in the case of Knick v. Township of Scott, Pa., No. 17-647. The case involves a dispute over a local cemetery ordinance that the landowner, Knick, considers an unconstitutional taking of her property. Inherent to the matter is a 1985 Supreme Court precedent that controls where many property rights battles are litigated. Representing Scott Township, Ms. Sachs argued that eliminating the precedent would trigger federal jurisdiction over local land-use regulations across the country.

Melanie Foreman (Philadelphia, PA) has been elected to the Board of Directors of Community Legal Services of Philadelphia (CLS). ​CLS has provided free civil legal assistance to more than one million low-income Philadelphians. Approximately 10,000 clients were represented by CLS in the past year. CLS assists clients when they face the threat of losing their homes, incomes, health care, and even their families. CLS attorneys and other staff provide a full range of legal services, from individual representation, to administrative advocacy, to class action litigation, as well as community education and social work.



Defense Digest, Vol. 24, No. 4, December 2018. Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice for a specific situation or to create an attorney-client relationship. ATTORNEY ADVERTISING pursuant to New York RPC 7.1. © 2018 Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. All Rights Reserved. This article may not be reprinted without the express written permission of our firm. For reprints, contact


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