Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP is a full-service law firm that offers clients the national reach and sophisticated experience of a large firm and the local connections and value of a boutique firm.

This combination of reach and local autonomy supports our clients with the clout of a mega-firm and the service hallmarks of a boutique. With one firm, our clients get a macro view of the law with a micro focus on their unique legal needs. With 16 offices in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr serves businesses throughout the United States and internationally. We represent recognizable names in corporate America, exciting start-ups and an array of closely held and privately held companies, as well as nonprofits, governmental and educational entities.

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A recent decision from the United States District Court for Delaware held that a surety was not liable for consequential damages to a building owner after a default by its contractor because the surety’s liability could not be greater than its principal’s liability. See Iron Branch Associates, LP v…
Continue Reading Delaware Federal Court Imposes Limit on Surety's Liability Under Performance Bond

A recent decision from the United States District Court for Massachusetts held a contractor and its owner personally liable for failing to pay a subcontractor and held that the contractor was liable for millions in damages to the owner resulting from owner’s termination of the contractor for cause…
Continue Reading Massachusetts Federal Court: Contractor and Contractor's Owner Personally Liable for Fraud and Conversion for Failing to Pay Subcontractor; Contractor Also Liable for Millions Resulting From Termination for Cause

SEIU and ABOMA Agree on COVID-19 Vaccination Rules for Unionized Employees This alert contains time-sensitive material – all building owners or condominium associations that wish to require vaccination must “opt-in” by October 12, 2021 As COVID-19 continues to ravage our country and vaccination…
Continue Reading SEIU and ABOMA Agree on COVID-19 Vaccination Rules for Unionized Employees

A Texas appellate court recently ruled that an owner properly terminated its contract with a contractor, despite the owner’s failure to provide the contractor notice and an opportunity to cure. See TPG (Post Oak) Acquisition, LLC, et al. v. Greystone Multi-Family Builders, Inc., et al. , First…
Continue Reading Notice and Opportunity to Cure: Only if Specifically Required in a Construction Contract

Along with the new wave of post-COVID litigation surfacing across the country, the EEOC has now brought its first lawsuit against an employer for allegedly failing to accommodate and unlawfully terminating a disabled employee who had requested to work remotely due to COVID-19. In this case, EEOC v…
Continue Reading EEOC Files First Lawsuit Against Employer for Failing to Accomodate Work Request due to COVID-19

On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced a series of federal COVID-19 mitigation efforts, which represent an invigorated national approach to reduce COVID-19 transmission and rapidly increase vaccination rates across the country. In addition to a pair of executive orders issued by the…
Continue Reading President Biden's Mandatory Vaccination Action Plan – More Questions Than Answers

In a matter of first impression, Pennsylvania’s Appellate Court issued a decision affirming a private right of action under Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act (“MMA”) and permitting a claim to proceed for wrongful discharge in violation of Pennsylvania public policy. The Appellate Court’s…
Continue Reading Affirmed: Pennsylvania's Appellate Court Says "Yes" to Private Right of Action Under Medical Marijuana Act

In what has become a national trend, the Garden State has issued an executive order requiring that certain health care entities and high-risk congregate settings implement a vaccination or test policy. Executive Order 252 goes into effect on September 7, 2021, and requires “covered workers” to…
Continue Reading New Jersey Targets Health Care Entities and High-Risk Congregate Settings for Next Round of Vaccination Mandates

On July 2, 2021, New Jersey’s Appellate Court upheld a ruling in Kennedy v. Weichert finding that the State’s ABC Test for deciding workers’ employment status applies to classification disputes made under New Jersey’s Wage Payment Law (“WPL”). The Court’s ruling comes just days before a flurry of…
Continue Reading Kennedy v. Weichert Realtors: Employment Status of Real Estate Salespeople Under-Fire

The More Things Change . . . This is the first in a series on key issues regarding the “Return to Office”. We started planning this series earlier this summer and, like many of our clients’ plans, it got delayed and kept evolving. We recognize that a significant number of employers have been back…
Continue Reading Guidelines for the Return to Office – Part 1: How to Handle Masking Under New and Evolving CDC Guidance