March 6, 2023 In Business Law, Business Litigation

US Supreme Court Appears to Limit Civil Liability under the CFAA

The federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. 1030 (“CFAA”), essentially an anti-hacking statute, is primarily a criminal law. However, under certain circumstances, the CFAA affords a private civil right of action. Pursuant to Section 1030(g) of…

September 30, 2022 In Business Law, Business Litigation

The Relatively Unknown Loss of Financial Institution IOLTA Account Immunity

In 1988, Pennsylvania established the Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts Act (the “IOLTA Act”), 62 P.S. 4021 et seq.  The IOLTA Act imposed a requirement upon attorneys to hold certain client funds, such as trust retainers and settlement…

June 28, 2022 In Business Law, Business Litigation

Our Office is Moving!

We’re moving!  Effective June 30, 2022, our new address will be: Donoghue & Picker, LLC 790 Penllyn Blue Bell Pike Suite 305 Blue Bell, PA 19422 We look forward to meeting with you at our new office.

June 16, 2022 In Business Law, Business Litigation

Christopher Daniels joins Donoghue & Picker

Donoghue & Picker proudly announces the addition of attorney Christopher E. Daniels, Esq. Chris has been practicing law since 2002 and joins Donoghue & Picker after spending eight years in the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, having headed…


U.S. Supreme Court Guts Ability to Sue Federal Officers for Civil Rights Violations

On June 8, 2022, in a 6-3 decision where the Justices were divided by political philosophy, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Egbert v. Boule, No. 21-147. There, a U.S. Border Patrol agent assaulted the plaintiff…


Benjamin R. Picker Selected as 2022 Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer”

Donoghue & Picker is proud to announce that Benjamin R. Picker has been selected as a 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for commercial litigation. Only 5% of Pennsylvania attorneys are selected as Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers selects attorneys who…

April 18, 2022 In Business Law, Business Litigation

U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies “Favorable Termination” Element of Fourth Amendment Malicious Prosecution Civil Rights Claims

On April 4, 2022, in the case of Thompson v. Clark, No. 20-659, the United States Supreme Court (in a 6-3 decision) clarified the legal standard used to determine whether the plaintiff in a civil rights lawsuit based…

January 20, 2022 In Business Law, Business Litigation

Pennsylvania Court Rules that Inherited IRA Can be Taken By Judgment Creditors

In Jones v. McGreevy, decided on January 11, 2022, the Pennsylvania Superior Court held, inter alia, that, unlike other types of retirement accounts, an inherited individual retirement account is not protected from creditors. Pennsylvania law exempts certain property…

December 7, 2021 In Business Law, Business Litigation

Jason G. Donoghue, Sr., Esq. Recently Quoted in News Article

Donoghue & Picker’s Co-Managing Partner Jason G. Donoghue, Sr., Esq. was quoted extensively in a news article entitled: “PA’s ‘Constitutional Carry’: Lawyers, Law Enforcement Weight In.”  Click here to read the article.  Mr. Donoghue focuses his legal practice…

November 16, 2021 In Business Law, Business Litigation

Refiling a Stricken Confessed Judgment – Is It Permitted?

If you are not familiar with confession of judgment, I suggest you read my prior article entitled “Confession of Judgment – Be Careful When Giving Up Your Right to Due Process.” Boiled down to its basics, a confession…