Attorneys Gross and Blum Win Major Round in Morning Call Case in Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia
Attorneys Malcolm J. Gross and Michael J. Blum recently successfully obtained a change of venue for the Morning Call – a Lehigh Valley newspaper – from the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia to Court of Common Pleas in Northampton County. The change was based on the Plaintiff not successfully establishing that the Morning Call regularly did business in the city of Philadelphia. The Plaintiff had argued that because the Morning Call offered various events in the city, it was regularly doing business. The Philadelphia Court rejected that argument and Attorneys Gross and Blum found themselves victorious.
Partner Attorney Malcolm Gross practices law in all areas of civil litigation including corporate law, matrimonial law, media, transactions, real estate, and construction law. Mal has authored articles on a wide range of topics which have appeared in such national publications as Social Work, Case & Comment, and Communications and the Law. He also has published work in the Pennsylvania Bar Quarterly and the Pennsylvania Law Journal Reporter. Some of his articles cover press law including defamation, subpoenas, and freedom of information issues. He also writes about general-interest issues such as custody and domestic relations. In 2004, 2006, 2013, and 2014, Mal was selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers editions, reserved for the top 5 percent of Pennsylvania attorneys, and has held an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® for over 30 years.
Associate Attorney Michael Blum regularly tries cases in the areas of medical malpractice defense, plaintiff’s personal injury, and general liability defense. Mike provides medical malpractice defense to large hospitals and health networks across the Lehigh Valley region. He handles all aspects of medical malpractice litigation, from responding to complaints to handling discovery, expert reports, and preparing for trial. He was selected to the 2013 and 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, a distinction reserved for no more than 2.5% of attorneys in Pennsylvania who are under the age of 40 or who have been practicing law for less than 10 years.