Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

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Pittsburgh, PA 15219, United States

Contact: Katie Wilson

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The Expanding Ash Heap of History

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the historic United States Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The court overturned the precedent established in Plessy v. Ferguson, which upheld that…more
| Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Education, Labor & Employment Law, Family Law

"Surge Docket” for New York Minors

An immigration court in New York has begun what it is calling “surge docket” proceedings for unaccompanied minors. The court, which typically sees less than 100 minor cases per month, is now taking on around at least 30 cases…more
| Civil Procedure, Immigration Law

Revised Draft Rule G-42: MSRB Continues to Fine-Tune Rules Applicable to Municipal Advisors

On July 23, 2014, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) issued Regulatory Notice 2014-12 requesting comments on a revised draft of MSRB Rule G-42 on standards of conduct and duties of municipal advisors when engaging…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

General Assembly Retirement Review: Rep. Haggerty and Kula

While the legislature is not in session, we are taking time during these quieter days to reflect upon the careers of the members of the House and Senate who will be retiring at the end of the year. In all, six Senators and 22…more
| Elections & Politics

Ebola Outbreak-related Immigration Relief Measures to Nationals of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone Currently in the United States

On August 15, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a press release addressing humanitarian relief that may potentially be available to nationals of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone who are currently in…more
| Immigration Law

BALCA Holds That, Despite Typographical Error on ETA 9089, Audit Materials Demonstrated Compliance

Before an employer may file an application under the Permanent Employment Certification (PERM) process, it must test the labor market to ensure that there are not sufficient U.S. workers who are able, willing, qualified, and…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

General Assembly Retirement Review: Rep. Clay and Denlinger

Throughout the month of August, we are taking a closer look at the members of the House and Senate who will no longer be serving at the end of this term. In all, six Senators and 23 House members are moving on. Each have made…more
| Elections & Politics

CBP Launches Mobile Passport Control App

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) announced the release of its first mobile app this week. The app, Mobile Passport Control (“MPC”) will allow eligible travelers to submit their passport information and customs…more
| Immigration Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Ebola Outbreak Likely To Revive The Mandatory Influenza Vaccine Debate This Flu Season

With the recent Ebola virus outbreak, we are reminded of how quickly deadly viruses can spread. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared the virus’ outbreak to be a “public health emergency of international…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health

General Assembly Retirement Review: Rep. Aument and Brooks

Retirements are always plentiful at the end of a legislative session. Come the end of 2014, both the House and the Senate will be saying good-bye to longtime members whose careers, woven together, have helped form the colorful…more
| Elections & Politics

What Is The Status Of Domestic Partnership Benefits On A Federal Level Post-Windsor?

Before the United States Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) in United States v. Windsor, the federal definition of “marriage” was limited to that between a man and a woman. For that reason, same-sex…more
| Civil Rights, Family Law

SEVP Draft Policy Guidance on Conditional Admission, the Form I-20, and English Proficiency

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) Student and Exchange Visitor Program (“SEVP”) issued draft guidance clarifying issues related to the appropriate issuance of the Form I-20, "Certificate of Eligibility for…more
| Education, Immigration Law

West Virginia Supreme Court Upholds the Enforceability of Employer's Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

Employers in West Virginia who want to avoid litigating employment disputes in the courts received a significant victory. The West Virginia Supreme Court recently upheld a company's alternative dispute resolution (ADR) program,…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Understanding the Relationship Between Medicare and Medicaid Liens and Litigation

Behind many personal injury and professional malpractice cases lurks a nagging reality that will almost always impact settlement negotiations – a Medicare or Medicaid lien. In general, a lien is a security interest granted over…more
| Civil Remedies, Personal Injury, Health, Professional Malpractice

If You Die Intestate (Without A Last Will And Testament), Will Your Same-Sex Spouse Be Considered A “Spouse” For Purposes Of Inheritance?

Yes. One of the effects of the Whitewood decision is that same-sex spouses are considered a “spouse” for purposes of Pennsylvania’s intestate succession process. A person domiciled in Pennsylvania who dies without a will is…more
| Civil Rights, Family Law, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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