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Potential Tax Changes Ahead for Pennsylvania Nonprofits

Pennsylvania charities that rely on exemptions from real property tax and sales and use tax may have good reason to be concerned. A recently released special report prepared by the Pennsylvania Auditor General quantifying…more
| Constitutional Law, Taxation, Real Estate - Commercial, Nonprofit Law

Recent New York Decision Reaffirms Limits to Surety's Liability on a Delay Claim Made Under a Payment Bond

Advanced Automatic Sprinkler Co., Inc. v. Seaboard Surety Co., Inc., No. 650321/2001, N.Y.L.J. 1202678994141, at (Sup. Ct. New York County Dec. 3, 2014), the Court (Hon. Marcy Friedman) granted the defendant surety’s motion for…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Government Contracting

The U.S. Supreme Court Unanimously Rules Against the Creditor in Jesinoski

We predicted here that at least five U.S. Supreme Court Justices would reject the creditor’s argument in Jesinoski v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. that a borrower must file a lawsuit within three years of the consummation of the…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Formally Adopts “Gist of the Action” Doctrine

Pennsylvania’s “gist of the action” doctrine prohibits plaintiffs from pursuing tort claims for what are, in actuality, breach of contract claims. A variety of defendants, including those in the financial services industry,…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Personal Injury, Insurance

PA Supreme Court Declines to Extend Multiple Trigger Theory to Property Damage Claims

Where an insured loss causes damages that straddle multiple policy periods, insurers and insureds must determine which policies are implicated. Clear rules regarding “trigger” of coverage benefit policyholders seeking to invoke…more
| Agriculture, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Real Estate - Commercial

SDNY Judge Permits Use of Social Media to Notify Potential Opt-In Plaintiffs of Conditionally Certified Collective Action by Unpaid Interns

In an unpublished ruling last month, Federal Judge Alison Nathan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted the request of counsel for a putative class of unpaid interns to use social media to…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

15 Labor & Employment Resolutions for 2015

U.S. voters handed the keys to the Republican Party in this past election. And so, while we wait to see if the “system” will improve or implode, it is that time of year again — the time to review and reflect on all that has…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

New Amendments to Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 6: Appeal in a Bankruptcy

On December 1, 2014, amendments to various federal rules of practice and procedure took effect. The only amendment to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure made three substantive changes to Rule 6, which deals with…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure

NLRB Holds Employees May Use Employer Email for Union Organizing and Other Non-Business Purposes

The National Labor Relations Board this morning released its aptly-named Purple Communications decision, 361 NLRB No. 126, available here. Last May, the Board announced that in connection with its review of the administrative…more
| Labor & Employment Law

NTSB Overturns Administrative Law Judge Decision and Holds That Federal Aviation Regulation 91.13 (Careless or Reckless Operation) Applies to Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The Federal Aviation Association (FAA) is feverishly working on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) governing commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), which it intends to have ready by the end of 2014. Details about…more
| Administrative Law, Transportation

The New Product Liability Paradigm In Pennsylvania: The PA Supreme Court Declines To Adopt The Third Restatement, But Overrules Precedent Prohibiting Consideration Of Negligence Principles In Strict Liability Cases

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court this past week dramatically altered the landscape of product liability litigation in Pennsylvania. In Tincher v. Omega Flex, Inc., No. 17 MAP 2013 (Pa. November 19, 2014), the Court overruled…more
| Civil Procedure, Products Liability

Pennsylvania Bureau Changes Due Dates for Renewing Charitable Solicitation Registrations

On October 14, 2014, Governor Corbett signed H.B. No. 359 into law, changing the due dates for certain fundraising registrations required under Pennsylvania law. These changes take effect 60 days after the signing. Most…more
| Finance & Banking, Nonprofit Law

Jesinoski v. Countrywide Home Loans: The U.S. Supreme Court Seems Ready to Hold that a Borrower’s Right of Rescission Under TILA Need Only be Exercised by Timely Notice, not a Lawsuit

On November 4, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court heard argument in Jesinoski v. Countrywide Home Loans, the case that will decide whether a borrower can timely exercise the right of rescission under the Truth in Lending Act simply by…more
| Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Voters in 4 States Elect to Raise Minimum Wage January 1, 2015

Initiatives and ballot measures to raise the minimum wage in four states were approved by voters in four states on Election Day. By wide margins voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota approved measures that will…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Approved in New Jersey’s Trenton, Montclair

Residents of both Trenton and Montclair voted to approve mandatory paid sick leave by employers in their respective municipalities, bringing the total number of municipalities in New Jersey that now have mandatory paid sick…more
| Labor & Employment Law
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