Tucker Arensberg, P.C.

A Homeowner’s Mortgage Insurance Obligation is Not Modified by a Mortgage Modification

Mortgage insurance can be an expensive proposition for homeowners at the same time that it provides assurance to lenders. Whether the term of paying insurance premiums can be extended as the result of a mortgage modification…more
| Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

DOL Issues Temporary Enforcement Policy to Alleviate Uncertainty

The DOL issued a Field Assistance Bulletin addressing both a situation in which the final rule delaying the prior fiduciary rules is not issued before April 10, 2017 when those rules take effect and a situation in which the DOL…more
| Labor & Employment Law

The Importance of Brand Identity and Trademark Protection for Breweries and Wineries

Too often, small startups, including brewery and winery businesses, only consider protection of their brands and other intellectual property as an afterthought. With hundreds of new wineries and craft breweries developing across…more
| Business Organizations, Intellectual Property

U.S. Senate Urges DOJ to Uphold Cole Memorandum

On Thursday March 2, a bi-partisan group of U.S. Senators wrote a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions expressing concern over remarks made by the Trump administration over Department of Justice (DOJ) enforcement against…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Elections & Politics

Could 2017 Really Be the Year that Marijuana Becomes Decriminalized?

Additional legislation is being introduced in U.S. Congress attempting to decriminalize marijuana. The latest, HR 1227 entitled “Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017” was introduced on February 27th. The bill was…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics

Payment of Wages Through Mandatory Debit Cards

Some employers have begun to pay employee wages through issuing debit cards, rather than cash, check or direct deposit. Recently, the Pennsylvania Superior Court addressed a class action challenge by McDonald’s employees to…more
| Labor & Employment Law

University Invokes Sovereign Immunity to Avoid Patent Invalidation Proceeding

In a recent decision, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (the “PTAB”) held that a states’ sovereign immunity applies to patent inter partes review proceedings. Inter partes review is an alternative to traditional litigation and…more
| Civil Procedure, Education, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Transgender Student Developments

The legal landscape regarding transgender student rights in public schools continues to evolve. Within the last week, several developments have occurred: ..On February 22, 2017, the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice…more
| Civil Rights, Education

Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: First Responders Get A Break On Local Taxes

Every day, firefighters and emergency medical service (EMS) volunteers across Pennsylvania provide essential services to keep the public safe—and they do it all for free. Unfortunately, volunteer fire companies and EMS agencies…more
| Elections & Politics, Taxation

Congressional Cannabis Caucus Formed To Pursue Federal Legalization and Regulation

On Thursday, February 16 at the U.S. Capitol, a formal bipartisan coalition of federal lawmakers launched the Congressional Cannabis Caucus to work on legislation related to marijuana legalization and regulation. The caucus was…more
| Elections & Politics

The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act was introduced this week in U.S. Congress

On February 7, 2017, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) introduced legislation entitled “The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act” (the Bill) for the third time in the U.S. House of Representatives to protect people from being…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics

Important Notice For Initial Claim Denial/Acceptance

The initial report of a possible work injury must be handled carefully by the employer and/or its insurance carrier in order to avoid a scenario where an “accepted” claim should have been “denied” and vice versa. For decades,…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Capouillez Case is a Warning to Non-Attorneys Representing Landowners in Gas Lease Negotiations

Since the first Marcellus Shale well was drilled in 2004, tens of thousands of oil and gas leases have been negotiated across Pennsylvania. Non-lawyers sometimes play a prominent role in the leasing process. Originally…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Real Estate - Commercial

Third Circuit adopts the “honest belief” defense to FMLA retaliation claims and confirms that FMLA leave requests can double as requests for reasonable accommodations under the ADA.

The Third Circuit’s recent decision in Capps v. Mondelez Global, LLC is a mixed bag for employers. The good news is that it establishes that an employer’s honest belief that its employee misused FMLA leave can defeat a…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

(Another) New Burden Placed on Pennsylvania Long Term Care Facilities- Determining Whether an Agent Actually Had Authority to Sign an Arbitration Agreement

On February 1, 2017, the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled in Petersen v. Kindred Healthcare, Inc., 2017 PA Super. 26, that a party, such a nursing home, must determine whether a successor agent actually has authority to act…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Personal Injury
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