Business / Law

In first crack at fracking issue, Pa. judge sides with driller

A federal judge took a literal definition of “adjacent” when ruling in the Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future v. Ultra Resources case.

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 Tony J. Thompson

People on the Move: The Legal Profession

Legal news from Meyer, Unkovic & Scott; Beck & Thomas; Metz Lewis Brodman Must O’Keefe; Duane Morris; Frank, Gale, Bails, Murcko & Pocrass

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Forum: Consumers often sign contracts they don't read or understand

Furthermore, many believe they retain rights that they don’t when signing certain agreements.

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Business Workshop: Consumers, not judges, get to decide trademarks

A jury of average consumers should decide trademark rights rather than judges, according to a recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Suit against FedEx moved here

A federal court has decided to move to Pittsburgh a suit alleging that Moon-based FedEx Ground discriminated against deaf employees.

5 days ago

Walgreens allowed to fire pharmacist over vaccine stance

Rodney Prewitt, a pharmacist, had moral objections to giving the flu vaccine.

1 week ago

 Nicholas A. Bonarrigo a Corporate and Securities Partner at Reed Smith.

People on the move: 2/24/2015

Legal news from Burns White; Reed Smith; Jackson Lewis; Meyer, Unkovic & Scott; Cohen & Grigsby

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Business Workshop: Beware the ‘cat’s paw’

“Cat’s paw” describes the situation in which an employer is liable for allowing an employee’s bias to influence an employment decision.

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Elder Law: Hospice care is an underutilized Medicare benefit

Many patients and family members say they wish they’d taken advantage of these services sooner.

1 week ago

 Thomas K. Kistler, president judge of Centre County Common Pleas Court.

Pennsylvania high court nominee in hot seat over 'Christmas' email

Thomas K. Kistler, president judge of Centre County Court, may have distributed an email that could be viewed as racially insensitive.

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 A student walks through Baker Hall on the CMU campus. Carnegie Mellon University blames “serious mistakes in our process for generating acceptance letters” when it sent out letters congratulating students who in fact had not been accepted into CMU's elite computer science school.

Is there a legal case for students spurned by CMU in acceptance-letter blunder?

One Pittsburgh lawyer, asked about the chances of successful litigation, said Wednesday it depends on the circumstances.

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Pa. firms fall behind in 2014 financial performance

Nationally, the industry average for revenue growth was 4.5 percent, whereas Pennsylvania firms saw a 3.5 percent rise.

2 weeks ago

Law firm cybersecurity practices booming in era of the breach

The cybersecurity woes of companies like Target and Sony have meant a busy start to 2015 for law firm data-privacy and security practices.

2 weeks ago

 Lisa M. Schonbeck

People on the Move: 2/17/2015

Legal news from Julian Gray Associates, Leech Tishman, Dinsmore & Shohl.

2 weeks ago

Business Workshop: NLRB changes accelerate the union election process

Under the new rules, employers have less time to respond to union petitions. Also, delays that can postpone elections are eliminated.

2 weeks ago

General counsels play growing role in managing ‘super risk’ issue of cybersecurity

Law firms are playing a critical role in helping other navigate a patchwork of state laws and how to handle a breach’s fallout.

3 weeks ago

Business Workshop: Sign business ‘pre-nup’

The best plans for going into business with one or more partners include a plan to get out of business with those partners.

3 weeks ago

 Gary Lynch, an attorney at Carlson Lynch Sweet & Kilpela in Pittsburgh's North Side.

Pittsburgh attorney Gary Lynch is involved in Target, Home Depot and UPMC cyber-attack cases

Mr. Lynch is a partner at Carlson Lynch Sweet & Kilpela on the North Side, which is already looking for plaintiffs in future litigation.

3 weeks ago

Survey: Pa. law firms had solid 2014, but tough road ahead

But the Wells Fargo Private Bank’s Legal Specialty Group’s check-in indicated leaders aren’t expecting to see as much improvement in 2015.

4 weeks ago

 Claude Council

People on the Move: 02/03/2015

Legal news from Weiss Burkardt Kramer; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin; McGuireWoods; Meyer, Unkovic & Scott

4 weeks ago

Business Workshop: Same-sex spouse green cards

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service has begun accepting and reviewing immigration visa petitions involving same-sex spouses.

4 weeks ago


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