Business / Law


 Gov.-elect Tom Wolf has said he will pursue the expansion of Medicaid eligibility envisioned under President Barack Obama’s health care law.

Lawsuit challenges changes to Healthy PA initiative

Gov. Tom Corbett’s health initiative is the target of a suit by Community Legal Services of Philadelphia.

4 days ago


Ranks of women lawyers at Pa.’s largest firms stagnant

Female lawyers make up 28.8 percent of the workforce at the state’s largest 100 firms.

4 days ago


Former Shuman director sues county, claiming racial discrimination

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and County Manager William McKain as defendants in the lawsuit.

4 days ago


Len Boselovic's Heard off the Street: Partners’ feud snares Michael Baker

A dispute between former owners of a government contractor puts Michael Baker International on the hook for a $15.8 million court judgement.

6 days ago


 From left to right, Tonya Snyder, of BNY Mellon, Justine Patrick, Jayme Butcher, Jennifer Smokelin, Carolyn Duronio, all of Reed Smith, and Shefali Shah of BNY Mellon.

Roundtable highlights Pittsburgh companies’ women/diversity initiatives

The Reed Smith roundtable included representatives from BNY Mellon, EQT, Highmark, MSA Safety, Giant Eagle and PNC.

1 week ago


Business forum: President’s executive action only goes so far to fix immigration

President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration have sparked a firestorm from detractors and jubilation from supporters.

1 week ago


 Christopher E. Ballod

People on the move: 12/15/2014

Company news from Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti; Reed Smith; Sykes Elder Law; Keevican Weiss Bauerle & Hirsch.

1 week ago


Pennsylvania attorneys say shale work still strong despite low oil prices

The drop in prices isn’t having an immediate impact because a lot of projects are already in the works, attorneys said.

1 week ago


Business Workshop: New Pennsylvania construction directory addresses subcontractor liens

A mechanics’ lien is an interest in the title to a property, meaning the owner cannot sell it until the contractor or subcontractor is paid.

1 week ago


 A Walmart employee restocks shelves at a store in Pompano Beach, Fla.

For separated parents, holiday spending can wreak havoc on household finances

“Separated and divorced parents have a tendency to turn Christmas into a competition,” said Sheri Atwood, founder of SupportPay.

2 weeks ago


Company president faces charges in W.Va. chemical spill

Freedom Industries president Gary Southern was arrested Monday in Florida.

2 weeks ago


Pa. firms predict modest 2014, but layoffs are less of a threat

After a strong 2013 when it came to law firm financial performance, Pennsylvania firm leaders are predicting a more tempered end to 2014.

2 weeks ago


Business Workshop: No eminent domain for private benefit

A recent lawsuit reminded businesses that the Property Rights Protection Act (PRPA) of 2006 gave landowners protection from eminent domain.

2 weeks ago


 Doug Smith,

Law firms moving away from billable hours set-up

Reflecting the change, New York-based Jackson Lewis will no longer evaluate its associates using billable hours as a measure.

3 weeks ago


Morgan Lewis finalizes deal with Bingham McCutchen, adds 510 lawyers

Philadelphia is home to the largest firm based on domestic-attorney head count with the addition of 510 lawyers to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

3 weeks ago


 Meyer, Unkovic & Scott today announced that the members of the Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA) Real Property Section elected June Swanson to its Executive Council.

People on the move: 12/2/2014

Company news from Meyer, Unkovic & Scott; Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney;Tucker Arensberg PC.

3 weeks ago


Business Workshop: Credit card switch deadline will impact all retailers

Businesses have less than a year to prepare for a major change in how credit card payments are handled.

3 weeks ago


Business forum: Data breach oversaturation — there’s danger in complacency

Consumers should guard against growing desensitized to threats.

4 weeks ago



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