Category Archives: Blog

Can Natural Gas Drillers Drink Your Milkshake?

The fight over the historical concept of the “Rule of Capture” as applied to gas …

Posted in Blog, Energy, Energy-Gas, Litigation |

Attorney Client Privilege is Not Dead – At Least Not in Pennsylvania

Confidential information that you give to your attorney is still protected in Pennsylvania.  The duty …

Posted in Blog, Litigation |

Employment Performance Review Excluded from Peer Review Confidentiality

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled, on March 27, 2018, in Regenelli v. Boggs, Monogahela Valley …

Posted in Blog, Med Law Blog | Tagged |

Ladd V. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Should Managing Short-Term Rentals Require A Real Estate License?

Short term rentals, Airbnb, VRBO… this evolving concept in the real estate market is making …

Posted in Blog, Real Estate, Uncategorized |

Recent Decisions Suggest that Employers Cannot Terminate or Refuse to Hire Medical Marijuana Cardholders for Failing a Drug Test

Two recent decisions from Rhode Island and Massachusetts suggest that employers cannot terminate or refuse …

Posted in Blog, Labor & Employment |

Commonwealth Court Holds That Addresses Contained In Property Tax Assessment Records Are Public Records

Butler Area School District v. Pennsylvanians for Union Reform, 1460 C.D. 2014, 2017 WL 4974552, …

Posted in Blog, Municipal & School |

Is Your Secret Recipe Still a Secret? How to Protect a Restaurant’s Signature Recipes

A customer walks out of a restaurant and exclaims to her date “that is the …

Posted in Alcoholic Beverages/Liquor Licensing, Blog, Hospitality |

Assessment Appeal Process May Provide Opportunities for Allegheny County Property Owners

Property assessments in Allegheny County have been in the news for many years.  While many …

Posted in Blog, Real Estate |

The Commonwealth Court Holds That Time Limits for Public Comments at School Board Meetings Are Valid Under the Sunshine Act

Sklaroff v. Abington School District, 2017 WL 4582638 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2017).  The Commonwealth Court reaffirms …

Posted in Blog, Municipal & School |

Pennsylvania Expands Allowable Procedures for Ambulatory Surgery Center

Pennsylvania Act 70 of 2017, a copy of which is attached, changes the definition of …

Posted in Blog, Health Care Law |