Tucker Arensberg is pleased to be a gold sponsor of the 26th Annual Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) Health Law Institute taking place from March 11–12, 2020 in Philadelphia, PA. Jerry J. Russo, Chair of the White Collar Criminal Defense Group; and Kathleen A. Nandan, a former litigator with the … [Read more...] about Tucker Arensberg Attorneys to speak at the PBI Health Law Institute in March 2020
On December 17, 2019, the US House of Representatives approved an appropriations bill, which includes the SECURE Act previously passed in the House. President Trump is expected to sign it once it reaches his desk. The effective date will be January 1, 2020, and it will apply with respect … [Read more...] about SECURE Act Is Expected to Become Law By December 20, 2019
In Steinheiser v. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority, AP 2019-1877 (Nov. 6, 2019), the Requester sought the business card of SEPTA’s Open Records Officer. In response, SEPTA provided a scanned copy of the card. Requester appealed, arguing that SEPTA was required to mail him an … [Read more...] about OOR Confirms that Agencies are Not Required to Provide Original Documents When Responding to RTKL Request
Click here to view the 2020 Pennsylvania Medical Record Fees … [Read more...] about 2020 Pennsylvania Medical Record Fees
The Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (Ambro, J.) issued an opinion that may have consequences far beyond the circumstances involved in the case. The underlying dispute was a breach of contract claim which the parties eventually agreed to resolve through a stipulation that provided that … [Read more...] about Losing Your Right to Appeal Through Silence
Courts have long held that, in order for something to be considered a “trade secret,” a business owner has to actually make efforts to keep the supposed trade secret a secret. It stands to reason that if no efforts are made to protect that “secret,” then how valuable can it really be? … [Read more...] about Trade Secrets 101: If You Want To Call Something a Trade Secret, You Have To Take Steps To Protect It
Are you missing out on an important tax credit that may not only be available to you as a manufacturer, but could be worth thousands of dollars in annual tax savings? The Research & Experimentation (“R&E”) Tax Credit encourages and rewards domestic companies for creating new and … [Read more...] about Is Your Brewery/Winery/Distillery Missing out on the Research & Experimentation Tax Credit?
This article appeared in the December 2019 edition of Borough News. For additional information contact Chris Voltz. … [Read more...] about The Accidental Meeting: Right-to-Know Law & Sunshine Act
As another part of the Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care, OIG proposed revisions to the existing EHR Anti-Kickback Safe Harbor and added a cybersecurity component. The initial EHR Safe Harbor was developed in response to President George W. Bush’s 2004 initiative to extend EHR … [Read more...] about Anti-Kickback EHR and Cybersecurity Safe Harbor
In Maciejewski v. Southern Columbia Area School District, AP 2019-1094 (Sept 16, 2019), the Request sought all emails between 10 District email addresses over a 14-day time frame. The District argued that certain responsive emails were subject to confidentiality provisions contained in the … [Read more...] about OOR Confirms that Records Created or Obtained through the Safe2Say Something Program are Not Public Records
Vladimirsky v. School Dist. of Phila., 206 A. 3d 1224 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2019). The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court overturned a finding of the Pennsylvania Department of Education that teacher did not exercise reasonable due diligence to seek new employment. BACKGROUND AND DISCUSSION On … [Read more...] about Commonwealth Court Grants Over Four Years of Additional Back Pay to A Teacher, Overturning Pennsylvania Secretary of Education on Mitigation of Damages Issue
The IRS published Revenue Procedure 2019-44 on November 6, 2019, to set the inflation adjustments for 2020. The exclusion from federal estate will increase to $11,580,000, up from $11,400,000 in 2019. The annual gift tax exclusion, however, will remain the same at $15,000. Many … [Read more...] about Federal Estate Tax Exclusion Rises to $11,580,000 for 2020 (and more inflation adjustments)
In an important decision for all law enforcement agencies, the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County quashed a civil subpoena directed to a local police department. The subpoena sought a toxicology report that the department obtained as part of its criminal investigation into the defendant … [Read more...] about Court Quashes Civil Subpoena for Investigative Information Pursuant to Criminal History Record Information Act (“CHRIA”)
Murray Energy, the largest privately held coal company in the United States, filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio on October 29. Murray stated that it intends to sell its assets to a group of lenders that are also providing … [Read more...] about Murray Energy Joins a Long Line of Coal Companies to Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Tucker Arensberg, P.C. is pleased to announce that two of its senior associates, Jeremy Farrell and Rebecca Moran, have been elected to the firm’s membership as shareholders. Jeremy V. Farrell is a civil litigator and management-side employment lawyer. He helps employers and their managers … [Read more...] about Two Attorneys Elected as Shareholders at Tucker Arensberg, P.C.