Our Blog: Litigation

50th Anniversary of the Historic Passing of Ordinance #395

August 16, 2019

On July 7th, 2019, the In Sisterhood Project celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the historic passing of Ordinance #395—an event which cemented Pittsburgh’s place in the women’s movement. The event premiered the “Changing the Want Ads”... Read more

Bad News for Internet Retailers – Supreme Court says Retailers Must Collect Sales Tax Everywhere

June 26, 2018
By S. John Kelly
Posted in Business Services, Litigation

On June 21, the Supreme Court decided that states can force out-of-state retailers to collect state and local sales tax on goods and services shipped to in-state residents.  South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., ___ U.S. ___ (2018) Read more

New Year, New Issues

February 1, 2018

The New Year always brings with it renewed hope for the future.  In 2018, the New Year will bring Pennsylvania businesses many issues to address, old (sexual harassment) and new (medical marijuana).  Here’s my list for the three issues your... Read more

Department of Health Selects ‘Seed-to-Sale’ Vendor For Medical Marijuana Dispensaries and Growers/Processors

April 28, 2017

By: Erica L. Laughlin[1] NOTHING IN THIS DOCUMENT IS INTENDED OR SHALL BE CONSTRUED AS ADVICE TO PARTICIPATE IN, OR COUNSEL WITH RESPECT TO, CRIMINAL OR FRAUDULENT ACTIVITIES. POSSESSION, DISTRIBUTION AND SALE... Read more

“Hey Alexa…Are you Discoverable Evidence?”

February 27, 2017

Alexa, the friendly personal assistant voice of the Amazon Echo and Dot devices, can do  everything from streaming music and news updates to ordering pizza.  Alexa also has the ability to answer questions when asked, but one question Alexa may not... Read more

PA DEP Reports Seismic Activity Near Well Site

February 21, 2017

On February 17, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (“PA DEP”) released a report investigating four low-magnitude earthquakes that occurred on April 25, 2016 near a well pad in Lawrence County.  The... Read more

New Department of Health Regulations Provide Additional Direction on Medical Marijuana Dispensary Operations in Pennsylvania; 28 Pa. Code §§1161 et seq.

December 13, 2016

by David L. Pollack, Of Counsel[1]  NOTHING IN THIS DOCUMENT IS INTENDED OR SHALL BE CONSTRUED AS ADVICE TO PARTICIPATE IN, OR COUNSEL WITH RESPECT TO, CRIMINAL OR... Read more

O’Bannon v. NCAA: Should Student-Athletes Receive Compensation?

November 22, 2016
By Matthew Korenoski
Posted in Litigation

For decades, a bright line has separated professional athletes from amateur athletes. Professional athletes are paid to play. Amateur athletes are not. Rather, the National Collegiate Athletics Association (“NCAA”) maintains that... Read more

New Ethical Rule from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Opens Up Opportunity for Medical Marijuana Practices

November 14, 2016

by Erica L. Laughlin, Director[1] NOTHING IN THIS DOCUMENT IS INTENDED OR SHALL BE CONSTRUED AS ADVICE TO PARTICIPATE IN, OR COUNSEL WITH RESPECT TO, CRIMINAL OR FRAUDULENT ACTIVITIES.... Read more

Should They Stay or Should They Go?

October 25, 2016

One of the most common questions facing residential landlords and property managers is what to do when a tenant withholds rent. Can a tenant withhold rent from you if there are “problems” with the rental property? What does it mean if a tenant... Read more