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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

Feds Refuse to Reclassify Marijuana

September 26, 2016

The Federal Government recently announced its refusal to reclassify marijuana from its current designation as a Schedule I drug alongside heroin and LSD, under the Controlled Substances Act.  Schedule I drugs are defined as those with “no... Read more

Let’s Get to the Point: FRCP 34

July 19, 2016

The new FRCP 34 changes the way attorneys respond to discovery requests. The New Rule 34 (b)(2):  Responses and Objections. (A)  Time to Respond. ... Read more

New Regulation Provides Path for Parents of Minors with Serious Medical Conditions to Obtain Medical Marijuana from Out of State

July 1, 2016

Contributing Authors:  Erica L. Laughlin and Lydia A. Gorba 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... Read more

Temporary Regulations for PA’s Medical Marijuana Law Taking Shape

June 20, 2016

On June 1, 2016, the PA Department of Health announced that it had begun the task of developing temporary regulations in order to implement the medical marijuana program in Pennsylvania.  Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act, which went into... Read more

A Discussion of the Medical Marijuana Act

June 20, 2016

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 OF MARIJUANA IS A SERIOUS CRIME UNDER FEDERAL LAW, AND NOTHING... Read more