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Pending Legislation: HB 1564

April 3, 2020
By Alexis Wheeler
Posted in Public/Non-Profit and Education

As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, Pennsylvania municipalities continue to have questions regarding how to best conduct business in an era of social distancing. These questions include whether public meetings may be conducted without a physical... Read more

CLIENT ALERT – Summary of Corporate Tax Changes Under the “CARES Act”

April 1, 2020

On March 28, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (H.R. 748) was signed into law with the goal of providing emergency economic assistance to businesses affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Read more

Allegheny County Foreign Subpoena Procedure: A Miscellaneous What?

April 1, 2020
By Lydia Gorba
Posted in Litigation

Envision this scenario: a civil action is filed in Delaware [the foreign action]. The plaintiff in the foreign action wants to subpoena documents from an entity located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The Delaware court issues a Delaware subpoena... Read more

CLIENT ALERT – COVID-19 Crisis Prompts Additional Legislation to Protect Employees

April 1, 2020

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) now requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for... Read more

“CARES Act” Paycheck Protection Loan Program for Small Businesses

April 1, 2020

On March 28, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (H.R. 748) was signed into law with the goal of providing emergency economic assistance to businesses affected by the novel coronavirus... Read more

The CARES Act: Foreclosure, Eviction and Loan Forbearance Relief*

March 30, 2020

*Co-Authored by Robyn B. Eisen and Christopher J. Azzara The new CARES Act, H.R. 748, enacted into law on March 27, 2020, imposes restrictions on foreclosures and... Read more

CLIENT ALERT – The Families First Coronovirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) Summary

March 30, 2020

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) was signed into law by President Trump on March 18, 2020. FFCRA is effective on April 1, 2020, and its requirements expire on December 31, 2020.  It contains a broad array of relief that... Read more

PA Legislators Taking Steps Towards Virtual Signings

March 25, 2020

In our previous post, we asked five questions pertinent to reviewing your estate plan in the wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Click Read more

COVID -19 – Business Interruption Insurance Coverage

March 20, 2020

Increased concerns over the rapid wide-spread development of the Coronoavirus has led to the unprecedented sweeping closure of business and industries throughout the country.  The loss of business as a result of mandated social distancing is... Read more

How Does COVID-19/Coronavirus Affect Evictions?

March 20, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has most of the world scrambling to find the new normal.  Courts, judges and lawyers are working to determine what is “essential” vs. “non-essential” and how to try to keep the justice system moving while... Read more