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Employment Law Update November 2021

Posted November 30, 2021

OSHA’s authority to impose vaccination standard on private employers fell under heavy scrutiny in November 2021.  This, and other updates, below:  OSHA Suspends Vax or Test  ETS Pending Court Challenges Earlier this month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it is suspending all implementation and enforcement efforts related to the emergency temporary standard (ETS) […]

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Interference With Child Custody Is Indeed A Crime

Posted November 18, 2021

As the recent arrest of a mother in Georgia reminds us, interference with child custody under  certain circumstances can indeed be a crime. In the Georgia case, the grandparents had  custody of the minor child, pursuant to a valid Custody Order. The Mother of the child took the  child, and was subsequently arrested for inference […]

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Pennsylvania Superior Court Invalidates “Regular Use” Exclusion of Underinsured Motorist Benefits in Rush v. Erie Insurance Exchange

Posted November 17, 2021

In an important decision protecting the rights of car accident victims to receive full and fair compensation, the Pennsylvania Superior Court struck down a “Regular Use” exclusion that Erie Insurance was relying on to deny Underinsurance Benefits in the case of Rush v. Erie Insurance Exchange. Underinsured Benefits are coverage that you pay premiums for on […]

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Employment Law Update October 2021

Posted October 29, 2021

Employment discrimination headlines and more rulings on vaccine mandates dominated the news in October 2021.  Here are some of the key developments: Jury awards $137 million verdict to African American subcontractor in Tesla racial harassment trial A jury in California awarded $136.9 million to a former African American subcontractor after finding that the man was […]

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New Defenses To Bankruptcy Preference Claims

Posted October 25, 2021

By:  Leo M. Gibbons, Esquire Recent changes to the bankruptcy preference law enhanced the defenses of creditors to preference claims. In a preference claim, the bankruptcy estate, the trustee, or a creditor’s committee is seeking return of money paid to the unsecured creditor in the 90 day period preceding the filing of bankruptcy by the […]

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Employment Law Update September 2021

Posted September 29, 2021

Federal government mandate regarding COVID-19 vaccination dominates the headlines in September 2021: Biden Administration instructs OSHA to issue sweeping emergency COVID-19 mandate to private employers – will it survive legal challenges? Earlier this month President Biden unveiled a 6 part plan to fight the spread of COVID-19, which includes calling on the Occupational Safety and […]

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It’s Medicare Open Enrollment Time: Is Your Plan Still Working for You?

Posted September 29, 2021

Every year Medicare gives beneficiaries a window of opportunity to shop around and determine if their current Medicare plan is still the best one for them. During Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period, which runs from October 15 to December 7, beneficiaries can freely enroll in or switch plans. During this period, you may enroll in a […]

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Social Security Shortfalls Are Predicted to Begin a Year Earlier Due to the Pandemic

Posted September 22, 2021

Social Security trust fund will be depleted in 2033 — one year earlier than the previous estimates. Once the fund is depleted, Social Security benefits will be reduced unless Congress acts in the interim. Social Security retirement benefits are financed primarily through dedicated payroll taxes paid by workers and their employers, with employees and employers […]

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Falling Tree Liability in Pennsylvania: A Brief Primer for Property Owners

Posted September 14, 2021

You’re sitting at home one stormy night and you hear a crack of lightning – followed by a crash. You run to the window and see that your neighbor’s old oak tree that grew in their side yard is no longer in their side yard – it’s now in your side yard, and has crushed […]

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Bet You Can’t Guess Who Pays the Medical Bills After This Pennsylvania Car Accident

Posted September 14, 2021

One of the most common questions people have after being injured in a Pennsylvania Car Accident is naturally: Who Will Pay My Medical Bills? Most people think that the person who caused the accident is responsible, so his/her car insurance should pay.  That makes sense, but is usually wrong. Pennsylvania No Fault System Pennsylvania works under […]

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