The Top Four Business Practices to Help Avoid a Lawsuit

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By:    Matthew H. Fry, Esquire   [email protected] Lawsuits are unfortunately part of doing business. However, there are ways to minimize litigation by preventing lawsuits altogether or by taking steps to preserve evidence to defend your company. This will decrease costs by either preventing or limiting protracted and expensive litigation. 1.  Maintain Consistent Work Policies.  Businesses should establish […]

Shhhh – It’s A Secret! The New “Defend Trade Secrets” Act

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By:    Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire            [email protected] On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act (the “Act”).  The Act facilitates the process for protecting trade secrets by allowing a trade secret holder to assert a federal claim in the federal court system for claims of wrongful misappropriation or use of […]

DANGER – Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts

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By:     Pamela A. Lee, Esquire            [email protected]   Last month the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Analysis Division released its Large Truck and Crash Facts of 2014. In 2014, the number of large trucks involved in crashes causing personal injury increased from the previous year by 21 percent, from 73,000 to 88,000 across […]

Smart Phone – Not So Smart While Driving

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Authored by: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire [email protected]   In Pennsylvania, police are cracking down on distracted drivers who are seen using their smart phones while driving. According to the administrative office for Pennsylvania Courts, tickets are up 43 percent from 2014 to 2015.  As more people are using their phones while driving, ticketing for these […]

Wage and Hour Alert – Drastic Changes in Overtime Eligibility Are On the Horizon

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By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire [email protected]   While the call for a significant hike in the minimum wage rate has dominated headlines, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) is poised to issue a Final Rule in the next several months which will entitle millions of white-collar workers to collect overtime pay, despite their current […]

Are You Credit Worthy? There may be an error in your Credit Report that is adversely effecting your Credit Worthiness.

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By: Robert B. George, Esquire [email protected]   Have you checked your Credit Report lately? If not, it is probably a good idea to do so right away and to review it periodically for accuracy and, more importantly, errors that might adversely affect your credit rating, more commonly referred to as your Credit Score, which has […]

LA Lakers’ D’Angelo Russell Has More Worries Than Public Shaming – He Could Face Criminal and Civil Liability for Secretly Recording Nick Young

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By:      Pamela A. Lee, Esquire [email protected] March 31, 2016 Fellow L.A. Lakers’ teammates gave D’Angelo Russell the silent treatment for his secret recording of his private conversation with teammate Nick Young. Maybe Russell had not realized that California—like Pennsylvania—is a dual-party consent state, meaning both parties must know about and consent to the recording […]

Why Every Small Business Needs a Good Business Attorney

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By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire        [email protected] In the age of do-it-yourself websites and preprinted legal forms, many small business owners may believe that consulting with a business lawyer is not necessary when starting up or operating their business. While it is true that the websites and preprinted legal forms can be a useful starting […]

FREEZE FRAME:Photographing Police Activity May Not Be Protected Under the First Amendment, According to Pennsylvania Federal Law

By Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire [email protected] THE DECISION DISCUSSED IN THIS POSTING HAS BEEN REVERSED ON APPEAL A federal court in Philadelphia recently held that a private citizen does not have a First Amendment right to photograph or film police officers-even in a public place while the officers perform their police duties-unless the person has […]

DANGER AHEAD: 2015 Marked Largest Increase in Motor Vehicle Deaths in 50 Years

By: Pamela A. Lee, Esquire [email protected] According to the National Safety Council, 2015 was the deadliest driving year since 2008, with an estimated 38,300 people killed on the roads. What’s worse, the National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that the 8% increase in 2015 motor vehicle deaths from 2014 is the largest year-over-year percent increase in […]

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