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Mortgage debt collection class survives dismissal motion
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • February 12 2018

On February 8, a federal judge for the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Pennsylvania denied a debt collector’s motion to dismiss


District court grants motion to compel arbitration, cites failure to dispute scope of clause
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • February 6 2018

On January 29, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania granted a motion to compel arbitration, finding that an arbitration


Environmental Attorneys Sanctioned for “Frivolous” Litigation Efforts
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • January 29 2018

On January 5, 2018, U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Paradise Baxter issued an opinion and order in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of


The Friday Five: Five Current ERISA Litigation Highlights - January 2018
  • Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
  • USA
  • January 5 2018

A Western District of Pennsylvania court granted the administrator’s Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss the Plaintiff’s invasion of privacy claim as


Unavoidably Unsafe PMA Medical Devices
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2017

When it comes to design defect claims and FDA pre-market approved (“PMA”) medical devices, “preemption” is our reflexive reaction. That’s entirely


EEOC Triumphs in Sexual Orientation Suit in Pennsylvania Federal Court
  • Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2017

On November 16, 2017, Judge Cathy Bissoon in the Western District of Pennsylvania awarded $55,000 in damages to a gay employee who experienced


District Court Awards Punitive Damages In Sex-Based Harassment EEOC Suit
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • November 21 2017

In E.E.O.C. V. Scott Medical Health Center, P.C. No. CV 16-225, 2017 WL 5493975, at 2 (W.D. Pa. Nov. 16, 2017), a default judgement of liability was


An employer’s duty to Accommodate not so-common religious practices
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • November 21 2017

An employee has requested that the company give her an accommodation due to a religious practice I have never heard of. Do we have to comply with


Judge Finds that 'Technical' Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute Violations Constitute False Claims for Payment
  • Katz Marshall & Banks LLP
  • USA
  • November 14 2017

In late August 2017, a federal judge in Pennsylvania held that violations of the federal Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute that defendants


New Tactics, Same Result: Local Efforts to Regulate Hydraulic Fracturing Continue to Falter Despite New Approaches to Regulation
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • October 13 2017

Despite numerous attempts in recent years by local governments to regulate oil and gas activities at the municipal level, recent developments in