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Stay tuned: Pennsylvania Bill would require cash refunds on certain gift cardscertificates
  • Pillsbury
  • USA
  • February 2 2015

Pennsylvania may be joining the several states that require that certain gift cards and gift certificates be redeemable for cash. Senate Bill 150

Gift cards not “just like cash,” suit claims
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2014

A new lawsuit filed against Sunoco alleges that the company touts its gift cards as "just like cash," but charges customers the higher price charged

Inheritance tax yet again kicked around General Assembly
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • October 20 2011

Reducing or eliminating Pennsylvanias inheritance tax has been a favorite cry of state lawmakers for decades.

Liquor privatization legislation introduced by influential House member
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2011

Pennsylvania’s state-controlled liquor system would be sold to private retailers and wholesalers under a plan unveiled Wednesday, July 13 in Harrisburg by House Majority Leader Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny.

Corbett proposes spending three percent less than last year
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • March 10 2011

It was inevitable that some state agencies and programs were going to take a hit in Governor Corbett's budget proposal with the state facing a $4 billion deficit and a new governor who ran on a no tax pledge.

Counsel mandated for juveniles under Senate approved legislation
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • October 15 2010

The Senate approved a measure, SB 873, that mandates counsel for juveniles.

Let the blogger (and bagel eater) beware
  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • USA
  • September 15 2010

When the going gets tough, the tax collector gets creative - or so it would seem, given two recent developments that border on the bizarre.

Third Circuit expected to rule on secured creditors’ right to credit
  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • USA
  • February 10 2010

On December 15, 2009, the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit heard oral argument in a closely-watched bankruptcy appeal stemming from the In re Philadelphia Newspapers, LLC chapter 11 case pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania district court denies secured creditors’ right to credit bid in sale auction where debtors had proposed to provide them the “indubitable equivalent” of their claims under plan of reorganization
  • Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
  • USA
  • November 13 2009

On Nov. 10, 2009, a Pennsylvania district court held that secured creditors do not have an absolute right to credit bid their debt under the Bankruptcy Code (the “Code”) in an asset sale conducted pursuant to a “cramdown” plan of reorganization that proposes to provide the secured creditors with the “indubitable equivalent” of their claims.

What can we spend? Special Considerations for Pennsylvania Charities Managing Endowment Funds
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • March 31 2009

The New York Times recently reported that from July 2008 to November 2008, universities and colleges experienced an average drop of their investment value of 23 percent, the largest drop in value since the mid-1970s.