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Pennsylvania Superior Court Expands Wrongful-Discharge Law >
December 9, 2015
By: Sidney R. Steinberg
In his Decmeber 9, 2015 column for The Legal intelligencer, Employment & Employee Relations Chair Sidney R. Steinberg looks at how a Pennsylvania Superior Court decision in Roman v. McGuire Memorial, No. 239 WDA 2015, 2015 Pa. Super. Lexis 739 (Nov. 9, 2015) expanded PA wrongful-discharge law.

$3.9M Refund to Sprint Subsidiary Signals Potential Relief for Corporate Taxpayers >
December 5, 2015
Bloomberg BNA's Daily Tax Report
By: James R. Malone, Jr.
In the December 5 article, "$3.9M Refund to Sprint Subsidiary Signals Potential Relief for Corporate Taxpayers," James R. Malone, Jr. provides analysis of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court decision in Nextel Commc'ns of the Mid-Atlantic, Inc. v. Commonwealth. The 5-2 decision, made by an en banc panel of the court, "held that a statutory limitation on Pennsylvania's net loss carryover (NLC) deduction, as applied to a former Sprint subsidiary, violated the state's uniformity clause."

Federal Pre-emption of State Products Liability Law >
November 17, 2015
By: Patrick C. Lamb and Amanda R. Hammar
In The Legal Intelligencer's November 2015 Personal Injury Supplement, Casualty Principal Patrick C. Lamb and Associate Amanda R. Hammar examine the factors that have impacted federal pre-emption of state regulations products liability laws. Typically, these laws "dictate how manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and retailers are to produce, package, distribute and sell merchandise to consumers through the stream of commerce."

MLB Strikes Out Seeking Minor-League Wage-and-Hour Suit Dismissal >
November 11, 2015
By: Sidney R. Steinberg
In his November 2015 column for The Legal Intelligencer, Sidney R. Steinberg looks at a class action wage-and-hour suit filed in the Northern District of California by minor-league baseball players alleging violations of the FLSA.

Square Peg of Sharing Economy, Round Hole of Wage-and-Hour Law >
November 2, 2015
By: Andrea M. Kirshenbaum
In her November 2 column for The Legal Intelligencer, Andrea M. Kirshenbaum examines recent cases filed across the country challenging worker classification of sharing-economy workers, as well as the Department of Labor's Misclassification Initiative and recent Administrator's Interpretation on “The Application of the Fair Labor Standards Act's ‘Suffer or Permit Standard in the Identification of Employees Who Are Misclassified as Independent Contractors.”

Oil and Natural Gas Legal Services >
October 21, 2015

Independent Contractor Misclassification Presents DOL/IRS Dual Threat >
September 9, 2015
By: Andrea M. Kirshenbaum
In a September 10 article for The Legal Intelligencer, Employment Principal Andrea M. Kirshenbaum and White Collar Principal Peter D. Hardy look at the Department of Labor's (DOL) recent interpretation of how the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) applies to the misclassification of independent contractors.

PharMerica Settlements Highlight Potential for Dual False Claims Act and Controlled Substances Act Liability for Invalid Prescriptions >
August 29, 2015
The American Society for Pharmacy Law's (ASPL) Rx Ipsa Loquitur
By: Barbara Rowland and Matthew T. Newcomer
In the July/August 2015 issue of Rx Ipsa Loquitur, the newsletter publication of the American Society for Pharmacy Law (ASPL), Internal Investigations & White Collar Defense Principal Barbara Rowland, and Principal Matthew T. Newcomer, examine potential dual False Claims Act and Controlled Substances Act liability for Medicare Part D and Medicaid providers.

After 25 Years, Bad-Faith Statute Still Challenging Attorneys >
August 25, 2015
The Legal Intelligencer - Insurance Law Supplement
By: Richard L. McMonigle, Jr. and Lindsay B. Andreuzzi

FERC Tweaks its Gas-Electric Rule and Seeks Further Comments >
August 20, 2015
EnergyCentral
By: Lindsay A. Berkstresser

Deference Given to Employer's Business Decisions in Bias Case >
August 12, 2015
The Legal Intelligencer
By: Sidney R. Steinberg

Environmental Liability at Health Care Facilities >
July 21, 2015
The Legal Intelligencer - Energy & Environmental Law Supplement

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