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|Real Estate Tax Exemption Issue Muddied Again|
Philip H. Lebowitz; Duane Morris LLP;
March 13, 2015, previously published on January 10, 2015On December 23, 2014, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania logged another frustrating mile down the confused and confusing road of property tax exemption for purely public charities. In Fayette Resources, Inc. v. Fayette County Board of Assessment Appeals, the Court overturned a lower court...
|Can you receive a term of life imprisonment for forcing someone to accompany you to a different room in their own house?: Justice Scalia and a unanimous Supreme Court say “yes” in Whitfield v. United States of America, (though to be fair, I should note that Mr. Whitfield had just tried to rob a bank).|
Eric R. Breslin; Duane Morris LLP;
March 13, 2015, previously published on January 14, 201518 U.S.C. 2113 (e) has a long and venerable history, even by the storied standards of the federal criminal code. It was originally enacted in 1934 in response to "an outbreak of bank robberies committed by John Dillinger and others" Carter v. United States of America, 530 U.S. 255, 280...
|It’s 2015: The Future Is Here for Legal Tech|
Eric J. Sinrod; Duane Morris LLP;
March 13, 2015, previously published on January 6, 2015It may be hard to believe, but we already have closed the books on 2014, and we now have started making our legal way into 2015. The year 2015 at first blush sounds futuristic, and in many ways we really are living in the legal tech future we could have barely imagined not that many years ago.
|The Assignment of Pennsylvania Statutory Bad Faith Claims: The Supreme Court Rules in Allstate Property and Casualty Ins. Co. v. Wolfe|
Charlotte E. Thomas; Duane Morris LLP;
March 13, 2015, previously published on January 20, 2015The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently clarified in Allstate Property and Casualty Ins. Co. v. Wolfe, No. 39 MAP 2014, 2014 WL 7088147 (Pa. Dec. 15, 2014) that statutory bad faith claims brought against insurers under 42 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 8371 can be assigned by insureds to injured...
|Antipsychotic Drug Use Can Lower Nursing Home's Five-Star Rating|
Amy E. McCracken; Duane Morris LLP;
March 13, 2015, previously published on January 9, 2015The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is continuing its efforts to reduce the national prevalence of antipsychotic drug use in long-stay nursing home residents. Its initial goal of a 15.1% reduction in antipsychotic drug use was met, so CMS now seeks to reduce antipsychotic drugs...
|Disaster of Domestic Arbitration Verdict Annulment In Vietnam - How to Avoid? Oliver Massmann - Ho Gia Le Hoang|
Oliver Massmann; Duane Morris Vietnam LLC;
March 13, 2015, previously published on January 27, 2015Recently, the media of Vietnam paid much attention to Vinalines case, the largest shipping corporation in Vietnam who lost an arbitration case brought to the Vietnam International Arbitration Center (VIAC). However, Vinalines then asked the court in Hanoi, Vietnam for annulment of VIAC’s...
|Updates to OSHA's Recordkeeping Rule|
Jose A. Aquino; Duane Morris LLP;
March 13, 2015, previously published on January 9, 2015Under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Recordkeeping regulation (29 CFR 1904) covered employers are required to prepare and maintain records of serious occupational injuries and illnesses. Revisions to the OSHA reporting requirements went into effect on January 1, 2015....
|Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee Introduces Bill That Would Allow Existing Casinos to Offer Internet Gaming|
Adam Berger, Frank A. DiGiacomo, Eric D. Frank, Christopher L. Soriano; Duane Morris LLP;
March 4, 2015, previously published on February 27, 2015On February 25, 2015, John Payne, Chairman of the Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee, introduced a bill that would allow existing Pennsylvania casinos to offer Internet gaming to patrons in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB), which currently regulates casino...
|FDA Establishes the Office of Pharmaceutical Quality|
Duane Morris LLP;
March 3, 2015, previously published on February 23, 2015In a press conference earlier this year, Dr. Janet Woodcock, head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) pharmaceutical division, stated that the FDA has been working on "establish[ing] consistent quality standards for all drugs, whether brand name or generic" over the past 10...
|New Jersey Supreme Court Adopts Affirmative Defense Under Federal Law to Claims of Supervisory Harassment Under State Law|
Duane Morris LLP;
March 3, 2015, previously published on February 20, 2015On February 11, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court decided Aguas v. New Jersey and established that New Jersey employers have an affirmative defense to claims of vicarious liability for supervisory harassment arising under the Law Against Discrimination (LAD).