US Supreme Court
Jan. 15, 2019 | A court should determine whether the Federal Arbitration Act’s exclusion for disputes involving the “contracts of employment” of certain transportation workers applies before ordering arbitration. Read the opinion here.
Jan. 14, 2019 | The Social Security Act’s fee cap of 25% of past-due benefits imposed on attorneys who successfully represent Title II benefit claimants in court proceedings applies only to fees for court representation and not to aggregate fees for both court and agency representation. Read the opinion here.
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Jan. 10, 2019 | The Prime Rate for delay damages has been updated. Read more here.
Jan. 8, 2019 |There’s a proposed adoption of new evidence rules. Read more here.
Jan. 7, 2019 |There’s a proposed amendment of Rule 237.3 (Relief from Judgment of Non Pros or by Default). Read more here.
Jan. 3, 2019 | A mother cannot be found to be a perpetrator of child abuse against her newly born child for drug use while pregnant. Read the opinion here.
Jan. 2, 2019 | Impact fee will be assessed whenever a vertical well’s production exceeds an average of 90,000 cubic feet of natural gas per day for even one month of the year. Read the opinion here.
Pennsylvania Superior Court
Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court
Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas