Category: Legal Updates

Curtin & Heefner attorney Joanna Waldron has been helping communities that are facing pipeline projects enforce their land use ordinances. See full article here:  http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/news_top/415271923.html  

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Article as posted in the Central Bucks County Chamber of Commerce W4 Magazine Late Fall 2016 By: Kyong Ha Growney, Esquire On November 14, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) released a new revised Form I-9.  As required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (“IRCA”), the Form I-9 is used by […]

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Article as posted in the Central Bucks County Chamber of Commerce W4 Magazine Late Fall 2016 By: Kyong Ha Growney, Esquire In May of 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) published a final rule implementing new minimum salary thresholds for “white collar” exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  On November 22, 2016, […]

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Partner Edward Stolarski recently published an article regarding an opinion from the US District Court for the  Western District of Pennsylvania limiting bad faith claims under Sec. 8371 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/federal-court-pennsylvania-limits-bad-faith-claims-stolarski-jr-?trk=prof-post

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State Supreme Court rules against shale industry-friendly provisions By: By Don Hopey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Description: Court decides that sections of Act 13, which amended the state’s oil and gas law to accommodate shale gas drilling, are unconstitutional. (Sent from PG Reader) Link to this article: http://www.post-gazette.com/powersource/policy-powersource/2016/09/28/Supremes-say-Act-13-provisions-unconstitutional/stories/201609280179

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Curtin & Heefner partner, Jordan Yeager, is part of the team of lawyers  who have brought an historic challenge to the constitutionality of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s review of interstate pipeline projects.  The challenge, filed on behalf of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, points to FERC’s funding scheme and practices to argue that the agency […]

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Jordan Yeager, Chair of Curtin & Heefner’s Public Sector and Environmental practice group, argued before the PA Supreme Court on behalf of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, six municipalities, and a variety of individuals addressing the constitutionality of Act 13 of 2012.  The argument centered around four issues that remain in dispute following the Supreme Court’s […]

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Curtin & Heefner LLP is pleased to announce that Jordan B. Yeager, Esquire and Lauren M. Williams, Esquire, authored a chapter “Zoning & Municipal Regulation” in the book “Law of Oil & Gas in Pennsylvania” published by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Together they also wrote a portion of another chapter on appealing DEP permits. Mr. […]

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http://www.eenews.net/stories/1060004530

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http://triblive.com/news/butler/6236125-74/drilling-energy-group#axzz34ovDXbAM

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Effective July 1, 2014, electronic smoking will be prohibited in Philadelphia workplaces, restaurants (including outdoor seating areas), bars, clubs, and other indoor public spaces, including: retail/wholesale stores; movie theaters, museums, performance spaces; childcare, daycare, schools, hospitals; common areas of apartment buildings and hotels; at least 75% of hotel rooms; and casinos. The ban applies not […]

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http://lancasteronline.com/news/pennsylvania/pa-supreme-court-won-t-revisit-gas-drilling-case/article_aee6b220-bd04-5f08-9bf1-1b0d004ec4f9.html http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/pa-high-court-rejects-gas-law-reversal-request/article_83edd43b-4336-5b68-bbe0-78ee095c00ab.html

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http://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-pa-corbett-supreme-court-fracking-constitution-20140105,0,6740843.story  

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http://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2014/01/03/corbett-declines-to-discuss-details-of-challenge-to-act-13-decision/

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http://www.theintell.com/news/local/high-court-strikes-down-pa-zoning-limits-on-drilling/article_211ce1aa-5497-5284-bed8-ca5024e6f48a.html

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