Steven T. Boell
Oct. 15, 2021

Selling a “Haunted House”? What You Need to Know.

If you have ever purchased a home, you likely know that sellers have a duty to disclose information on the condition of the home with a description of any material defects that affect the value of the property. This is usually done through a form the Seller provides when you first look at the house […]

Alexander Osevala
Oct. 8, 2021

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Extends Potential Liability To Sister Corporations

In the recent case of Mortimer v. McCool Properties, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court addressed a doctrine, previously novel to Pennsylvania law, of piercing the corporate veil known as “enterprise” or “single-entity” liability. In a 7-0 decision, the Court ruled for the first time in Pennsylvania that sister corporations with substantially common ownership can be held […]

FLB Law
Oct. 1, 2021

COVID EIDL Enhancements

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently announced enhancements to its COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, which is intended to provide critical access to capital for the industries hardest hit by COVID-19. The enhancements of the COVID-19 EIDL available to small businesses became immediately effective on September 8, 2021, and will run through […]

Timothy D. Charlesworth
Sep. 15, 2021

Don’t Blame Canada – It’s PA’s No. 1 Export Destination

Pennsylvania is still “Bringing the World to You.”  Earlier in September, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development hosted a series of virtual sessions with the Commonwealth’s Trade Representatives in many foreign countries.  On Monday, September 13, Canada’s Rep (Nancy Ward) was the Presenter. In addition to noting that medical device sales from Pennsylvania […]

Christopher J. Kalbfell
Sep. 10, 2021

Vaccine May Be Required By Private Sector Employers with 100+ Employees

As part of President Biden’s six-pronged, comprehensive national strategy to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, he has announced the first ever federal vaccine mandate to apply to private employers. In the coming weeks, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is likely to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard that would require all private […]

FLB Law
Aug. 13, 2021

Commonwealth Court Finds FLB Client Exempt from Business Privilege Tax

  Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba shareholders Marie K. McConnell and Gretchen L. Petersen recently delivered a win to client Phoebe Services Inc., an affiliate of Phoebe Ministries, in a Business Privilege Tax exemption matter. The Commonwealth Court affirmed the finding of the Lehigh Court of Common Pleas that Phoebe Services, Inc. is exempt from business […]

Joshua A. Gildea
Aug. 10, 2021

Can “No-Poach” Agreements Be Enforced? Probably Not.

Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court recently ruled that contracts between businesses agreeing not to hire each other’s employees are not enforceable. Pennsylvania’s highest court, speaking on this legal issue for the first time, held that even where one company expressly agreed in writing not to hire employees of the other in what are often called “no-poach” or […]

Jacob M. Sitman
Jul. 23, 2021

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Says Employees Must Be Paid for Just Standing in Line

On July 21, 2021, in the case of In Re: Amazon.com, Inc., the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled that employees must be paid for the time spent waiting to undergo and undergoing mandatory workplace security screenings under the state’s Minimum Wage Act (PMWA).  This decision may have far reaching implications for employers and their bottom […]

FLB Law
Jul. 16, 2021

Gretchen L. Petersen Named to 2021 “Forty Under 40” List

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. congratulates Gretchen L. Petersen, a shareholder in the Firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice, for being named to the 2021 “Forty under 40” list published by Lehigh Valley Business. This honor celebrates forty of the region’s most accomplished professionals under the age of forty. The recipients of the award are chosen […]

FLB Law
Jul. 15, 2021

FLB Acts as Local Counsel in Sale of World-Leading Technology Company

Recently, Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba Shareholder Timothy D. Charlesworth served as local counsel in the sale of the global technology company, TMD Holdings, Ltd. and its subsidiaries. Together with TMD and its UK solicitors, Tim worked to help bring the sale to a successful conclusion earlier this month. The following is a link to the […]