Naomi Centrella
Jan. 20, 2022

Update to Pennsylvania’s Sunshine Act

Effective August 29, 2021, the Pennsylvania Sunshine Act requires public agencies (including municipalities, school districts, and charter schools) to publish a meeting agenda at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the public meeting, detailing issues expected to be deliberated and voted upon at the meeting. The meeting agenda must be posted at both the meeting location and […]

FLB Law
Jan. 14, 2022

U.S. Supreme Court Prohibits Enforcement of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court threw a monkey wrench in President Biden’s six-pronged, comprehensive national strategy to combat the COVID-19 pandemic by ordering a stay of enforcement of the recently enacted COVID-19 vaccine-or-test mandate issued as an emergency temporary standard by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The mandate covered virtually all employers with […]

FLB Law
Jan. 5, 2022

Kate Curcio Joins Habitat for Humanity’s Board of Directors

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. (FLB) is pleased to announce that shareholder and attorney, Catherine (“Kate”) A. Curcio has recently joined the Board of Directors at Habitat for Humanity for the Lehigh Valley, a nonprofit organization that works to build simple, decent homes for hardworking, disadvantaged families in the Lehigh Valley. “Kate will be a […]

FLB Law
Dec. 15, 2021

Tim Charlesworth to Host “Tips for Importers to Limit Risk and Avoid Problems” Webinar

On Thursday, January 20, 2022 at noon, FLB International Business & Trade Law attorney Timothy D. Charlesworth will present “Tips for Importers to Limit Risk and Avoid Problems”, in conjunction with the Traffic Club of the Lehigh Valley. In today’s challenging supply chain environment, US Importers need to pay close attention to details such as: using the best […]

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 […]

FLB Law
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 […]

FLB Law
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 […]