Jun. 17, 2019

FLB Secures Another Jury Verdict on Behalf of the City of Allentown

Shareholder Maraleen D. Shields successfully represented the City of Allentown in a case stemming from slip and fall on a City pedestrian bridge. After a week-long trial, a Lehigh County jury found in favor of the City, saying it was not negligent in its maintenance of the bridge. During the trial, the plaintiff claimed that the […]

May. 24, 2019

Help! I Have New Neighbors Every Weekend!

Last month, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Slice of Life v. Hamilton Township. As the prevalence and impact of short-term rentals continues to increase, this case will have important implications from both land use and litigation perspectives. The Court decided that the Township’s Zoning Ordinance was clear enough to prohibit the […]

May. 21, 2019

FLB Wins Dismissal of Employment Discrimination and Retaliation Claims Against Lehigh University

A former development research analyst for Lehigh University sued the school in state court for employment discrimination, alleging that after almost 13 years of employment, the school harassed her and terminated her employment based on her age, disabilities (fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and sleep apnea), and retaliated against her for requesting leave to address her […]

Apr. 24, 2019

Joshua A. Gildea Reviews CASPA Updates in Network Magazine

Joshua A. Gildea, shareholder in the Firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice, recently published an article regarding CASPA in the Lehigh Valley’s Network Magazine, a publication by and for high-level professionals in the region. CASPA stands for the Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act, a staple of PA construction law for more than twenty years. The act […]

Apr. 23, 2019

FLB Attorneys Speak About POAs at Pennsylvania Assisted Living Association Spring Conference

Attorneys Steven T. Boell, Peter E. Iorio and Deven A. Amin spoke at the Pennsylvania Assisted Living Association (PALA) Spring Conference on Thursday, April 11. The attorney team presented “The ABCs of POAs” to more than 100 health care and palliative care professionals from across the state Mr. Iorio, attorney in the Firm’s Estate Planning […]

Apr. 22, 2019

FLB Continues Its Strategic Growth With Hiring of Two Attorneys

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. (FLB) is pleased to announce that attorneys Juan P. Camacho and Richard S. Calabrese, Jr., have joined the Firm as Associates. Their hiring is a continuation of the Firm’s long-term strategic expansion of its Litigation, Employment, Corporate, Taxation and Estates Groups. “We are in the second year of our strategic expansion, […]

Apr. 18, 2019

FLB Secures Dismissal of De Facto Taking Claim Against the City of Allentown

The owners of Plaza at 835 West Hamilton Street brought an eminent domain proceeding against the City of Allentown, arguing that the City caused them to lose a major tenant and default on their mortgage. As a consequence, the building owner claimed that they suffered a “taking” of their property for which they sought “just […]

Apr. 17, 2019

FLB Secures Jury Verdict on Behalf of the City of Allentown

A Lehigh County jury found in favor of the City of Allentown, in a case stemming from a slip and fall on a City street. Shareholder Maraleen D. Shields represented the City during the two-day trial. The plaintiff claimed that she tripped and fell on a crack in a street resulting in permanent injury and […]

Apr. 16, 2019

FLB Team On Track to Raise $5,000 in She Nailed It! Competition

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. wishes the best of luck to all the women participating in the Habitat for Humanity Lehigh Valley She Nailed It! competition. The Firm is proud to have four attorneys competing for a second year as the “Hammers of Justice”. This year’s team includes: Maraleen D. Shields, shareholder in the Firm’s […]

Apr. 15, 2019

FLB Obtains Favorable Ruling as N.J. Court Denies Injunction

St. Luke’s Warren Hospital awarded exclusive contracts to two separate groups for the provision of general surgery and orthopedic surgery at its facility and closed its Department of Surgery and Department of Orthopedics to physicians outside of these groups. Eight physicians and Coordinated Health challenged the decision in Court and requested that an injunction be […]