Sep. 21, 2023

Don’t Waver on Your Business Waivers

Adventure tourism. Trampoline park birthday parties. A neighborhood gym or commercial landlord. These are examples of businesses that are likely to ask patrons to sign a waiver before visiting or using their facilities. During the pandemic, it seemed nearly every business asked customers to sign one so as to defer liability should someone contract the […]

Jul. 19, 2023

What is “Commercially Reasonable” in UCC Article 9 Sales?

When lenders take on debt, there is always the chance of defaulting on repayment. If the loan is secured by personal property, not including real estate, the lender can sometimes foreclose more efficiently on the collateral under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). However, within this provision, the creditor is required to sell […]

Jun. 28, 2023

Check Washing: What You Need to Know

If you pay attention to local and state news headlines, you’ve heard about check washing. The Pennsylvania State Police have previously issued warnings to Pennsylvania residents to beware of criminal activity, especially during the holiday season. If you’re an individual or a business that frequently sends checks in the mail, read on to learn how […]

Jun. 27, 2023

Court Upholds $1 Million Verdict

Last year, Litigation & Trial Practice attorneys, Douglas J. Smillie and Maraleen D. Shields, obtained a jury verdict in excess of $1 million for the Firm’s client. The case involved claims against a former employee and his company for breach of duty of loyalty, misappropriation of trade secrets, and breach of a post-employment non-solicitation agreement. […]

Jun. 21, 2023

Free Speech Upheld in Saucon Valley School District Satan Club Case

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it,” is often cited to describe the principle of freedom of speech. While the concept seems simple enough, it also seems that one person’s free speech can often feel threatening or unwarranted by another. Despite an almost universal […]

May. 22, 2023

FLB Attorneys Named to 2023 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. is pleased to announce that six attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2023 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. In addition, two attorneys were named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers – Rising Stars Edition. Historically, less than 5% of the lawyers in the state are selected for the coveted distinction of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. […]

Apr. 27, 2023

Are you prepared for a personal information data breach in PA?

On May 2, 2023, Pennsylvania’s expanded Breach of Personal Information Notification Act (SB 696, Act of November 3, 2022, PL 2139, No. 151) goes into effect. If your PA organization maintains a database of personal information about your customers or constituents, you may be liable for reporting and communicating compromised data or cyber-attacks in an […]

Apr. 21, 2023

International Business Series Kicks Off April 27

This spring, several members of our Corporate Law and Litigation teams will collaborate and present a three-part series about international business legal topics in conjunction with the Small Business Development Center of Lehigh University, Lehigh Export Network, and the World Trade Club of Lehigh Valley. Each event will be held virtually for one hour, including […]

Apr. 11, 2023

Supreme Court Interprets Bankruptcy Code: Fraudulent Debt Cannot Be Discharged

“Filing for Chapter 11” is a term many Americans know from news headlines when a business reorganizes due to bankruptcy. The Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978 sought to establish a uniform law to govern the relationship between creditors and debtors when debtors, whether individuals or corporations, cannot repay their debts; in 1979, this became U.S. […]

Mar. 30, 2023

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba Celebrates Decade of “Top Workplace” Honors

ALLENTOWN, March 31, 2023 – For the 10th year in a row, Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. has been selected as one of The Morning Call’s “Top Workplaces.” As the firm celebrates a decade of being one of the area’s top businesses in the “Small Employers” category, it also commemorates 35 years in business. “The […]