Jun. 15, 2022

FLB Attorneys Named to 2022 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 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. In addition, three 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 […]

May. 31, 2022

Shields & Smillie Win Another Trial for Client

After a 7-day jury trial in Federal Court in Allentown, Maraleen Shields and Doug Smillie obtained a $1.057 million verdict for their client, Arnold’s Office Furniture. The case involved claims against a former employee for breach of duty of loyalty, misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of a non-solicitation agreement. During the pandemic, Arnold’s used […]

Apr. 21, 2022

FLB Secures Jury Verdict on Behalf of the City of Allentown

Shareholder Maraleen D. Shields successfully represented the City of Allentown at a jury trial in a trip & fall case. The case involved the claims of a roller skater who fell on a sidewalk. The Plaintiff alleged that the sidewalk was defective, but previously told the emergency room and her own doctor that she fell […]

Feb. 1, 2022

The Pennsylvania Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act

In the current hot real estate market, many homeowners looking to sell are conducting home improvement projects to increase the value of their homes. And with work-from-home culture becoming a permanent staple across many industries, people are improving their living and workspaces in their homes. Home improvement projects aren’t cheap, and neither are the potential […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jun. 30, 2021

Christmas in June for Commercial Landowners?

Commercial landowners in New Jersey can now watch winter storms from the warmth of their building and wait until it is over to clear snow and ice from their sidewalks. On June 10, 2021, the New Jersey Supreme Court adopted the “ongoing storm rule” for commercial property owners within the State. Under this “ongoing storm […]

Jun. 24, 2021

FLB Named a Lehigh Valley Top Workplace for the 8th Consecutive Year

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. has again been selected as one of The Morning Call’s “Top Workplaces”. This was the eighth consecutive year the Firm earned a place on the list. In the article published on June 24, the Firm ranked eighth overall in the “Small Employers” category, and the highest-ranking law firm overall. “Following a difficult year, […]