People engaged in schemes falling within the historical purview of “actual fraud” will no longer find refuge in the bankruptcy courts.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently addressed key bankruptcy law questions regarding amendments and relation-back approach.
The Bankruptcy Code provides numerous protections for debtors in order to facilitate the goal of enabling a fresh start. Section 305(b) of the Code even permits a case to be reopened for various reasons, including “to accord relief to the debtor.”
One of the biggest hassles in the course of commercial litigation is defending depositions of your key players.
Who is it? Which neighbor is “that neighbor” – the loud, unruly one who just seems to attract trouble? Unfortunately, too many neighborhoods have “that neighbor,” hosting late night parties, parking their cars or RVs wherever they please, blasting their television or music, or maybe just being ornery and difficult to get along with. Now, […]
Smartphones with voice notes and video cameras – we all have them. Their omnipresence has created a reality in which everything we do and say has the chance of being recorded. But what are the legalities behind using them to record? For instance, is it legal to record a conversation with your boss – or could that be considered an illegal act, akin to wiretapping? A recent legal case allowed the courts to weigh in on this issue, and the implications for employees and employers could be huge.
It happens every day. You notice someone veering slightly in and out of their lane. You’re at a stoplight; the light turns green and they don’t move. When you get next to them, you’re almost sure what you’re going to see – they’re on their cell phone. I’ve seen it take all forms, too. Some […]
The concept of “liking” a web site or post is relatively new in terms of the law of defamation.
In Brand Marketing v. Intertek, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the federal court that oversees cases in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, faced a question of first impression under Pennsylvania law: whether punitive damages are recoverable in a negligent misrepresentation case.
On Monday, January 11, 2021, the U.S. Small Business Administration (the SBA) along with the Treasury Department re-opened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for both new and existing borrowers. This article focuses on existing PPP borrowers and outlines the steps to take to apply for a second draw PPP loan. Business principals considering a PPP […]
On December 27, 2020, the Economic Aid Act was signed into law, which is intended to, among other things, continue providing assistance to companies and entrepreneurs whose businesses were adversely affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic. A key provision of the Economic Aid Act is an expansion of the already existing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). […]
Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba congratulates Marie K. McConnell, who was elected President of CREW Lehigh Valley’s Board of Directors for the 2021 term. CREW Lehigh Valley is the premier commercial real estate network in northeast Pennsylvania recognized for professionalism, leadership and expertise. Its core purpose is to advance the success of women in commercial real […]