The Importance of Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage

Under Pennsylvania law, every car insurance policy is required to provide at least $15,000/$30,000 of bodily injury liability coverage.  That’s $15,000 per person, up to $30,000 per accident. For those who have been severely injured in a motor vehicle accident, these bare minimum coverages are often insufficient, leaving motorists with tens of thousands of dollars […]

FLB Wins Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act Case

Shareholder Joshua A. Gildea successfully represented a local contractor in a recent Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act (HICPA) case. While this act was designed to protect consumers, the law still protects contractors and home improvement professionals who construct home improvements.  Mr. Gildea’s client, a contractor, was hired by homeowners to construct improvements to their home. […]

Refusal to Mask Not Protected by First Amendment

Two people who were arrested in New Jersey for failing to wear a required mask at public meetings held during the Covid-19 pandemic claimed that their arrests violated their right to free speech under the First Amendment. In a decision issued on February 5, 2024, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Falcone v. Dickstein […]

Redefining the Workforce: The 2024 DOL Rule’s Impact on Independent Contractors

On January 10, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced the publication of its highly anticipated Final Rule regarding the test that should be applied to determine whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The Final Rule goes into effect on March 11, 2024. 

Can I collect my attorney fees?

Are you on the verge of filing a lawsuit? If so, a question you may have is whether or not you will be able to recover the attorney’s fees you are about to spend from the party you are suing. This “cost-benefit” analysis is an absolute prerequisite before litigating in the Courts.

Elyse Pillitteri Becomes FLB Shareholder      

Effective January 1, 2024, Attorney Elyse C. Pillitteri was elected Shareholder at Fitzpatrick Lentz and Bubba. Ms. Pillitteri is a member of the Firm’s Corporate, Business & Banking Department, as well as its Intellectual Property and M&A teams. Her practice primarily focuses on assisting clients with a variety of commercial transactions, including business formation, investment transactions, capital […]

FLB Welcomes Graig Schultz, Strengthens Litigation Practice

Graig M. Schultz has joined Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba’s Litigation & Trial Practice team, centering on civil litigation. His focus will be complex commercial litigation, business disputes, employment discrimination, insurance defense, personal injury, real estate litigation, and property tax assessment appeals. Additionally, he will support the firm’s Estate Law team, as he maintains an Orphans’ Court practice, litigating matters […]

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.

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.