Federal Judge Rules PA COVID Restrictions UNCONSTITUTIONAL

In a decision just issued in County of Butler, et al. v. Governor Wolf, et al., Judge William Stickman, IV of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania has ruled that "(1) the congregate gathering limits imposed by Defendants' mitigation orders violate the right of assembly enshrined in the First Amendment; (2) … Continue reading Federal Judge Rules PA COVID Restrictions UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Commonwealth Court Schedules En Banc Oral Argument in FOAC, et al. v. Pittsburgh, et al.

Yesterday, the Commonwealth Court issued a notice scheduling En Banc (meaning before the entire Court) oral argument in Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC), et al., v. City of Pittsburgh, et al. in relation to Pittsburgh's illegal firearm ordinances, which I was previously successful in having ruled unlawful. As our viewers may remember, in November of … Continue reading Commonwealth Court Schedules En Banc Oral Argument in FOAC, et al. v. Pittsburgh, et al.

Class Actions – They Aren’t What Most Believe Them To Be

All too often, I see and hear people saying that they want to file a class action or that a particular issue is perfect for a class action, without any understanding of what a class action is, what it entails (especially the costs), and the benefits/detriments of a class action. A class action is where … Continue reading Class Actions – They Aren’t What Most Believe Them To Be

If You Are Still Using Windows 7, You Are At Risk

In  a Private Industry Notification announcement this month from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) about the official end of life for Windows 7, the FBI states it "has observed cyber criminals targeting computer network infrastructure after an operating system achieves end-of-life status," and added that "continuing to use Windows 7 within an enterprise may provide … Continue reading If You Are Still Using Windows 7, You Are At Risk

PA Supreme Court to Decide Standing to Challenge Illegal Firearm Ordinances and Regulations

As our viewers are aware, I was successful in securing a monumental victory in September of 2019, when the Commonwealth Court, en banc, in Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC), et al., v. City of Harrisburg, et al., overruled its prior precedent and held that it was “untenable” to require a plaintiff to declare in a … Continue reading PA Supreme Court to Decide Standing to Challenge Illegal Firearm Ordinances and Regulations

Impact of COVID-19 on New Attorney Licensing Part 2: Diploma Privilege

This article is going to be a follow up on my previous article addressing the Limited Licensing scheme that has been implemented in PA. Here I will briefly discuss diploma privilege; what it is, how it has been implemented in a few other states, and recent developments in Pennsylvania. To explain what diploma privilege is … Continue reading Impact of COVID-19 on New Attorney Licensing Part 2: Diploma Privilege

Third Circuit Denies En Banc Reconsideration in Holloway – Second Amendment As-Applied Challenge to DUI Conviction

As our viewer may remember, in October of 2018, we were successful in having Chief Judge Christopher Connor of the Middle District of Pennsylvania rule in a 21 page memorandum that it was unconstitutional as-applied to Mr. Holloway to preclude him in perpetuity from exercising his Second Amendment rights as a result of a 2005 … Continue reading Third Circuit Denies En Banc Reconsideration in Holloway – Second Amendment As-Applied Challenge to DUI Conviction

DDTC Reduces ITAR Fee Through April 30, 2021!

While the recent changes to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) have dramatically reduced the number of Federal Firearm Licensees (FFLs) who must register, recently the Directorate of Defense Trade Control (DDTC) announced that it will reduce the registration and renewal fees through April 30, 2021. Specifically, the registration fee for all new registrants … Continue reading DDTC Reduces ITAR Fee Through April 30, 2021!

$4 Million Dollar Class Action Settlement Preliminarily Approved Regarding Disclosure of License to Carry Firearms Applicant Information

I am proud to announce that a settlement has been reached with Monroe County in the matter of John Doe, et al.,  v. Monroe County, et al, Monroe Court of Common Pleas docket no. 6384 cv 2015, stemming from the County's disclosure of confidential license to carry firearms (“LTCF”) applicant information through the use of … Continue reading $4 Million Dollar Class Action Settlement Preliminarily Approved Regarding Disclosure of License to Carry Firearms Applicant Information

Pipeline Safety Investigation Under Way Involving Subsidence Incidents in West Whiteland Township, Chester County

Today, July 17, 2020, in response to reports of several earth subsidences or “sinkholes” near pipelines in Southeastern Pennsylvania, an investigation is under way involving engineers and experts from the Safety Division of the Bureau of Investigation & Enforcement (I&E) - the independent investigation and enforcement bureau of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC). The … Continue reading Pipeline Safety Investigation Under Way Involving Subsidence Incidents in West Whiteland Township, Chester County