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

I am proud to announce that today, Wyoming County President Judge Russell D. Shurtleff, specially presiding, signed a Final Order approving a settlement that was 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 … Continue reading $4 Million Dollar Class Action Settlement Approved Against Monroe County Regarding Disclosure of License to Carry Firearms Applicant Information

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

$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

Philadelphia Gun Permit Unit Staged Reopening To Start This Week!

On Wednesday, July 8th, the Philadelphia Gun Permit (GPU) will initiate its staged reopening for processing licenses to carry firearms ("LTCFs"), after having been shutdown since March due to COVID-19 concerns and restrictions. Starting on Wednesday, July 8th through July 15th, from 8:30am to 2pm, individuals can call 215-685-3661 or 215-685-3662 to schedule appointments for … Continue reading Philadelphia Gun Permit Unit Staged Reopening To Start This Week!

Wolf Administration and PSP Extending Expiration Date of Licenses To Carry Firearms

I was just advised that the Wolf Administration and Pennsylvania State Police will be granting extensions to license to carry firearm permits. Permits that have expired on March 19, 2020 or later have been extended to May 30, 2020 and they will re-examine the possibility of an additional extension as that date gets closer. A … Continue reading Wolf Administration and PSP Extending Expiration Date of Licenses To Carry Firearms

Some Pennsylvania Sheriffs Violating the Law and Their Oath by Refusing to Process License to Carry Firearm Applications and Subjecting Individuals to Potential Prosecution

Recently, due to COVID-19, a number of Pennsylvania Sheriff Departments, in violation of the law and their oaths, have notified residents that they will no longer process license to carry firearm (LTCF) applications, including renewals; thereby, preventing individuals who do not have an LTCF from being able to defend themselves in a time of need … Continue reading Some Pennsylvania Sheriffs Violating the Law and Their Oath by Refusing to Process License to Carry Firearm Applications and Subjecting Individuals to Potential Prosecution

GunSenseUS Threatening PA Sheriffs if They Don’t Disclose Confidential License to Carry Firearms Applicant Information

It recently came to my attention that GunSenseUS - in direct violation of Pennsylvania law - is threatening in a two page letter to send press releases to local papers, if PA Sheriffs do not agree to disclose confidential license to carry firearms ("LTCF") applicant information. Pursuant to 18 Pa.C.S. 6111(g)(3.1), in pertinent part: Any … Continue reading GunSenseUS Threatening PA Sheriffs if They Don’t Disclose Confidential License to Carry Firearms Applicant Information

Class Action Certified Against Monroe County Sheriff Regarding Disclosure of License to Carry Firearms Applicant Information

Pursuant to a May 2, 2019 Order by Wyoming County President Judge Russell Shurtleff, a previous Order of February 7, 2019 granting class certification against Monroe County, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Monroe County Sheriff Todd Martin and John/Jane Does, has been unsealed in a case involving the disclosure of license to carry firearms applicant … Continue reading Class Action Certified Against Monroe County Sheriff Regarding Disclosure of License to Carry Firearms Applicant Information

$500k Settlement APPROVED Against Philadelphia Regarding Disclosure of Confidential License to Carry Firearms Information Through Postcards

I am proud to announce that today, Judge Linda Carpenter signed a Final Order approving the settlement that was reached with the City of Philadelphia in the matter of A.R., et al.,  v. City of Philadelphia, et al, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas docket no. 151201740, stemming from the City’s disclosure of confidential license to … Continue reading $500k Settlement APPROVED Against Philadelphia Regarding Disclosure of Confidential License to Carry Firearms Information Through Postcards

Monroe County Sheriff Martin is ENJOINED from Enforcing Unlawful License to Carry Firearms Requirements

On January 16, 2018, Wyoming County President Judge Russell Shurtleff, specially presiding, issued an Order unsealing a December 13, 2017 Decision and Order in the John Doe, et al. v. Monroe County, et al. case, which granted a preliminary injunction against the Monroe County Sheriff's Department and Sheriff Todd Martin in relation to their unlawful … Continue reading Monroe County Sheriff Martin is ENJOINED from Enforcing Unlawful License to Carry Firearms Requirements