Closely-held corporations are like marriages. When personalities mesh and goals are aligned, the family can prosper. When they don’t, you may end up in a nasty divorce. When beginning a new venture, however, too many clients overlook the possibility of such a divorce. Therefore, they forgo spending the time necessary to mitigate the possibility of future disputes. » Read More
Binge watching HGTV is my guilty pleasure. Those of you who suffer from the same vice, may have seen HGTV’s “Fixer Upper.” Well, the stars of the show are now defendants in a million-dollar lawsuit. So what happened? Allegedly, the star of the show, Chip Gaines, persuaded his two previous partners to sell their 1/3 interest in Magnolia Realty for $2,500 apiece. » Read More
In a September 29, 2015 Opinion, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has clarified once and for all the procedure for enforcing a mechanics’ lien claim by filing a complaint. » Read More
Through recent state and federal statutes, there has been a well-publicized push for healthcare providers to embrace electronic health records (EHR). The presumption is that patients would be safer and patient care would be improved through the use of EHR, but has that presumption been validated? Although we can only look at “early returns,” it does appear that EHRs are having a positive impact on patient care.» Read More
I have written about shareholder lawsuits, specifically oppression suits, in the past. However, given the rise in the number of these suits that we have seen over the last year, I thought it was time to refresh our recollection on some of the basics.
What is Shareholder Oppression?» Read More
Consumers who couched their concerns with the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General have found relief after being victimized by fraudulent furniture sales. In the matter of Commonwealth v. Kolodesh and Tsan, the Attorney General brought claims against officers of two companies that marketed, advertised, and sold furniture online. » Read More
We wear red because together, we can beat heart disease and stroke. Life is why.» Read More
Congrats to Ollie Foucek for being the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber’s 2015 Community Partner Award Recipient!
Video by ASR Media Productions.» Read More
We are a proud sponsor of the upcoming Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Council event, ” In Good Spirits: A Bethlehem CRIZ Update at the Social Still Micro-Distillery,” from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 10 This event, the YPC’s fourth installment in their popular Downtown Revitalization Series, showcases South Side Bethlehem’s first completed CRIZ project, The Social Still Micro-Distillery & Kitchen located at 530 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015.» Read More
The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled last week that time spent by workers waiting to undergo, and then actually undergoing, post-shift security screenings was non-compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The Court’s decision in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk provides guidance to employers regarding what activities are “integral and indispensable” to employees’ principal activities and therefore compensable.» Read More