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Sep 13, 2017

NEWS UPDATE: Supreme Court Temporarily Upholds Travel Ban on Certain Refugees, Will Revisit Issue Next Month

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court, without opinion, voted to temporarily uphold the travel ban on a majority of people who had been granted refugee status in the United States and were scheduled to be placed with an American resettlement agency.  Nothing else is known about the vote or breakdown within the Court, other than that at least five justices voted in favor of continuing the ban.» Read More

Jul 07, 2015

The Pennsylvania Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act Found Inapplicable to Government Contractors

Enacted in 1994, the Pennsylvania Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act (“CASPA”) was intended to provide contractors and subcontractors with additional remedies against persons or entities that do not pay them for their services.  Historically, CASPA has applied to all construction contracts and subcontracts within Pennsylvania, with limited exceptions as set forth in the Act.  By Opinion dated June 15, 2015, however, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has unanimously decided that CASPA does not apply to construction projects where the project owner is a government entity.» Read More

Jul 06, 2015

King v. Burwell Supreme Court of the United States Upholds Provisions of Affordable Care Act

On June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States (the “Court”) upheld a challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Act” or “PPACA”) – a challenge to the Act based on a provision of a law providing tax credits to certain individuals.» Read More

Jul 01, 2015

Obamacare: Insuring Your Children Post-Divorce

Since its inception, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) and “Obamacare,” has been a lightning rod for controversy.  The ACA took center stage before the United States Supreme Court (again) in early March, when the nine Justices heard oral argument in King v. Burwell, a highly anticipated and potentially consequential case. » Read More