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Title Insurance is the Only Kind…..

5/16/2022 | Articles & Alerts, News & Resources

Title insurance is the only kind of insurance coverage where – if the closing is done properly – the incidence of valid claims can be reduced to almost zero.  It’s also inexpensive, and should be part of every real estate sale. Your homeowner’s carrier can’t make you less clumsy, or your all-wood house less flammable.  Your automobile carrier can’t make you a better driver (though those plug-in gadgets that monitor your driving habits try to).  Your life insuror can’t extend […]


Related Practices: Business and Corporate Law, Commercial Litigation

THE TAX MAN WILL (CONTINUE TO) COMETH

5/16/2022 | Articles & Alerts

Property taxes imposed by local governments and school districts can be a serious burden on every type of property, including income-producing properties such as shopping centers, apartment complexes, and office buildings.  The burden has become even greater due to the “reverse” assessment appeals that have become a popular income generating strategy for municipalities and school districts.  Although the Pennsylvania Supreme Court took a scalpel to the reverse appeal process in Valley Forge Towers, et al v. Upper Merion School District […]


Related Practices: Land Use, Zoning, and Development

COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATES, QUARANTINE, AND ISOLATION: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

2/1/2022 | Articles & Alerts, Employment Law Blog, Media, News & Resources

Over the last few weeks, multiple courts have issued decisions on COVID-19 vaccine mandates.  At the same time, the CDC stopped using the term “fully vaccinated” and significantly altered guidance on quarantine and isolation for those exposed to and testing positive for COVID19.  Some of those changes received substantial press attention while others seemingly were announced only on the CDC website.  Below is a current summary of the COVID-19 vaccine mandates and CDC guidance on quarantine and isolation.  More details […]


Related Practices: Employment Law, Employer Compliance Assistance

OSHA RULE FOR PRIVATE EMPLOYER VACCINE MANDATE REINSTATED; APPEAL TO SUPREME COURT PENDING

1/10/2022 | Articles & Alerts, employment, News & Resources

On Friday evening, December 17, 2021, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the stay of the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) implementing the COVID-19 vaccination mandate for private employers with 100 or more employees. Below is a review of the ETS provisions together with some new developments and a list of steps for employers to take to prepare for the ETS. Be aware that the ETS already is on appeal to the United States Supreme Court, and the Supreme […]

COURT REAFFIRMS STAY OF PRIVATE EMPLOYER VACCINE MANDATE

1/10/2022 | Articles & Alerts, employment, News & Resources

On Friday evening November 12, 2021, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reaffirmed the stay prohibiting the implementation of the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) which would require private employers with 100 or more employees to mandate that their employees either get vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing for the virus. In reaffirming the stay, the Court stated that the ETS “grossly exceeds OSHA’s statutory authority” and that “OSHA may take no steps to implement or enforce the […]