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News from the Health Law Gurus™: Week of July 13th, 2014

News from the Health Law Gurus™ is a weekly summary of notable health law news from around the country with helpful links to related content. Check back every week for the latest health law news stories. Click here to read the weekly summary.

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Hercules Grigos quoted on PlanPhilly.com on Renaissance Plaza residential/retail complex

Hercules Grigos quotes on PlanPhilly.com on Renaissance Plaza residential/retail complex. Click here to view the full article.

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Obermayer Partner Elected Treasurer of the Family Law Section of the PA Bar Association

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner Michael E. Bertin was elected Treasurer of the Family Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Bertin is the immediate past Chair of the Family Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association and a frequent author and lecturer on family law topics. Bertin also co-wrote the book on Pennsylva...

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Can I Remove My Spouse From Our Home During the Divorce Litigation?

  We know how difficult it is to remain under the same roof with your spouse during a divorce. Generally, during an initial consultation, clients always ask us what is the quickest way to remove his/her spouse from the marital residence. Unfortunately, since generally neither party has a superior right to the home, the answer is that neithe...

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Surprising Shakeup in Construction Lending: New Law Kisses Kessler Goodbye

On July 9, 2014, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law Act 117 of 2014 which amends the Mechanics’ Lien Law to grant lien priority to open-end mortgages over mechanics’ liens, provided that sixty percent (60%) of the proceeds of such mortgages are used for construction costs. This amendment clarifies the 2012 Superior Court of Pennsylva...

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Interviewing Applicants? What Employers Can’t Ask in Interviews

  If you are the interviewer, there actually is such a thing as a stupid (and perhaps unlawful) question in an interview. The key to developing appropriate interview questions that are both useful in obtaining relevant information and also legal is to train those involved in the interview process. Participants in the interview process, rega...

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Dawn Tancredi quoted on Philly.com on Philly Zoning Board of Adjustments approvals of new zoning

Dawn Tancredi quoted on Philly.com on Philly Zoning Board of Adjustments approvals of new zoning. Click here to read the full article.

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Obermayer Partners Argue Successfully Before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP attorneys and co-chairs of the Bankruptcy Department Charles Golden and Ed George were successful in a matter before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, In Re: Lower Bucks Hospital, Case No.: 13-1311, District Case No.: 2-12-cv-03399. The issue involved the adequacy of notice in an attempt to ...

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Superior Court Further Refines Standing in Child Custody Cases

Under Pennsylvania's child custody statute, 23 Pa.C.S., there are two sections that pertain to standing in order for individuals to bring an action for child custody. Section 5324 provides three categories of individuals who may bring an action for any form of physical or legal custody. The three categories are: (1) a parent of the child; (2) a per...

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Attorneys in the Time of Cholera

This is the story of how lawyers are fighting the cholera epidemic in Haiti. I am a physician with a subspecialty in infectious diseases. Since 2003, I have periodically travelled to Haiti to deliver basic medical care in underserved areas. I was also in Haiti two months after the earthquake that devastated the country and led to a quarter milli...

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