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MICHAEL BERTIN ELECTED CHAIR ELECT OF FAMILY LAW SECTION OF PA BAR ASSOCIATION

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner Michael E. Bertin was elected to the officer position of Chair Elect of the Family Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.  Bertin is a former 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 ...

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HR LEGALIST LIVE PRESENTS: Supreme Court Update In Brief and Wage and Hour Trends and Tips

Obermayer and the Center City Proprietors Association will be hosting the third installment of their quarterly "HR Legalist Live" event series.  Join Obermayer's labor and employment attorneys for a summertime update covering the following topics:   What the Supreme Court's recent rulings on arbitration agreements, LGBTQ rights, and la...

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Obermayer Attorneys Win Dismissal for Pennsylvania Appraiser

Samantha Koopman and Matthew Green received a dismissal for an appraiser in Pennsylvania - the court found that the appraiser, hired by the City of Erie to appraise a commercial property taken by eminent domain, was immune from liability based on the doctrine of expert witness immunity. In the case, the Plaintiffs sued claiming the appraisal of the...

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Drainage and the Rule of Capture in the Oil and Gas Industry

The rule of capture holds that “The owner of a tract of land acquires title to the oil and gas which he produces from wells drilled thereon, though it may be proved that part of such oil or gas migrated from adjoining lands. In the 2007 movie “There Will Be Blood,” there is a scene featuring Eli Sunday, an evangelical minister who has fallen...

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court to Review Fluctuating Workweek Method for Overtime Compensation

The fluctuating workweek (FWW) method is a way for employers to calculate overtime pay for salaried employees who are eligible for overtime pay, but whose working hours fluctuate each week.  The FWW method has two components that reduce the amount of overtime payments due to eligible employees: (1) the “regular rate” used to compensate the...

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Second Tuesday Divorce Workshop (August 14)

Second Tuesday is a nationally renowned, award winning, interactive workshop that has helped thousands of women since 1989. We provide a safe place to speak with other women experiencing similar life changes. Legal Issues Presented by Shari B. Veisblatt, Esq. The divorce process and legal fees Protecting yourself legally and financially ...

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Obermayer Attorneys Obtain Defense Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case after Six-Day Trial

Gary Samms, with the assistance of Nancy Farnen and Tara Dickerman, obtained a defense verdict on July 13, 2018 after a six day trial in Lackawanna County.  The medical malpractice case involved allegations of a doctor providing inappropriate care and treatment to a mother prior to conception that resulted in spina bifida in the child.  The jury ...

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Second Tuesday Divorce Workshop (July 10)

Second Tuesday is a nationally renowned, award winning, interactive workshop that has helped thousands of women since 1989. We provide a safe place to speak with other women experiencing similar life changes. Legal IssuesPresented by Shari B. Veisblatt, Esq. The divorce process and legal fees Protecting yourself legally and financially Ch...

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Obermayer Welcomes Hillary Moonay Back as Equity Partner

108 N. Main Street, Suite 201 Doylestown, PA 18901-4640 Phone (215) 665-3000     Doylestown, Pa – July 5, 2018 – Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP is welcoming back attorney Hillary Moonay.  Moonay—who began her career at Obermayer as a summer associate — returns as an equity partner.  Her arrival expands the firm’s family...

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Supreme Court Rules Against Public Sector Unions, Disallows “Fair Share” Fees for Public Employees

Today the Supreme Court ruled, in a 5-4 decision, that public sector employees who are not members of a union cannot be forced to pay union fees covering the costs of collective bargaining (Janus v. AFSCME).  In doing so, the Court overruled a 1977 case that allowed these so-called “agency fees,” and held that these fees violated the free ...

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