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New PA Law Clarifies When Grandparents Can Seek Custody

The Pennsylvania legislature recently passed a bill that expands who can request custody of a child.  The law clarifies when grandparents can seek custody of their grandchild.  It also addresses who can request custody of a minor child when the parents of that child cannot be located.  Continue Reading  

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DOJ Signals New Direction for the False Claims Act

Early this year, two memoranda issued by the United States Department of Justice (the Department) were made public. The first, outlining the Department’s new stance on dismissing a False Claims Act (FCA) case over a relator’s/whistleblower’s objection was leaked in January, despite being labeled “Privileged and Confidential; For Internal ...

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William Leonard Receives the Amicus Service Award from IMLA

Obermayer Partner William Leonard is a recipient of the distinguished Amicus Service Award from the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA). Leonard was recognized for his service to the IMLA Legal Advocacy program in the case Williams v. City of Philadelphia, which is now before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Leonard, along with the o...

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HR Legalist Live Presents...Discussing Managing Employee Attendance and Immigration Law

REGISTER TO ATTEND THIS EVENT VIA WEB SEMINAR: Click Here HR Legalist Live Presents... Discussing Immigration Law and Managing Employee Attendance            Date: May 2, 2018                     Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST   Obermayer and the Center City Proprietors Association will be hosting the second installme...

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Supreme Court Punts on False Claims Act Specificity Requirement

Last week the Supreme Court of the United States rejected a petition for a writ of certiorari in Medical Device Business Services, Inc. et al. v. United States ex rel. Nagrol et al. In this case, the petitioner asked the Court to resolve a circuit split on the question of what Fed. R. Civ. P. 9(b) means in False Claims Act (“FCA”) context. B...

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Recap: Telemedicine and Legal Issues You Should Know

Telemedicine is a rapidly growing industry that uses telecommunications to gather, store, and communicate clinical information. It is a subcategory of telehealth, which is the broader term encompassing all uses of telecommunications in the healthcare context. Telemedicine can be asynchronistic, where information is stored and then forwarded, ...

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Julie Colton Talks About Custody On Pittsburgh’s KDKA 1020 AM

Family Law Partner Julie Colton spoke with Nan Cohen about custody on the KDKA 1020 AM radio show "Dealing With Divorce."  Julie Colton is a frequent guest of the show. She is also currently an adjunct professor teaching family law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and is an Allegheny County Bar Foundation Fellow.  Click ...

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EQ v. IQ: Which Makes You a Better Lawyer?

Title:                    EQ v. IQ: Which Makes You a Better Lawyer  Date:                    April 26, 2018 Time:                    12 pm to 1 pm Faculty:                Kathi Love – Certified Executive Coach Location:             Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell ...

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Arielle R. Lusardi and Benjamin A. Waters Discuss Telemedicine Law at ACC Conference

Obermayer attorneys Arielle R. Lusardi and Benjamin A. Waters will be on a panel at the Association of Corporate Counsel's 10th Annual In-House Counsel Conference in Philadelphia to discuss legal issues surrounding telemedicine.  The session at 11 a.m. on April 25, 2018 will explore some of the more prominent legal and regulatory issues that ...

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Court Rules That UberBLACK Drivers Are Not Entitled to FLSA Protections Because They Are Independent Contractors

As Judge Baylson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania noted at the beginning of his opinion, “[t]his case is the first to grant summary judgment on the question of whether drivers for UberBLACK are employees or independent contractors within the meaning of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and similar Penn...

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