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SCOTUS Holds that Class Action Waivers in Employment Contracts Must be Enforced

On May 10, 2019 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Stephen A. Fogdall In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 that arbitration clauses in employment contracts requiring individual dispute resolution procedures and prohibiting class actions and other collective litigation procedures must be enforced under the Federal Arbitration Act.  The Court rejected the position taken by […]

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SCOTUS Clarifies Who is a Debt Collector Under FDCPA

On May 10, 2019 by Schnader in Finance

By Stephen A. Fogdall The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) prohibits a “debt collector” from using any “false, deceptive, or misleading representation or means in connection with the collection of any debt,” as well as any “unfair or unconscionable means to collect or attempt to collect any debt.”  15 […]

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Laurel Gift Elected as Vice President of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

On May 9, 2019 by Schnader in Criminal Defense

Laurel Gift has been elected as Vice President (Western District) of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL). She also serves as Co-Chair of PACDL’s Advocacy Committee and as the Chairperson of the Allegheny County Chapter of PACDL where she seeks to build peer-to-peer networking and mentoring relationships among […]

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Robert Collings Authored Three Chapters in The Solicitor’s Handbook

On May 9, 2019 by Schnader in Energy

Robert L. Collings authored three chapters in the Fourth Edition of The Solicitor’s Handbook, published by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). Collings wrote about “Stormwater Management”, “Pennsylvania’s Voluntary Cleanup Statute”, and “Municipal Solid Waste/Recycling.” Collings was also involved in all 3 prior editions of the Handbook. […]

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