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Made in America?

In his recent ACtion Magazine column, partner Keith Leonard sets out various highlights of the developing trade agreement intended to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Mr. Leonard’s column was sent to press while negotiations with Canada were ongoing (dairy products were a sticking point), but the United States, Canada, and Mexico have Read More

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Escalating Trade War

Partner Keith Leonard wrote a follow-up column for ACtion Magazine about the continuing escalation in what is becoming a trade war spurred by tariffs. Other countries around the world react swiftly in retaliation for tariffs imposed on their goods being sold in the United States. The direct impact of tariffs on the automotive industry is explored Read More

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Aretha Franklin Highlights Importance of Wills

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin died on August 16, 2018 without a will. According to Michigan law, Franklin’s four sons will divide her large estate equally. The AP reports no conflicts have arisen among her family members, but it is expected to take years to establish the value of her estate. Two years after his Read More

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PHRC Increases LGBT Protections

The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) will now accept complaints from those who feel that they were discriminated against as a result of their sexual orientation and gender identity. The PHRC is a state organization that investigates discrimination complaints in housing, education, and employment. Previously, the PHRC would not investigate discrimination complaints relating to sexual Read More

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GDPR and Your Customers’ Privacy

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into full effect on May 25, 2018, with a focus on the personally identifiable information (PII) being collected when you receive an offer for a product or service. While directed at protecting the PII of EU citizens, companies around the world can be found to be Read More

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Beach Umbrella Safety

A series of accidents have occurred involving beachgoers impaled by umbrellas, most recently in New Jersey and in Ocean City, Maryland. This hazard has the potential to turn a fun summer day into a catastrophe. The experts at Beach Umbrella Safety offer these tips to stay safe: anchor your umbrella make sure 18 to 24 Read More

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Partner Achieves Successful Verdict

Partner Stephen J. Labroli successfully defended his client at a Delaware County bench trial after the client’s neighbor filed a lawsuit over a real estate matter. The neighbor contended that an Easement over the client’s property still existed despite the fact that the prior owner of the plaintiff’s property released the easement. The neighbor claimed Read More

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Supreme Court Rules on Internet Sales Tax

Online sales are set for change after the United States Supreme Court ruled that states can require internet business to collect sales tax. The June 21, 2018 decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. overruled prior cases which required a business to have a physical presence in a state before that state could impose sales Read More

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CAFE to Go?

The EPA intends to roll back the current fuel economy standards that have been in place since 1975. In his June column for ACtion Magazine, partner Keith Leonard explains the history behind the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards established by Congress in the 1970s. He covers the history of the emissions regulatory process, including Read More

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Tariffs: A Two-Edged Sword

In an attempt to make American products more price competitive, President Trump imposed tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. In his May column for ACtion Magazine, partner Keith Leonard examines the historical effects of tariffs in this country and what the latest tariffs might actually do with regard to various critical industries in this country. Read More

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