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FTC temporarily halts pending hospital merger

PHILADELPHIA — Last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit granted the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) request for an injunction pending its appeal in the proposed merger between Pinnacle Health System and Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

Superior Court disallows class action lawsuit in data breach

The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently upheld a lower court decision to reject class-action certification in a data breach case for a lack of ascertainable loss, but plaintiffs are not without recourse if the data loss leads to identify theft.

Happy-hour violations can lead to severe penalties

HARRISBURG—Happy hour laws govern how alcoholic drinks can be discounted or promoted at restaurants, breweries, wineries or hotels; however, violating those laws can be costly and even result in a suspension of a business' liquor license.