Russell Boniface News

Gun owner's case against Stroud Township remanded back to trial court

By Russell Boniface | Dec 1, 2017

HARRISBURG – The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania remanded a case back to trial court involving a Stroud Township gun owner who challenged the constitutionality of not being allowed to discharge firearms on his property due to a local ordinance.

Superior Court of Pennsylvania affirms summary judgment in ice slip-and-fall lawsuit

By Russell Boniface | Nov 14, 2017

HARRISBURG – The Superior Court affirmed a summary judgment on Oct. 27 in favor of Lehigh County Agricultural Society (LCAS) in an ice slip-and-fall injury case.

H&R Block files for default judgment against former employee who allegedly used company information to open own tax service

By Russell Boniface | Jun 5, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — On April 6, H&R Block Eastern Enterprises Inc. filed a motion for default judgement in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against a former employee for failing to answer an allegation of breach of contract for operating a similar tax preparation business using H&R information and client lists.

Commonwealth Court upholds firing of Liquor Control Board district manager

By Russell Boniface | May 22, 2017

HARRISBURG — The state Commonwealth Court on May 10 turned back an argument from a Liquor Control Board district manager who was fired for gambling during work hours and claimed his employer made no accommodation for his gambling addiction.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court to review franchisor as possible statutory employer

By Russell Boniface | Aug 15, 2016

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to hear a workers' compensation case to decide if a franchisor is liable as a statutory employer for injuries sustained by a franchisee employee.

Whistleblower case raises implications for in-house counsel

By Russell Boniface | May 13, 2016

PHILADELPHIA - In December, attorney David Danon alleged in a lawsuit filed in Philadelphia federal court that investment company Vanguard had wrongfully terminated him after he raised concerns internally about alleged tax violations.

Pa. employees protected from discrimination after medical marijuana legalized

By Russell Boniface | May 2, 2016

HARRISBURG - On April 18, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed SB 3, making Pennsylvania the 24th state in the country to legalize medical marijuana.

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