Pennsylvania Filial Support Law

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Filial support in the elder law context relates to the responsibility of an adult child to support their parents. The premise of filial support developed in the 16th century as Elizabethan poor laws which sought to enforce support obligations between family members in the American colonies to prevent indigency. These poor laws became part of […]

Restoration of Firearms Rights – Is it Possible?

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Unfortunately, restoration of firearm rights is extremely difficult in Pennsylvania but not impossible. Bans apply through both the state and federal laws. Under Pennsylvania and federal laws, certain individuals are precluded from possessing firearms. 18 Pa. C.S.A. 6105. Presently, except for very few exceptions, there is no effective mechanism through the courts. While a petition […]

Fiber optic internet coming to Central Pennsylvania?

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The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”) recently released its anticipated Notice of Funding Opportunity (“NOFO”) for the $42.45 billion Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (“BEAD”) Program. The NOFO provides guidance to states in terms of funding, and will (eventually) award contracts for broadband to be extended into unserved and underserved communities. The NOFO places […]

MMA and the Employment Relationship

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No, we are not talking about what is commonly known as Mixed Martial Arts or the MMA. Sometimes, though, laws seem so detached from the real world that it seems like employers and employees are left with no choice but to battle it out in the arena or what is commonly known as the octagon! […]

Chamber Connection Spotlight

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McCormick Law Firm has been a Williamsport-Lycoming Chamber of Commerce member since 1956. The Firm was recently featured as a Legacy Member in the Chamber Connection portion of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette newspaper for its deep roots in the community. Click on the image below to read the article.

Alcohol Consumption at Company Event

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As Spring is upon us and hopefully the COVID restrictions continue to lessen, perhaps your company will be getting together for a company picnic or company sponsored event. Whether an injured employee is in the course and scope of employment at this sponsored event is dependent on the facts and circumstances. Have you wondered however, […]

Is Evidence of a Physician’s Judgment Still Admissible in a Medical Malpractice Trial in Pennsylvania?

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For more than four decades, the attorneys at McCormick Law Firm have represented medical professionals, hospitals, and health systems in the defense of medical malpractice claims. Almost by definition, most medical malpractice claims present highly complex medical and legal issues for experts, lawyers, judges, and ultimately, juries, to resolve. Anyone who has worked in health […]

COVID-19 and the New Legal Norm

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Keith Wailoo is a professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University. He has written widely about health policy. Pandemics have ravaged human society for centuries. According to Professor Wailoo, the COVID-19 pandemic will transform social behavior, reshape the economy and “without question” create a new norm involving remote work and communication. This new […]

Effect of Supreme Court’s Ruling on Vaccine Mandates

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By now, many if not all of you, are aware that the United States Supreme Court recently issued a decision regarding vaccine mandates in the workplace. National Federation of Independent Business v. OSHA, 595 U.S.___(2022). The decision centered on the federal government’s authority via OSHA, if any, to impose such a mandate. The court decided […]

What Assets Are Controlled by My Will?

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A Last Will and Testament is a key estate planning document to have in place. Two basic important provisions of a Will name the beneficiaries (who you want to receive your assets when you pass away) and your Executor (who you want to administer your estate when you die). However, a common misconception is that […]

 
 
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