Posts by Thomas Baer

On Wednesday, the U.S. House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee will hold an antitrust hearing with the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. The hearing was originally scheduled for 7/27, but was rescheduled for the observance of Rep. John Lewis’ funeral ( The Verge ). The four tech giants...
The 2020 edition of What’s It Worth? is now available on LexisNexis Digital Library . What’s It Worth is a go-to title for personal injury verdicts and settlements. This reference guide provides summary coverage of personal injury damage awards for the most popular jurisdictions in the U.S. for the...
On June 15, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a victory to LGBTQ workers, giving the LGBTQ community an occasion to celebrate during Pride Month . The 6-3 decision in Bostock v. Clayton County extended the reach of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include LGBTQ workers. The opinion was...
Flag day is observed on June 14th each year, the anniversary of the 1777 adoption of the stars and stripes as the U.S. flag. Flag Day was first observed nationally in 1877 to celebrate the centennial of the flag. In June of 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation (p.9258) for the...
The 7th edition of Agency, Partnership, and the LLC in a Nutshell is available on the West Academic Digital Library . This concise yet “comprehensive guide explains the law of agency, partnership, and limited liability companies, and includes numerous references to the Restatement of the Law Third–...
Are you working from home and in need of sample Pennsylvania forms? Take advantage of the generous limited time remote access offers from Lexis and Westlaw. Both databases contain Pennsylvania form sets that cover a wide range of legal topics. Lexis Dunlap-Hanna Pennsylvania Forms includes a...
The Philadelphia Courts have recently issued several orders regarding the resumption of court proceedings. On May 21, the courts amended the May 15 President Judge Administrative Order No. 33 of 2020 that contains guidance on the rescheduling of cases, filing procedures, time requirements, and more...
On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas provided a “ Notice to the Bar ” announcing that “all civil trials, currently scheduled through Monday, July 6, 2020, are postponed and will be rescheduled by the court.” This is the latest decision by the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in...
The Supreme Court issued a 5-4 opinion on April 27, 2020 in the case Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc. The case considered whether annotations that summarize and provide further context to the law are copyrightable, particularly when the annotated version of the law is the official code. The...
Happy Law Day! Celebrated on May 1 each year, Law Day is an opportunity to honor the principles of our government under law. Law Day was first recognized in 1958 under President Dwight D. Eisenhower. In 1961, Congress designated May 1 as the official date with Public Law 87-20 , a Joint Resolution...