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2014-07-17 16:21:43

Rights of local communities are affirmed HARRISBURG, Pa., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Commonwealth Court reinstated local zoning regulation of the oil and gas industry in Pennsylvania. The decision effectively means that local government can regulate where industrial gas operations can occur, such as by prohibiting those land uses in residential areas. Challenges to such laws will again be governed by the Municipalities Planning Code....

2014-01-06 16:23:19

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today called upon Pennsylvania's oil and gas operators to help protect the commonwealth's rivers, streams and wetlands from impacts during oil and gas development by adhering to critical environmental standards recently struck down by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. "The Supreme Court's recent ruling on Act 13 of 2012 set aside important buffer restrictions between drilling activity and our waterways and...

2014-01-02 16:20:33

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the filing of an Application for Reconsideration of the Opinions and Order entered by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on December 19, 2013, James D. Schultz, General Counsel to the Governor, released the following statement: "Today, lawyers representing Commonwealth agencies and officials in the Robinson Township matter have sought reconsideration of the Supreme Court's December 19, 2013, Opinions and Order. In the...

2013-12-23 23:24:07

This article discusses a parent’s obligation to support a child attending college if the parties enter into an agreement. (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 Pozzuolo Rodden P.C., Philadelphia Family Law Lawyers, releases the question of the month: "Is a Divorced Father Legally Obligated to Support His Child While He is Attending College?" If you would like to read this or other family law topics please visit the blog on our web site: http://www.pozzuolofamilylaw.com Pursuant to...

2011-01-14 09:45:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Home health aides have stronger workplace protections because of a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling that the workers are subject to the overtime provisions of Pennsylvania's Minimum Wage Act, Labor & Industry Secretary Sandi Vito said today. As a direct result of the Nov. 17, 2010 Supreme Court ruling in Bayada Nurses, Inc. v. Department of Labor & Industry, home health aides employed by an agency are now considered...

2009-06-16 18:06:03

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court says stores and restaurants with licenses allowing beer to be consumed on the premises cannot limit sales to take out. The court ruled 5-1 Monday against a Sheetz convenience store in Altoona, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. Louis Sheetz, the chain's executive vice president for marketing, said he was surprised by the ruling and does not understand the court's reasoning. We are certainly not the first, and we certainly won't be the last restaurant to...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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