Environmental Law

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Legal Bytes — June 8, 2017

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Civil Procedure

Damages limited under Pa.R.C.P. 1311.1 do not include attorney’s fees added after verdict, Grimm v. Universal Medical Services, Inc., et al, March 1, 2017

Criminal Law

Vehicle Code mandatory 5 year sentence for DUI, second offense, not required; Court can use discretion under Sentencing Code, Comm. v. Watson, March 8, 2017

Commonwealth exercised due […]

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Civil Procedure

Damages limited under Pa.R.C.P. 1311.1 do not include attorney’s fees added after verdict, Grimm v. Universal Medical Services, Inc., et al, March 1, 2017

Criminal Law

Sentence for recidivist retail theft cannot use facts underlying NY conviction for petit larceny to show statutes are similar,  Comm. v. Vandyke, March 1, 2017

Changes to Pa.R.E. […]

Supreme Court Affirms Legislature’s Limitation on Nuisance Actions against Farmers

Landowners complaining about odors emanating from biosolid fertilizers on a York County farm were barred from bringing a nuisance action by a one-year statute of repose in the Right to Farm Act, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held in Gilbert v. Synagro Central, LLC, __ A.3d __ (No. 121 MAP 2014, filed Dec. 21, 2015).

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:25+00:00 December 29th, 2015|Categories: Agricultural Law, Environmental Law|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Supreme Court Affirms Legislature’s Limitation on Nuisance Actions against Farmers

Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material from Fracking Wastewater

The PA DEP recently released the results of its approximate two-year study on the effects of radiation in produced-fracking wastewater on workers handling the material from creation at the pad to disposal at landfills.

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:30+00:00 March 23rd, 2015|Categories: Environmental Law, Oil & Gas Law, Public Utility Law|Tags: , |Comments Off on Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material from Fracking Wastewater

Severance Taxes, Impact Fees, and Pipelines in Pennsylvania

Gov. Wolf has announced plans to introduce the Education Reinvestment Act, which, if passed, will go into effect on January 1, 2016. The majority of the estimated $1 billion revenue will be reinvested in PA's public school system. The funds will also be used to reinvest in environmental and regulatory programs.

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:32+00:00 March 19th, 2015|Categories: Environmental Law, Municipal Law, Oil & Gas Law, Public Utility Law|Tags: |Comments Off on Severance Taxes, Impact Fees, and Pipelines in Pennsylvania