Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is the 5th most populous US state with close to 13 million residents. It sits in the 3rd Federal Circuit Court of Appeals with a capital city at Harrisburg. Philadelphia is the largest city, but the state is also home to Pittsburgh, Erie, and Scranton-Wilkes-Barre.

In 2016, Pennsylvania’s economy was ranked 6th in the country, with a gross state product of nearly $720 billion. The state has several manufacturing centers and prominent financial and insurance industries. Pittsburgh and Philadelphia are home to several Fortune 500 companies including PPG Industries, H.J Heinz, U.S Steel, Rite Aid, Comcast, and Hershey. Gambling was legalized in 2004, and the state has at least 10 casinos.

Current political party strength lies with the Democratic Party. However, in the 2016 election the state gave its 20 electoral votes to a Republican Presidential candidate for the first time since the 1988 elections.

Pennsylvania is one of the original 13 colonies, and it became a US territory in 1681 under the land grant to William Penn. It was the second state admitted into the Union on December 12, 1787. Philadelphia is home to Independence Hall, where the US Constitution was ratified and the Declaration of Independence was drafted. Pennsylvania has 140 miles of shoreline running across Lake Erie and the Delaware Estuary.

Pennsylvania is home to some of the best universities in the U.S., including University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Pennsylvania State University, the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and Villanova University.

The state's top tourism attractions include the Liberty Bell, Hershey's Chocolate World, Gettysburg, the Pocono Mountains, and the  Carnegie Museums. The cities of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are frequently visited by tourists for their historical and cultural offerings. Philadelphia is home to the Eagles NFL team, the 76ers NBA team, the Flyers NHL team, and the Phillies MLB team. Pittsburgh is home to the Steelers NFL team, the Penguins NHL team, and the Pirates MLB team. 

Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit Court are often faced with legal issues involving labor and employment issues, data breach and security litigation, insurance, and taxes, and food and pharmaceuticals.

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May
16
2024
Pennsylvania Climate Emissions Reduction Act (PACER) Retains Key Aspects of the RGGI Regulation Babst, Calland, Clements & Zomnir, P.C.
May
8
2024
Building a Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Pennsylvania: Advice From Attorneys On Starting Your Own Dispensary Legally Grown Norris McLaughlin P.A.
Apr
29
2024
Crack Open a Cold One: The Future and Legal Considerations for Hemp Beverages Norris McLaughlin P.A.
Apr
25
2024
In an About-Face, Pennsylvania to Regulate Virtual Currency as Money K&L Gates
Apr
12
2024
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Hears Argument to Preclude Occupational Disease Claims Against Former Employers K&L Gates
Apr
5
2024
Reminder: Dependent Care Assistance is Now Excludable in Pennsylvania, Retroactive to 2023 Tax Year Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Apr
4
2024
Appellate Lineup: Looking Back at Recent Pennsylvania Cases of Note and Forward to Those on Deck Babst, Calland, Clements & Zomnir, P.C.
Mar
29
2024
Disgraced Crypto Mogul Bankman-Fried Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison ArentFox Schiff LLP
Mar
28
2024
UNDER SURVEILLANCE: Police Commander and City of Pittsburgh Face Wiretap Lawsuit Troutman Amin, LLP
Mar
22
2024
Pennsylvania Proposes to Ban Certain Food Additives Keller and Heckman LLP
Mar
5
2024
Bid Protests in Pennsylvania Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Feb
23
2024
High Stakes: New Proposed Philadelphia Ordinance Regulating Skill-Based Games at Odds with State Police Cases Norris McLaughlin P.A.
Feb
22
2024
Commercial Foreclosures in Pennsylvania: How Deal Formation Impacts Litigation Stark & Stark
Feb
16
2024
Pennsylvania Senator Yaw Introduces Bill to Repeal RGGI Babst, Calland, Clements & Zomnir, P.C.
Feb
14
2024
Governor Josh Shapiro Launches First Statewide Economic Development Strategy in Nearly Two Decades K&L Gates
Feb
14
2024
Governor Shapiro Formally Calls for Pennsylvania Cannabis Legalization in Annual Budget Address Norris McLaughlin P.A.
Feb
12
2024
The Road Blog Part 6: Easement of Access Versus Private Easements Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky
Feb
2
2024
Home Health Care Owner Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Medicare Fraud Scheme ArentFox Schiff LLP
Feb
1
2024
Recent Trends on AI Regulation by States Nelson Mullins
Jan
30
2024
Blue Diamond “Smokehouse” Almonds Challenged Keller and Heckman LLP
Jan
23
2024
Be Transparent! Obscured Arbitration Terms Risk Unenforceability in Court Troutman Amin, LLP
Jan
23
2024
Employers’ Use of TRAPs to Avoid Noncompete Scrutiny Prompts Regulatory and Legislative Action Katz Banks Kumin LLP
Jan
23
2024
Philadelphia’s COVID-19 Leave Law Expires, but City’s Healthcare Epidemic Leave Benefit Remains on the Books Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Jan
18
2024
Philadelphia’s COVID-19 Sick Leave Law Expires Jackson Lewis P.C.
Jan
18
2024
Navigating Commercial Real Estate Litigation in Pennsylvania Stark & Stark
Jan
16
2024
"Strict Enforcement” Of Pittsburgh’s Paid Sick Leave Act Is Coming…do Your Policies Comply? Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky
Jan
12
2024
School Law & Legislative Update: New Laws In Effect 2024 Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky
Jan
11
2024
City of Pittsburgh to Strictly Enforce Paid Sick Days Ordinance, Investigate Food Service Industry Jackson Lewis P.C.
Jan
5
2024
The Road Blog Part 5: You Can’t Just Abandon That Public Road Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky
Jan
5
2024
PACK UP: Repeat Litigator Robert D. Cline Walks Away from TCPA Suit in PA After Challenge Troutman Amin, LLP
Jan
4
2024
Three Point Shot - Winter 2024 Proskauer Rose LLP
Jan
2
2024
US State Law Roundup – 2023 Year-end Update Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
Dec
20
2023
State Tax vs. Local Tax – Is there a Difference? Blank Rome LLP
Dec
8
2023
FCC Partners With States to Increase on Privacy and Data Protection Investigations, Signaling Increased Focus on Future Enforcement Mintz
Nov
30
2023
Iranian-Linked Hackers Attack Water Facility in Pennsylvania Robinson & Cole LLP
 

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