Volume 23, Issue 3 (2014)

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Volume 23, Issue 2 (2014)

Annual Survey of Pennsylvania Administrative Law

Table of Contents

Administrative Agency Statutory Interpretation

Girard Finance Co. v. Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission: Taking a Stand Against Unfair Lending Practices by Camille Howlett

Northside Urban Pathways Charter School v. State Charter School Appeal Board: Implied Powers within the Pennsylvania Charter School Law by Philip M. McCarthy

What a Difference a Coordinating Conjunction Makes: A Survey of Glatfelter Pulpwood Co. v. Commonwealth by Langdon Ramsburg

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Role in Statutory Interpretation: An Examination of Yussen, M.D. v. Medical Care Availability & Reduction of Error Fund by Katherine Riggleman-Thomas

Rodriguez v. Department of Transportation: An Opportunity to Expand the Real Estate Exception to Sovereign Immunity by Jennifer Robinson

Licensing

Applying the Prudent Man Standard in Gaming Licensing while Continuing to Disregard the Clear and Convincing Evidence Requirement: Mason-Dixon Resorts, L.P. v. Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board by Patrick M. Erne

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board v. Office of Open Records: Unaddressed Requests a Valid Right-to-Know Request? by Kate Nixon

An Expansion of Agency Power: A Survey of Pennsylvania State Police Borough of Liquor Control Enforcement v. Progress Fire Co. Home Ass’n by Nicholas Peters

Right-to-Know Law

Hearst Television, Inc. v. Norris: Interpreting the Right-to-Know Law’s Conflict Provision by Lara Antonuk

Pennsylvanians Have a Right-to-Know, but No Right to Know When They Have a Right-to-Know by Timothy R. Bishop

A Survey Analysis of Silver v. Borough of Wilkinsburg: An Interpretation of Final Action Under 708(b)(7)(viii) of the Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law by Meredith DeMark

Hey Steinbrenner, Gimme Those Records! An Examination of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Decision in SWB Yankees, LLC v. Wintermantel by Thomas McQuillan

Pennsylvania State Education Ass’n v. Department of Community & Economic Development: Affording Due Process Rights Under the Right-to-Know Law by Andrew Race

Unemployment Compensation

Diehl v. Unemployment Compensation Board of Review: Broadening Unemployment Compensation Laws in Pennsylvania by Jerika Cummiskey

The Analysis of Section 802(h) and 753(l)(2)(B) of Unemployment Compensation Law: Quality Care Options v. Unemployment Compensation Board of Review Sheds Light on How to Analyze and Apply the Two-Prong Test of 753(l)(2)(B) by Thomas Gallagher

Evidence and Administrations: How Bell Beverage v. Unemployment Compensation Board of Review Changed Unemployment Compensation Law for the Worst by Mitchell Jones

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Volume 23, Issue 1 (2013)

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Widener Law Journal Administrative Board, Volume 24 (2014-2015)

February 24th, 2014 No comments

The Widener Law Journal is proud to announce the Administrative Board for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Editor-in-Chief: Richard Rinaldi

Executive Managing Editor: Johelys Cecala

Internal Managing Editor: Ryan Gonder

Business/External Managing Editor: Olivia Unger

Pennsylvania Law & Symposium Editor: Melissa Toaltoan

Internal Supervising Editors: Elizabeth Decastro & Molly Zarefoss

The Journal is excited to have such a talented and dedicated group to lead the Journal in its 24th year of publishing!

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Widener Law Journal Hosts Annual Spring Symposium

January 27th, 2014 No comments

Monday, April 14, 2014; 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Harrisburg Campus

Bankruptcy and Beyond: Solving the Problem of Municipal Financial Distress

 

Municipal financial distress is a problem of enormous importance both nationally and in Pennsylvania. Detroit recently filed the largest municipal bankruptcy case in history, 21 cities in Pennsylvania are in Act 47, the Municipalities Financial Recovery Act program, and Harrisburg is on its way to recovery after operating in receivership for over two years. This Symposium, presented by the Widener Law Journal of Widener University School of Law’s Harrisburg Campus, will explore the causes of municipal distress and approaches to alleviating the problem. Reducing existing debt is not enough; policymakers must think creatively about municipal structure, finance, and expenditures. The invited speakers include experts in state and local government law, municipal finance and tax issues, public pensions, and Chapter 9 bankruptcy.  The Symposium will provide a unique opportunity for nationally recognized scholars in a variety of areas related to municipal financial distress to exchange ideas with professionals involved in Harrisburg’s recovery. Six CLE credits will be available for Pennsylvania and Delaware lawyers.

 

Keynote Speaker: General William Lynch, Receiver for the City of Harrisburg

 

Speakers:

 

•Michelle Wilde Anderson, University of California, Berkeley School of Law

•Hon. Thomas Bennett, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Alabama

•Christine Sgarlata Chung, Albany Law School

•Hon. Mary D. France, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania

•Mark Kaufman, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

•Juliet M. Moringiello, Widener University School of Law

•Matthew Parlow, Marquette University School of Law

•Randle Pollard, Indiana University Kelley School of Business

•Scott Pryor, Regent University School of Law

•Frank H. Shafroth, George Mason University

•David A. Skeel, University of Pennsylvania School of Law

•David Thornburgh, University of Pennsylvania Fels Institute of Government

•David Unkovic, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

 

 

 

 

Contact: Sandy Graeff ∙ 717 541-3965 ∙ slgraeff@widener.edu

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Widener Law Journal Volume 23 2013-2014 Members

August 6th, 2013 No comments

 

Widener Law Journal

Volume 23
2013-2014

Administrative Board
Katherine Riggleman-Thomas

Editor-in-Chief

Camille Howlett

Executive Managing Editor

Lara Antonuk
Internal Managing Editor

Meredith DeMark
Business/External Managing Editor

Jennifer Robinson
Pennsylvania Law Editor

Mitchell Jones
Symposium Editor

Jerika Cummiskey

Thomas Gallagher

Kate Nixon
Internal Supervising Editors

Senior Staff
Matthew Androsky

Timothy Bishop

Patrick Erne

Philip McCarthy

Nicholas Peters

Andrew Race

Langdon Ramsburg

Survey Staff

Talia Danon

Shane Heberling

Associate Staff

 Kacy Catalano

Johelys Cecala

Martha Decastro

Ryan Gonder

Nikki Harrison

Anthony Holbert

Jordan Marzzacco

Travis Petty

Richard Rinaldi

Melissa Toaltoan

Olivia Unger

Molly Zarefoss

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Widener Law Journal Administrative Board, Volume 23 (2013-2014)

The Widener Law Journal is proud to announce the Administrative Board for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Editor-in-Chief: Katherine Riggleman-Thomas

Executive Managing Editor: Camille Howlett

Internal Managing Editor: Lara Antonuk

Business/External Managing Editor: Meredith DeMark

Symposium Editor: Mitchell Jones

Pennsylvania Law Editor: Jennifer Robinson

Internal Supervising Editors: Thomas Gallagher and Jerika Cummiskey

The Journal is excited to have such a talented and dedicated group to lead the Journal in its 23rd year of publishing!

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Symposium: Perspectives on Mass Tort Litigation

February 21st, 2013 No comments

A Symposium sponsored by Widener Law Journal. April 16, 2013

Pharmaceuticals. Asbestos. BP oil spill. “September 11th.” How does the civil justice system respond when a large number of claims derive from a product or event?

This symposium approaches mass tort litigation from a variety of perspectives. First, a group of nationally renowned legal academics describes and discusses the theories underlying mass tort litigation. Then a panel of practitioners introduces several emerging issues in the practice of mass torts. Next, Pennsylvania-specific civil justice issues, including joint and several liability and venue, are debated. These reforms affect not only mass tort, but more traditional tort litigation as well. One of the original mass tort issues—asbestos—created the widespread problem of bankrupt defendants, and resolving the problem is the subject of the fourth panel. Finally, traditional rules of ethics are applied in the mass torts context.

United States District Judge Eduardo Robreno of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania will deliver the Distinguished Address, “Federal Asbestos Litigation: Black Hole or New Paradigm?” Judge Robreno is the presiding judge of the federal asbestos multidistrict litigation docket, MDL 875, the largest and longest-lasting MDL of all. Judge Robreno’s 2008 appointment as presiding judge led to a significant change in the management of MDL 875.

“Perspectives on Mass Tort Litigation” features a distinguished group of legal academics, practitioners, and judges addressing an increasingly important area of litigation.

Please plan to join us.

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Widener Law Journal Executive Board, Volume 22 (2012-2013)

July 9th, 2012 No comments

The Widener Law Journal is proud to announce the Administrative Board for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Editor-in-Chief: Rachel Hadrick

Executive Managing Editor: Ryan Molitoris

Internal Managing Editor: Meghan McNaughton

Business/External Managing Editor: Kristie Falbo

Symposium Editor: Caitlin Glenn

Pennsylvania Law Editor: Gabor Ovari

Internal Editors: Courtney Hair, Julie Slabinski, Josh Light

The Journal is excited to have such a talented and dedicated group to lead the Journal in its 22nd year of publishing!

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Widener Law Journal 2011-2012 Staff

October 12th, 2011 No comments

The Widener Law Journal is proud to announce the Administrative Board for the 2010-2011 academic year.

Editor-in-Chief: Maria Allegretto

Executive Managing Editor: Kathryn Peters

Internal Managing Editor: Steven Jones

Business/External Managing Editor: Wallace Rejrat

Symposium Editor: Nicole Radziewicz

Pennsylvania Law Editor: Jordan Spahr

Internal Editors: Joel Patch, Jesika Pufnock, Maeve Scanlon

The Journal is excited to have such a talented and dedicated group to lead the Journal in its 21st year of publishing!

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