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Saxton & Stump provides solutions for complex legal issues and partners with clients to create a roadmap for their success. We are committed to empowering clients by delivering five-star service and results-focused advice.

Attorney Michael Traxler named chair of expanding Insurance Law Group

We’re pleased to announce that we have expanded our Insurance Law Group, adding both attorneys and professionals with established practices representing both insurers and insured businesses. This significant expansion bolsters the group’s experience in litigation, insurance contracts, bad faith claims, and industry-specific insurance issues such as product, medical or professional liability, as well as other insurance challenges. Click the link below to read more about the expansion and about Michael Traxler, the new group chair.


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Firm News

Lancaster Bar Association honors four Saxton & Stump attorneys for service to legal community

  LANCASTER, Pa., May 13, 2022 —The Lancaster Bar Association has honored four Saxton & Stump attorneys with prestigious awards for their work. At its member dinner on May 12, the bar association awarded the Hon. Lawrence F. Stengel (Ret.) with the 2020...

Attorney Michael Traxler named chair of expanding Insurance Law Group at Saxton & Stump

  LANCASTER, Pa., April 25, 2022 —Saxton & Stump is pleased to announce that shareholder Michael T. Traxler has been named the chair of the firm’s Insurance Law Group. With insurance regulations continually changing and becoming increasingly complex, Traxler...

Attorney Kiandra Steffy appointed to Eastern District of Pennsylvania Merit Selection Panel

  LANCASTER, Pa., April 7, 2022 —The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has named Saxton & Stump attorney Kiandra D. Steffy to a committee assigned to help fill a federal magistrate judge vacancy. Steffy is one of 15 individuals selected...

Saxton & Stump adds experienced legal marketing writer Michael Sadowski and announces key promotions

  LANCASTER, Pa., April 7, 2022 —Saxton & Stump has added former reporter and legal marketer Michael Sadowski to their marketing and business development team. In addition to bringing onboard a veteran writer, the firm promoted Abby (Hall) Young to business...

Saxton & Stump hires Director of Operations Keith Verner and adds to critical support teams

LANCASTER, Pa., March 14, 2022 — Saxton & Stump has hired Director of Operations Keith Verner. He will oversee the professionals who provide critical support to the firm’s clients, attorneys and consultants, including the finance, human resources, concierge,...

Saxton & Stump hires associate attorneys Sarah Holloway, Neil Devlin and Jared Hershman, and Senior Counsel Andrew Mead

  LANCASTER, Pa., March 9, 2022 — Saxton & Stump has recently added four attorneys to the depth of resources the full-service firm is able to provide to clients. Sarah Holloway has joined the firm’s Regulatory and Government Affairs, Environmental, Workplace...

Saxton & Stump adds Andrew Mead to growing intellectual property team and announces new chair Andrew Oltmans

LANCASTER, Pa., March 1, 2022 — Saxton & Stump’s intellectual property team has welcomed attorney Andrew Mead and appointed attorney Andrew Oltmans as the new chair. Mead, who will join the firm as senior counsel, was the proprietor at Patent Law Associates, an IP...

Attorney John McBlain elected chair of the Delaware Valley Regional Finance Authority

LANCASTER, Pa., February 25, 2022 — Saxton & Stump attorney John McBlain has been elected chair of the board of directors for the Delaware Valley Regional Finance Authority (DelVal). McBlain will serve as chair on the five-person board. DelVal is a public...

Saxton & Stump attorneys Mike Traxler and Katy Landis submit amicus brief in bridge tolling lawsuit on behalf of PMTA

  LANCASTER, Pa., February 22, 2022 — Last week, on behalf of the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association, Saxton & Stump attorneys Mike Traxler and Katy Landis, filed an amicus curiae brief in the case of South Fayette Township, Bridgeville Borough, and Collier...

Saxton & Stump attorney Jeffrey Bright to serve on ABC Keystone Board of Directors

  LANCASTER, Pa., February 9, 2022 — Jeffrey Bright, Esq. has joined the board of directors for ABC Keystone, south central Pennsylvania’s chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The group provides advocacy, professional education, and other...


In favor of higher contractor contingencies to cover uncertain risk created by economic volatility

  As economic volatility continues to affect the global economy, contractors and owners would be wise to re-evaluate their construction project pricing. To state the obvious, projects are at greater risk of increased costs due to global economic volatility. There...

OFCCP Contractor Portal and Affirmative Action Plans

Over the past decade, the US Department of Labor, through the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP), has continually increased regulatory burdens. Now, covered federal contractors and subcontractors must register with a new “Contractor Portal” and...

Saxton & Stump attorneys Mike Traxler and Katy Landis submit amicus brief in bridge tolling lawsuit on behalf of PMTA

  LANCASTER, Pa., February 22, 2022 — Last week, on behalf of the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association, Saxton & Stump attorneys Mike Traxler and Katy Landis, filed an amicus curiae brief in the case of South Fayette Township, Bridgeville Borough, and Collier...

Small diverse business certification basics for Pennsylvania government contracts

  An explicit goal of the Pennsylvania governor’s office is to increase small diverse business contractors that receive government contracts (SDBs). Gov. Tom Wolf has set a goal of increasing the percentage of SDB contracts to 26.3%, which is approximately a 400%...

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance sets commercial motor vehicle inspection dates for 2022

 The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has announced dates for several commercial motor vehicle inspection campaigns set to take place in 2022. The CSVA inspects approximately 4 million vehicles over the course of a year in North America. Their campaigns...

U.S. Supreme Court pauses OSHA vaccine or testing mandate and upholds CMS vaccination rule for healthcare facilities receiving federal funds

On January 13, 2022 the U.S. Supreme Court ordered that Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) vaccine/testing mandate be stayed (paused) and not go into effect. The OSHA vaccine/testing mandate would require all companies with 100 or more employees to either test weekly or vaccinate all employees for COVID. Initially, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals had stayed OSHA’s mandate. 

No grace period for PA Funeral Board renewals and a high-profile alkaline hydrolysis

  PA Funeral Board announces no grace period for license renewals  Renewals are now open for all licenses issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Funeral Directors.  All Funeral Board licenses will expire on February 1, 2022 if they are not renewed by that...

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals strikes down stay on OSHA ETS; vaccine mandate to go into effect in early 2022

On December 17, 2021, in an opinion issued late Friday night, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ended the court ordered pause on OSHA’s vaccine mandate. Previously, the Fifth Circuit had put the vaccine mandate (OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard) on hold, and all federal litigation was consolidated to the Sixth Circuit. The Sixth Circuit’s ruling last Friday means that the OSHA ETS is now poised to go into effect with mandatory compliance in January 2022.

Court grants national injunction on federal contractor COVID-19 vaccine mandate

On December 7, 2021, a federal judge in Georgia granted a request for injunction that paused the implementation of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors. Unlike an earlier case from the District of Kentucky that paused the mandate in only a few states, this recent order is applicable to the entire nation.

Federal courts place hold on COVID-19 vaccination mandate for some healthcare workers

On November 29 and 30, 2021, respectively, federal district courts in Missouri and Louisiana blocked the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers. The Courts each granted preliminary injunctions precluding implementation of the rule pending decisions on the merits.

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