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Stephen Matzura joins Kathy Pape at Saxton & Stump to launch Environmental, Workplace Safety and Utilities practice as co-chairs

Attorneys Steve Matzura and Kathy Pape have over 55 years of combined experience helping both the private and public sector navigate environmental, health and safety issues, as well as matters pertaining to utility law. Read more about Steve, Kathy and their team.


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Palq IP, a new consulting firm to help businesses leverage IP for growth, partners with Saxton & Stump

LANCASTER, Pa., January 21, 2022 — Newly-created consulting firm, Palq IP has announced its launch to bring both intellectual property (IP) strategy and business consulting to small and mid-sized companies, entrepreneurs, inventors and creators. Palq IP is a Saxton...

Saxton & Stump taps Fortune 500 company professional Sara Arndt for newly created Director of Success role

LANCASTER, Pa., January 6, 2022 — Saxton & Stump announced a new executive-level position titled Director of Success, and tapped Sara C. Arndt, a business leader with a unique background in legal operations, digital marketing and finance. Arndt previously worked...

Saxton & Stump names four attorneys to equity shareholder, prepares for strong start to 2022

LANCASTER, Pa., January 3, 2022 — Saxton & Stump announced that four attorneys have been named equity shareholders effective January 1, 2022. Attorney and Pennsylvania lobbyist Kathy Pape, attorney Jeffrey Bright, and attorney Lou Fiorilla have been promoted,...

Stephen Matzura joins Kathy Pape at Saxton & Stump to launch environmental, workplace safety and utilities practice as co-chairs

HARRISBURG, Pa., December 20, 2021 — Attorney Stephen J. Matzura has joined Saxton & Stump as an equity shareholder and will serve as co-chair of the firm’s Environmental, Workplace Safety and Utilities group alongside former senior executive at American Water and...

Attorney Kathleen Duffy Bruder designated Vice-Chair of Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Civil Procedural Rules Committee

HARRISBURG, Pa., December 3, 2021 — Kathleen Duffy Bruder, Esq. has been designated Vice-Chair of a key rulemaking committee for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Bruder is in her second term on the committee, which is appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The...

Saxton & Stump recognized as U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firm” in nine practice areas for Harrisburg and Philadelphia regions

  LANCASTER, Pa., November 10 2021 — Saxton & Stump has been named a 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firm” in nine practice areas, including a Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” listing for Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants in Philadelphia. In...

Attorney Carson Morris joins panel on navigating Pennsylvania State and Federal Grand Juries

  The head of Saxton & Stump’s White Collar practice, Carson Morris, Esq. will take part in a panel discussion on November 11, 2021, at 9:00 am ET for PACDL (Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers). Morris was previously Deputy Attorney General...

Assistant District Attorney Lance Greene joins Saxton & Stump’s litigation teams

LANCASTER, Pa., November 8, 2021 — Lance D. Greene, Esq. has joined Saxton & Stump’s White Collar Defense and Healthcare Litigation and Mitigation teams as an associate, bringing more trial lawyer experience to the firm’s growing set of resources for litigation...

Prominent Philadelphia attorney Sara Petrosky joins Saxton & Stump, one of 10 attorneys added in past four months

LANCASTER, Pa., November 4, 2021 — Attorney Sara Lynn Petrosky has joined Saxton & Stump as Senior Counsel, adding another resource for the firm’s Healthcare Litigation and Mitigation clients. The hire highlights a period of marked growth for the...

Tanya Daniels Harris joins Saxton & Stump’s Senior Care Services team adding more licensure and compliance resources for clients

HARRISBURG, Pa., October 8, 2021 — Attorney Tanya Daniels Harris, Esq. has joined Saxton & Stump’s Senior Care Services team, bringing her unique focus on regulatory, compliance, and survey and enforcement matters to the firm’s Harrisburg office. The Senior Care...


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.

Stay on COVID-19 vaccination mandate remains in place as case moves to 6th Circuit Court of Appeals

  The below information is current as of the publication date listed. Because COVID-19 response measures on all fronts are continually evolving, clients should stay alert to new developments and consult with counsel on any critical questions. On November 13,...

Insurance surcharges for unvaccinated employees: legal considerations

  by L. Stephen Bowers, Esq. & Sarah K. Ivy, Esq.We must admit that the most important consideration for this topic is still in flux: the impact of various vaccine mandates that employers may need to enforce. When the idea for this article first came up, the...

OSHA issues COVID-19 vaccination mandate rules: Employers may face imminent compliance deadlines

On November 4, 2021, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced its long-delayed emergency temporary standard (ETS) which implements the Biden Administration’s decision that private, nonhealthcare employers with more than 100 employers mandate their employees receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The final rule is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on November 5, 2021.

Mishandling COVID-19 vaccine hiring requirements may run afoul of equal employment opportunity guidance

  Spurred by the Biden Administration’s pronouncement that employers with 100 or more employees will be required to mandate vaccinations of their workforce, some employers are taking the proactive step of publicizing vaccination status as a condition of...

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