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Natasha L. Dorcus, Esq. Joins Saxton & Stump’s Growing Litigation Team in Malvern

Attorney Natasha L. Dorcus has joined Saxton & Stump’s healthcare litigation and commercial litigation practices. She brings more than 20 years of experience and is the ninth attorney the firm has added to its litigation team this year.



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Attorney Natasha Dorcus Joins Saxton & Stump’s Growing Litigation Team in Malvern

MALVERN, Pa., December 6, 2019 — Attorney Natasha L. Dorcus has joined Saxton & Stump’s healthcare litigation and commercial litigation practices. She brings more than 20 years of experience and is the ninth attorney the firm has added to its litigation team this...

Attorneys Saxton and King Publish Patient Engagement Article to Lancaster Physician Magazine

Saxton & Stump attorneys James W. Saxton, CEO, and Darlene K. King, Chair of Saxton & Stump’s Risk Mitigation & Safety Group, recently published part one of a two-part series in the fall 2019 edition of Lancaster Physician Magazine. In the article titled...

Saxton & Stump Ranked in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2020

LANCASTER, Pa., November 22, 2019 — The 2020 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" named Saxton & Stump a Tier 1 firm in Professional Malpractice Law – Defendant and Tier 2 firm in Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants in Metropolitan Philadelphia....

Attorney Erik Hume Give Testimony Before Pennsylvania Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committees

  Erik M. Hume, Esq. gave testimony at the State Capitol Building in Harrisburg on November 20 for the Pennsylvania Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committees on the data collection on common interest ownership communities (CIOCs). As Vice Chair of the...

Saxton & Stump Adds Four New Professionals to Growing Law Firm

LANCASTER, Pa., November 14, 2019 - Saxton & Stump, a Pennsylvania-based law firm, is pleased to welcome four new professionals. Aligned with the firm’s aggressive strategic growth plan for 2019, Saxton & Stump has added 14 attorneys, 15 business professionals...

Attorney Maureen Maley Earns Civil Rights Investigator Certification

  Saxton & Stump attorney Maureen Maley has earned two Civil Rights Investigator certifications. The Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) certification courses are specially designed for those working directly with Title IX investigations and sexual...

Hon. Lawrence F. Stengel (Ret.) Gives Testimony Before Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

  Hon. Lawrence F. Stengel (Ret.) gave testimony at the State Capitol Building in Harrisburg on October 2 for the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on statute of limitations with respect to claims of sexual abuse. As Chair of the Independent...

Katherine Granbois Named Chair of Saxton & Stump’s Business and Corporate Practice

LANCASTER, Pa., September 27, 2019 — Pennsylvania-based law firm Saxton & Stump has appointed attorney Katherine P. Granbois as Chair of the firm’s Business and Corporate group. In this role, Granbois will oversee client service and provide direction for the...

Saxton & Stump Strengthens Litigation Team; Hires Two Associate Attorneys

  LANCASTER, Pa., September 25, 2019 — Saxton & Stump is pleased to announce that attorneys Emily M. Bell and Jonathan E. Dalziel, both natives of Lancaster County, have joined the firm. Bell and Dalziel bring additional skill and momentum to Saxton &...

Saxton & Stump Introduces Attorney and Judicial Ethics and Discipline Practice Led by Robert Graci

HARRISBURG, Pa., September 24, 2019 — Pennsylvania-based law firm Saxton & Stump introduced its Attorney and Judicial Ethics and Discipline practice this week, led by retired Superior Court Judge Robert A. Graci, former Chief Counsel to the Judicial Conduct Board...


Pursuing Delinquent Accounts Receivable: When to Contact an Attorney

 In the construction industry cash flow is imperative to keep projects moving and your company profitable. Unfortunately, sometimes a project is slow to pay, for whatever reason. As a rule of thumb, it is generally wise to consult your attorney as soon as an...

PA Supreme Court to decide whether employee retaliation claims could be filed under both whistleblower and human relations laws

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is set to decide whether employees covered under Pennsylvania’s Whistleblower Law (PWL) and alleging adverse employment action for reporting discriminatory conduct by an employer may also bring suit under the Pennsylvania Human Relations...

NLRB Issues Proposed Rule That Would Clarify Employment Status of Graduate Student Workers

  Last month, the National Labor Relations Board (Board) issued a proposed rule limiting its jurisdiction to exclude private university and college graduate students who perform work in connection with their studies from coverage under the National Labor...

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules MCARE Statute of Repose is Unconstitutional

  The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently declared that the seven-year statute of repose applicable to medical malpractice lawsuits is unconstitutional.  Healthcare providers and their insurers and reinsurers should be mindful that some claims that were barred by...

The Problem with Sole Discretion Clauses in Construction Contracts

  An increasingly popular trend in construction contracts is to include sole discretion language, which expresses that a breach of contract, change order, withholding, or right to terminate is at the “sole discretion” of the higher tiered contractor or owner...

Court Reinforces that Employers Must be Aware of Associational Discrimination Claims Under the ADA

  The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently revived a plaintiff’s associational discrimination claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in a case involving his demotion and termination after a schedule change request to care for his disabled...

Dental Practice to Pay $10,000 for Impermissible Disclosures of Patients’ Protected Health Information on Social Media

  Responding to a patient’s review on Yelp triggered an Office of Civil Rights (OCR) investigation of a small Texas dental practice recently which ultimately resulted in an agreement by the practice to pay $10,000 and implement a two-year OCR-monitored corrective...

Understanding Types of Construction Scheduling Claims

  When a project fails to timely meet milestones or completion dates, disputes often arise. Sometimes, the owner threatens to assess liquidated damages. Other times, however, it may be the contractor who has a claim against the owner. Three typical claims that a...

The Tax Man Cometh — Breweries to Start Paying Use Tax on Certain Sales of Beer Starting October 1

  The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has locked in its new policy which takes effect October 1 and requires breweries to remit a use tax of 6% on 25% of the total retail price of their own beer sold to consumers at their premises. After some delay and several...

DOL Releases Final Overtime Rule; Mandates Compliance by January 1

  The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced today the final version of its overtime exemption rule, officially setting the minimum salary threshold for overtime eligibility at $35,568 per year or $684 per week. This threshold is $260 more than that which was...


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