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Saxton & Stump is a full-service law firm serving businesses by providing legal and consulting services. We apply strategic solutions and provide problem-solving support to help our clients navigate legal issues and thrive in an increasingly complex world.

Emily M. Bell, Esq. Joins Saxton & Stump as Associate

Emily M. Bell, Esq. joins Saxton & Stump as an Associate in the Internal Investigations and Healthcare Litigation Groups. Emily has a background in white collar defense and has experience with investigators, law enforcement officials and other agencies in the identification, collection and evaluation of evidence.


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Hon. Lawrence F. Stengel (Ret.) Presents at Lancaster Area Paralegal Association (LAPA) 5th Annual Civil Conference

  Hon. Lawrence F. Stengel (Ret.) is presenting today at the Lancaster Area Paralegal Association (LAPA) 5th Annual Civil Conference where he will share his perspective on litigation and practice. The annual conference is a full-day Continuing Legal Education...

Darlene King Presents at 20th Annual SCCIA Conference

Attorney Darlene K. King will present at the South Carolina Captive Insurance Association’s (SCCIA) 20th Annual Executive Educational Conference on September 11, 2019. The SCCIA’s annual conference is intended to educate and connect captive owners and...

Saxton & Stump Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2020

  LANCASTER, Pa., August 27, 2019 — Saxton & Stump is pleased to announce that attorneys James W. Saxton, Erik M. Hume and Steven D. Costello have been recognized in the 26th edition of The Best Lawyers in America. For nearly four decades, Best Lawyers has...

Jason Benion, Esq. Joins Saxton & Stump as Shareholder; Brings Established Death Care Practice

HARRISBURG, Pa., August 19, 2019 — Saxton & Stump, a Pennsylvania-based law firm, is pleased to welcome attorney Jason G. Benion as Shareholder and Chair of the firm’s newly-formed Death Care group.

Strategic Partner SE Healthcare Launches Physician Burnout Prevention Program with Dr. Dike Drummond

  CHARLESTON, S.C., August 13, 2019 — SE Healthcare, a Saxton & Stump strategic partner, has launched the most comprehensive enterprise-level physician burnout strategy on the market. The Physician Burnout Prevention Program, created in partnership with...

Maureen Gimpel Maley, Esq. Joins Saxton & Stump as Senior Counsel

  LANCASTER, Pa., July 30, 2019 — Saxton & Stump, a Pennsylvania-based law firm, is pleased to welcome attorney Maureen Gimpel Maley as Senior Counsel for the firm’s Labor and Employment and Internal Investigations groups. Maley brings more than 25 years...

Saxton & Stump Hires Alicia Armstrong, Intellectual Property Paralegal

  LANCASTER, Pa., July 9, 2019 — Saxton & Stump, a Pennsylvania-based law firm, is pleased to welcome Alicia A. Armstrong to the firm’s Lancaster office as a paralegal. Armstrong brings 14 years of experience on intellectual property matters and will...

Saxton & Stump Medical Consultants Contribute Chapter to Obstetrics and Gynecology of North America

  Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America Two of Saxton & Stump’s Senior Media Consultants, Dr. Richard N. Waldman and Stephanie K. Sargent, MHA, RN, LSSBB, CPPS, contributed the chapter “The Patient Experience and Safety” to Volume 46, Issue 2...

Derek W. Leckow, Esq. Joins Saxton & Stump, Strengthens the Firm’s Business Development Resources

  LANCASTER, Pa., June 18, 2019 — Saxton & Stump, a Pennsylvania-based law firm, is pleased to welcome attorney and corporate finance executive Derek W. Leckow, Esq. as Senior Market Strategist. Leckow brings more than 20 years of experience working...

Saxton & Stump Hires Litigation Paralegal to Bolster Healthcare Resources

  MALVERN, Pa., June 12, 2019 — Saxton & Stump, a Pennsylvania-based law firm, is pleased to welcome Katherine McSorley to the firm’s Malvern office as a paralegal. She will provide support to attorneys in the firm’s Healthcare Litigation and Mitigation...


Federal Agency Files Notice of Violation Against Medical Center that Forced Nurse to Assist in Abortion Procedure

  The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently found the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC) to be in violation of federal law by forcing a nurse to participate in an abortion procedure which infringed upon the nurse’s religious beliefs....

Bonuses Paid by Third Parties May be Excluded from Employee Overtime Rates

  Appeals Court Ruling Clarifies That Calculation is Dependent on Employee-Employer Agreement The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently held that payments an employee receives from third parties should be viewed differently than those...

Getting Paid on Construction Projects: A Brief Refresher on Retainage

  Receiving timely payment is a key priority for all construction companies. Retainage clauses are a crucial point of interest because they determine when a portion of payment will be released for the work. Retainage is a withholding of a percentage of each...

Attorney Jeff Bright Published in ABC Spokesman Newsletter

  Attorney Jeffrey C. Bright was recently featured in The Merit Shop Spokesman ABC Keystone Newsletter. His article, “Change Orders, Change Directives and Differing Site Conditions,” discusses how to properly document changes in the work, price or schedule of...

Negotiating Construction Contracts

  Whether you are a contractor, subcontractor or owner, negotiating contract terms is necessary to succeed as a business. For construction contracts, certain clauses tend to draw the most attention during negotiations: price, scope of work, schedule and...

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Issues Significant Opinion Regarding the Relevance of Risks and Complications in Negligence Actions

Two years ago, the Pennsylvania Superior Court sent a shockwave through medical malpractice litigation when, in Mitchell v. Shikora, it determined that evidence of known risks and complications of the surgery at issue was inadmissible in a medical negligence case....

NLRB to Release Updated Regulations to Determine Graduate Students’ Right to Unionize

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently announced its intent to release proposed regulations to clarify whether graduate students and teaching assistants at private universities can unionize. The NLRB will determine whether, or under what circumstances,...

Medical Marijuana in the Workplace: Considerations for Employers

  Employers and human resources (HR) professionals are tasked with navigating how to handle medical marijuana in the workplace with little guidance from Pennsylvania courts. Adding to the complexity of this issue, employers must remain cognizant of workplace...

Mitigating Risk During Hotel Construction Projects

  There are multiple areas of risk that come with the development of hotel construction projects and it’s vitally important to be aware of them. If a setback occurs during the building process due to risk, it may have a negative effect on the development cost...

Supreme Court to Decide Whether Title VII Civil Rights Protections Should Extend to LGBT Employees

The Supreme Court announced recently that it will hear three cases during its October 2019 Term in an attempt to resolve a split between lower courts as to whether lawsuits alleging employment discrimination based on an employee’s sexual orientation or identity are...


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