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Industry, Policy Groups Weigh In on Both Sides in Beverage Tax Appeal

Max Mitchell | March 14, 2017

As the challenge to Philadelphia's controversial tax on sweetened beverages makes its way through the appellate courts, numerous state and national interests are lining up behind each side in the issue.

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3rd Circuit Upholds Contempt Ruling for Man Who Didn’t Unlock Devices

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  • $11M Awarded to Man Shot by Escaped Devereux Patient

    By P.J. D'Annunzio

    A man shot and critically wounded by an escaped teenage resident from the Devereux Foundation facility in Glenmoore was awarded $11 million in his lawsuit against the behavioral health and rehabilitation chain.

  • Truck Maker Argued Firefighter Fell Due To Error, Not Design

    On March 4, 2005, Joseph Soppick, a self-employed mechanic and volunteer firefighter who was about 50, was injured while attempting to put out a fire in Conshohocken. He had been elevated in a fire-ladder truck when he was struck by a powerful water stream from another truck and fell about 15 feet to the pavement. He suffered multiple fractures to his wrist, skull and face.

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  • Valuation in a Business Divorce

    By Terry Silver

    My advice to lawyers and CPAs is to prepare your clients for the prospect of a business divorce. A business relationship is no different than a marital one; people change, circumstances change, and people grow (and don't grow) in different directions. And by "preparing for a business divorce," I am referring to the need to create an operating agreement from the outset of a business relationship to address the following issues, if and when they arise.

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane waves as she enters the Montgomery County courtroom on Thursday, August 11, 2016, to continue her trial in Norristown, Pa. Kane, a first-term Democrat, is accused of leaking secret grand jury documents to the press and lying about it under oath. (Art Gentile/Bucks County Courier Times via AP, Pool)
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Merchants, Consumers Sue Phila. Over Soft Drink Tax